By Amanda Manning
Many may not feel that our local churches are businesses but they are businesses just not taking the same payment as others. Churches have been in the world for centuries as the House of God and everyone, no matter your background, age, race or gender, the door is always open to you. Churches are a business of spreading peace, joy, God’s Word, stability and encouragement. This Christmas season, the Quitman Free Press will show them in the Spotlight for all their work and support of this great county.
What is your business called?
“We are the Quitman Church of God.”
What is your name and position?
“My name is Carol Bever and I am the secretary here at the church.”
What type of business is this?
“A church, a place to praise God.”
Is Brooks County the only area you serve? Where else?
“No, we serve all of Brooks County residents and surrounding county residents.”
What advice would you give to new entrepreneurs who want to start in Brooks County?
“I would advise them to be open to and an advocate for change.”
What do you think are some of the biggest ups to working in this type of business?
“I would have to say it is being able to serve in the community to help people with their needs should they seek it.”
What do you think are some of the biggest downs to working in this type of business?
“That would be not having the means to help those who are seeking help at the time.”
Are you located in other parts of Brooks County?
“Yes, we currently have another building that serves Quitman and Brooks County in the industrial park area at 1500 Holloway Drive, where groceries and other items can be located for those who need it.”
Do you have a website or social media? What is the link?
“We are currently under construction with our website updated. We also can be found on Facebook at Quitman Church of God @ Quitman and Grocery building at QCOG grocery thrift.”
Are you planning on expanding your business to other parts of Brooks County? Other Areas?
“Not yet, but we are planning things for the future beginning with the new Family Life Center which is a full size gym for everyone.”