Audio Scripture Ministries provides the Bible in audio so everyone will have the opportunity to hear God’s Word in their own heart language.
Our commitment to the Great Commission directs us to serve others as we:
- Partner with churches, ministries, and individuals to create and distribute audio Scripture and Bible engagement resources to communicate the Good News of Jesus.
- Facilitate production of audio recordings of the Bible in each language needed by people groups around the world.
- Distribute, either directly or through other ministries, suitably formatted Scripture recordings among both non-Christians and Christians, whether living in their homelands or elsewhere.
- Encourage and assist the development of projects for audio Scripture recording and/or distribution by indigenous and other ministries.
Audio Bibles reliably provide God’s Word in a way that engages everyone, from members of non-literate cultures halfway across the world to immigrants and the visually impaired right here in the United States.
Can you think of a better way to reach the millions of non-readers who are waiting to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Partner with ASM and help God’s people hear God’s Word.
ASM works around the world to build and equip networks of nationals, audio technicians, churches, missionaries, and more to reach non-readers.
ASM recruits native speakers and records them reading Scripture in the languages of people groups who are waiting to hear God’s Word.
ASM directly distributes players in India, Nepal, Mozambique, and Mexico, and distributes through partners throughout the world.
In 1967, Dr. Ron Beery founded ASM (then called Portable Recording Ministries) with the mission to take God’s Word in audio to those who had not yet heard it. Over the past fifty years, ASM has adapted to changes in technology and continued to fulfill its mission to spread the Word.
View the timeline of ASM’s notable moments in history here!Learn more about ASM’s history
Scripture Players and Accessories
By distributing Scripture players, you can help bring the Word of God to non-literate cultures worldwide. ASM utilizes durable, solar-charged digital players as well as optional field accessories. Players are designed to be self-sustaining and to offer great versatility. They are built with rugged durability for the most extreme climates. Please contact our resource department for cost and customization options that fit your needs.
616-396-5291 ext. 104, email@example.com
Check out the different players and accessories, and be sure to listen to Scripture in ten different languages from around the world on our Players page.View our Players
For the past 20+ years Naomi has served in both domestic and international ministry organizations – through broadcast radio, in developing media / communications products and strategies, and by building and mobilizing teams around a common missional vision. From 2005-2013, Naomi was head of communications for the Lausanne Movement. The 10 years
Jim and his wife Jamie have served in full-time missions since 1986; first in Guatemala, then Oaxaca, Mexico, and currently at the home office in Holland, Michigan. Jim and Jamie originally used their linguistics training with Wycliffe Bible Translators hoping to train literacy workers so that completed Scripture translations would be
In India alone, more than 1,600 languages are spoken. Audio Scriptures give people access to the Bible in their own language, even when written translations aren’t available or the people are illiterate. JP (John Paul) works with organizations around the world to produce and distribute audio recordings of God’s Word
Nearly one billion people worldwide can’t study the Word of God because they can’t read, and this is especially true in the country of Mozambique, where just 20% of the population is literate. As director of African operations for ASM, Chad oversees audio Scripture training, recording, and distribution projects throughout
As a nurse with a background in hospice and palliative care, Dara has seen a huge need in Mozambique to provide this type of specialized care. Many people live too far from a health care setting to even access basic health care services. When someone has a terminal disease or
Every day working as ASM’s office manager is different, and that is probably why Wanda loves the job. She considers it an honor and a privilege to be a part of the ministry. When she is not working, Wanda enjoys vacations with her husband and family, outdoor activities three seasons
“Can you please read it to me again? I’ve never heard that story before, and I just want to close my eyes and listen to it again.” Joshua will never forget that moment, as a neighborhood friend heard the story of Jesus for the first time. Joshua grew up on
“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to
ASM is grateful for the generosity of its supporters. Linda loves carefully recording and distributing their gifts to the appropriate projects, and working with the rest of the office staff to keep operations flowing smoothly. She’s the first person you’ll meet when you walk through the door, and she’s always
Sarah started working with ASM early on in the year 2015. Sarah and her husband Patrick have been interested in Audio Scripture Ministries for a couple of years and had been trying to find a way to partner with what they believe is an inspiring and worth-while mission. Donations made
Desiré Jansen was deeply moved and inspired to partner with ASM in any way possible after a recent trip to India, hosted by JP and Katy Sundararajan. While in India, she was able to participate in an audio Bible distribution to a blind community. This experience -as well as learning more
Lloyd is a retired pastor. In the 1970s, he was introduced to Dr. Ronald Beery, the founder of ASM, by his father, Edward Wolters, who was Ron’s colleague at Hope College. Edward was impressed by what Ron was doing to help missionaries spread God’s Word by providing “timely technology for
Don Lang has walked with the Lord most of his life. He graduated as an Electrical Engineer from Oregon State University and worked for Electric Utility Companies for 40 years. Don had been married for 28 years when his wife unexpectedly passed away due to a heart attack in 2010.
Board of Directors
|President, Treasurer, Director||David Hickey|
|Vice President, Director||Ann Hemmeke|
|Chairman of the Board, Director||Jamison Worst|
|Vice Chairman, Director||Art Brooks|
|Chief Financial Officer, Director||Randall Brondyke|
|Secretary, Director||Tom Vanden Berg|
|Director||Tom Van Wynen|
|Director at Large||Loraine Slagh|
Oral communicator: A person who learns or processes information by spoken rather than literate means. Some oral communicators are so out of necessity because they cannot read or read with understanding. Other oral communicators can read with understanding and write, but they prefer non-print forms of communication.
Oral learner: A person whose mental framework is primarily influenced by spoken rather than literate forms of communication and who therefore learns primarily or exclusively by speech, song, etc.