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The Good Book Company 2021

All of us here at The Good Book Company are passionate about the Lord Jesus, His word, His church and His gospel of grace. Motivated by this passion and our involvement in local churches, it is our privilege to create and publish biblical, relevant and accessible resources that will encourage you and your church family to keep going, keep growing and keep sharing your faith.

As an international Christian publisher, our Bible studies, books, devotionals, videos, tracts, evangelistic courses and training materials are used throughout the English-speaking world, and in translation to over 35 languages worldwide.

Biblical

We are trustworthy

Our resources put the word of God in the driver's seat, so you can trust them.

Relevant

We're with you

We work hard at making discipleship, church and evangelistic materials relevant in a rapidly changing culture.

Accessible

We'll make it connect

We focus on producing resources in numerous formats that help ordinary Christians grapple with issues of faith, life and Christian belief. 

Meet the authors

Ministry-minded

We are keen not to take financial support away from local churches and Christian charities and so we operate as a business. We are not, however, motivated by huge profit margins, but by encouraging Christians in their faith and the advancement of the gospel. That's why we recycle our profits into projects that do just that. We employ a member of staff whose sole focus is to work on translating existing resources into other languages and we produce a number of resources that are less commercially valuable, but are hugely important from a ministry perspective. Buying directly from us helps us to achieve all this.

Meet the family

The Good Book Company started in 1991, and has grown to be an international provider of Christian resources, with offices in London, UK, and in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, as well a partner office in Sydney, Australia. We're a diverse collection of believers with Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, Congregational and Free Church backgrounds who are united in our aim to support and encourage the spread of the gospel by providing resources that help Christians grow in their understanding and love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

JAMES BURSTOW / President and Chief Commercial Officer

James' role as President and Chief Commercial Officer compasses marketing, sales and the overall management of the company. He is also the current record holder for most meetings attended in a single week! Before joining TGBC he spent time in Chile and Japan teaching English before becoming a fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is the senior elder at Grace Church Worcester Park.

CARL LAFERTON / Executive Vice President Publishing

Carl is Executive Vice President for Publishing at The Good Book Company and serves as an elder at Grace Church Worcester Park, London. He is he author of several books, including the bestselling The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross. Carl studied Modern History at Oxford University, and prior to joining TGBC in 2010 worked as a journalist and pastored a congregation in Hull.

TIM THORNBOROUGH / Founder and EVP Rights and International

Tim founded TGBC in 1991. Today his role includes working on editorial projects, managing the rights team and many other aspects of company development. Tim is part of a church-planting team leading Grace Church, New Malden in south-west London. He is married to Kathy and has three adult daughters.

"We're passionate about getting people opening up the Bible"
TOM SEIDLER / IT & Purchasing Director

Tom has been addicted to the joys of bulk buying, strategy games and computers since his teenage years. Since 1999 when he first joined, these addictions have been more fruitfully channelled into Kingdom building work in helping us properly harness modern technology and benefit from the global marketplace.

KATHY THORNBOROUGH / Financial Director

Kathy has been part of The Good Book Company since it appeared in her living room in 1991. Having put her legal training on hold while having a family, Kathy took on the role of looking after the accounts at The Good Book Company. Over the years her role has grown from part-time bookkeeper to Financial Director. After 25 years with The Good Book Company, Kathy remains cautiously optimistic.

PETER ANDERSON / Vice President of Operations

Peter is from Ireland, but now calls the USA his home. He attends Oakhurst Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC and claims to be the older, shorter and less sophisticated of two brothers. He enjoys spreadsheets far too much...

PAIGE HEBDA / US Finance Manager

Paige manages US finances out of our Charlotte office. She resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband, Daniel, and their son, Elliott. They are members of Imago Dei Church.

GEOFF DENNIS / Vice President of Sales

One of the newest members of The Good Book Team, Geoff brings many years of publishing experience, a love for leading worship at Forest Hills Baptist Church, a love for most forms of music (ok, not Country or Hip Hop), and enjoys fly fishing in West Michigan.

BETHANY MCIIRATH / Digital Marketing Manager

As Digital Marketing Manager, Bethany is essentially a 'book matchmaker', making sure that our books find the people they'll serve best. Bethany lives near Charlotte with her husband Matt and their small dog Indy. They attend Calvary Church and love helping others know Christ and grow in him.

BRIAN THOMASSON / VP, Editorial

Brian Thomasson is still convinced that Christian books can change the world. It’s just what happens when you take the Word of God and combine it with the best words we can find. He enjoys fly fishing, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, chefery, and travelling the world in search of the sublime. He lives with his absurdly gifted family in the foothills of the Rockies.

ABIGAIL TALBOTT / Customer Service

Abigail is our excellent customer service manager. She is fantastic at exceeding our customers' expectations and helping to find the right resources, whatever your ministry. She's married to Thomas and is a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.

KATIE THOMPSON / Customer Service Administrator

Whatever your inquiry, call or email us and you'll find Katie ready and keen to assist you. Katie is a wife and mother and attends Factory Church where she volunteers with kids ministry and leads a women's Bible study.

