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LifeWay Christian Resources Corporate Office

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Lifeway Christian Resources Corporate Office Address

Lifeway Christian Resources
One LifeWay Plaza
Nashville, Tennessee 37234

Contact Lifeway Christian Resources

Phone Number: (615) 251-2000
Fax Number: (615) 251-5055
Email: Email Lifeway Christian Resources

Lifeway Christian Resources Facts

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Lifeway Christian Resources Executives

CEO: Thom S. Rainer
CFO: Jerry Rhyne
COO: Brad Waggoner

Lifeway Christian Resources History

Lifeway Christian Resources was founded in 1891 by J.M. Frost, a pastor.  Frost borrowed some money from his wife and ,with the approval of the Southern Baptist Convention, he began a small bookstore, which mainly offered Sunday School materials.

Today, Lifeway Christian Resources is one of the largest providers of religious and Christian materials in the world. In addition to books, this non-profit company offers Christian inspired jewelry, Holiday cards, eBooks, and gifts. The company also does their own ministry, and provides audio and video recordings, as well as church supplies and internet services.

The company has more than 186 locations, more than 4,000 full time employees, and has one of the largest Christian conference centers in the world. Lifeway Christian Resources acquired Berean Christian Stores in late 2013, which had 17 locations in California.

Lifeway Christian Resources FAQs

Question 1: What is the phone number for Lifeway Christian Resources?
Answer 1: The phone number for Lifeway Christian Resources is (615) 251-2000.

Question 2: Who is the CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources?
Answer 2: The CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources is Thom S. Rainer.

Question 3: Who founded Lifeway Christian Resources?
Answer 3: Lifeway Christian Resources was founded by in .

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Jessica Chenault March 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Good afternoon. I went into your store today to brouse as usual and when making my purchase I used my gift card only to find that I had forgotten to use my 30.00 bonus cards that I had gotten for Christmas that expired 2-28. I was very upset and the cashier was extremely apologetic and suggested that I contacted your office to see if it could be replaced. It was definitely an oversight on my part because I have made several purchases since then. Please advise if there’s anything you can do. Thank you and have a blessed day.


David Wall February 4, 2019 at 8:04 am

What would be an email that I could send a message to that would get to Thom Rainer. Thanks David Wall


Rosemary Sandefer November 12, 2018 at 10:23 am

Some time ago I corresponded with the person who is responsible for evaluating the startup of additional Lifeway Stores. Since our Family Christian store closed in 2015 and another small Christian bookstore closed last year, we are pining for another store.

I will be sending you hard copy with information of the amazing growth of The Villages here in central Florida. Although you have done evaluations of this area as a possible location, since that time growth has been amazing.

There are SO many churches here, and people who are hungering to have a Christian retail store available. I hope you will do another feasibility study on this area.

Thank you for your consideration.


Sharon F. Adams July 10, 2018 at 11:04 am

Hi, I am Sharon and I enjoy shopping at your bookstore in Memphis,TN. God gave me a dream after I was led to fast. I was instructed to start a blog to use my gift of encouragement with unique phrases and pictures to capture people attention. The name of the blog is, People love the phrases on the blog until they are requesting to have t-shirts and merchandise made with the phrases on them. I already have samples of my t-shirts made that I would love for you to see. I would love to partner with you on this or pointed to the right area to impact as many people as possible. I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Sharon F. Adams June 27, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Hi, My name is Sharon and I have a blog: . The blog is updated every Sunday. to inspire people with catchy titles and pictures that capture their attention. People love the titles so much and insisted that I start making shirts and other items with the phrases on them. I can easily go to a site to start the business however, I would like to partner with your company on this. I have 5 t-shirts already made with the design on them. I can send you one as a token of my appreciation.Thanks in advance. I am looking forward to working with you


Nancy Thomas June 6, 2018 at 2:05 pm

My name is Nancy Thomas and I would like to introduce SG360 to you. We are a full service janitorial/building maintenance company. When you decide to go out for bid, we would appreciate the opportunity to participate.

Janitorial is our primary service, however we offer much more to keep your facility looking great inside and out. When you meet with us, we can show you how we can maintain your building at a competitive price.

Feel free to visit our website at

Please let me know when you will be taking bids for services as we would like to be a part of that process.

Thanks so much for your time!

Nancy Thomas
Lead Generation Manager
4319 E. 7th Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33605


Prophet Isaiah Anderson January 8, 2018 at 2:20 pm

I’Mr. Anderson and I had a problem at one of your Life way stores in Houston and Mr. Johnathan was suppose to help us. He told us that that’s not the way we want to treat our customers. He asked how can he make us happy? I asked what he wanted to do? He said what do you want me to do to make you happy? I said you could change my Amplified Study Bible large print into one with bonded leather, or you could give me the New Living Translation Study Bible hard back. He said I can do that. I said OK and he told me when he’left be at the store and I said ok. Now before the store in Life way put nasal fluid or snot and the cover of my Bible so I didn’the want to leave it again behind the desk. Johnathan tried to give me in place of my Bible a regular Amplified Bible is team of the study one. Also Mr. Johnathan was talking very loud, his eyes was bucked, he got angry because I didn’the let him take my Bible in back of the counter. After what happened before I just didn’the want to go through that same thing again. So he changed how he what he agreed to, to make us happy. We drove 60 miles, to exchange a Bible that I could have changed at any of your stores and just the gift card that he promised my wife, but he didn’the keep his word with me in giving me a gift card or getting me thexplain New Living Translation Study Bible large print. I left there with only a gift card for my wife and that’s it. So Mr. Johnathan didn’the take care of the situation nor did he make us happy, nor was he diplomatic, nor Christian like in his demeanor. We are very disturbed and dissatisfied with the way he deceived us to get us to go way out there for an insult which we didn’the allow it to move us.
Again the third time Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
We don’the ever want to deal with Mr. Johnathan. We would like to speak to his superior instead of him. No wonder his subordinates are disrespectful too.


Prophet Isaiah Anderson January 3, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Eve went to your Willowbrook Lifeway store after hearing that you do price match. I call other Life way stores to see if you do price match, sales, and pastor discounts altogether. Each store assured me over the phone that they could, my wife heard it because I had it on speaker. But when I got the store a Hispanic female said she was a manager and she wasn’t. She was lying prejudice was going on and discrimination trying to prevent me from getting the Bible. I have call Life way corporate three times needing to speak persons in authority but to no avail. Someone needs to contact me about this matter. My number is 346-717-XXXXX; my email address is ladysherry77@
Thank you


Denise Hotchkiss June 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm

I would like to return your 75th Avenue Bell store I have been a very good customer a very strong Christian a follower and lover of Jesus Christ recently over a month ago there was a man stalking me he followed me into your store into a Starbucks to the point i made a police report he was in your store stalking me and giving me looks followed me I raised my voice to leave
leave me alone your manager turned it against me because I raised my voice asking this stalker to leave ask me to leave
Your manager called authorities to have me leave because I was upset raising my voice
there is a police report the city of Glendale he was found booked him charges for stalking who knows how many others
I’m still turned away from your store manager you please fix this? the manager Friday June 1st 2017


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