John Ankerberg, The John Ankerberg Show
Dr. John Ankerberg is founder and president of The John Ankerberg Show, the most-watched Christian worldview show in America. Offering a unique blend of experts, educators, and leaders for 33 years, his television and radio programs are broadcast into 100 million American homes and are available in more than 200 nations. Author or co-author of more than 143 books and study guides in 50 languages, his writings have sold more than 3 million copies and reach millions of readers each year online. Dr. Ankerberg holds degrees from the University of Illinois—Chicago, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Luther Rice Seminary. He and his wife Darlene live in Chattanooga, Tennessee and have one grown daughter, Michelle.
Kay Arthur, Precept Ministries International
Kay Arthur and her husband Jack founded Precept Ministries International in 1970 as a ministry to teens which now has become a worldwide outreach with Inductive Bible Studies in nearly 150 countries and 70 languages. Kay has written 100-plus books and Bible studies, of which four received the Gold Medallion Award. Kay reaches over 90 million viewers and listeners through Precepts for Life and Precepts from God’s Word, aired on nearly 1000 radio and television stations worldwide. Kay received the National Religious Broadcasters Best Television Teaching Program award in 2009 for the half-hour program Precepts For Life. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tennessee Temple University.
Phillip Bowen, In Touch Ministries
C. Phillip Bowen serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. In Touch is the ministry of Dr. Charles F. Stanley, which currently broadcasts in more than 50 languages and reaches more than 115 million homes domestically. In Phillip's capacity as CEO, he oversees the continuing operations of In Touch's U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom offices. Under his leadership, In Touch has made great advancements in its mission to lead people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Phillip's last role before In Touch Ministries was as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Emmanuel College, a Christian liberal arts institution.
Peggy Campbell, Ambassador Advertising Agency
Involved in Christian broadcasting for more than 30 years, Peggy Campbell serves as President of Ambassador Advertising Agency, sharing leadership with partner (and brother), Jim Sanders. In addition to the agency, she’s privileged to be involved at Azusa Pacific University as a member of the Board of Trustees and attends St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Newport Beach). She has previously enjoyed Board service with MOPS International and KSGN-Riverside CA.
Ed Cannon, Far East Broadcasting Co.
Ed Cannon serves as President of Far East Broadcasting Company. Ed Cannon’s unique professional career includes leadership experience in both large ministry settings and corporate settings. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. During his 8-1/2 years at Moody, Mr. Cannon had oversight of broadcasting, publishing, the legal department, fundraising and the operations of the Institute. Having served in executive positions in Amoco Oil and BP, Ed has focused on bringing various business disciplines to his work. Ed earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He and his wife Mary Jean have two sons.
Randy Carlson, Family Life Communications
Dr. Carlson oversees the ministries of Family Life Communications, including their 37-station radio network, Family Life Broadcasting, Inc. He is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program Intentional Living, a ministry of Parent Talk, Inc. A best-selling author, Dr. Carlson has written or co-authored six books including: Unlocking the Secrets of Your Childhood Memories, Parent Talk, Father Memories, The Cain & Abel Syndrome, Starved for Affection, and The Power Of One Thing. He has a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology and is a certified Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years' experience in family, marriage, and business counseling.
Arnie Cole, Back to the Bible
As a pioneer in the field of research, Dr. Arnie Cole has spent most of his professional life tracking trends of human behavior and developing programs that can actually help change those behaviors. In his current position as CEO of Back to the Bible and Director of R&D for the Center for Bible Engagement (CBE), Dr. Cole is dedicated in his mission of leading people into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ through daily Bible engagement. Dr. Cole holds both a BA & an MA in Psychology, as well as a Doctor of Education in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University.
Jim Daly, Focus on the Family
Jim Daly assumed the presidency of Focus on the Family in 2005 after 16 years with the ministry. Daly has a B.S. in Business Administration, an MBA in International Business, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. He has received the 2008 World Children’s Center Humanitarian Award, the 2009 Children’s Hunger Fund Children’s Champion Award, and the 2010 HomeWord Family Ministry Award. Daly’s autobiography, Finding Home, was published in 2007, and his second book, Stronger, was released in 2010. Daly has been married to his wife, Jean, since 1986; they have two sons and reside in Colorado Springs, CO.
Dale Davis, PreEminent Media, LLC
Dale Davis is President of PreEminent Media, which is dedicated to facilitating the creation and delivery of high quality content to broadcast and online audiences. He began his career with Northwestern College Radio in 1978, serving as news and operations director of KNWS/Waterloo-Cedar Rapids, MI. In 1989, he was involved in the formation of KTLF-FM/Colorado Springs, CO, serving as the station’s first GM. He was selected as one of the first broadcast reps for Briargate Media, Focus on the Family’s in-house agency begun in 1993. Involved with NRB since 1979, he has served on the Southwest and Midwest Chapter boards, as Midwest Chairman 2000-02, and as a member-at-large for the Midwest Chapter.
Drew Dickens, Need Him Ministries
Drew Dickens leads the international evangelism counseling ministry of Need Him Ministries, a partnership between several ministries to intentionally present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people, using all forms of media, and give them an opportunity to respond. It is most well known for its toll free phone number, 888 NEED HIM. The ministry has won several NRB awards, including Best Radio Program, Best Website, and the William Ward Ayer Distinguished Service Award. Prior to joining Need Him, Drew Dickens was a senior executive with CBS Radio and Westinghouse Broadcasting in Dallas, New York, and St. Louis. A graduate of Baylor University, Drew and his wife Laurie have been married since 1981 and reside in Dallas, TX.
Bob Ditmer, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
Bob Ditmer is a longtime veteran of broadcasting. He is currently the Director of the Radio/Communications Department at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and host of the ministry’s two radio programs. He spent 14 years hosting and directing Family News in Focus, the public policy broadcast of Focus on the Family. Before working in Christian radio Bob’s career was in secular broadcast journalism as a reporter and anchor at news/talk giants WWL in New Orleans and KTAR in Phoenix. Bob comes from a radio family; his father owned several secular stations in Michigan and he started working in the industry at a very young age. He and his wife Denise have five children.