JOE HENEGAN / Vice President of Marketing

Joe is the The Good Book Company's Vice President of Marketing. He lives in South London with his wife and two daughters where they attend River Church Sutton - part of the Newfrontiers network - where he runs the Alpha course and other outreach events.

"Resources
which open up
the Bible"
ALEXA BURSTOW / Branding and Marketing Specialist

Alexa cut her teeth at some big London ad agencies and the BBC. Now her branding, messaging and design management skills are being put to good use at TGBC. Alexa is married to James and they have two children. She is a member of Grace Church Worcester Park where she is involved in leading the youth work.

RACHEL JONES / Editor

Rachel Jones is the author of Is This It? and the award-winning Five Things to Pray series, and an editor at The Good Book Company, where she works with authors on a wide variety of projects. She's a member of Chessington Evangelical Church, where she's involved in children's work. Rachel studied History at Manchester University before joining TGBC in 2013.

ANDRE PARKER / Head of Design

André oversees the Design dept of The Good Book Company, where he works on most of the resources TGBC produces and art-directs the illustrated children’s titles. Andre lives in London with his wife Sarah, their four young children and a hyperactive dog. He is a member of Trinity Road Chapel, Wandsworth Common, where he leads the 11-14s youth group.

ALISON MITCHELL / Senior Editor

Since joining TGBC in 2000, Alison has worked on a huge variety of series including the Christianity Explored range and one of our kids’ series, Tales That Tell The Truth. She’s part of the music ministry at Cornerstone Church, Kingston.

JACKIE MORALEE / Editorial Administrator

Jackie keeps all the editorial processes on track, and uses her previous experience working at the BBC during video projects. She is involved in women's ministry at Cornerstone Church in Kingston.

TOM BEARD / Logistics Manager

Despite being born in the UK, Tom supports Australia in sporting achievements, having spent most of his youth in Sydney. He currently works on shipping pallets around the world, keeping our website accurate and editing ebooks. He is the only committed PC user in the company (which he is quietly humble about). Tom attends Dundonald Church in Raynes Park with his wife Katie and their daughter Jessica.

BEN WOODCRAFT / Designer

Ben works on various marketing campaigns and catalogues, as well as in editorial, designing covers for titles such as John Piper’s Living in the Light. He is a member of Kings Church Kingston, which is part of the Newfrontiers network.

ANNE WOODCOCK / Staff Editor

As well as proof-reading all TGBC titles, Anne edits Bible-study resources by authors such as Tim Chester and Jason Helopoulos. She’s married to Pete, one of the pastors of Cornerstone Church, Kingston.

KATY MORGAN / Editor

Before joining TGBC as an editor, Katy worked as a school chaplain’s assistant, which involved everything from Bible studies to braiding hair. Her experiences studying Ancient Greek at university proved useful for one, but not the other. She lives and attends church in Chessington, but she’s originally from rural Somerset, and now enjoys escaping the suburbs for long countryside walks.

EMILY ROBERTSON / Email Marketing Specialist

Emily Robertson has been at The Good Book Company since 2007 performing various tasks on the marketing team. Her current position co-ordinates email marketing. She is married to Dave, has two lively daughters and attends Emmanuel Epsom, a fledgling church plant of Chessington Evangelical Church.

NIC HURDLE / Software Developer

Nic’s interest in computers began when he was introduced to video games as a child. His work involves programming, a bit of technical support, and anything else IT related. He also has a passion for music, and was part of the National Concert Band of the Air Training Corps as a teenager. He is part of the new church plant, Emmanuel Epsom.

ELIZABETH PARSONS / Translations Co-ordinator

Despite being born in the UK, Elizabeth is fascinated by other languages and cultures. She studied modern languages and linguistics at university and is delighted to use those skills in managing translation projects and selling language rights for our publications. She particularly enjoys testing her colleagues to see if they can recognise some of the more unusual languages in which these are now published.

RICHARD ROPER / Senior Buyer

Richard brings a wealth of experience and a wonderful aura of calmness to our busy printing buying department.

MICHAEL PAGE / Digital Marketing Assistant

Michael joined the marketing team after undertaking an internship at CNN, where he contributed to an Emmy award-winning series of animated stories .At TGBC, he works on all things video and social media. He attends Cheam Baptist Church where he is involved in the music ministry and the live stream team.

JONNY BARKER / IT Development & Support

Jonny keeps every IT system in TGBC up to date and running smoothly. He is able to fix virtually anything and has invented a bicycle-operated disco machine. He lives in Petersfield and attends Trinity Church, Liphook.

Working closely with others

We always enjoy connecting with other gospel-focused ministries and organizations and are particularly excited by our partnership with Christianity Explored. We also enjoy working with a fabulous collection of authors who share our love for Jesus and the Bible. If you are an author who would like to discuss the potential of working with us, please see our Guidance for Authors page.

If you have specific questions about us or our work, please contact us.

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