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I met my wife Barbara while attending Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.  When we moved to Johnstown in the early fall of 1971, we had no intention of starting a Christian bookstore at that time.  As other doors closed, we became more drawn to this idea.  I had sold Bible books door-to-door for the Southwestern company the two previous summers, and had worked for six months at Christian Books in Annapolis, Maryland just prior to starting seminary.  We started small, in a 12 x 14 foot back room of the house we were renting in Johnstown at the time.  This was the period when the Jesus movement was just getting started.  Things went slow at first, but rapidly accelerated when we made contact with a Christian bookstore in Nelliston which we knew nothing about.  They were in the process of going out of business and helped us greatly.  By the spring of 1973, our sales had increased enough that we felt it was time to make the move to our present location at 22 West Main Street in Johnstown.


I am very excited about what I am about to propose!

Partner stores!

Just what exactly is a partner store?  A partner store is a person, or better yet a group or team of people who agree to receive your order at a coffee shop or restaurant and notify you that your order, along with many others' orders, is there, on say a Friday or a Saturday night.  First off, you get free shippping to this location.  Secondly, you get to meet with other Christians who want also to live for Jesus.  Thirdly, you get to do this in the relaxed atmosphere of a coffee shop or restaurant.  Is that neat, or what?  What fun and excitement meeting with 5, 10, 15, 25, or even 50 other believers as they receive their goodies each Friday.  The possibilities are endless.  A Bible Study there, or a place of physical or emotional healing, for example.  How about karaeoke?  A book discussion?  If this excites you, contact us immediately so we can discuss this further.  Whoever is willing to invest their time and energy in becoming a point man or woman for such a project would need no investment capital, and they would be entering into an exciting ministry.  Could this person be you?

We have just gotten our site up on the net, so I am making this fairly brief.  I would like to get in the habit of placing all my orders on Monday each week, both for individuals and for partner stores.  As the flow of product increases, we will plan to order on other days of the week.  For now, this is a very practical solution to keep things moving along consistently.  As things develop, we will let you know.

Fishermen’s Supply Christian Bookstore
22 West Main Street
Johnstown, New York 12095

518-762-3548   /   1-800-805-5539