Mark Dreistadt, Infinity Concepts
Helping organizations effectively maximize their potential is the defining description of Mark’s work as Founder and President of Infinity Concepts. Mark’s reputation for transforming Christian ministries is both well known and remarkable. An ordained minister, he is a powerful communicator who is able to present transformational insights and strategies in clear and compelling ways. He is also one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of brand communication. Mark is known for creative solutions that produce results… fresh insights to challenging problems… wisdom and expertise to achieve goals. Mark brings a unique blend of both creativity and strategic thinking to every organization he serves.
Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends
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Joni Eareckson Tada holds a biblical view of suffering that is authoritative and personal having lived more than 40 years as a quadriplegic. Her global view has been honed after 30 years of leadership at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center. She has led the JAF team in declaring and demonstrating the Gospel through: 26 years of radio outreach; the new Joni and Friends' television program; Wheels for the World, providing wheelchair mobility to almost 50,000 individuals worldwide; 20 years of Retreats for families affected by disability; more than 40 books; the International Disability Center's education and training, public policy and internship programs; a global network of disability ministry through Joni and Friends' offices, international charter ministries and NGOs on every continent.
Stuart Epperson Jr., Truth Network
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Stuart Epperson, Jr. is general manager of WTRU-AM/Winston-Salem, one of Truth Broadcasting’s seven stations in North Carolina. He also hosts a newly syndicated talk show, Truth Talk Live, now approaching 20 affiliates nationwide. He is a member of the following boards: Salem Crisis Pregnancy Center, Persecution Project Foundation, Delmarva Education Association, and New Covenant Ministries. He has a B.A. in communications from The Master’s College and an M.S. in broadcasting from Bob Jones University. He and wife Julie have three daughters.
Lois Evans, The Urban Alternative
Currently senior vice president, Lois Evans has held numerous executive management positions with The Urban Alternative. Active on numerous civic and association boards, she serves as president of the Global Pastors’ Wives Network and is founder of The First Lady Ministry. Honored many times for outstanding achievements and Christian service, Dr. Evans is a much sought-after speaker for conferences and churches worldwide. She is co-author of Our Love Is Here To Stay (2004), author of Seasons of A Woman’s Life (2000), and a contributor to Promises, Promises: Understanding and Encouraging Your Husband (1996). She is married to Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship.
Greg Fast, GSF Media
Greg Fast has been fortunate, through GSF Media, to field a team that has served some of the top communicators (Jay Sekulow, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodrow Kroll, Steve Arterburn, June Hunt), ministries (Leading the Way, Crown, Real Life Radio, Compassion Radio), and non profit companies (LifeWay, Crossway, Tyndale, World Vision, Bible League) for more than 10 years. Greg’s background encompasses 25 years of broadcast experience (Crista, KYMS-FM, CBN Radio, Focus on the Family, Royal Media and now GSF). He lives in Mt. Juliet, TN, with his wife Tamra and their six children.
Lee Geysbeek, Compassion International
Lee began his radio broadcast career in 1974 at WCSG, in Grand Rapids at Cornerstone University Radio (CU Radio). For over 34 years at WCSG, he served in various capacities including: on-air announcer, production and program director, operations and general manager and finally as Senior Vice President of Broadcasting for 18 years. During Lee’s tenure, CU Radio gave birth to 4 additional stations, including, His Kids Radio, and Mission Network News. Lee launched his career with Compassion International in 2009 and currently serves as the USA Radio Marketing Director. Lee is married to Jan and has 3 children 6 grandchildren.
Jack Hibbard, The Hibbard Group
Jack Hibbard is President and CEO of The Hibbard Group, a media agency serving broadcast ministries. He is the former President of Walter Bennett Communications and has over 30 years of experience in radio, television and media. He has previously served on the NRB’s Executive Committee and is past chairman of the ENRB. He and his wife Erin married in 1983 and are the parents of two sons.
George Hood, The Timothy Group
George Hood joined The Timothy Group in February of 2013 upon retiring from the Salvation Army after thirty years of service. For the past thirteen years Major Hood served as the National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army. He was the official Salvation Army spokesperson for all national media and was a frequent speaker at numerous conferences across the country. George has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and serves as a member of the board of the Wesley Seminary. He is an active member of Christian Leadership Alliance and the Non Profit Federation of the Direct Marketing Association.
Todd Isberner, ShareMedia Services
Todd has three decades of fundraising, marketing and broadcast experience. His company, ShareMedia Services, is a fund raising consulting agency that specializes in broadcast fundraising for listener supported Christian radio stations and International ministries using media partnerships. He and his teams have brought their unique expertise to 250 radio stations across the country, producing more than 3,500 fundraising broadcasts and raising in excess of a half billion dollars. He is a nationally recognized expert in his field and has conducted extensive training through workshops, fund raising schools, and teleseminars. He holds a B.A. in communications from the University of Minnesota and a M.Div. from Bethel Seminary.
Lauren Libby, Trans World Radio
Prior to his current position as President & CEO of TWR, Lauren Libby was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for The U.S. Navigators, an interdenominational, worldwide Christian organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO. Libby first served as assistant to the President of The Navigators and as Vice President of Development and Communications from 1989 to 1997. He also served as a member of The Navigators U.S. National Leadership Team. Libby is a co-founder and Vice President of The New Horizons Foundation, and he is co-founder of Educational Communications of Colorado Springs, a non-profit that owns and operates 47 full power radio stations and translator stations in Colorado.
Dale Mason, Answers in Genesis
Dale Mason serves as VP of Media & Product Distribution for Answers in Genesis--sponsor of the Creation Museum and the just-announced Ark Encounter themed attraction near Cincinnati. Dale leads the ministry’s radio and TV outreaches, plus all product distribution via the web, direct mail, and in the ministry’s bookstores. He is the founding editor/publisher of Answers, an apologetics/worldview magazine (over 70,000 subscribers), and leads AiG’s video production efforts. Before moving to Answers in Genesis, Dale served in executive roles with Gospel.com (Gospel Communications Int’l) and ChristianAnswers.net (Films for Christ). He serves on NRB’s Internet Committee and has attended NRB conventions for over 20 years.
