When God told Carey and Carol Hetrick to close down their bar and open a Christian bookstore in 1982, we had no idea what that journey would entail. Here we are, thirty-four years later. In a time when Christian bookstores are struggling and many closing their doors, we are still thriving. The only thing we can explain is, it is by the grace of God. We made God CEO, and have always done our best to heed His commands. The Christian Book, Music, & Supply store is a ministry. A light in the dark to reach the hurting people of our community and surrounding areas.
It still amazes me the people we meet, the people we have helped, all because we obeyed God. Carol’s faith is what kept it going. She impacted our lives through her example. We learned to believe God, to hear His voice, and to obey.
This book is to fulfill Carol’s wish to someday write a book describing this journey. Though she is not with us, she was called home to be with the Lord in 2012. Her legacy continues through her husband and daughters. It pleases us to be able to keep her dream alive and to share with others how her unwavering faith made it possible.