Four of the closures are in the greater Charlotte area.
America’s largest Christian retailer, LifeWay Christian Resources, is closing all of their 170 retail locations by the end of 2019.
The movement comes after other retail closures including Gymboree, Sears, Bi-Lo, Kroger, Gander Mountain, and Toys-R-Us.
The company says they will focus on selling their books, music, and other Christian materials online.
Most of the remaining stores’ will liquidate and close within the next few months, including their locations in North Charlotte, Pineville, Gastonia, and Hickory.