History of Bridge Logos
Bridge Logos, Inc. was established in 1967 as Logos International Fellowship. Based in Plainfield, New Jersey, its founder, a jeweller by the name of Dan Malachuk, launched the business by publishing The Challenging Counterfeit by Raphael Gasson. A year later he published Run Baby Run by Nicky Cruz. This exciting autobiography of a former New York City gang leader continues to be one of our bestsellers. Some other celebrated titles from this period include Nine O'clock in the Morning by Dennis Bennett, Prison to Praise by Merlin Carothers, and Prayer Is Invading the Impossible by Jack Hayford.
In 1981, Logos International Fellowship was renamed Bridge Publishing, Inc. Its new owner, Raymond Stanbury, introduced the very successful series of Pure Gold Classics and this series continues to minister to untold thousands of people.
After a period working for Raymond Stanbury, Guy & Kitty Morrell acquired Bridge Publishing, Inc. in 1995. They subsequently changed the company name to Bridge-Logos Publishers thus bringing together the two previous company identities. Eventually the business moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey. Under their dedicated leadership the company grew as relationships with key authors developed; moving a further two times as demand increased, firstly to Alachua, Florida and then to Orlando. During this period, Bridge-Logos Publishers began to publish the works of Ray Comfort, Liberty Savard, Kathryn Kuhlman and many other bestselling authors.
Following Guy Morrell’s untimely death, Lloyd Hildebrand was appointed President & CEO of Bridge-Logos Publishers in 2007. The business was subsequently relocated to a new facility in Alachua, Florida and in 2012 was renamed Bridge Logos, Inc. Over the course of the following transition period a distribution services agreement was signed with Anchor Distributors and the business management and administration activities were registered at the current address: Newberry, Florida. Also, during this time, a distribution agreement was signed with Warboys Publishing Ltd to sell the prophetic and fantasy fiction books of writer and broadcaster, Wendy Alec, including Visions from Heaven and Journal of the Unknown Prophet. Lloyd Hildebrand retired at the end of 2015.
In 2016, Guy & Kitty Morrell’s daughter, Suzi Wooldridge, was appointed President of Bridge Logos, Inc. and since this time the business has been aligned to support changing market demands and developments in publishing technology. Our new strategy encourages business growth and reflects our commitment to build on the company’s legacy and address some of the urgent issues facing the world today. Highlights include:
Ongoing development of a robust backlist
Acquiring inspirational new authors
Launching Unstoppable – women’s ministry conferences
Publishing and distribution agreements with Don Wilkerson and Adult & Teen Challenge
Distribution agreement for UK and European territories with Kingsway CLC Trust
Motion picture option agreement with Global Creative Studios
Audio, eBook and Print on Demand agreements with Nori Media Group
Launching Synergy Publishing – the company’s first self-publishing division
Bridge Logos, Inc. – publishing the changeless Word for a changing world.