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The Good Book Company 2022

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. 

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Ministry-minded

We are keen to make sure we do not to take financial support away from local churches and Christian charities, so we operate as a business. We want to encourage Christians in their faith and the advancement of the gospel, so we recycle our profits. For example, translating our resources into other languages and producing a number of resources that are important from a ministry perspective, even though they are not highly valuable from a commercial perspective. We also donate a portion of the proceeds from our Christmas cards to Compassion, one of the world’s leading child development and advocacy organisations. 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 oversees marketing, sales and customer service as well as leading our wonderful (and rapidly growing) US team. He was an early adopter of Zoom and is 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 30 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 is our US Finance & HR Manager. She resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband, Daniel, and their two kids. They also have a very large, very mischievous, English Golden Retriever named Finn. They are members of Imago Dei Church.

GEOFF DENNIS / Vice President of Sales

Geoff brings more than 30 years of publishing experience, a deep love for his family (and especially his grandkids!), love for classic literature, for leading worship at Crossroads Bible Church, and for most forms of music (ok, not Country or Hip Hop), and enjoys fly fishing in West Michigan.

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.

BETHANY MCIIRATH / Vice President of Marketing

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 are part of New City Church and love helping others know Christ and grow in him.

BRANDON BELLANTI / Data Analyst

Brandon joined TGBC in 2021 to dig into data about inventory, sales, marketing, and more. When he's not staring at spreadsheets, he loves cooking and traveling. Brandon is married to Katherine and lives in Brookline, MA, where they're members at City on a Hill Church.

ABIGAIL TALBOTT / Publicity Manager

Abigail is our excellent publicity manager. She connects authors, reviewers, media contacts and other people who appreciate great books. She lives in Martinsburg, WV with her husband, Thomas and her daughter, Evangeline. They attend Grace Church Martinsburg and she teaches kindergarteners through second graders about the Bible.

DREW MCCALL / Designer

As a member of the design team, Drew creates marketing graphics, designs book covers, and dabbles in photography. Drew and his wife, Megan, live in Boston, MA, where they attend City on a Hill Church

KELLY KELLER / Customer Service Associate

Before coming to work at TGBC, Kelly worked full-time as a homeschool teacher of her five kids. She recommends this as an effective (though demanding) way of expanding your home library. She grew up in New England but has called Charlotte home since 2004. Alongside her husband, David, she was a part of the replanting team at Oakhurst Baptist Church.

CALISTA DOTY / Customer Service Associate

Calista is one of the friendly customer service associates here at The Good Book Company. She enjoys reading, writing, and cooking, and has a minor obsession with houseplants. She resides in Charlotte, NC, with her husband and three children, and they are members of Oakhurst Baptist Church.

AVERY POWERS / Marketing Engagement Specialist

As the Marketing Engagement Specialist, Avery enjoys planning campaigns and finding the best hashtags for Instagram. On the weekends, you can find her playing with her nephews, attending Queen City Church, and trying to cook dumplings. Avery lives in Charlotte with three friends and as many books as she can fit into her room.

MATT MCILRATH / Sales and Events Support

Matt is married to Bethany of Marketing fame and lives near Charlotte, NC. He attends New City Church, studies Japanese (こんにちは), and is quite grateful to call the capital of NASCAR racing his home.

ASHLEY CUMBIE / Finance Specialist

Ashley is our Finance Specialist from the great state of Texas. She resides there with her husband Patrick and her four beautiful blessings Kiley, Sam, Halle and James. They like the outdoors and good coffee! When they are not homeschooling and working you can find them in Colorado skiing, paddle boarding, camping, hiking or at the local coffee grind. Ashley and Patrick are also Crossfit enthusiasts. They worship at Welch Church of Christ and participate in various Parachurch ministries loving people and sharing the good news!

BRITTANY MARSHALL / Payroll & HR Specialist

Brittany is a North Carolina native who enjoys all that the state has to offer from the mountains to the sea. She loves movies and has seen Titanic over 20 times (can you beat that?). She and her husband have two children and attend Imago Dei church in Raleigh, NC. In addition to working with TGBC, Brittany is a preschool teacher to an enthusiastic group of two year olds.

JACKIE MORALEE / Publishing Coordinator and PA to the Directors.

Jackie uses her superhuman administration skills to keep all our publishing processes on track. She also frequently brings the UK office vital supplies of baked goods to keep energy levels high! She is involved in various ministries at Cornerstone Church in Kingston and her new favourite pastime is seeing her grandchildren.

ALISON MITCHELL / Senior Editor

Since joining TGBC in 2000, Alison has worked on a huge variety of titles including the Christianity Explored range and many of our children’s series. She is the author of the award-winning books "The One O’Clock Miracle" and "Jesus and the Lions’ Den". Alison is a member of Cornerstone Church, 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 designing covers for titles such as John Piper’s "Living in the Light". He is married with three children and a member of Kings Church Kingston (part of the Newfrontiers network).

RACHEL JONES / VP Editorial

Rachel Jones is the author of "Is This It?", "A Brief Theology of Periods" and many of the award-winning "Five Things to Pray" series. She is also VP Editorial working with authors on a wide variety of projects. She's a member of King's Church Chessington, 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, working on most of the resources TGBC produces and art-directing the illustrated children’s titles. André lives in London with his wife Sarah, their four children and a hyperactive dog. He is a member of Holy Trinity Clapham.

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.

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.

KATY MORGAN / Editor

Katy works on a wide variety of projects, from rhyming children’s books to adult Bible studies, and is also the author of the children’s book The Promise and the Light. Before she came to TGBC she worked in a school chaplaincy team, and she’s now involved with youth work at her local church. Katy lives in Chessington but 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 / International Rights Manager

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 Specialist

Michael joined the marketing team after undertaking an internship at CNN, where he contributed to an Emmy award-winning series of animations. At TGBC, he manages the company's video content and works alongside our authors to promote their books. He attends Cheam Baptist Church where he is involved in the music ministry and the live stream team.

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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