Our Christian Bookstore Team
Founder & President
I grew up in the small town of Elkhart, IN, just a stone's throw from the infamous University of Notre Dame. The Lugbill name has been involved in entrepreneurship and small business for decades. Both my grandfathers were business owners, as well as my own father. Growing up around so many business owners, I developed an understanding of business at a rapid rate.
My core vision for life, as well as my Christian bookstore, is to help people explore their faith. Growing up around so many different kinds of people (from Amish and Mennonites, Agnostics), I've had a hard time accepting that so much time was spent agreeing over things that in the end, didn't really matter. Instead, I believe, love and sacrifice to God (and his son Jesus) is #1. The rest are just details. With billions of people practicing religions outside of Christianity, I believe it is of the utmost importance to explore your faith to know what you believe. Better yet, know why you believe it.
While attending Bluffton University, a small Christian school in Ohio (for business and marketing), I realized that people needed more options for purchasing their Christian books, Bibles, Sunday school curriculum, etc. Alas, Christianbooksbibles.com was born. Starting on Ebay.com and Amazon.com, the business quickly grew and a dedicated website was set up. Although this 6 year old business is still young in many respects, it has grown throughout the years, and become a source of consistent value, Christian service, and job creation.
I have been employed by ChristianBooksBibles.com for over a year now. It has been a blessing in so many ways. Every day is a new blessing with a variety of orders to be processed. I thoroughly enjoy pulling the orders and working with Christian brothers and sisters to make sure each customer's order is shipped as accurately and efficiently as possible.
I have been married to my husband, Ray, for 31 years. We have 5 children and 1 grandchild. The oldest 3 are married and youngest 2 are finishing college. My husband and I live in Goshen, Indiana and are members of a Mennonite Church in the area. As the Education Commission Chair at my church, we have discovered significant savings when ordering our Sunday School Curriculums and bible and book participant/study guides through ChristianBooksBibles.com. In addition, our youth group takes part in the CBB Fundraiser Program.
Haydee Emilou Ilagan
Sales & Customer Service, Book Reviewer
I have a passion to love God above all else. It is my desire to worship Him and to serve Him for the rest of my life. He is my first love. In Him, I live and move and have my being. I am His child, His treasured possession and His ambassador to reach souls for His kingdom.
Customer Care, CRM
I have been working for Christianbooksbibles since early 2011 as a customer care support. It has been a very good experience working for a Christian company for the first time. It has blessed me how I am able to interact with people ministering to them through my service and through Biblical perspective.I always make sure I am doing my best to give excellent and godly customer service.
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