Jeremy Marshall – Chairman

Mr. Jeremy Marshall is the joint Chairman of the Boards of Christian Books Worldwide and Pastor Training International. Mr Marshall brings a great love for mission having been many times as a boy to Eastern Europe with his father, John Marshall, for their family holidays. He also has a wealth of commercial experience as CEO of C Hoare & Co, Britain’s oldest private bank. His appointment as Chairman allowed David Ide to take a reduced role as Deputy Chairman.


David Ide – Deputy Chairman

David directs an extensive Christian literature programme in Europe and Russia, which he also supports with a preaching and teaching ministry in many countries. David’s professional life as a building contractor has involved him in many church building projects.


Mike Taylor – Managing Director

Mike is a retired Metallurgist who specialized in Nickel Alloys. He has taken on the new role to oversee this new international book ministry. He recently retired as an elder from Christ Church Fetcham (formerly Fetcham Community Church).

CBW Director Robin Asgher

Robin Asgher – Director

Robin is a Pastor in a church planting situation in Cranford set among many diverse ethnic groups. Robin has experience in evangelism among Hindus, Seikhs and Muslims. Robin is married to Muno and has two children Rohan and Myra. Robin brings first hand knowledge of work in Asia as he originates from Pakistan. He has authored many multi-lingual tracts with which he blankets his area regularly.

Sukesh Pabari – Director

Sukesh has spent 16 years as a missionary in Kenya where he was able to build a team to translate many reformed theological books into Swahili. He was involved weekly in training pastors, many with only a primary school education. Now settled as pastor of Copse Road Evangelical Church, Clevedon, Sukesh is also engaged in continuing the literature work in Kenya and wider afield. Presently he is writing simplified commentaries for discipling and training people who have had only a primary education. CBW is looking to use this material translated for wider use.

Chris Embleton-Smith – Director

Chris was brought up in Argentina and after a short service commission in the Royal Artillery he managed a factory in Mozambique. As a surveyor, he has worked with many overseas institutions in the City of London where he attended and benefited from the teaching ministry at St Helens Bishopsgate. Having handed over the work of co-ordinating conferences at Pastor Training International, Chris will concentrate on strategic thinking for the long term growth of CBW. He has organised a succession of book ministry projects in Uganda, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Matthys (Thys) Storm – Director

Thys came to the UK from South Africa in 2002, and worked on various international assignments in the Petro-Chemical Industry, before returning from Nigeria to retire in the UK. He is a member of Swindon Evangelical Church. He is married to Elsa, and their children are both in full-time ministry. He currently focuses on compliance aspects of CBW, on capacity building and the charity’s second-hand book ministry.

Past Directors

Friedhelm Anhuth has now retired from the Board. He and his wife have run the 3L Verlag publishing house in Frankfurt, Germany for the last 14 years from which they have been able to issue well over 100 reformed titles translated from English. Their latest ambitious project is to translate and publish Matthew Henry’s mammoth commentary of the whole Bible in German. Friedhelm was formerly an executive in international companies trading in and manufacturing aluminium and other non-ferrous metals. He and his wife, Gudrun, gained a love for the reformed faith whilst working in England and worshiping at Hook EC when Brian Edwards was the pastor.

Jim Gough was called home early in 2009 having commenced the literature work in India and Pakistan. Jim was an active elder at West Park, Wolverhampton and was greatly missed by his church and in the wider ministry in which he was engaged. His guiding hand and involvement in the work of Christian Books Worldwide at its commencement has been invaluable to the direction we have taken and contacts with whom we have had the privilege to work. We continue to value his guiding wisdom in the setting up and direction of Christian Books Worldwide.