LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention
helps to spread the teachings of Jesus. The company is a
not-for-profit Christian publisher. It also sells Bibles, CDs,
gifts, software, church furniture, signs, and other supplies. In
addition to its roughly 200 LifeWay Christian Stores located in
more than 25 states, the retailer sells products online and through
its catalog. LifeWay operates two of the nation's largest Christian
conference facilities and summer camps. LifeWay Ridgecrest
Conference Center in North Carolina and LifeWay Glorieta Conference
Center in New Mexico together welcome some 2,000 conference and
overnight guests each year. LifeWay was founded in 1891 by Dr. J.M.
The B&H Publishing Group produces Bibles, books, Sunday
school teaching materials, and audio and video products, which are
sold to bookstores and other retailers. Its Holman Christian
Standard Bible is one of the best-selling versions in the US.
As part of its digital outreach efforts, Lifeway provides ministry
services-related Digital Church, which can be accessed through
Lifeway's website and offers an array of resources for ministries,
including downloadable worship music and a video publishing
Its Executive Communications and Relations division produces
LifeWay's news and information services, directs corporate events,
builds corporate relations, and supports the office of the
president. It works with state conventions and other evangelical
organizations, as well. The Technology division offers strategic,
retail, enterprise, and Internet services. The company's Research
and Ministry Development division is where LifeWay conducts its
research and explores new ministry ventures it calls "blue oceans."
LifeWay's Finance and Business Services division, which runs a
conference center in Ridgecrest, North Carolina, oversees the
company's financial policies and general accounting, as well as
directs business services such as legal, investment, purchasing,
real estate, strategic planning, corporate services, and human
Based in Nashville, LifeWay boasts offices and conference
centers in three states: Tennessee, New Mexico, and North Carolina.
In Nashville, the company has more than 1.3 million sq. ft. of
office, retail, parking, conference, and warehouse space that
covers 14.6 acres. As part of its operations, LifeWay has a
350,000-sq.-ft. warehouse on 44 acres in Lebanon, Tennessee, that
supports the LifeWay Christian Stores the company operates
nationwide in more than 25 states and extends its reach globally
through its website and catalogs.