04 November

Philip Nation named VP and Publisher for Thomas Nelson Bibles

Nashville, Tenn. (November 4, 2019) — HarperCollins Christian Publishing today announced the company has hired Philip Nation to lead as v-p, publisher for Thomas Nelson Bibles. He will join the organization on December 2nd and report to John Kramp, senior v-p, Bibles and Spanish Group publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

In this role, Nation will oversee acquisitions, author and title development, and product innovation for the King James Version (KJV), New King James Version (NKJV), New English Translation (NET), International Children’s Bible (ICB), and other translations.

Nation has extensive experience in both publishing and ministry, having served in leadership at LifeWay Christian Resources for eight years in various capacities including ministry development, adult ministry publishing, and content development. He holds a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School, and has both written and served as the general editor on a range of projects, including The Mission of God Study Bible. Alongside this work, he has served in various pastoral roles for fifteen years, most recently as the director of advancement and global impact churches for the Baptist World Alliance.

“Philip brings a rare mix of publishing experience, theological training, pastoral ministry, and strong communication skills as a speaker and an author,” said John Kramp. “We’re excited for Philip to lead our Thomas Nelson Bibles team in its next phase of growth.”  

“I am excited and humbled to join the Thomas Nelson Bibles team, which provides the grand opportunity to engage people with beautiful and helpful formats of the Bible,” said Nation. “I’m grateful for the trust that HarperCollins Christian Publishing has placed in me to lead as we press toward the next era of growth in our industry. Joining this team of leaders is an honor and I look forward to many great years ahead.”

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