Meet the Board


Jeremy Marshall

Jeremy is  Chairman of Christian Books Worldwide and our sister charity Pastor Training International. Jeremy has a wealth of commercial experience, previously being  CEO of C Hoare & Co, Britain’s oldest private bank. He is currently off work being treated for cancer. Jeremy is also Chairman of Christianity Explored, Treasurer of London Seminary, and a Trustee with Stewardship.

Deputy Chairman

David Ide

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

Managing Director

Mike Taylor

Mike is a retired metallurgist who specialized in nickel alloys, working in the UK and South Africa. Seeing the poverty of so many Christian people in Africa convinced him of the urgent need to make excellent biblical literature resources available to as many majority world pastors as possible. Recently retired as an elder of Christ Church Fetcham, Mike now oversees all aspects of CBW’s international operations.  

CBW Director Robin Asgher

Robin Asgher

Robin is Pastor of Cranford Baptist Church, West London, a church-planting situation set among many diverse ethnic groups. He is married to Muno and has two children, Rohan and Myra. Originally from Pakistan, Robin is a keen and experienced evangelist to Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims, and he brings first-hand in-country knowledge to CBW’s work in South Asia. Robin has authored many multi-lingual tracts which are distributed at home and abroad, particularly in South Asia.


Sukesh Pabari

Sukesh spent 16 years as a missionary in Kenya, where he built a team to translate reformed theological books into Swahili. He was also heavily involved in training pastors, many with just primary school education. Now Pastor of Copse Road Chapel, Clevedon, Sukesh is also engaged with CBW’s continuing literature work in Kenya and further afield. His current writing project is a Swahili translation of William W. Harrell, Let’s Study 1 Peter (The Banner of Truth Trust).


Chris Embleton-Smith

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 Helen’s, Bishopsgate. Having handed over the work of coordinating conferences at Pastor Training International, Chris now concentrates 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, and he currently has responsibility for CBW’s Francophone work.


Matthys (Thys) Storm

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 married to Elsa, and their two children are both in full-time Christian ministry. A member of Swindon Evangelical Church, Thys is Chair of CBW’s Executive and is currently focussed on compliance, capacity building, and the charity’s pre-owned books operation.

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.