Smyth & Helwys Books an imprint of Smyth & Helwys Publishing Inc. Smyth & Helwys, established in 1991, is named for two inspiring pioneers of religious liberty, John Smyth and Thomas Helwys. The fact that our company bears their names speaks volumes about the values we hold dear. John Smyth (1554-1612) led his band of English Separatists to Amsterdam to escape religious persecution. Thomas Helwys (1550-1616) died in an English prison, a martyr for religious freedom. Their writings and lives brought freedom to a time when Christians were less free to express their faith. John Smyth & Thomas Helwys — our name celebrates their faith and devotion to these cherished Christian values.
Our offices are in the charming small city of Macon in the heart of Georgia. Rich in musical heritage, Macon is the home of the Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, Little Richard and Capricorn Records, one of the birthplaces of Southern rock. Each spring Macon also hosts the International Cherry Blossom Festival, showcasing the city’s 300,000 flowering Yoshino cherry trees in the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.”