LifeWay Christian Store has opened on the Tustin side of The Market Place. A series of grand opening events will take place August 20 through September 17 with popular authors such as Francine Rivers and Frank Pastore, as well as special appearances by actors and VeggieTales’ Bob & Larry and more.
The 4,250-square-foot LifeWay Christian Store features Christian music, gifts, Bibles, books, DVDs, children’s products, church supplies and more.
LifeWay Christian Stores Vice President Mark Scott said, “Our goal is to be a one-source location with Christian resources for churches and individuals as we strive to fulfill our vision of providing biblical solutions for life. It is a pleasure to be part of the Tustin community.”
Among the events slated for the grand opening celebration include author Francine Rivers greeting customers at a book signing on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Former baseball legend, radio talk show host and author Frank Pastore will greet customers on Saturday, August 20 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Just some of the appearances over the following weeks include: Saturday, Aug. 27, VeggieTales characters Bob & Larry will greet customers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 10, surfer and actor Bryan Jennings, along with a cast member of the movie “Soul Surfer” will greet customers from 1 to 3 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 17, Max Lucado’s Hermie: A Common Caterpillar will make a special appearance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 3, author Suzanne Woods Fisher will greet customers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and author Sarah Sundin will be at the store from 1 to 3 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 10, LarryBoy from Veggie Tales will greet young customers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LifeWay Christian Store is located in The Market Place at 2902 El Camino Real (between Best Buy and Toys “R” Us), in Tustin. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store can be reached at (714) 573-1468.
The Tustin store is one of three LifeWay Christian Stores in California and one of 165 stores the chain operates in more than 20 states. LifeWay Christian Stores are owned and operated by LifeWay Christian Resources with headquarters in Nashville. Customers may also shop LifeWay Christian Stores online at www.LifeWay.com or by calling a toll-free number (800) 233-1123.
The Market Place, owned by Irvine Company, is located off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway and Jamboree Road in Irvine and Tustin. The Market Place offers 1.6 million square feet of more than 120 shopping and dining choices. For more information, visit www.shopthemarketplace.com.
Irvine Company is a privately held company based in Newport Beach, California.
The company’s retail portfolio includes Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, The Market Place and 34 neighborhood and community centers.