Mike Holliday was the recipient of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award presented by Chamber President Hunter Mullens during the Chamber’s recent annual banquet. 

The award is nominated by - and elected by - the total membership of the Chamber for good works performed during the year 2022.  The award is in the form of an engraved Cooper Clock and recognizes any member or non-member, resident or non-resident who has improved the quality of life in Barbour County in the preceding year.

“Mike Holliday,” said Mullens, “is dedicated to Barbour County, to veterans, and to those in need.  He is the Assistant Pastor of the Horizons Church and assists Celebrate Recovery in Community Corrections on a state-wide basis.  He recently opened the Every Life Matters Transformation Ranch in his own home,” said Mullens.

A licensed Physical Therapist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and Athletic Training from West Virginia University, Army/Navy veteran Holliday is the owner of WELLSMART which features physical therapy, massage, and fitness programs.  “We provide one-on-one therapy, treat one person at a time, and spend up to 1 ½ hours of initial evaluation.  We look throughout the body,” he says, “to identify and correct movement dysfunctions which affect overall functioning.”

Holliday recently partnered with Philippi’s Builders Center to build a new physical therapy clinic along with a retreat center in Barbour County, the latter for weekly recovery meetings for those struggling “with any of life’s hurts, hangups or habits.”  His new Transformation Ranch will be a place where veterans and first-responders struggling with PTSD and substance abuse can take in some of God’s beauty.  Holliday has led recovery programs for almost two years, taking faith-based programs into jails and prisons and is a go-to person for local law enforcement and the court system.