Judson Press is the publishing ministry of American Baptist Churches USA, a historic Protestant denomination that includes 1.5 million members in 5,600 congregations in the United States and Puerto Rico. The denomination’s national offices are housed in the American Baptist Mission Center in Valley Forge, PA.
The Judson publishing ministry is one of the mission programs of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies which serves Jesus Christ throughout the United States and Puerto Rico with its mission partners. Founded in 1824 as the Baptist General Tract Society in response to the need for printed Baptist literature, Judson Press also has its roots in the following organizations:
- American Baptist Publication and Sunday School Society
- American Baptist Publication Society
- American Baptist Board of Education and Publication
- Board of Educational Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA
Under the name of the American Baptist Publication Society, the organization produced tracts, Bibles, Sunday school curriculum series, nonfiction and fiction books and denominational resources. The Publication Society registered the trademark Judson Press in 1922 in honor of Adoniram Judson to preserve both the denominational and missionary spirit.
Today, as part of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Judson Press seeks to provide Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of persons, congregations, communities and cultures. Its backlist of 350 titles is distributed internationally, and resources can be found in churches, libraries, educational institutions, and secular and Christian bookstores. Judson publishes titles on African American issues, Christian living, Christian education, Baptist history and beliefs, church leadership, Bible study, preaching, and discipleship. Other products include church supplies, curriculum and the devotional periodical, The Secret Place.
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