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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 select trustworthy, 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 driving 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 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. For more information, please check out our partners page.

Buying directly from us helps us to achieve all this and we value your custom enormously. As a token of our appreciation, if you have an account you will accumulate loyalty rewards at a rate of £2.50 for every £50 you spend, and you will be emailed a reward voucher. 

Meet the family

The Good Book Company started in 1991, and has grown to be an international provider of Christian resources, with offices in  South-West London, UK, and in Virginia, USA, as well as partner offices in Sydney, Australia and Christ Church, New Zealand. 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.

TIM THORNBOROUGH / Publishing Director

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"
JAMES BURSTOW / Commercial Director

James' role as Commercial Director encompasses marketing, sales and customer service and he 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 / Editorial Director

Carl is Editorial Director 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JOE HENEGAN / Marketing Manager

Joe is the The Good Book Company's Marketing Manager. 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.

DEAN FAULKNER / Sales Manager

Often found somewhere round the M25, Dean engages with churches, organisations and individuals to provide them with useful resources for their varying ministries. Dean attends St John's Church in Woking, where he lives with his family and so in his spare time is usually found on the A3.

ALEXA BURSTOW / Branding and Marketing Specialist

Alexa was trained 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.

ROBIN FAIRBAIRN / Ministry Development Officer

Robin is our man in Ireland, serving our customers on both sides of the border with his customary passion for the gospel. He attends Ballygowan Pres Church but preaches regularly in churches across Northern Ireland. He is also involved on the planning committee of Keswick Portstewart.

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.

RICHARD ROPER / Senior Buyer

Richard brings a wealth of experience and a wonderful aura of calmness to our busy printing buying department. He lives in Weybridge where he attends Wey Christian Fellowship and is active on the leadership team. He is married to Grace and has two lovely children. He is not related to the 'worst man in the world' in any known way.

"Resources
which open up
the Bible"
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.

NELLY ORTIZ / Customer Services Manager

Originally from Mexico City and well-known for her guacamole, Nelly is our Customer Service Manager. She attends Emmanuel Wimbledon and lives in New Malden with her husband Josue, their 2 lovely teenage children and one badger-like dog who rules the house.

"Trustworthy, relevant, accessible"
SAYURI KATO / Customer Service

Sayuri is married to Andy and has two beautiful children. Hailing from Japan, Sayuri attends Sutton Vineyard Church and is also involved with the South London Japanese Church and other Japanese outreach throughout London.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SAFFRON CAMPBELL / Warehouse Assistant

Saffron works in the warehouse processing your orders, she's one of our newest recruits! She is a member of Redeemer Church Croydon serving on the welcome team. She has a passion for cooking (especially curries).

ANTON JOUBERT / Warehouse Assistant

The Good Book Company is so good you can't stay away! Anton worked at GBC in the noughties and returned from his beloved South Africa to join the warehouse team again in 2020. However, his time back home was not wasted. He got married to Ondine and they have 2 boys , Cale (step-son) and Regan. In his spare time be enjoys braais with friends , running and reading.

FELIPE SILVA / Warehouse Assistant

Felipe worked in the space industry of Brazil before joining The Good Book Company in 2016. An experience which has certainly brought him back to earth. Felipe attends church in Haywards Heath with his wife Jackie and their two young children.

CHARLOTTE ALLAN / Warehouse Assistant

Charlotte helps out in the warehouse, putting her newly acquired picking and packing skills to use. Living in London, she attends St Helen's Church. Charlotte can often be found enjoying London, reading a book, or tucking in to brunch with friends!

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.

GILLY DOWN / Finance Assistant

Gilly used to be an Actuary and helps us understand and organise complicated numbers. She is also involved with leading bible studies and studying biblical counselling at her church in Worcester Park. She is married to Alan and is often found practising routines for Strictly.

ROBIN WALPOLE / Customer Services

Joining us in 2001, Robin's dulcet tones have spoken to many many customers on the phone and he continues to provide experienced advice for churches and individuals. Robin understands patience as he stubbornly remains a long-suffering Fulham supporter. He attends Emmanuel Tolworth with his wife and children.

LYNN DUDLEY-TAYLOR / Customer Service Assistant

Lynn is really the company baker but also helps in the Customer Service team. She attends Grace Church, Worcester Park with her two gorgeous sons and her husband (when he's not travelling with his work).

PETER ANDERSON / Vice President of Operations (US)

Peter attends Loudon Valley Baptist and claims to be the older, shorter and less sophisticated of two brothers. He enjoys visiting friends all round the globe.

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.

"Brothers and Sisters serving alongside you"
BETHANY MCIIRATH / Digital Marketing Manager

As US 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.

GEOFF DENNIS / Vice President of Sales (US)

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.

BOB MALLETT / HR

Previously a solicitor, Bob now advises us all on human resources with his vast wisdom and calm manner. He attends Grace Church Worcester Park, having spent earlier years helping plant churches in Wimbledon and Kingston. He is currently involved in Biblical Counselling. He lives in New Malden with his wife, Dorothy, three sons (2 at uni, 1 just graduated) and one cat (orange and grumpy).

Working closely with others

We always enjoy linking up with other gospel-focused ministries and organisations 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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