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Brief History

In 1979, a monthly Christian magazine named Step began circulating in Kenya under the auspices of Youth for Christ International.  The magazine circulated to other parts of Africa, particularly Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, and Zambia. Tim Stafford from the USA was the pioneer-missionary and managing editor/publisher.  He later handed over to Bedan Mbugua who, in turn, handed over to Haron Wachira.

In 1987, Haron Wachira handed over to Lawrence Darmani, a Ghanaian student in Kenya who was then an intern in the organisation.  In 1988, Lawrence Darmani handed over the operations to Connie Kisuku and returned home to establish Step Publishers in Ghana.

The first Step Magazine, Ghana edition, appeared on newsstands in June 1989.  Later, Step Publishers expanded operations to cover the publishing of books.  Today, in addition to publishing the magazine, books have become a key product of the company, supplying books to the Ministry of Education, Senior High Schools, Non-Formal Education, Ghana Book Trust and other institutions.

Step Publishers

The acronym STEP was not determined at the outset of the company’s establishment, but down the years, by its activities and presentations, the acronym has come to mean, Seeking To Encourage People.
Step Publishers is registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee (1988) and licensed to operate business in 1989.
Step Publishers is a Christian literature organisation set up with a mission and vision in mind and in our operations. Mission: To produce and distribute quality Christian literature for young people (and others). Vision: That by reading our literature, young people would cultivate a Christian identity, be drawn closer to God, and deal with issues confronting them through biblical perspectives.
Step Publishers is an autonomous organisation that operates as an independent entity. It is however affiliated to the Youth for Christ International, Africa, by its historical roots to the organisation as noted in the brief history below. By its Christian characteristics, Step Publishers is aligned to the basis of faith subscribed to by evangelical Christians worldwide.

Meet the STEP Team

LAWRENCE DARMANI
LAWRENCE DARMANIManaging Director
Lawrence Darmani is a Ghanaian novelist, poet and publisher. He is editor of Step magazine and CEO of Step Publishers. His first novel, Grief Child, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize as best first book from Africa.He also writes devotional articles for Our Daily Bread, which touches the lives of many Christians around the world. He fellowships with the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
BENJAMIN MORKLE
BENJAMIN MORKLEAccountant - Finance Department
Key Roles: – Maintenance and classification of Financial records
– Financial reporting i.e. balance sheet/cash flow
– Tax reporting issues
– Budgeting/ Variance reporting
– Inventors Processing

Benjamin is a person who loves to get involved with others and find practical solutions to issues. He loves counselling the youth about life and what it is made up of and advising them the steps to success.

SAM NYARKO-MENSAH
SAM NYARKO-MENSAHHead of Publications - Publication Department
Key Roles:- Editing and/or coordinating the editorial process of manuscripts for publication.
– Managing e-book platforms and digitising e-books.
– Commissioning and coordinating illustrations for books and magazines.
– Designing book layout and covers of books and magazines.
– Coordinating publishing service activities of the organisation.
– Managing authors and other author-related issues.

Sam is a creative thinker, self-motivating person who loves to work with great minds. He loves music and I spend some of my leisure time listening to, arranging and composing music.

JOEL BORBORYOE
JOEL BORBORYOEEditor - Editorial Department
Key Roles: – Editing
– Writing
– Organising Writer’s Training
– Marketing

Joel loves to preach and teach; I’m also a lover of the green vegetation. His passion is to read good stories and write.

NANA BOAMAH KARIKARI
NANA BOAMAH KARIKARIMarketing Executive - Marketing Department
Key Roles:- Marketing and Sales (Books / Magazine
– Soliciting for Adverts (Magazine)
– Book Promotion
– Client Service Management
– Marketing Research
– Coordination of Regional Sales Representatives
– Marketing Proposals

Nana Boamah is affable and a good listener. He loves sight-seeing and farming

VINCENTIA GLADJAH
VINCENTIA GLADJAHAdministrator
Key Roles:- Coordinate meetings and retreats
– Receiving and issuing stocks
– Management of clients’ transactions and records
– Receiving manuscripts
– Managing inventory
– Discharge of other administrative duties

Vincentia loves reading, singing and listening to music. Family is one thing She is passionate about.

ALICE MINA
ALICE MINAPublications Assistant/Magazine Coordinator
Key Roles: – Writing
– Editing
– Proofreading
– Finding stories/articles for Step Magazine
– Coordinating the production of Step Magazine
– Co-organiser of Book Fairs

Alice is an author and publisher who takes immense pleasure in equity advocacy and the importance of overcoming limitations.

PATIENCE BOATENG
PATIENCE BOATENGPublications Assistant - Publications Department
Key Roles:- Make corrections of proofread manuscripts
– Write illustration briefs
– Manuscript evaluation
– Proofreading
– Page layout design

Patience is a self-motivated individual who achieves goals, a team player and accept people around me just the way they are.
She loves to listen to music

EUGENE KWAYISI OFFEI
EUGENE KWAYISI OFFEIProduction Manager - Productions
Key Roles:- Designing of magazines and books
– Book Estimation
– Liaising with printers, platemakers, paper sellers, etc
– Marketing and selling of books
Eugene loves to sing, preach and travel. I love to see people doing well, especially the youth. Also, I love to advice and counsel the youth.

Meet Some of our Authors