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Our Story

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Mark and Lori Neal have been married for 26 years. They have 2 adult sons, Stephen and Jonathan, and a teenage daughter, Hailey.  They have served together in pastoral ministry for the past 25 years.  For 20 years, Mark was a Lead Pastor and primary teacher at three different churches. Mark is passionate about pastors and ministry leaders not losing their souls while leading God’s church and decided that the next years of their life would be given to serving ministry leaders.  In August of 2021, they resigned the church and moved back to Mark’s hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, where Mark founded Clarity Ministries, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping pastors, ministry leaders, and Christian business leaders find clarity in God’s direction for their lives.


The Horse Stamp Inn

Last February, while on a 25th wedding anniversary trip, Mark was searching for a property that could become a home for Clarity Ministries that would serve as a retreat center for the retreats he was hosting.  He came across the beautiful 16-acre property so affectionately named “Horse Stamp Inn”.  He showed it to Lori, and they immediately fell in love with this dreamy location.  “Horse Stamp Inn is a place of peace and serenity.  The moment you pull into the tree lined drive, come upon the circular drive and up to the Southern estate, you just know how special this place is. It’s just too wonderful to not share it with the world." 


Lori has the privilege of managing the property for vacation rentals and is also the weddings and events coordinator. They hope that The Horse Stamp Inn serves as a retreat for the community and a reminder of the simpler pleasures life has to offer. 

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