Doug Mazza, Joni and Friends
Having ministered to his severely disabled son, Ryan, for more than 30 years, Mazza brings a warm and personal perspective to every program at Joni and Friends. He also brings award-winning skills in corporate leadership. His distinguished career in the automotive industry includes serving as senior American executive for American Suzuki Motor Corporation. Mazza later joined Hyundai Motor America as its top American executive, serving five years as Chief Operating Officer. He and his wife, Lorraine, made a life-changing decision when he left industry to answer a calling to full-time Christian ministry in 1999 with Joni and Friends. Doug and Lorraine currently live in Woodland Hills, CA, and have five grown sons.
Doug Myer, WDAC-FM Radio
WDAC General Manager since 2002, Doug Myer began his career with the station in 1998 as sales manager. He served as treasurer of the NRB Eastern Chapter, for which he had also served as a board member. He is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College. He and his wife have three children.
Wayne Pederson, HCJB Global
Wayne Pederson currently serves as President of HCJB Global, an international outreach using media, healthcare and leadership development to reach people who have never heard the Gospel. Prior to joining HCJB Global, Wayne served as Vice President for Moody Broadcasting in Chicago. Previously, Wayne served at Northwestern Radio in Minneapolis, as executive vice president for radio. He has also served National Religious Broadcasters as board secretary, chairman of the board, and NRB President. In addition, he was president/COO of Mission America Coalition, based in Palm Desert, CA. Wayne has worked as a media consultant, writer, speaker, and on-air personality for a number of organizations.
Paul Pressler, KHCB Radio Network
Retired Justice of the Texas Court of Appeals, Paul Pressler is a member of the KHCB Board of Trustees, a director of Salem Communications Corp., and a member of the NRB Board of Directors. He is former First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention and has served on its Executive Committee and International Mission Board. He is the author of A Hill On Which To Die, an autobiographical history of the conservative resurgence in the SBC. A former member of the Texas State Legislature, he is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Texas Law School. He holds an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Criswell College, and Louisiana College has voted to establish The Judge Paul Pressler School of Law.
Rochunga Pudaite, Bibles for the World
Dr. Pudaite, born in a remote village in India, founded Partnership Missions, Inc., in 1959, which later became Bibles For The World, distributing more than 15 million free copies of the New Testament to more than 108 nations, with the goal of distributing one billion Bibles in this generation. A major motion picture, Beyond the Next Mountain, tells the story of Dr. Pudaite’s life—how a jungle boy became a statesman and spokesman for his countrymen, and how the Lord prepared him to become a world ambassador for the Bible. He has translated the entire Bible into the Hmar language, holds numerous earned and honorary education degrees, and is listed in Heroes of the Christian Faith with Billy Graham and Mother Theresa.
Cynthia Swindoll, Insight for Living
Cynthia Swindoll serves as the president and Chief Executive Officer of Insight for Living, the radio broadcast ministry of Chuck Swindoll, a position she has held since 1979. She also supports Chuck as he pastors Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX. They have four children and 10 grandchildren. Cynthia has served on the NRB Board of Directors since 1990.
Randy Weiss, CrossTalk
Randy Weiss, Ph.D., is a Jewish believer in Jesus serving in ministry since 1973. He and his wife Adrienne have six children and ten grandchildren. His early service was with the Underground Church and his work with the international community continues. Crosstalk International has been airing weekly since 1994 and has won numerous television and music video awards. Today with God won the 2008 NRB TV Teaching Program of the Year Award. As a singer/songwriter, he composed over 200 songs and performed at the Grand Ole Opry’s Grand Ole Gospel. Randy serves the NRB TV Committee as an LPTV broadcaster.
Tim Wildmon, American Family Association
Tim is president of the American Family Association, a pro-family action organization with more than two million online members. AFA divisions include American Family Radio, and AFA Journal, AgapePress. Tim is co-host of the national radio program Today’s Issues each weekday on 190 AFR stations. As a spokesperson, he has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News Channel, including The O’Reilly Factor, and has been quoted widely in media outlets, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He contributes frequent guest editorials and columns to magazines, and has authored two books. He regularly leads tour groups to Washington, DC, and the Holy Land.
Dave Young, Blount Communications Group
A 1985 graduate of John Brown University with a B.S. in Broadcasting, Dave oversees six stations in five New England states for the Blount Communications Group, laboring in one of the most spiritually-challenging places in our nation. He has served as secretary of NRB’s Eastern Chapter, and currently serves as elder and Sunday school superintendent at Cornerstone Church in Warwick, RI. He, his wife and two daughters live in a log home in Chepachet, RI.
Michael Youssef, Leading the Way
Dr. Michael Youssef is Founder and President of Leading The Way. His television and radio programs are broadcast in 20 languages and available in more than 200 countries. He was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before moving to the United States in 1977. In 1987 he founded the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia, which grew from 40 to 4000. He holds degrees from Moore College in Australia, from Fuller in California, and Emory University in Atlanta. He is the author of 24 books including his most recent, The Greatest Lie. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and four grandchildren.
Cathy Allen, Love Worth Finding
Cathy Allen is President and COO of Love Worth Finding (LWF) Ministries, the multi-media broadcast ministry of Adrian Rogers located in Memphis, TN. Cathy has served at LWF for over 14 years with more than 10 years as Vice President of Marketing. She served for six years as a member of the NRB Internet Committee and is a member of Christian Women in Media Association. She has been a speaker at conferences and workshops for both organizations. She also serves as a Trustee and Board member of her alma mater, St. Mary School for Girls, in Memphis, TN.
Stephen Arterburn, New Life Ministries
Stephen Arterburn is founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, the nation’s largest faith-based broadcast, counseling, and treatment ministry, and is the host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! radio program heard on more than 140 radio stations. Steve is founder of the Women of Faith conferences and has written over 70 books.
