WHO WE ARE

Good News Productions, International (GNPI) is a team of global innovators who work together for strategic outreach and strategic evangelism. We connect the dots between Christians in Africa and people who can put effective tools for spreading the Gospel into their hands. Through a worldwide network of partners, we develop media and strategies to creatively contextualize the good news of Jesus Christ for specific people groups, and also to bring change to the communities we reach through media advocacy. 

WHERE WE STARTED

In the 1960s, Ziden and Helen Nutt moved to Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe) to serve as missionaries. They showed films that depicted the Gospel message, and while large crowds gathered to watch, they seemed to respond to the entertainment more than the message.

Ziden decided to stop showing the films, but one day while they were working on a building project together, a local believer gave him a challenge. He suggested that Ziden produce his own series of films that shared the Gospel, but with one major change: these films should feature Africans and reflect the local language and customs. The seed for Good News Productions was planted, and Ziden produced his first film strip within the next three years. The response was overwhelming, with hundreds of people gathering under the African night skies to watch Ziden’s filmstrips and thousands making decisions for Christ each year. Before long, missionaries in other countries were asking Ziden to produce similar media that would present the Gospel in meaningful and relevant ways in their cultures. Good News Productions became Good News Productions, International, and in the decades that followed, our reach grew to span across the globe. 

Technology has advanced rapidly over the past 40 years, and we’ve adapted our methods to fit the cultures and worldviews of many different people groups. But our message and mission have remained the same: we want people from every tribe and tongue to hear the good news of Jesus Christ in the medium that is most relevant and meaningful to them. You can read more about our history here and learn more about how you can support our mission here.

Mission

Evangelize and partner with like-minded organizations and individuals to transform African communities using media and technology. 

Vision

 To have transformed African communities with integrity, hope and prosperity through God’s Word. 

 

VALUES

As we carry out our mission as GNPI-Africa, we demonstrate the following values in all we do: 

 

Godliness: Our projects are founded on the
 Word of God and reflect our dedication to biblical faithfulness


 Cultural Relevance: We are committed to developing resources for Kenya and Africa 

  as a whole in order to share the Gospel in the way that’s most meaningful to Africans  

 

Partnership: We work with like-minded organizations and individuals both locally and internationally.

 

Creativity: We value creativity and innovation in our media production, aiming to capture the imaginations of those we’re trying to reach.

 

Excellence: We reflect God’s glory by pursuing excellence in all we do. We value being outstanding in the quality of our work. 

 

Integrity: We carry out our duties with openness and transparency keeping with Godly statutes