How Deb Serves with Global Recordings Network
After some years away, Deb has returned to Global Recordings Network to assist the Director’s office and Language Research.
On Faith, Family, & Background
Deb was the first of five children born to a Christian family in West Michigan. She went through the Christian school system there and later Calvin College, University of Texas (for linguistic training), and Cornerstone University.
Deb always knew Jesus was the Savior but started following him as Lord at age 16, when she started volunteering for summer missions and other service positions in her church. She heard Joy Ridderhof speak at Calvin College in 1976 and within the year was at Gospel Recordings (GR) Los Angeles, where she served for two plus years before volunteering for field service.
Deb left GR after 15 years, but continued serving the Lord in Sunday School and VBS, by putting together the monthly newsletter, and as a deacon in her church. Deb’s life verse is Matthew 6:33, Seek first God’s kingdom, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. She was drawn to Gospel Recordings (now Global Recordings Network) to reach those who have never heard the name of Jesus. Deb is thrilled that the Lord has called her back to GRN which had been such a part of her early life. You can read more of her story as part of a recordings team in the story titled Adventures of a Recording team – Deb’s story.
Background & Qualifications
Trained technically by Larry DeVilbiss in Los Angeles, Deb spent six years in Papua New Guinea and two years in Australia with other recording/research trips over the years to Mexico, India, West Africa, and Europe. She assisted Dan, Joan, Jon, and Rob in teaching the Los Angeles recordist training course in 1989.
Deb loves the Bible, history, culture, and languages. In Michigan she has worked in various business and church offices as a secretary, admin assistant, and document specialist. She has also written and edited for local Christian publishers, newspapers, and websites. Her bachelor’s degree is in English and her master’s degree is in business. She loves assisting others to meet their goals.