We had the good fortune of connecting with MarQuis Thomas and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi MarQuis, how does your business help the community?
In Our Business Our main Focus is to serve Our Community with variety of services. IV God’s Glory isnt your typical Christian Book Store, Our Customers and Community have become family. We strive day in and day out to make sure our community know where here for them regardless if it’s for merchandise,events or just in need of fellowship and Prayer. We are heavily involved in Community Outreach serving the houston area 5 days a week with our on site food/ clothing pantry free to the public. We also provide an array of services from T-SHIRT printing and Embroidery. To Christian Youth Concerts and Uhaul Rentals. Many may ask “MarQuis you dont think that’s alot”?! And my answer will remain… would it be from God if it had limits?

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Our work here is simple we are here to SERVE, and share the love of Christ through dope apparel, hot Christian Events for the youth to keep them following the Lord without being ashamed. Many come here for the first time and Love the experience I mean we’re believers but very down to earth. Our store layout is street graffiti walls and gym floors in our showroom to keep it Eastend Houston, which is where we’re located. The thing I’d say I’m most proud of would be still be here honestly, it takes alot to run a business especially with no degree in business, minimal to no finances. Going through three store moves, Hurricane Harvey while raising a Two and Four year old…. Talk about Tuff! Making it through is something you really never feel as an Entrepreneur there’s Always something to do, Always more to achieve, Always a soul needing the Love of Christ. The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned is Patience, Prayer, and Consistency. Never let work steal the very thing God has Blessed you with. If I could ask anything or want this business to be known as anything it would real, true, fashionable, and Faithful. And that Whatever you do, do it ALL for the Glory of God.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a little different my vibes nowadays are day of fishing and relaxing with the family. But if I was taking a friend out id probably hit Turkey Leg Hut a good Astros game. And see if any Christian Artists had a show in town.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
To be honest All honor And Praise Goes to My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Truthfully if it wasn’t for his grace and mercy I dont know where I’d be. But outside of that hands down my wife would be number one on the list. She’s consistent with her approach and faith regarding this venture, people may look as if I’m the stuff one but she’s the real lol . I Love she believes when times are hard the life I experience no one really sees she’s been here working extra hours, taking care of two kids and running a brick and mortar store! So yea she’s definitely been a huge blessing. Secondly, I’d have to say our Family and Community truly without them there’s no us.

Website: ivgodsglory.com