ECPA's Rush To Press


FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE-  SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 –  Clovercroft Publishing, one of the publishing imprints of Christian Book Services, LLC, announced today that they will be publishing a groundbreaking new book from Jimmy Draper.  The book, entitled Don’t Quit Before You Finish, will be published on April 1st, 2016.

Jimmy Draper is one of the most recognizable Christian figures in America.  He has served as a pastor for thirty five years and served for fifteen years as President of LifeWay Christian Resources.  He was president of the Southern Baptist Convention for two years from 1982 to 1984.  As president of the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, he was influential in determining the long term direction of the Southern Baptist at a crucial time in their history.  Now retired, he continues to be influential in mentoring young pastors.

According to Draper, “The book focuses on knowing that God has designed for you to be in a position of leadership and identifying the role of a leader, addressing the nature of leadership, principles of change and other challenges leaders face. Most of the failures in Christian leadership are self-inflicted. Failing is rarely the fault of those we serve.  I felt that I had to write this book to help equip every Christian leader serve well and finish strong. This book is designed to help every leader examine their own lives and implement the tools presented in this book, with the character to sustain them. Every Christian leader should read this book. The principles and guidelines in the book have been proven in over 60 years of leadership experience.” 

According to Clovercroft Publishing President and CEO, Larry Carpenter, “We are thrilled to be working with Jimmy Draper on this new book that is so badly needed by the church today.  Although he has authored twenty eight books, Jimmy considers this book to be one of the most important.  The initial reception to the book has been very strong with over 12,000 preorders already submitted.”

For more details on the company, go to the company’s website at or contact Larry Carpenter at (615) 472-1128 or at