Duncan Church Fundraises for Upgrades and Updates

A church that has been a staple in Duncan since 1939 is now counting on the community.
 
Pecan Street Church of God has already started fund raising for repairs through things like candy sales.
 
They want to see lots of updates and upgrades.
 
Pastor Matthew Bernard said they have quite a few things on the list, but first they want to repair the air-conditioning and heating units and replace their mismatched pews with updated chairs.
 
He said he hopes these updates will allow them to help even more in the community. 
 
Pastor Matthew Bernard grew up in the church on Pecan St. along with his parents and 3 siblings.
 
Two months ago he said he felt a calling he couldn't ignore. 
 
"The lord dealt with us through scripture about the house of the Lord and how it needs to be the best it can possibly be," said Pastor Bernard.
 
That's when Charles Sprouse, a member of the church, stepped up to help find ways to raise money.
 
"I want to do something for God. I want to do something more than just sit on a pew and come in and worship," Sprouse said. 
 
Sprouse said his son was born in Duncan and it's important to him that he grows up in a good church. 
 
"I didn't grow up like that. And I want him to experience all of this. I want him to experience the power of God. I want him to grow up and see that God will move for you whatever needs you have," Sprouse said. 
 
And those needs continue to be met. 
 
Today the owner of Rod's Guitars agreed to donate 25 percent of everything the store makes between now and Christmas to the church and that pledge was music to these organizers' ears.
 
"And he said he'd like to partner with the church to help with our renovation process and our building fund," Pastor Bernard said. 
 
Pastor Bernard said he is confident the giving community will continue to support their efforts while they leave it all up to God.
 
"I believe God has a great plan. We're not a big cathedral. We don't run hundreds of people.  We're a small church on the creek. But the spirit of God moves here," he said. 
 
Pastor Bernard believes this little church, he has been part of his entire life, will continue to do big things in Duncan, a place it has now called home for nearly 80 years.
 
Through fund raisers, like candy sales, they've already raised almost $1000.
And over on their GoFundMe page, they've already brought in nearly $200.
 
You can help the church by going to this link
 

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