Who We Are

National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a unique gathering of people, united by purpose and message: to proclaim the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ; to transform culture through the application of sound biblical teaching; and to advance biblical truth, to promote media excellence, and to defend free speech.

NRB is a non-partisan international association of committed broadcasters and Christian communicators coming together to spread the life-changing Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through every electronic medium available.  Our member outreach touches every continent through Christian radio, television, Internet and other media arts.  We hold deeply-rooted beliefs that religious liberty is the cornerstone of a free society, and that we must protect those freedoms so that the transforming reality of Jesus Christ can reach hearts and minds the world over.  We provide our members with important resources and effective tools to help them reach their mission goals.  NRB also fosters unity among its members, promoting their passion to share knowledge and find solutions to challenges, thereby increasing excellence in their craft.  The association protects access to the world’s electronic and digital media, ensuring that the Gospel goes out unimpeded to reach the four corners of the earth.

Today's NRB

NRB has a global reach, serving its members, the communications industry and the public by maintaining access to the airways, opening new markets for broadcast and promoting communications excellence in all media.  With headquarters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and offices on Capitol Hill, NRB maintains a close working relationship with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Congress, the courts, and the Executive Branch, representing the interests of NRB members and the people they serve. All NRB members subscribe to the NRB Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics in their business practices.



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NRB is an international association of Christian communicators with over 1400 member organizations representing millions of viewers, listeners, and readers. The Association exists to represent the Christian broadcasters' right to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.

All Members subscribe to the NRB Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics in their business practices.

NRB serves its members, the industry and the public by protecting ACCESS while promoting communications EXCELLENCE. NRB maintains rapport with the FCC, the broadcasting industry and government bodies through its Office of General Counsel and Washington-based Office of Government Relations.


President & CEO
Executive Committee
Board of Directors
Standing Committees

Constitution and Bylaws

Public Service

As a central source of information concerning broadcasting, NRB strives to keep its members up to date. Releasing news to the religious and secular press, NRB speaks for hundreds of Christian program producers and station operators.


  • Maintains rapport with the FCC.
  • Dialogues with other media associations regarding current industry development and keeps members informed of this information.
  • Encourages growth of Christian broadcasting.
  • Provides services, discounts and benefits to enhance the quality of our stations and programmers.
  • Fosters high professional standards through the NRB Code of Ethics and membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) for tax exempt organizations.
  • Gathers research data on audiences, programs and effectiveness of Christian broadcasting.

Financial Accountability Requirements

Non-profit members of NRB whose donated broadcast revenue equals or exceeds $500,000 annually must join and comply with ECFA Standards of Compliance.

Non-profit members of NRB whose donated broadcast revenue is less than $500,000 annually will meet NRB's in-house standards established by the NRB's Ethics Committee.

Denominational and church sponsored broadcasts are exempt from the accountability requirements.

For-profit members of NRB are exempt but are asked to comply with membership standards as set by the Ethics Committee.