New thrift store is part of church ministry

The Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church Thrift Store is the latest ministry offered to Carroll residents by the local congregation. The store is located at 1347 Floyd Pike in Hillsville. The opening hours of the thrift store are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The store offers new and used items at affordable prices.

David Broye | Carroll’s news

The Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church (HPHC) thrift store is the latest ministry offered to Carroll residents by the local congregation.

Pastors Jeff and Tammy Pickett and the church family said they are thrilled the Hillsville PH Thrift Store is doing so well after opening in late January. The store is located at 1347 Floyd Pike in Hillsville.

“Changing lives one heart at a time is exactly what we strive to do,” said Jeff Pickett. “God has raised us to a new level to grow His Kingdom and we are all so honored to be a part of His plans at HPHC. We are thrilled with the opportunity God has given us to serve not only our amazing community, but also the surrounding communities!

The opening hours of the thrift store are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The store offers new and used items at affordable prices.

The store accepts donations. Those interested can drop off donations at the church in the building behind the church or bring them to the thrift store during opening hours. Individuals with a large amount who need someone to collect donations can contact Pickett at 276-233-6971, Tammy Pickett at 276-233-8769 or Doug Goad at 276-733-6666. Donations of furniture, working appliances, household items, clothing, jewelry, shoes (and various other items) are accepted.

According to Pickett, the improvements to the property were mostly done “in-house” through the skills of volunteers who stepped up to help with the project and fill a need in the community with the departure of other such stores from the area. .

“I wanted to do this for 14 years. It was placed on my heart. This opportunity opened up about six months ago and the rest is history. We made an offer on it, signed a contract on Thanksgiving week and started working on it,” Pickett said. “Of course we have to pay for this building. People say what do you do with the money? The money goes into our ministry and is distributed as needed for what we do and what we can do to help others. We are a helping church when we can. I don’t want to be a crutch for anyone. I want to be a light for people. We help a lot of people. »

Pickett said the ministry seemed like a natural extension of the church’s existing ministry helping those who lost their homes to the fires. He looks back on a decade of service and 22 construction projects and praised God for putting great people around him with men, women and children ready to work.

“We’ve been doing (profit) yard sales for years and they’ve gotten so big we could have a yard sale and it would fill our gym in March and then after giving away almost everything that’s left and the following month , it would be full again. I mean…fill the whole gym,” Pickett said. “We haven’t really advertised that we are accepting donations. If people need a tax deduction, we’ll give them a letter on what they donate if they want…it takes a lot to make that count. All of this is non-profit. Everyone you see working here gives of their time. They serve for the Lord.

The church has proven itself as a “player” by helping with three church “plants” and a rehabilitation center in Ukraine and is seeking to help with a church to be established in Vietnam.

“The more you give and do like this, the more God blesses you. We have a wonderful community and great pastors. We’re open to community renewal with these guys…we all want the same thing,” Pickett said. “I want the walls to come down…this denomination…this denomination. Hey, we all serve the Lord and be the hands of Jesus here and allow Him to use us. When you work together at the end of the day, you accomplish more for the Kingdom. It’s not about me or the Hillsville PH. It is about Jesus. God is working on all of us…if you let Him.

David Broyles can be reached at 276-779-4013 or on Twitter @CarrollNewsDave

Charles K. Eckert