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Charisma House names new sales director PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:34 AM EST

ken-peckettCharisma House announced Wednesday the addition of a Christian publishing industry veteran to its team. Ken Peckett will now serve as director of CBA and international sales.

Effective immediately, Peckett will head day-to-day sales operations of CBA and international channels, aiming to achieve divisional objectives for Charisma House. Peckett was the director of sales and marketing for 10 years at Influence Resources/My Healthy Church, the publishing and distribution arm of the Assemblies of God (AG). He led the reintroduction of Gospel Publishing House (GPH) and AG materials into trade and international markets, supported the launch of My Healthy Church and Influence Resources, and developed strategic partnerships with publishers, denominations and distributors to help bring Spirit-empowered resources to the local church.

Matthew Lockhart joins David C Cook PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 08 February 2016 12:12 PM EST

DavidCCook-webDavid C Cook announced that Christian publishing veteran Matthew Lockhart was hired Feb. 1 as publisher of the Standard Lesson Commentary, Bible-in-Life curriculum and adult trade book resources.

Lockhart has over 20 years of experience in the industry, specializing in developing resources for the church and its leaders. He has served in a variety of roles at Serendipity House, Group Publishing and, most recently, Standard Publishing as vice president, general manager and publisher.

Joe Allison retires from Warner Press PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 01 February 2016 01:51 PM EST

Warner-Press-logoWarner Press announced Friday that Rev. Joe Allison is retiring from his position as editorial director, discipleship resources and curriculum. He was responsible for overseeing the editorial development of curriculum, periodicals and discipleship resources.

Allison is retiring from a career of nearly 45 years in spent Christian publishing. He was first hired by Warner Press in 1971 and later worked for Thomas Nelson Publishers, Zondervan Publishing House and Evangel Publishing House. In 2004, he went back to Anderson, Indiana, to become the publishing and creative services coordinator for Church of God Ministries, where he coordinated the publishing ministry of Church of God Ministries. Allison returned to Warner Press in 2014.

Dave Thornton heads back to David C Cook PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 25 January 2016 10:45 AM EST

Dave-Thornton-mugDavid C Cook (DCC) announced Friday that industry veteran Dave Thornton has been hired as vice president of strategic partnerships.

In his new role, Thornton will continue cultivating relationships he has built through the years to serve denominations, churches, associations and ministries. He will be responsible for building the go-to market strategy for the direct-to-church channel and will work closely with David C Cook publishers and directors for the Learning Resources strategic ministry unit (SMU) as they create curriculum and trade books for the church.

Christopher Ferebee agency expands PDF Print E-mail
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 21 January 2016 11:01 AM EST

angela-scheff-jana-bursonChristopher Ferebee announced Monday the expansion of his literary agency, The Christopher Ferebee Agency, with the addition of publishing veterans Angela Scheff and Jana Burson. Scheff and Burson’s hiring represents the first expansion for the agency.

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