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Warner Press Announces the Retirement of Joe Allison

Gwynne Watkins
Communications and Public Relations Director
Phone: (800) 741-7721, ext. 3033 • Fax: (765) 640-8005

Anderson, Ind.—Warner Press announces that Joe Allison is retiring from his position as editorial director, discipleship resources and curriculum. In this role, Rev. Allison was responsible for overseeing the editorial development of curriculum, periodicals and discipleship resources.

Rev. Allison is retiring from a career of nearly 45 years in spent Christian publishing. He was first hired by Warner Press in 1971 and later worked for Thomas Nelson Publishers, Zondervan Publishing House, and Evangel Publishing House. In 2004 he returned to Anderson to become the publishing and creative services coordinator for Church of God Ministries, where he coordinated the publishing ministry of Church of God Ministries. Allison returned to Warner Press in 2014.

“Throughout his career, Joe has been driven by a desire to see others know Christ better and become more like Him,” said Regina Jackson, vice president of product management for Warner Press. “The books, curriculum, and discipleship resources Joe has worked on over the years have made a lasting impact on countless lives. We are thankful for his years of dedication and service and the legacy he leaves behind, not only for Warner Press and Church of God Ministries, but also for Christian Publishing as a whole.”

With Allison’s retirement, Kevin Stiffler, adult curriculum editor, will assume responsibilities for editorial development of curriculum and discipleship resources.

About Warner Press

Warner Press is a not-for-profit organization that publishes and distributes Christian products, including ministry resources, church supplies, kids’ books and greeting cards that equip churches for ministry and encourage individual spiritual growth. For more than 130 years, Warner Press has been sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and serving the Christian community worldwide. For more information, visit