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  • Newsweek survey highlights LifeWay customer service

    by Carol Pipes, posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources is ranked as one of the top companies in the nation for customer service by Newsweek magazine.

    LifeWay landed at No. 1 for brick and mortar bookstores on Newsweek's list of America's Best Customer Service 2019 -- the first time the magazine has published rankings in this category.

    "We are honored to receive this recognition from Newsweek," LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer said. "Being included on this list underscores the value LifeWay places on its customers and highlights the excellence of our employees as they live out LifeWay's ... Read More

  • LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations

    by Carol Pipes, posted Monday, October 08, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The LifeWay Christian Resources presidential search committee is accepting nominations for a successor to Thom Rainer, chairman Kent Dacus has announced.

    The search committee met Monday, Sept. 24, to develop a process for their search of the new LifeWay president and CEO, Dacus reported.

    The committee, which is accepting nominations at, will work with the executive search firm CarterBaldwin to identify potential candidates. Read More

  • LifeWay workers 'fine' after bullet destroys window

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, September 21, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Employees are fine" a day after a bullet destroyed a fifth-floor window at LifeWay Christian Resources' downtown Nashville complex, company spokesperson Carol Pipes told Baptist Press.

    "We're just really thankful no one was hurt," said Pipes, LifeWay director of corporate communications, who noted police are investigating the incident. The window, destroyed by the shot, is nearly level to nearby Interstates 40 and 65.

    LifeWay President Thom Rainer praised employees today (Sept. 21) for their response to the event. Read More

  • Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

    by Carol Pipes, posted Monday, August 27, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer announced Monday (Aug. 27) his plans to retire in the coming year.

    To provide adequate time for the search process for the next president and CEO and for a smooth transition, Rainer said he will serve until a new president is named or through the end of August 2019, whichever comes first. Read More

  • LifeWay's Selma Wilson announces retirement

    by Carol Pipes, posted Tuesday, August 07, 2018 (6 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Selma Wilson, senior vice president of organizational development and chief people officer at LifeWay Christian Resources, has announced she will retire effective Oct. 1.

    "It has been an incredible honor to be a part of the mission of LifeWay for the past 28 years," Wilson said. "I am overcome with thankfulness God allowed me to be a part of this great organization -- the churches and people it serves, the authors and ministry partners, and the most committed employee team anywhere."

    Wilson joined the Sunday School Board (now LifeWay) in 1990 as a marriage and family consultant, providing training and events for churches. Three years later, she led in the development of LifeWay's women's ministry and launched Journey, a women's monthly devotional magazine for which she served as editor-in-chief from 1993-98. Read More

  • 'Baptist Hymnal' celebrates 10-year anniversary

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, August 07, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- This August, LifeWay Christian Resources is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the latest Baptist Hymnal. It's a milestone Mike Harland, director of LifeWay Worship, finds humbling -- especially considering a physical form of the 2008 hymnal wasn't initially supposed to exist.

    "The original idea was that a new hymnal for Baptists would be digital only." Harland said. "But we did extensive research and discovered almost half of the churches we served still held hymnals every week." Read More

  • Geiger leaving LifeWay, joining Calif. church staff

    by LifeWay Staff, posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (6 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Eric Geiger, senior vice president of LifeWay Christian Resources, has accepted a call as senior pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, Calif., beginning in September.

    Geiger came to LifeWay as vice president of LifeWay's Resources Division in February 2011.

    "Serving the church through the mission of LifeWay has been a deep joy and honor," Geiger said about his service at LifeWay. "I have loved my time serving on Dr. Thom Rainer's team and serving alongside my team, a group of people consumed with Christ and serving His church well." Read More

  • James L. Sullivan; the tower is gone, legacy remains

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, July 23, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Thirteen years after the death of the man for whom it was named, the 11-story Sullivan Tower was imploded on Saturday (July 21) in Nashville.

    Now all that remains are James L. Sullivan's monumental legacy as a lifelong Southern Baptist and more than 60 record boxes of his papers in the Southern Baptist Library and Historical Archives.

    Sullivan was president of the Baptist Sunday School Board -- now LifeWay ... Read More

  • LifeWay to discuss SBC future at breakfast in Dallas

    by Carol Pipes, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources will provide a free breakfast and screen two new movies at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas this summer.

    The focus of the LifeWay breakfast will be "Is Our Denomination Dying?" LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer will lead a discussion and question-and-answer session about the future of the SBC in a season of tremendous change and how churches can realize a bright future of evangelistic growth. The format will mirror Rainer's podcast "Rainer on Leadership" hosted by Jonathan Howe, LifeWay's director of strategic initiatives. Read More