Who We Are

Kevin Meath — Co-founder; Publisher & Editor

44140259_oKevin has worked largely as a writer and editor since 1982. Among other positions, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice as a speechwriter (Reagan Administration), and in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC as Director of Congressional Relations and Director of Grassroots Communications. He was also a contributing editor to Nation’s Business, at that time the highest-circulation business magazine in the country. Later he spent eleven years as chief editor for a church organization, and then worked for several years as a full-time freelance book editor.

He has worked on more than 70 book projects for the Christian market, and has edited for Jerry Bridges, Paul Tripp, John Piper, Joel Beeke, Tim Challies, Richard D. Phillips, C.J. Mahaney, Albert N. Martin, Marty Machowski, Scotty Smith, and many others. He has worked with Multnomah, Crossway, Reformation Trust, Shepherd Press, Reformation Heritage, New Growth Press, Founders Press, Revive Our Hearts, Focus on the Family, Truth for Life, Desiring God, and others.

Kevin lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they worship at Jubilee Community Church. He and his wife have five children, all of whom have been entirely home-schooled, with a handful of student-years still to go.

Tim Challies — Co-founder; Strategy & Acquisitions

92879eb1_oTim is an internationally-known blogger, author, pastor, speaker, and book reviewer, as well as a correspondent for WORLD magazine. He has blogged daily since since 2002. His websites include Challies.com and DiscerningReader.com. He has written The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, published by Crossway, The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion, published by Zondervan, and Sexual Detox, published by Cruciform Press.

Tim lives with his wife and three children in Toronto, Ontario, where he works full-time as a writer, as well as an assistant pastor at Grace Fellowship Church.

Bob Bevington — Co-founder; Director of Special Projects

43435834_oBob is co-author with his mentor, Jerry Bridges, of The Bookends of the Christian Life, and The Great Exchange, both published by Crossway. Along with his pastor, Joe Coffey, he has written Red Like Blood: Confrontations with Grace, published by Shepherd Press. For Cruciform Press he has written Good News About Satan: A Gospel Look at Spiritual Warfare. Bob is also a speaker, a business consultant, a practicing optometrist, and an incurable serial entrepreneur who has started and run several successful companies. He is the father of four children and is currently working on a book on the present reign of Christ.

Bob lives with his family in Hudson, Ohio, where they worship and serve at Christ Community Chapel.

Beth Kissinger — Business Manager

9537f011_oBeth has long experience in helping young companies build and maintain a strong business and administrative footing, having worked alongside Bob Bevington (her older brother) on several startups. Beth lives with her family in Hudson, Ohio, where she worships and serves at Christ Community Chapel.

The Larger Cast of Characters

Numerous other men and women work with Cruciform Press on projects related to manuscript development, editing, design, production, site maintenance, and marketing. We are especially interested in hearing from anyone possessing theological acumen and solid editorial skills. If that’s you, please get in touch.

Our Authors

We are deeply grateful to everyone who has chosen to publish with us. Moreover, we are always eager to hear from potential new authors. Please see the Author Inquiries page to learn more.

Essential Creatives

Logo, Cover Design Concept: Matthew Taylor, Taylor Design Works
Interior Book Design: Matthew Wahl, Wahl Design
Bible Study Interior Book Design: Martin Stanley
Principal Cover Designer, specific titles: Clara Meath

Our Beliefs

Although Cruciform Press is explicitly Reformed in its theology, we are “essentially Reformed” in the sense that we are not focused on any particular denomination or movement. This means we have a solid grounding in the core theological tenets of the Reformation: the doctrines of God, of Man, of Scripture, of sin, of salvation, and of the role of the Church. We are Reformed in the same way that Together for the Gospel and The Gospel Coalition are Reformed. Like these umbrella organizations, we seek to engage with diverse expressions of Reformed Christianity around that which truly lies at the heart of the Christian faith: the gospel of Jesus Christ.