“… American by Birth – South Carolina by the Grace of God…”

A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to write a book about churches around the country. He started by flying to San Francisco and started working East from there.  Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and making notes.He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign, which read “Calls: $10,000 a minute.”  Seeking out the preacher he asked about the phone and the sign. The preacher answered that this golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to heaven and if he pays the price he can talk directly to GOD.  The man thanked the preacher and continued on his way. As he continued to visit churches in Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, and Milwaukee and many cities and towns all around the United States, he found more phones, with the same sign and the same answer from each preacher.

Finally, he arrived in South Carolina, upon entering a church in the beautiful Mountain Foot Hills region of South Carolina, behold – he saw the usual golden telephone. But THIS time, the sign read, “Calls: 35 cents.”  Fascinated, he asked the preacher, “Preacher, I have been in cities all across the country and in each church I have found this golden telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to GOD but in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads only 35 cents a call. Why?” I love this part… The preacher, smiling broadly, replied, “Son, you’re in South Carolina now. You’re in God’s Country. It’s a local call.”

American by Birth – South Carolina by the Grace of God.  And why do folks go barefoot in South Carolina: When you’re in South Carolina you’re on Holy ground! Enjoy Your Day.


Adapted & Reprinted from: DrKatyNelson.com

Photo Credit: internetphoto.com



About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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