JC’s Christian Bookstore is a resource for Christians, Churches, Homeschoolers, and anyone seeking Truth. Being the only bookstore in the area, they serve as a beacon of hope and love to the region.
Owner Joel Evans’ heart is for his community and to share the love of God to everyone he can. “It’s a great job. We see all types of people with different needs. We are here for the community. The store keeps us in touch. It gives us a pulse of the local needs. The ministry is not just selling items, it is developing relationships with our customers and helping them. People come for encouragement. We pray with them and just listen to them. We try to make a difference” Evans said. This is evident in JC’s customer feedback, which is filled with positive reviews. One customer said they are “very happy and satisfied with the store and customer service.” Another customer said, “We’re glad you’re here.”
Mr. Evans attributes his journey to starting this store to, “just God.” He says, “This was nowhere in the plan. It seemed like there was a need. I opened the first store in 2008, expanded in 2011, and then again in 2015 to our current location. We are practically the only bookstore in 5 counties or more.” Now 10 years later, Evans looks back on this journey. “This is an emotionally satisfying job. We have more great days than bad.” Evans especially enjoys “when people have questions about God and scripture.” He says, “I may not know all the answers, but I can direct them to good resources.”
Everyday Mr. Evans’ goal is to “help churches and individuals spread God’s word throughout the region. A simple gift with a Bible message can help.” Evans explains that sometimes just a card can open the door to evangelism. If someone has a heart to share God’s love, but doesn’t know where or how to start, a simple gift could be just the thing to start a conversation. It’s an easy ice breaker for a shy person to evangelize.
JC’s Bookstore is a great resources to churches offering communion supplies, clergy attire, bulletins, offering envelopes, candles, devotionals, and study materials. JC’s can also help churches order specialized furniture.
For Homeschoolers JC’s is a one-stop-shop. Their in-stock curriculum includes Bob Jones’ University Press and Alpha Omega. They also have activity books to add hands-on learning experiences. Their large selection of fiction and non-fiction books will have something for everyone in your family to enjoy from preschool through 12th grade. JC’s also offers a variety of books for parents that cover topics on homeschooling, Godly parenting, and books to feed your soul.
In addition to the above items, JC’s has a wide selection of gifts including apparel, Bible covers, Games & Toys, Art, Decor, and greeting cards. They also carry Christian music and DVDs.
Coming up this summer…
July 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM Author ‘Lanre Somorin, M.D. will be at JC’s Christian Bookstore for a book signing. Dr. Somorin is the author of “Seize Your Moment: Unmasking Everyday Opportunities.” As a board-certified psychiatrist and associate pastor, Dr. Somorin’s mission is to help people discover hope and live purposeful lives. Book signings provide JC’s customers with an opportunity to speak with the author about why they wrote the book, ask questions, and thank the author for the impact they’ve made.
Annual Kids Day will be held this summer. This event is fun-filled with face painting, games, and giveaways! Look for more details on JC’s Facebook page or by signing up for the mailing list.
There definitely is something for everyone at JC’s Christian Bookstore! Stop by the store located at 680 Route 211 East Middletown, NY 10941 and be sure to like JC’s on Facebook for special offers and updates! Visit online at www.jcscbs.com