Christian Art Distributors has become the new shareholder owner of Struik Christian Media, currently part of the New Holland Publishing (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd group, effective Jul. 29, 2013.

Christian Art Distributors intends keeping the business operating as a stand-alone publishing and distribution division and will retain the name Struik Christian Media. All staff members that are currently employed by Struik Christian Media will remain in their current capacities, ensuring that all business will continue uninterrupted.

“We regard this acquisition as a wonderful opportunity to expand our goal to minister widely to the spiritual needs of people and change lives through Bibles and literature consistent with biblical principles,” said Chris Johnsen, managing director of Christian Art Distributors. “Struik Christian Media is a reputable company that shares the same core values and corporate goals as Christian Art Distributors.”

Struik Christian Media will continue to represent Thomas Nelson Publishers, Charisma Media, Destiny Image, FaithWords, other publishing houses, and local authors that they have been representing.

Emile Johnsen has been appointed as the executive director of Struik Christian Media.