our pastor

Pastor Carley Moore and his family came to Holly Hill in April 2019. He and his wife spent several years in college traveling and singing in the gospel group "Free Spirit" affiliated with the University of Mount Olive. Pastor Carley has a Masters in Christian Ministries from Liberty University and has spent over seven years working and serving in children's and student ministries. His wife Hannah Moore currently serves as the Worship Leader and has her Masters in Music Education. They have three children, Conner, Jamison, and Harmoni.

our history

In early 1912, the first holiness meeting in the Vanceboro area was held at the home of Dick Morris in the Piney Neck community. From that meeting, Holly Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church was birthed. Under the ministry of Reverend Bob Hodges, the church was chartered later that year.

The early membership grew, and the group met for a while at Juniper Chapel School and then built a small brush arbor for use during the summer months. By the winter they had constructed a small building. The original structure is embedded within the current sanctuary.

Holly Hill Church has a deep history grounded in the roots of the Brush Arbor Revivals that were entwined together with the Pentecostal Movement of God in the early 1900s. The heritage of Holly Hill Church family is the story of a rich faith developed through passionate worship and the empowered preaching of God’s Holy Word and through the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

The church today, rich in history is still thriving and is relevant to the generation. Many of the descendants of these charter and early members are now carrying on the ministries and continuing to fulfill the vision of the founders.

With the heritage from the past and the vision for the future, Holly Hill Church will continually be preparing the way for generations of our church family to proclaim the gospel so that they, too, will reach and impact their world for Jesus Christ.

our mission

“Holly Hill is a spirit filled church that reaches the lost, awakens the faithful, and makes the church matter.”

We want to be a spirit filled church that exists to reach, teach, and then release all believers into ministry.

our vision

“At Holly Hill we want you to Know Who God Really Is, Experience True Freedom, Discover Your Design, and Impact Your Community.”

We want Holly Hill to be a place where the churched and un-churched can come to know who God really is, experience true freedom, find what their spiritual gift is, and then impact those that you are in community with.

our core values


We believe true spiritual growth happens best in the context of transparent, authentic relationships. We invest in the lives of others, share each other’s burdens and rejoice in each other’s victories. We consider others more important than ourselves.

Proverbs 27:17; Acts 2:46


Mankind was created to Worship God. Worship serves to develop our loving relationship with God. We believe worship should be honoring to God and uplifting to the congregation. We believe our style of worship plays a significant role in determining who comes through our doors. Our worship style is focused on reaching the lost in our community as well as the spiritual growth of our attendees.

Psalm 100:2 John 4:22b-24

Life Change

Jesus restores, renews, heals, and changes lives. Christ followers are on a lifelong journey of becoming like Him. Since our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit and instruments of righteousness, we must keep our bodies clean and consecrated for the Lord’s use.

1 Corinthians 6:19 Romans 6:13 Ephesians 4:22-24 Hebrews 12:1


Prayer is essential to maintaining a God-centered life. Prayer is central to everything we do. We consistently pray over our members, guests, ministries, leaders and volunteers, and God's vision for our church.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Philippians 4:4-7 Colossians 4:2


We are commissioned to serve one another in the body of Christ. Jesus commanded us to love one another. One of the most practical ways we can truly love our brothers and sisters in Christ is to serve each other using the spiritual gifts that God has given to us.

Galatians 5:13 Colossians 3:23-24


All we possess comes from God and belongs to God. We demonstrate our thankfulness by using our resources wisely and not allowing them to control us or set our priorities. We consider ourselves stewards, and give wisely and generously to expand the kingdom of God.

Matthew 6:19-21 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Matthew 6:1-4 Acts 20:35 2 Corinthians 8:7


Family is the core foundation of society and of the church. We believe a God-honoring Christian walk must manifest itself in family life. We believe in spending quality time with our family, praying together, learning together, and worshipping together.

Colossians 3:18-21 1Timothy 5:4-8

Biblical Teaching

The Bible is inerrant and infallible, and is the guide for all faith and practice. We are committed to accurately teaching and preaching Holy Scripture at every opportunity.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 Hebrews 4:12 John 8:31-32


Everything rises or falls on leadership. Excellent leadership modeled after Jesus will be the catalysis to fulfillment of our church mission. Leadership development must be a priority. We strive to develop dynamic, creative, and Spirit-filled leaders who will serve Christ, the Church, and the community with integrity and skill while equipping others to do the same.

Hebrews 13:17 Exodus 18:21 Deuteronomy 1:13 Proverbs 11:14 Isaiah 6:8 1 Chronicles 12:32


Lost people matter to God, and therefore, ought to matter to the church. We want our primary focus to be on people, not programs. We believe our lives ought to compel our unsaved friends and neighbors to want to experience our joy. We believe that Jesus' message of salvation is for all people and that we are commissioned to deliver His message to those beyond our borders and our walls that they too will receive His grace.

Acts 5:20 Matthew 28:19 2 Corinthians 9:2 Philippians 4:4 Matthew 18:14 Luke 5:30-32

Next Generation

Every child is a gift of God. The greatest investment we can make as a church is in our next generation of children and youth. Jesus said "Let the children come to Me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." We believe a fun, creative, and Biblically sound program provides fertile soil for the development of our next generation.

Matthew 19:14 Proverbs 22:6 Isaiah 54:13 Psalm 127:3-5

our beliefs

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the full and complete revelation of the plan and history of God’s dealings with mankind.

The Trinity

There is one God, manifest in three persons of one substance: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

1. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who became man to suffer and die for the penalty of sin upon mankind, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and with the Father carries out His work of salvation in all who will believe.

2. The Holy Spirit is of one substance, majesty and glory, with the Father, and the Son.

3. Salvation-Jesus Christ shed his blood for the forgiveness of sins, and deliverance from the power of sin; sinners are saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ’s work.


Jesus Christ shed his blood for the complete cleansing of the believer from all indwelling sin and its pollution; sanctification is a definite work of grace received by faith which sets the believer apart for the purposes of God.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues equips the believer with power for witness and service.

Divine healing

Divine healing was provided through the work of Christ on the cross.

Second Coming

Jesus Christ is personally coming again to establish an everlasting kingdom.


Eternal life with God in heaven is the future of believers; and that everlasting separation from God, and unending punishment in hell, is the future of those who have rejected Christ as their Savior

our affiliation

We are a member of the North Carolina Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. The NCIPHC Office is located in Falcon, NC and the IPHC Office is located in Oklahoma City, OK.