Bob Augsburg, WAY Media
Christian radio veteran Bob Augsburg began his career in radio in 1968. Soon after his conversion in 1972, Bob began a career in Christian radio starting in Nashville, which eventually led him to begin a non-profit radio group aimed at impacting youth and young adults. The first WAY-FM began in 1987 in Fort Myers, Florida. Today, there are 20 WAY-FM stations. As President, Bob also oversees the organization's WAY Media Network Services which, from Nashville, provides both satellite programming and FTP delivery to an additional 50+ stations nationwide. Bob and his wife Felice reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Bill Blount, Blount Communications Group
Bill Blount is President of Blount Communications Group, a Christian radio network of six stations located throughout New England. He has served on the NRB Executive Committee for a number of years and has chaired several working committees. He has traveled extensively, and their radio group has partnered with international ministries, such as TWR, HCJB, The Bible League, Compassion International, and Gospel for Asia. He and his wife, Debbie, live by a lake in a small New Hampshire town.
Richard P. Bott, Sr., Bott Radio Network
Richard P. Bott, Sr. has been a Christian broadcaster for more than 50 years. Chairman of the 80-station Bott Radio Network (founded 1962), he has served on the NRB Board of Directors for over 45 years, on the NRB Executive Committee, and is a former NRB Vice President. He is a 2005 NRB Milestone Award recipient and a 2008 NRB Hall of Fame inductee. A father of four, he is married to Sherley.
John Carley, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
John serves as chief technical officer at Trinet, which develops cutting edge websites, does audio/video streaming and webcasts, and provides strategic Internet consulting. John has a BS in Organizational Leadership, and speaks nationally about cutting edge use of web technologies. John is personally involved in casting vision to develop Internet solutions for businesses and ministries, helping them utilize function and application to communicate their messages. John also has served NRB as Chairman of the Internet Committee.
Joe D. Davis, Salem Communications
Prior to assuming his current position as Senior Advisor for Special Projects, Joe served as President of the Radio Division, EVP, COO, EVP Radio, and Operations VP at Salem Communications. He was previously GM of WMCA and WWDJ/New York, Vice President of Joni and Friends ministry, served with Armed Forces Radio and Television and owned an advertising/production agency in Phoenix.
Steve Douglass, Cru
Steve Douglass leads Cru with a passion for ministry built over nearly four decades of service. Founded in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright, Cru is a worldwide interdenominational Christian evangelism and discipleship organization. Douglass came to Cru with a resume that included a Bachelor of Science degree from M.I.T. and an MBA from Harvard Business School. During the next 32 years he held a variety of positions with Cru, including Executive Vice President and Director of U.S. Ministries. In July 2001, founder Bill Bright personally selected Douglass to be his successor. Douglass is the author or co-author of several books. Along with his wife, Judy, Steve Douglass resides in Orlando, Fla. They have three married children and four grandchildren.
Bruce Everhart, Moody Radio
Bruce Everhart is currently the Manager of Marketing & Development for Moody Radio’s 35 owned and operated stations, national network and web outlets. A graduate of the University of Kansas in broadcast journalism, he has served with Moody Radio since 1988. In 1994, he became Station Manager of WMBI AM/FM and has served in various capacities since then, including development and strategic planning. He was a chapter officer for NRB’s Midwest region at one time.
Jay Flowers, Grace to You
Jay Flowers is Director of Communications for Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur, overseeing the radio program as well as the ministry’s donor relations program. In 1989, after graduating with a degree in communication from The Master’s College, Jay began his career with Grace to You as a writer. He met his bride, Stephanie, at a home Bible study in 1998 and married her as soon as possible. He and Stephanie have two children, Madeline and Mason, and minister as part of Doulos, a fellowship group of Grace Community Church where John MacArthur serves as pastor.
John Fuller, Focus on the Family
John Fuller is Vice President of Audio at Focus on the Family and co-host of the daily Focus on the Family broadcast. He leads the team that produces Focus programs reaching millions of listeners around the world. A media veteran of more than 30 years, John writes and speaks about creativity, media trends, influential leadership, excellence, and social media. As a father of six, he writes and speaks about strong marriages and effective parenting. John has a M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado. He and his wife, Dena, are also advocates for orphan care and adoption.
Annette M. Garcia
Annette Garcia is President/GM of Son Broadcasting-KCHF TV, and Pan American Broadcasting Company-AM 730 KDAZ Radio, located in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Annette also serves on the Advisory Board of Christian Women in Media, is a member of the NRB TV Committee, and is NM State Director for Christians United for Israel.
Ashton Hardy, Hardy Carey, LLP
Ashton Hardy has been a member of the NRB Board since 2004. He is a former FCC General Counsel, who now serves as legal counsel to numerous Christian radio and television stations. He is a board member of the New Orleans Rescue Mission and Metropolitan Crime Commission of New Orleans, and was elected to the Greater New Orleans Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
Tony Hart, The Grand Old Gospel Fellowship
Tony has seen churches birthed, preached large crusades, led international mission trips and served as pastor during his ministry. Now Senior Pastor of Montco Bible Fellowship, he has experience in radio station management, program production and syndication as an associate pastor on the Grand Old Gospel Hour, in radio syndication around the world.
June Hunt, Hope For The Heart
Top-selling author and speaker June Hunt heads Hope For The Heart, a worldwide counseling ministry providing biblical hope and practical help in 23 languages and 60 countries. June’s monthly Biblical Counseling Institutes highlight topics heard on her radio broadcasts—Hope For The Heart, and Hope In The Night, the two-hour call-in counseling program.
Stan Jeter, CBN News
Since founding Christian World News in 1994, Stan has helped develop Christian TV news programs and partnerships around the globe. As a member of NRB’s TV Committee, he helped launch a Global News Alliance for networking and empowering news producers around the world (www.globalnewsalliance.com). The News Alliance allows news producers to share video news reports through the Internet, one step closer to the vision of a Christian news network. He has launched a Spanish news program, Mundo Cristiano, now airing throughout Latin America.
Jim Kirkland, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Jim Kirkland directs the radio ministries of the BGEA as well as Blue Ridge Broadcasting, including 2008 Station of the Year WMIT. He joined BRB in 2001 as Director of Programming and Operations, moving to GM in 2005. Previously, Kirkland was in program management, with experience in seven different general-market formats at stations in Richmond, VA; Memphis, TN; Greenville, SC; and Greensboro, NC. A former board chairman of Christian World Adoption, Jim and his wife Janet have two daughters and live in Hendersonville, NC.
