All LifeWay Stores are Closing Nationwide. MOSACK’S is Here to Help since 1947

Below are answers to questions you may have. If you have additional questions please call us at 1-440-974-2221 or email info@mosacks.com. We are happy to help in any way we can.

Are all LifeWay Christian Stores closing?

Yes. Unfortunately, the LifeWay Christian Store chain is closing all of their stores nationwide. Loyal customers of LifeWay Christian Stores will find a wide selection of Christian products in-store or online at MOSACK’S Church Goods & Religious Gifts and www.mosacks.com

Where is the nearest LifeWay Christian Store location?

Unfortunately, the LifeWay Christian Store chain is closing all of their stores nationwide.

If you are looking for a physical Christian store located in Mentor or northeast Ohio, then shop for your Christian gifts at MOSACK’S, serving the entire Christian community for over 70 years.  MOSACK’S at 8562 Mentor Avenue in Mentor, Ohio is the largest Christian store in the area. You will find a variety of Bibles, books, Christian gifts, church goods and religious seasonal merchandise at MOSACK’S in Mentor in Lake County.

You can also shop on our website www.mosacks.com. If you are looking for something that you cannot find on our website, please call us at 1-440-974-2221 or email us at info@mosacks.com. It is our joy to serve you in any way that we can!

Now that the LifeWay Christian Store is closing, where can I shop?

With the LifeWay Christian Stores closing, MOSACK’S Church Goods & Religious Gifts provides customers with Bibles, Bible resources, books and unique gifts for all occasions. Shop MOSACK’s online at www.mosacks.com, local shoppers can see items first-hand in store at 8562 Mentor Avenue in Mentor, Ohio.

Since 1947 MOSACK’S Church Goods & Religious Gifts has served and continues to serve the Christian community. Many of the products that were available at the LifeWay Christian Stores are and always have been available at MOSACK’S in store and online. MOSACK’S Church Goods & Religious Gifts can offer support to individuals and parishes that depended on LifeWay Christian stores. MOSACK’S is known to respond to select requests of Bible Study resources, Vacation Bible School resources, and goods for Church Service & Mass events. Loyal LifeWay Christian Store customers will receive the highest quality service and products from MOSACK’s, we welcome you to our store.

Why are the LifeWay Christian Stores closing?

The closing of all 170 LifeWay Christian Stores nationwide seems abrupt to its loyal customers.

"The decision to close our local stores is a difficult one," said acting president and CEO Brad Waggoner.  In January, initial plans were to reduce its number of locations by the end of 2019 due to declining sales and financial pressures.  But the decision came to be that it wasn't viable to keep any stores open past 2019.  Thom Rainer, longtime LifeWay president, said they did all they could to save the stores which are located in 30 states.

LifeWay's store closures come two years after Family Christian Stores closed all 240 locations nationwide in the midst of mounting debt and bankruptcy.  Cokesbury Bookstores closed all 38 retail stores in 2013.

"Since I began in the publishing industry in 2002, some 2,000 bookstores in American have closed their doors forever, including the 400 stores of the WaldenBooks chain.  And now this.  I'm very grateful for the LifeWay team and will miss their stores," tweeted author Joel Rosenberg.

"As someone who spent 20 years working in Christian retail, I am sad that there will be 170 fewer physical stores where people can find and purchase Christian books, Bibles and resources," said Evangelical Christian Publishers Assn. (ECPA) president and CEO Stan Jantz in response to LifeWay's news.

"We are saddened by this news and the impact this will have on the LifeWay staff, publishing community and surrounding communites," said Greg Squires, president of a Christian marketing agency.  "With this loss of another Christian retail chain, the hundreds of independent Christian bookstores have an expanded role and increased responsibility to serve their communities with Christian content and product."

Our staff at MOSACK'S is ready to serve you with all your inquiries.  You will find many wonderful Bibles, books, CDs, DVDs gift products and more in our beautiful store.

 


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