Fest was originally conceived in the wee hours of many one, two, and three
o’clock morning times, when I couldn’t sleep after the tragic loss of my oldest
daughter, Kendall. God was working in my heart to show that there was a way to
keep Kendall alive to minister to others about JESUS. This small but beautiful
thing that started to happen through such a tragic and seeming wasteful event
in our hearts and lives got off the ground April the 28 of 2012.
Over 350 people enjoyed beautiful Christian Music, delicious food, over 30
booths to shop for hand-made arts and crafts items, kite flying, Frisbee
throwing, Tie-dying of Grovestock t-shirts, and above all, fellowship in the
presence of the Lord JESUS. We had three people openly accept Christ that day,
and many more that re-kindled their relationship with Christ, all because of a
seemingly useless tragedy.
the 2nd day of July, 2012, our family, church, and community
suffered another equally horrific event as our youngest daughter, Callie, was
taken from us in a motorcycle accident. This devastating tragedy made crystal
clear just how unsure and quick this earthly life really is! The only constant
through all the joy and sorrow we have is the guarantee that Christ loves us no
matter what, and He has made an incredible place for us when we leave this
life. So, another series of being awakened in the middle of the night by what I
now know was the hand of God began. He showed me by losing two of my five
beautiful children that Grovestock Ministry is more than just about my pain, my
suffering, my loss, my need to uplift and celebrate Kendall and Callie’s lives,
their beautiful smiles, their warm and loving gifts to each person that had the
privilege to meet them in this life.
Ministries is reaching out to all parents who have lost a child. I am sure
without a doubt that God felt the unnatural pain a parent feels when a child is
taken. We only get a small glimpse of what it must have been like to send a
child to die just as God did with our Savior JESUS. We only know the pain of
having one die. Don’t stop reading-because we can go on and eventually find joy
is a Celebration, a Party!! A fantastic awareness of the awesome playground
that our children are experiencing with the possible vision of JESUS sitting on
a bench under a tree smiling at how much fun they are having.
a festival of ministry, a teaching ground for all people to celebrate the lives
of our children, some old, some young, some here, and some in Heaven!!!
GROVESTOCK MINISTRIES is a faith-based organization that founded on the belief that there numerous individuals who have lost their children by sickness, accident, abuse or other tragedy which was clearly beyond the control of the parents, friends and loved ones who are left behind to suffer such a loss.
It is our hope that we can always stand with you as a supportive friend to assist at this very unfortunate time in life. We earnestly love those who come to this site and pledge always to assist in you every way possible to be a beacon and light of hope always.
Holly Grove C. P. Church
4538 Holly Grove Road
Brighton, Tennessee 38011
Monday - Sunday
24 hours a day