Collin Lambert, Moody Bible Institute
Collin Lambert is the Vice President of Broadcasting at the Moody Bible Institute. Collin has been with MBI for eight years serving in promotions and programming prior to his current position. Before joining Moody Radio, he worked in management and hosted various programs at country, talk, Christian and jazz radio stations in his home state of Texas. Collin worked as director of media at a local church and as an event/web coordinator for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Austin, TX, as well. Collin and his wife, Patti, have three children, and live in Aurora, IL.
Erwin W. Lutzer, The Moody Church
Since 1980, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer has served as Senior Pastor of the world-famous Moody Church in Chicago, IL. Heard on more than 500 radio stations, Dr. Lutzer is the featured speaker on three radio programs, The Moody Church Hour, the popular evening program Songs in the Night, and the daily broadcast Running to Win.
Dolly Martin, KHCB
Dolly Martin has been the Program Director of KHCB Radio Amistad in Houston since 1991. In addition to her work on the air, Dolly speaks at ladies’ meetings and teaches children at Good News Clubs sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship. Her book, For It Is God Who Works, chronicles the history of the KHCB Network.
Charles Morris, Haven Ministries
Charles Morris brings a rich background to Christian radio from secular media. Starting his career as a news reporter, he later became a bureau chief for United Press International. After working closely with the late Dr. James Montgomery Boice, Charles became the Speaker and President of Haven Ministries in 2000.
Larry Nobles, From His Heart Ministries
Dr. Larry Nobles is Vice President of From His Heart Ministries, the radio and TV outreach of Pastor Jeff Schreve in Texarkana, Texas. He worked for 20 years on the air at six radio and four TV stations, five years as an SBC home missionary church-planter, and 13 years as VP at Adrian Rogers’ Love Worth Finding Ministries. He is an ordained minister with B.A., M.DIV., and D.MIN. degrees. Larry and Vicki, who have been happily married for 37 years, have two daughters and five grandchildren. He is an active member of the NRB Radio Committee.
Mike Novak, EMF Broadcasting
Mike Novak is President/CEO of EMF Broadcasting. The K-LOVE & Air 1 Radio Networks touch over 7-million listeners each week as well as stream around the world. Novak is an active board member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and the Christian Music Broadcasters. Mike is also an advisor to foreign ministries like Radio Gospel and France for Christ.
Jim Sanders, Ambassador Advertising Agency
As Executive Vice President of Ambassador Advertising Agency, Jim Sanders' management responsibilities include Ambassador’s satellite hardware and transmission systems, computer networks, studio facilities and telecommunications. He also manages Ambassador’s creative production and syndication departments. Jim has been a member of the Audio Engineering Society since 1980, and is a founding partner of the Christian Radio Consortium. He regularly conducts technical seminars and is the author of numerous articles on a variety of issues for national industry publications.
Jamey Schmitz, WLMB-TV 40
Jamey Schmitz is Founder and President/ CEO of WLMB-TV 40 TOLEDO. He is the Founding Member of the NRB President’s Council, serves on the NRB Television Committee, and has been a member of both the NRB Nominating and NRB Resolutions Committee for several terms. WLMB, on four occasions, received the NRB Full Power TV Station of the Year Award. His responsibilities often take him to Washington D.C. where he works diligently to preserve and expand Christian TV and AM/FM Radio. Along with his wife, Rachel, Jamey Schmitz resides in Toledo, Ohio. They have four daughters, Sophia, Chloe, Lilly, and Rebekah.
Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law & Justice
Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), a law firm and educational organization that focuses on constitutional law. His commitment to defending religious liberty is global. He has argued landmark cases successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court, while directing an international affiliate organization. His daily radio and weekly television broadcasts reach millions.
Jan Shober, Focus on the Family
Jan Shober oversees major media partnerships, plus Briargate Media, an in-house agency whose global syndication team handles all media forms. Jan's background includes creative, production and business. She's a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute and Colorado Christian University, is married, and has three grown children and two grandchildren.
Nathan Tabor, TCVmedia.com
Nathan has served as the President and CEO of TCVmedia.com since founding it in 2005. TCVmedia.com is a professional full-service internet firm that specializes in website design, social media optimization and consulting services. Nathan is committed to helping ministries use the internet and social media to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. He earned his M.A. from Regent University in 1998, was part owner of Revival Soy from 1999 to 2005, published The Beast on the East River in 2006, sold TheConservativeVoice.com to Townhall.com in 2008, and was listed in the top 50 entrepreneurs in North Carolina in 2009. A member of NRB since 1999, he is married to Jordan and they have a daughter named Abigail.
Paul Virts, Northwestern Media
As Senior VP for Media, Paul oversees Northwestern’s 16 radio stations and one satellite radio network. Prior to joining Northwestern, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef and Director of Media at the KMA agency in Dallas.
K.P. Yohannan, Gospel for Asia
Dr. K.P. Yohannan is the founder and international director of Gospel for Asia, a mission organization focused on fulfilling the Great Commission in the 10/40 Window. K.P. Yohannan’s Spiritual Journey radio broadcasts have been heard throughout Asia since 1986 and are currently in 110 languages. His Road to Reality broadcast airs on over 800 stations throughout the U.S. and five other countries. Potential viewers in 100 nations watch him on AYTV. He is also a prolific author with 200 books in print. He desires to see this generation catch God’s burden for the lost and give themselves, no-holds-barred, to Him.
Edward G. Atsinger III, Salem Communications Corporation
Edward G. Atsinger III has served as CEO of Salem Communications Corporation since founding Salem in the early 1970s with his brother-in-law, Stuart Epperson. They created a strategic, commercial model for Christian broadcasting that brought Christian radio to the country’s top 25 markets. Salem operates 99 radio stations in 38 markets with 61 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets, along with channel 131 on SiriusXM Radio. Salem has a publishing division, an Internet division with more than 100 websites, and a radio network that provides syndicated programming to approximately 2,300 affiliates. Atsinger chairs the NRB Music License Committee and is a member of the NAB Board of Directors.
