About Us

Charisma Books & Gifts is a ministry of The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church. We offer quality Bibles, books, gifts, music and more from the best in the Christian industry. Some of our vendors include Spring Arbor, Christian Art Gifts, Anchor Distributors, African American Expressions, Thomas Nelson, Zondervan and Central South Distribution.

We carry a broad selection of Bibles in many translations and paraphrases. Among them are the New International Version (NIV), New Living Translation (NLT), King James Version (KJV), New King James Version (NKJV), Holman Christian Standard (HCSB), The Message and parallel and comparative study versions.  We also offer bible covers, journals, reference materials and other study aids. 

Gifts celebrating every life stage can be found at Charisma, including: infant gifts; children’s Bibles, books, games and plush toys; teen Bibles, books and jewelry and art and collectibles for adults.  We also offer a selection of stationery and cards to celebrate and commemorate special occasions.

Members and visitors alike enjoy the opportunity to purchase copies of Pastor Watson’s sermon message immediately after each worship service or online. 

Charisma not only offers quality Christian merchandise, we also offer the best in customer service through our knowledgeable, dedicated, friendly and caring staff and volunteers.

We hope you will shop with us and make Charisma “Your Bookstore of Choice” for quality Christian merchandise and services.

Our Name  

The word“charisma” comes from the Greek words charizesthai (“to favor”) and charis (“grace’).

Our History

In June 2003, Charisma Books & Gifts was incorporated as a Virginia non-stock corporation, with a soft opening in August of that year, followed by the Grand Opening in November.

Charisma opened its ‘bricks and mortar’ store on Sunday, November 23, 2003 at Saint Paul’s Creighton Road Campus. That day marked the fulfillment of another vision in the unfolding odyssey that is Saint Paul’s. God continues to “enlarge our territory” and to be an even greater blessing to people everywhere as we have launched this online store and prepare to open stores at the church’s Belt Boulevard and Elm Street campuses.

Our Mission

Charisma’s mission is to foster people’s relationship with God, further the spread of the gospel and facilitate the growth and development of our ministry and community by providing a wide variety of high-quality Christian products and services to The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church and its constituent communities.

Our Vision

We want to be “Your Bookstore of Choice” when shopping for quality Christian merchandise.

Our Core Values

Our core values are Customers, Associates, Relationships, Execution and Scriptures. Together the first letter of each of Charisma’s core values spells “CARES.” 

Click here to learn more about our Core Values.