Christian Book Distributors was founded in 1978 by brothers, Ray and Stephen Hendrickson. The brothers were still teenagers when they began selling academic books out of their parents home to pastors and bible school study programs.
By 1981, business was booming and the company moved their headquarters out of the family garage and into a brick and mortar store in Peabody, Massachusetts. In the late 1980’s, the company had 90 employees and expanded their store to 52,000 square feet. Internet sales began in 1996, which forced the staff to be increased to 320 employees.
Today, Christian Book Distributors has more than 500 employees. In 2008, the company made a partnership with Focus on the Family to handle their e-Commerce site, as well as to increase distribution. The Boston Globe placed Christian Book Distributors as #22 on their list of Top 100 Places to work in Massachusetts.