Ted Baehr, The Christian Film & Television Commission
Ted Baehr is the Founder and Chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission™ and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®, aka www.movieguide.org, a family guide to entertainment. An award-winning media authority often on television, radio and print, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the mass media and to encourage families to use wisdom in selecting their entertainment. His books include How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul), The Media-Wise Family, Narnia Beckons, Faith In God & Generals, The Amazing Grace Of Freedom, and The Culture-Wise Family, among many others.
Richard (Rich) P. Bott II, Bott Radio Network
Richard (Rich) P. Bott II is the President and CEO of Bott Radio Network, which broadcasts quality Bible teaching and Christian news and information. Operating 93 24/7 stations with a combined coverage of 50 million people across the heart of America, BRN also broadcasts nationwide via Sky Angel and Apple TV, worldwide online at www.bottradionetwork.com, and on iPhone, Android and iPad devices. Rich has 41 years of Christian radio broadcast experience. Rich serves in a variety of leadership roles: Chairman, NRB; Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Council for National Policy; Board of Directors, Life Issues Institute, Inc. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in Overland Park, KS.
Steve Brown, Key Life Network, Inc.
Steve Brown is the radio voice of Key Life as well as a seminary professor. Key Life’s 15-minute daily radio broadcasts as well as one-minute Think Spots are heard throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally, featuring Steve’s Bible teaching. Steve also hosts a weekly radio talk show, Steve Brown, Etc. In addition, he has authored more than a dozen books.
Chuck Burge, Evangelism Explosion International
Rev. Chuck Burge has more than 25 years of executive management and media production experience, serving with Evangelism Explosion International since 2010 and also with Coral Ridge Media Ministries, both founded by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rev. Burge is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church of America and holds credentials with the Evangelical Church Alliance. He received his B.A. in Communications from Pennsylvania State University and his M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Seminary. He and his wife Helen reside in Pompano Beach, FL.
Bob Butts, Truth for Life
Bob Butts is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Columbia College Chicago. He worked for Moody Broadcasting before joining Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. He has been the Executive Vice President of the ministry since 1997. Bob is married to Heidi, and they have three daughters: Abigail (21), Jessica (19) and Victoria (17).
Phil Cooke, Cooke Pictures
According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, Phil is rare — a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He’s produced everything from Super Bowl commercials to creating the most successful Christian media programming of the last few decades. His book, One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do, helps you find the great purpose and calling for your life. His book, Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media, will inspire the Church to change the way it engages today’s culture. In addition to writing at philcooke.com, he is also a contributor to The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Forbes.com, Wired.com and FoxNews.com.
Stuart W. Epperson, Salem Communications Corporation
Stuart W. Epperson is Chairman of the Board of Salem Communications Corporation, the leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values programming. He has served in that role since founding the company in the early 1970s with his brother-in-law, Edward Atsinger. Epperson holds a B.A. in Radio and Television Broadcasting and a master’s degree in Communications. He has been involved in broadcasting since the early 1950s when he worked as a Disc Jockey, and he built his first radio station in 1961. He lives in Ponte Vedra, FL, with his wife Nancy.
Tony Evans, The Urban Alternative
Dr. Tony Evans is Founder and Senior Pastor of the 8,500-member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Founder and President of The Urban Alternative, former Chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present Chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 U.S. radio outlets daily and in more than 80 countries.
Doug Hastings, Moody Radio
Doug Hastings, a native Chicagoan, is a 1979 graduate of the Moody Bible Institute (diploma in Communications) and a 1980 graduate of Columbia College in Chicago (B.A. in Radio & TV). He joined Moody Radio in 1981 and has served in marketing, operations, and programming. Doug currently serves as General Manager, overseeing the business, facility, and financial areas of Moody Radio. Doug resides in Dyer, IN, with his wife Nancy (MBI graduate of 1980). They have two grown children: a married daughter, JoAnna; and a son, Mackenzie. Doug plays bass guitar in his church’s worship team and he also serves as a small group leader.
Dr. Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX
Dr. Robert Jeffress is Senior Pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX. Dr. Jeffress’ bold, biblical, and practical approach to ministry has made him one of the country’s most respected evangelical leaders. Vision America honored Dr. Jeffress in 2006 with the Daniel Award for his steadfast commitment and boldness in proclaiming the uncompromising Word of God. Dr. Jeffress received a D.Min. from Southwestern Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a B.S. degree from Baylor University. In May 2010, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree from Dallas Baptist University. In June 2011, Dr. Jeffress received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Jeffress and his wife Amy have two daughters, Julia and Dorothy, and a son-in-law, Ryan Sadler.
Donna Jones, Insight for Living
In 1986, Donna Jones was invited to serve at Insight for Living as Executive Assistant to the ministry’s President, Cynthia Swindoll. As a result of that strong partnership, Cynthia called upon Donna to fill larger corporate roles. Today, Donna leads the in-house media agency as Vice President of Living Bridge Media. Among many corporate duties, Donna is responsible for the production, syndication, and station relations for the portfolio of Insight for Living broadcast features, including the popular children’s program, Paws and Tales. Donna and her husband, Arthur, reside in Boerne, TX, and have three adult children.
Roger K. Kemp, Roger Kemp and Company, Inc.
For more than 30 years, Roger Kemp has devoted his career to helping nonprofit organizations achieve their ministry goals. Located north of Los Angeles, Roger Kemp and Company is a media agency specializing in fundraising strategies, marketing, production and distribution of Christian programming. Clients include Insight for Living, Truth For Life, Walk in the Word, Focal Point Ministries, RBC Ministries, Know The Truth, Life Without Limbs, Alpha USA, Hope Out Loud, Hope for the Heart, Ligonier Ministries and Parenting Today's Teens. Roger serves on the Executive Committee of NRB and is an elder at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, CA.
