LUMBERTON — After 39 years in business, the Christian Book Store of Lumberton will close on Dec. 31 and beginning this Monday will not longer be open on that day of the week.
The store is located at 4321 Fayetteville Road.
Owners Russ and Debbie Williams said after much prayer, they have made the difficult decision to close.
“We believe that it’s time for us to step aside and see if there is anyone else who may feel God leading them to this ministry,” the Williamses said in a press release. “We have always considered our store to be more than just a business and have desired it to be a place of encouragement and prayer. We are very appreciative of our loyal customers and will miss the many friends we have made over the years.”
The store will no longer offer church charge accounts or special orders. Because of the closing, all Christmas gift items are at 25 percent off and Christmas boxed cards are 50 percent off. There is also section of $2 CDs and clearance items.