Crossway Books Appoints Justin Taylor Publisher Of Books

Allan Fisher, Crossway’s SVP and publisher for books, retired in July, after serving as Crossway’s book publisher over the last eight years. Before joining Crossway, Fisher began his publishing career nearly 40 years ago at Baker Publishing Group, where he served as director of publications, later holding the same position for five years at P&R Publishing.

As Crossway president Dr. Lane Dennis noted, “We are deeply grateful to Allan Fisher for the enormous contribution he has made to the Crossway publishing program—but much more than this, to all of Christian publishing throughout his distinguished career as an editor and publisher. Allan has overseen publication of well over a thousand books during his career—books that have had an immeasurable impact for the sake of the gospel and edification of the church.”

As of Aug. 15, Crossway announced the appointment of Justin Taylor to the position of SVP and publisher for books, held previously by Allan Fisher. Justin came to Crossway in 2006, serving most recently as VP for book publishing. Before coming to Crossway, Justin served as the director of theological and educational development at Desiring God. He received his Master of Arts degree in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary, and he is currently working on a PhD at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Taylor has co-edited numerous books and is well known through his daily blog, “Between Two Worlds,” which is widely recognized as one of the most influential Christian blogs.

“It is my delight,” Lane Dennis said, “to welcome Justin in his new role as Crossway’s Publisher for Books. Justin has already made a tremendous contribution to our publishing program, and he is highly qualified both theologically and personally to carry forward the Crossway mission and ministry in this new position.”

“I am honored beyond words to accept the position of Crossway’s Publisher for Books,” Justin Taylor noted. “Allan Fisher has made an indelible mark on Christian publishing, and it has been a great privilege to be mentored by him in preparation for this role. By God’s grace, under the leadership of Dr. Lane Dennis and the Crossway board, our desire is that Crossway would continue to be a pacesetter for faithful gospel-centered publishing for generations to come.”

Similarly, Fisher notes, “Having worked with Justin for more than five years, I could not be happier about his becoming Crossway’s next Publisher for Books. Though attaining this position at a relatively young age, he has clearly demonstrated his readiness for the position. Bringing together a devotion to Christ, keen theological insight, and personal warmth, Justin will make a lasting contribution in the world of Christian publishing.”

While Allan Fisher will be retiring from his current position, he will continue to work part-time at Crossway in the area of Bible publishing rights and will be advising Crossway on specific key projects.

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