Dr. Richard Land, For Faith and Family
Dr. Richard Land is President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, a non-denominational seminary based in Charlotte, NC, which offers bachelor, master, D.Min., and Ph.D. degrees in theology, philosophy, evangelism and classic apologetics. In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Land also teaches at the seminary. Prior to becoming president of SES, Dr. Land served for 25 years as the president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention's official entity assigned to address social, moral, ethical and religious liberty concerns, with particular attention to their impact on American families and their faith. Dr. Land graduated with a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Princeton University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University in England. He also received a Master of Theology (Honors Program) degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Land is a native Houstonian and a sixth-generation Texan. His record as a pro-family advocate is capped by his proudest accomplishment — his more than 42-year marriage to his wife Dr. Rebekah Land and his personal investment with her in the lives of their three adult children, Jennifer, Richard Jr., Rachel and their families.
Nevin Larson, WDCX-FM
Nev Larson is celebrating 46 years in Christian broadcasting and with Crawford Broadcasting in management of their Buffalo/Toronto, 110,000-watt WDCX-FM. He also serves as Director of Christian Programming for all of Crawford’s other major market stations. Nev was a long-time NRB Radio Committee member, has served on the NRB Finance Committee, the NRB Resolutions Committee, and for many years on the ENRB Board. Nev and his wife Sue have been married for 49 years and have three children: their oldest son, Erik, was called home to Heaven suddenly at age 32; their son Brett (an NRB member) engages in full-time Christian radio as the newly appointed WDCX General Manager; and their daughter, Krista, is a pastor’s wife in Virginia. They have been blessed with nine grandchildren.
Richard G. Lee, There’s Hope America
Richard G. Lee
Richard G. Lee, Ph.D., is the Founding Pastor of First Redeemer Church located northeast of metropolitan Atlanta, GA. He is also president and speaker for the There’s Hope ministries, which includes There’s Hope for the Hungry, Whispering Hope Women’s Pregnancy Center and Speak Out America, syndicated radio and television broadcasts. He has served as President of the Pastor's Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention; a member of the Oxford Roundtable, Oxford, England; a Trustee of Liberty University; a member of the Board of Governors for the Council for National Policy; and a member of the NRB. Dr. Lee and his wife Judy currently reside in Cumming, GA.
Robert (Bob) Lepine, FamilyLife
Bob Lepine is Sr. Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of FamilyLife and Co-Host of FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife's nationally syndicated radio program. A veteran of Christian radio, Bob received a Communications degree from the University of Tulsa. Prior to joining FamilyLife in 1992, he hosted his own live radio talk show and held various positions from News Anchor to Sales Manager and Station General Manager. He is the author of The Christian Husband and the on-air voice for Today In The Word, produced by Moody Radio, and for Truth for Life with Alistair Begg. Bob also serves on the Board of Directors for NRB. Bob and his wife Mary Ann live in Little Rock, AK, where Bob also serves as an elder and teaching pastor at Redeemer Community Church.
Michael D. Little, The Christian Broadcasting Network
Michael D. Little
Michael Little is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN). He serves on the Board of Regent University, NorthStar Studios, Operation Blessing Israel, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), NRB and several other organizations. An Emmy Award-winning TV producer, he has served more than 40 years at CBN, working in more than 100 countries overseeing TV production and global distribution. A veteran officer of the U.S. Army, Michael and his wife Becky have two sons and two grandchildren.
Brad Mattes, Life Issues Institute
Brad Mattes, a veteran of the pro-life cause, is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Life Issues Institute, an organization that serves the educational needs of the pro-life movement. Mattes is a two-time Regional EmmyAward winning Host and Executive Producer of the weekly, pro-life television program, Facing Life Head-On. He also hosts Life Issues, a daily radio commentary on abortion and related issues. In addition, he is President of the International Right to Life Federation and is a frequent international speaker and lecturer on abortion and related life issues.
Tom McCabe, Pursuant KMA
Tom McCabe is a 30-year veteran in direct response marketing and communications consulting. Tom is truly a pioneer in non-profit fundraising. As KMA’s Founder and long-time President, he provides a unique blend of wise leadership, generous humor, and a burning desire to succeed on behalf of the clients and causes he loves. In 1984, Tom co-founded KMA by merging his Washington, DC-based International Marketing Group (IMG) with Development Resources Inc. of Dallas. In 2010, Tom merged his company with Pursuant Incorporated, a large capital and major donor fundraising company. A member of the Council for National Policy, Tom also serves on the board of NRB and on its Executive Committee. Tom is married, with three adult children and eight grandchildren.
Tim McDermott, KSBJ
Tim McDermott has served for more than 20 of his 33 years in broadcasting as the President/General Manager of KSBJ/Houston. He has served in numerous industry positions, including NCRS Chair, NRB Radio Chair and founding Chairman of CMB. Tim has a passion to see Christian radio stations thrive and toward that end has helped mentor radio stations around the U.S. and around the world. In addition to his broadcasting experience, Tim is also a CPA and does field reviews for ECFA.
Janet Parshall, In the Market with Janet Parshall
Janet Parshall is the host of In the Market with Janet Parshall, a daily two-hour broadcast, nationally syndicated on the Moody Radio Network and carried on hundreds of stations across the country. She also hosts a three-minute weekly commentary. Janet was the recipient of the NRB On-Air Personality of the Year Award in 2008 and in 2011. She was selected by President George W. Bush to represent the White House in the capacity of public delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Janet speaks regularly across the country on family values and biblical truths.
Grace Rendall, KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television
Grace Rendall is currently Vice President, General Manager of KSCE Christian Television in El Paso, TX, a full power station broadcasting in English, Spanish, and Arabic. She is a member of NRB, the NRB TV Committee, the Board of Directors of the NRB TV Network and other Christian, civic and trade organizations.
Jose A. Reyes, Compartiendo el Pan de Vida
Dr. Jose A. Reyes, Sr., was born in Puerto Rico and graduated from the University of Puerto Rico. He received his M.S. from the School of Theology in Cleveland, TN, and a doctorate degree from Logos School in NY. Dr. Reyes has shared the Gospel for more than 55 years. He started as evangelist and radio speaker at a very early age. Then, the organization he served named him their official Communications Minister for Latin America, where he served for 40 years. He is a well-known author and social communicator on radio and television through his radio program, Compartiendo el Pan de Vida (Sharing the Bread of Life).
