Mardel Christian & Education is a faith-based company dedicated to renewing minds and transforming lives through the products we sell and the ministries we support. To this end, we provide a large selection of Bibles, books, movies, gifts, faith-based music and video, children's products, apparel, office and church supplies, classroom and teacher supplies, seasonal products, and homeschool curriculum.
We offer quality products at the best prices on Mardel.com and across our 38 stores located in the central region of the United States and now on the East coast. Our products share truth, teach knowledge, offer encouragement, inspire worship, and bring joy--fulfilling the vision of Mardel to make a difference and give hope.
Furthering our mission, we faithfully give 10% of our net profits to help print Bibles translated by Wycliffe Bible Translators. Wycliffe Bible Translators is a ministry dedicated to translating the Bibles into the language of every people group around the World.
We are a resource center equipping the whole person--specializing in the provision of all your spiritual and intellectual needs.
History of Mardel
In 1981, Mart Green, Founder, stepped out of his family's business, Hobby Lobby, to pursue his own dream in the Christian and office supply retail market by opening the first Mardel retail store in northwest Oklahoma City. The store was small in size, approximately 7,200 square feet, but carried a large variety of products, including Bibles, books, office supplies, Christian music, and gifts. In 2015, Jay DePalmo took over as the company's CEO and has continued Mart's vision to bring about the expansion of product selection and retail stores.
Today Mardel has 38 stores and has expanded into several states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Louisiana, South Carolina, Nebraska, Virginia, and West Virginia. A typical Mardel store now average approximately 25,000 square feet with additional customer services such as Imprinting and Lamination.
Mardel's corporate location is headquartered with Hobby Lobby's complex in Oklahoma City and Mardel has more than 800 employees.