In 1984, only 8.2% of households in the US-owned a personal computer, and the World Wide Web had yet to be invented. By 2000, 54 million households or 51% of US households had owned one or more computers. Gospel International was initially printed in 1993 and went on the world wide web in 1994 when the internet was virtually unheard of by modern-day consumers. The online publication was first seen by students and faculty at universities and colleges worldwide, enlisted and working people at major military posts and organizations worldwide, and corporations utilizing online sources.
Gospel International was the first online to feature audio and video presentations along with a 15 minute radio broadcast. The company suffered a severe online hack in 2000 in addition to the Gospel International name being sabotaged by hackers. The domain name (Gospel International) was literally held “captive” by unscrupulous individuals who attempted to force ownership of the domain name. Unknowingly, GI’s advertisers and subscribers pulled out and demanded their payments be refunded. Patiently awaiting the domain name to become available again from the hack, in 2007 Gospel International was able to once again secure the name and went online with Gospel International Video Magazine. Video on the internet was still in its infancy stage so this new form of exposure to the gospel music market was well received. GI’s goal was to still provide quality reporting of gospel music and the people and places that made it happen.
Not having sufficient funding to maintain the production of each video presentation the online publication once again went off-line. Today Gospel International brings not only more Profiles of people in front of and behind the scenes, but more Good Gospel Gossip!, Music Reviews, On Air Personalities and what they are playing . There are lots of red links to take you behind the scenes and provide greater close ups of Vip’s and even a close up and personal profile of the Publisher. GI is currently rebuilding its national church listing featuring pastors and laymen and live praise and dance teams and choirs from around the nation.
In early 2021 Gospel International acquired a TV channel on the ROKU Network and Fire TV (stick). The channel features Videos on Demand (ie: Netflix style), and live streaming 24/7. In addition GI has provided the live stream here on the Gospel International website, where you can see live interviews with people such as Ben Tankard, Deitrick Hadden, Jerome Allen Bell, and many others. The channel features current videos of some up and coming artists in the music industry, and of course Good Gospel Gossip live. View your favorite quartet gospel music legends as well as hip hop, and your favorite choirs and solo artists. And if you want to try your hand at preparing a delicious meal, you can watch our cooking shows with chef, Bronson Williams. GI is continually building a stronger and more viable platform that will not just inform you, but educate you and motivate you.