Tyndale House's board of directors elected longtime president Mark Taylor to serve as chairman of the board and chief executive officer on Friday, January 22. The board also promoted Jeff Johnson to president and chief operating officer of the Christian publishing house.

Taylor, who has worked at the company since its founding in 1962, formerly served as executive director as well as in several administrative roles before succeeding his father, Dr. Kenneth Taylor, as president and CEO in 1984. In his new role as chairman and CEO, Taylor will work closely with both the board and executive staff.

Johnson first joined Tyndale as a stock runner in 1986 and climbed the ranks, becoming director of human resources and administrative services in 1988, v-p, publishing services in 1998, and in 2004 he was named chief operating officer.

Tyndale House, based in Carol Stream, Ill., is the largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media in the world.