As Christians, we have a responsibility to ourselves, and more importantly, a responsibility to God to treat His money with Biblical Integrity. Just as you wouldn’t hand $50 to a “crack” addict so he can get his next fix, your money shouldn’t be helping companies that go against Biblical values. It sounds simple, but like and iceberg, what looks small on top can be a monster underneath. It’s time to have an HDR “Heavy, Deep and Real” conversation about God’s money and they way we invest it.
About the Author of The Wall Street Awakening
Mark A. Minnella, CFCA, CFS, QKA
As founder and President of Integrity Investors, LLC, Mark is passionate about treating his company as a ministry, enabling his clients to align their investments with their Christian values. In pursuit of that God-driven passion and to impact more than his own client base, Mark designed the first faith-based professional designation program in the industry, the CFCA offered through the National Association of Christian Financial Consultants, a ministry Mark co-founded with some of his fellow pioneers in biblically responsible investing. The portfolio management process used by Integrity Investors was born out of the need for excellence in money management with the requisite focus on stewardship of the Lord’s resources. His growing client base and portfolio services offered through other Christian financial planners provides the platform for his ministry in the marketplace.
Mark was host of the radio show originally named “Financial Peace” and later changed the name to “More Than Money” for over 17 years, airing on the Bott radio network KSIV as well as KXEN and KJSl in St Louis. Through his radio program he was able to reach people with the message of stewardship, investing with biblical integrity, and encouragement. Additionally, as a featured columnist for CBS MarketWatch, Money Talk, Mpower magazine, the Musicianary magazine, Metro Voice Christian newspaper and the Good News Herald, Mark has been the recognized as a pioneer and expert in the Biblically Responsible Investment movement. His designations, licenses, and registrations have included CFCA-Certified Christian Financial Consultant, CFS-Certified Funds Specialist, QKA, Qualified Kingdom Advisor NASD Series 7, 24, 63, 65.
Mark served on the board of directors for The Timothy Plan Family of Mutual Funds and was one of the founders and past president of the National Association of Christian Financial Consultants, Inc. and founded More Than Money ministries, a 501c3.
In 2014, Mark was honored with the Integrity Award which was established to recognize Christians whose actions and convictions have honored God in the process of promoting Biblical Investment Stewardship. According to the National Association of Christian Financial Consultants, Mark Minnella was chosen for his service, leadership and dedication to promoting and living the principles of Biblical Investment Stewardship.
Mark’s greatest joy is his wife Cynthia, his three grown children, Mark , David, and Michelle, and his grandkids. He is a Deacon at Bethel Community Church in St Louis, MO where he currently lives.