Global Recordings Network (GRN) was founded by Joy Ridderhof in Los Angeles, California in 1939 as "Gospel Recordings." The mission of GRN is "to effectively communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ, through audio recordings, to all peoples in their own language." This is accomplished by recording the stories of the Bible in the native language or dialect, by a native speaker and providing them in an audio format to the community. Often the languages do not have a written form. GRN has recorded over 5500 languages or dialects. The company's U.S. headquarters is located in Temecula, California.
Hand cranked cassette players (TapeTalk) and cardboard based phonograph players CardTalk are sometimes used to play the recordings in locations where electricity is unavailable.
GRN is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and the Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association (IFMA).
- 2006 - The Tailenders. Directed by Adele Horne.
- Global Recordings Homepage
- Wheaton College GRN archives collection
- The Tailenders (documentary film)
- Global Recordings Network response to The Tailenders film