Jerry Rose, Total Living Network
Jerry was called into television ministry 49 years ago and after five years with CBN joined Christian Communications of Chicagoland. In 1979, Jerry became its President, a position he currently holds. Jerry has also served as an Associate Pastor of a Chicago-area Baptist Church and as a consultant with the International Correspondence Institute and various other missions organizations. Jerry has been a member of the NRB Board of Directors for approximately 32 years and on the NRB Executive Committee for more than 25 years. He served as the NRB President for three years. Jerry is a member of the Silver Circle of Chicago Broadcasters, a recipient of the Gutenberg Award from the American Bible Society, and a recipient of the Radio, Television Achievement Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Larry Ross, A. Larry Ross Communications
Larry Ross is President of A. Larry Ross Communications, a Dallas-based, full-service public relations agency he founded in 1994. His mission is to “restore faith in media,” by providing cross-over communications at the intersection of faith and culture, and to give Christian messages relevance and meaning in mainstream media. Larry has influenced public opinion through strategic PR counsel to individuals and organizations during a career in mainstream and Christian public relations spanning more than 35 years. Larry’s work includes consultation and representation for many influential NRB members, including evangelist Billy Graham, for whom he has served as principal spokesperson since 1981.
Doug Shaw, Douglas Shaw & Associates, Inc.
Doug Shaw is a graduate of Simpson University and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He founded Douglas Shaw & Associates, Inc., with his wife Stevey to serve organizations through a Donor-Focused Strategic Marketingapproach to communication and fundraising. Today, they lead a company of 60 professionals who are serving more than 30 ministries such as Wycliffe Associates, Ligonier Ministries with Dr. R.C. Sproul, Moody Church Media with Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Star of Hope Rescue Mission, and many others. He just completed his first book, The Rules of Fundraising.
Michael Shelley, Toccoa Falls Radio
Michael was first hit by the “radio bug” as a 10-year-old child. The first station Michael worked for was WAYJ-FM as an overnight announcer. This past October marked his 25th year in broadcasting and his 24th year as a member of NRB. Michael has worked for non-Christian and Christian radio stations, including radio satellite networks. He also worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as Director of Media Services where he led a team of broadcast professionals syndicating the In Touch radio program. He has worked as an Announcer, Advertising Account Executive and a Station Manager. He is currently the Morning Host as well as Assistant Station Manager for Toccoa Falls Radio.
Todd Turner, Insight for Living
Todd Turner serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Ministry Resources and Web Officer for Insight for Living, the Bible-teaching ministry of Chuck Swindoll. With more than 15 years of Internet experience, Todd has served in many capacities and on various boards and committees, both in secular and Christian-based communities. He enjoys sharing his Internet, publishing, and marketing knowledge in the U.S. and abroad. Beyond the work at IFL, Todd is actively engaged in his hometown church as an elder and a small group teacher. Todd and his wife Mandy have been married since 1998 and raise their 3 children in North Texas.
Wes Ward, Revive Our Hearts
Wes Ward serves as the Senior Director of Media and Marketing for Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman Movement. With more than 25 years in broadcast, digital, and executive ministry leadership, he has managed broadcasting at FamilyLife Today, and served as the National Program Director for Moody Radio, Program Director for WMBI-FM/AM in Chicago, and as Station Manager and Program Director at KCBI-FM in Dallas/Fort Worth. Wes has served as Chair of the NRB Radio Committee and serves as an elder in his local church. A father of four, Wes is married to author/blogger Carrie, whose book, Together: Growing Appetites for God, released last year.
Hannu Haukka, Great Commission Media Ministries
Dr. Hannu Haukka is the founder and president of Great Commission Media Ministries, formerly known as IRR/TV. This organization is having a worldwide impact for the Gospel, in Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. For over 30 years Hannu and his wife Laura have ministered to millions throughout the former Soviet Union. During the last decade they have used a strategy of media saturation to introduce hundreds of thousands to the hope found in Christ in major cities of the world. Dr. Haukka and his ministry have received NRB awards for his outstanding witness and work for the cause of the Gospel.
Rod Payne, Christian Family Network Television
Rod Payne is President of Christian Family Network Television, Wichita Falls, TX. CFNT has been a recipient of the NRB’s LPTV Station of the Year on three occasions, including 2011. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Rod has a long history with NRB, having attended his first convention in 1988. He has served as the Chairman of NRB’s TV Committee and has taught at both NRB & NAB. He serves as the spokesman for the Coalition for Free TV and Broadband. Rod and his wife of 35 years, Vicky, have three children.
Jim West, The Walk TV, LLC
Jim West’s 44-year Broadcast career began in radio during high school and progressed to TV in college. He left the position of News Director of WTVT, Tampa, to start WORSHIP and later founded PraiseTV, FaithTV, MyFamilyTV and The Walk TV, LLC networks, the last now seen on nearly 200 stations. He attended Wheaton, Trinity College, Palm Beach Atlantic (B.A.-History) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville (M. Div.-1977). Jim teaches an adult Sunday School class at First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, FL.
Chad Williams, Five Q
Chad Williams, CEO of Five Q, has been involved in with the Internet since 1995. His passion is to deliver results. Chad’s pioneering vision became clear as he grew a major media ministry’s web presence to yield millions of views and significant revenue for the organization…becoming their first Chief Technology Officer. His firm now provides a full suite of growth strategies, digital marketing and web/mobile solutions for dozens of ministry and non-profit organizations, including Revive Our Hearts, Joni & Friends and Ligonier, among many others.
Jeff Young, Louisiana College
Jeff Young returned to his Alma Mater, Louisiana College, after serving as a Pastor of Technical Production in local churches for 20 years. His passion for Media Ministry drew him to teach Media Production in 2007. He has also served on the inaugural church media committee and has been a member of NRB for the last 15 years. He has served on the iNRB standing committee for the last 5 years. Jeff has produced/directed live video productions both in the church and in the cooperate world. He loves to hunt, scuba dive and be involved in mission trips.