About Us

How did we come to be here?

Great Big Life Publishing was established to provide a means of publication for pastors, leaders, and ministers who may be new to publishing and have had little or no success with mainstream or large publishers.

GBLP manages the whole process of publishing, from receiving manuscripts to delivering printed books, making them available for self-selling, online outlets such as Amazon, and in e-book format.

We’re based in Portsmouth, UK, but we have worldwide vision and connections.

Andy Elmes

Chairman

Andy is the Senior Pastor of Family Church, heads up Synergy Network and Synergy Christian Churches, leads Empower Conference, is a published author, and is married to Gina, with five children. Andy's many years in ministry has brought him into relationship with a number of leaders, ministries and churches across the world.

Matt Lockwood

Publishing Manager

Matt has over sixteen years experience in the publishing and advertising industry, starting out at Kevin Mayhew Publishers as a Designer to now running his own freelance design studio. He is also the Creative Pastor at Family Church, and regularly leads worship with his wife Ali. He has three children.