|Publisher Bridge-Logos acquired by three new owners|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Monday, 14 January 2013 01:41 PM EST|
Bridge-Logos Inc. has announced that three new owners have acquired the Alachua, Fla.-based charismatic publishing company. The former owner was Catherine "Kitty" Morrell, co-founder of the company, who died in 2009.
The new owners are: Suzanne Wooldridge, the daughter of Guy and Kitty Morrell; Ed Harding, former president of New Wine Ministries in the United Kingdom; and Lloyd Hildebrand, Bridge-Logos' publisher. The new leadership is "firmly committed to continuing the tradition of excellence that was set forth by the company's founders," company officials said.
In addition to its "Pure Gold Classics" series featuring titles by Andrew Murray and Charles Spurgeon, Bridge-Logos has also become known for publishing books by evangelist Ray Comfort, Liberty Savard, David Yonggi-Cho, Kathryn Kuhlman, Vinson Synan, Nicky Cruz, and Dennis and Rita Bennett.
As president and CEO of Bridge-Logos, Hildebrand told Christian Retailing that he is "very excited" about the future of the company, which began nearly 45 years ago.
"Publishing plans for 2013 are well under way, and we expect God to bless our books and authors as they reach out to people all over the world," said Hildebrand, author of 2012: Is This the End? and Prayers That Change Things (Bridge-Logos). "Our owners have more than 75 years of combined experience in Christian publishing, and with God's help, we are keeping up with the current trends in the marketplace. Our goal remains the same as our founders put forth years ago—to publish the changeless Word for a changing world.
Bridge-Logos was founded in 1967 as the nonprofit Logos International Fellowship. Kitty Morrell and husband Guy took over the company in New Jersey in 1995. The Morrells later moved the company to Alachua, after Guy—who served as president and CEO of Bridge-Logos—died in May 2007, Morrell inherited the company.
Bridge-Logos distributes Christian literature to needy parts of the world, and provides prisoners with free books and Bibles, company officials said.