Owner of The Holiday Light Store and Honeycutt Transmission for the last 20 and 30 years, respectively, Lin Honeycutt, 65, is a devoted family man. Mr. Honeycutt is a self-starter who started his own business straight out of college and has remained an entrepreneur for the most of his adult life. Both businesses perform very well in the local Raleigh region, and The Holiday Light Store is well-known across the United States and Canada.
With an Associate's Degree in Auto Technicians under his belt, Mr. Honeycutt was just given $10,000 for being recognized as one of the top ten mechanics in the United States. He has won the highest plaudits from the City of Raleigh for his state-of-the-art plant, which is operated by Honeycutt Transmission.
The missionary experience Mr. Honeycutt has gained as a fervent Southern Baptist Christian has taken him to 20 states in the United States as well as other countries across the world. He has been a member of the North Carolina Baptist Men's Association for more than 30 years, and he has served in a variety of church leadership roles with the Raleigh Baptist Association during the previous ten years. Over the course of his ministry, he has taught the Word of God in over 20 different congregations, and he has personally constructed houses and churches in four different foreign nations. Mr. Honeycutt presently works as the Recovery Coordinator for Region 4 for the Sandy Creek Baptist Association, which in turn acts as an Operation Site for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.
As a disaster relief volunteer, he worked with the North Carolina Baptist Men's Association after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on New Orleans, and again when tornadoes struck Wake County in April 2011.
He also loves spending time with his wife Cindy of 31 years, their two daughters, and their three grandkids when he is not working in the garage. Lin Honeycutt also enjoys collecting vehicles, skiing, and growing hay in his spare time. At the end of each year, Mr. Honeycutt decorates his farm with over 1 million Christmas lights, which is open to Raleigh residents of all ages to see and enjoy.