EPC Chaplain Endorser serves local charities through Christmas lights display


EPC Teaching Elder and holiday decor enthusiast Mark Ingles spends about three weeks getting his Christmas display ready each year. (Photo by Parker Seibold, the Colorado Springs Gazette.)

For nearly a decade, EPC Chaplain Endorser Mark Ingles has used his home Christmas lights display to benefit the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado. Ingles’ efforts have resulted in nearly six tons of food donations, as well as several thousand dollars in cash for the Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs.

As they have for the past several years, local media outlets in Colorado Springs have helped spread the word. On December 17, the Colorado Springs Gazette published a feature on Ingles’ display, “Colorado Springs Christmas display offers gift of giving.

Local television news stations KKTV 11 News and KOAA News5 also highlighted how Ingles leverages his Christmas spirit to benefit the community:

Ingles estimates he has about 6,000 lights on display. His house is so bright that it can be seen by aircraft approaching Colorado Springs airport.

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1 thought on “EPC Chaplain Endorser serves local charities through Christmas lights display

  1. Nan McCallum

    Thanks for highlighting the work of Mark Ingles! His example of blessed to be a blessing is good for all to hear. Plus his pastoral care for our chaplains is so needed.


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