Edward G. Atsinger III, Salem Media Group
Edward G. Atsinger, III has served as CEO of Salem Media Group 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. Edward chairs the NRB Music Licensing Committee and is a member of the NAB Board of Directors.
Ted Baehr, The Christian Film & Television Commission
Dr. 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
Rich Bott is the President and CEO of Bott Radio Network, which broadcasts quality Bible teaching, Christian news and information 24/7. Operating 115 stations with a combined coverage of 59 million people across the heart of America, BRN also broadcasts worldwide online at www.bottradionetwork.com, BRN mobile apps, Apple TV, iTunes, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Rich has 45 years of Christian radio broadcast experience. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, NRB; Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Council for National Policy; Board of Directors, Far East Broadcasting Company and Life Issues Institute, Inc. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He lives in Overland Park, KS.
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, Jessica, and Victoria.
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 readers find the great purpose and calling for their lives. 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 Media Group
Stuart W. Epperson is Chairman of the Board of Salem Media Group, 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 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 nearly 1,000 U.S. radio outlets daily and in more than 130 countries.
Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis
Ken Ham is the President and Co-Founder of Answers in Genesis. The visionary behind the Ark Encounter (a life-size Noah’s Ark and other attractions) and the popular, high-tech Creation Museum near Cincinnati (more than 2.5 million visitors in eight years), Ken is a best-selling author (The Lie and Already Gone), popular conference speaker, and host of a daily radio feature on 880 outlets. AnswersInGenesis.org has twice received the NRB award for Best Website. Ham, a native of Australia, holds four honorary doctorates and has been a guest on several national TV news and talk show programs, including Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, CBS News Sunday Morning, The NBC Nightly News, and CNN’s Situation Room.
Jennifer Hayden Epperson, Moody Radio
Jennifer Hayden Epperson
Helping others in Christian media reach their potential is Jennifer Hayden Epperson’s passion. Currently, she serves on NRB’s Radio Committee and is Moody Radio’s Director of Research and Learning. Previously, she was a Station Manager with Moody Radio and Blount Communications. Jennifer has worked and taught in international contexts with Moody Radio’s Global Partners Training program and spent five years as the Executive Producer of TWR’s Women of Hope. In 2012, she completed a doctorate in organizational leadership with a minor in human resource development. She has taught leadership and radio courses on both undergraduate and graduate levels. Jennifer enjoys her pugs, playing the flute, and speaking French.
Jon Hull, KSBJ Radio
Jon Hull has been in Christian music radio since 1974, serving at WCIE/Lakeland, K-LOVE, The Word in Music Satellite Network, KBIQ/Colorado Springs, and now as Senior Director of Mentoring at KSBJ/Houston. He is a frequent seminar speaker and has served on the Board of Directors for the Gospel Music Association, Christian Music Broadcasters, and on the International Committee for NRB. Jon helps train broadcasters in the U.S. and abroad through KSBJ Mentoring, coaching in programming and audience growth initiatives. He and his wife of 37 years, Karen, have two daughters and three grandchildren. Jon is a Deacon at Founders Baptist Church in Spring, TX.
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.
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. Donna previously lead the in-house media agency as Vice President of Living Bridge Media. Among many corporate duties, Donna was responsible for 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 non-profit 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,Our Daily Bread Ministries, Know The Truth, Thru the Bible, Pathway to Victory, Life Without Limbs, Hope Out Loud, All Things New, and Parenting Today's Teens.
Richard Land, Southern Evangelical Seminary
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., and Rachel and their families.
Nevin (Nev) Larson, WDCX-FM
Nev Larson is celebrating 50 years with Crawford Broadcasting in management of their Buffalo/Toronto 110,000 watt WDCX-FM station and as Director of Christian Programming for all of Crawford’s other major market stations. Nev is a member of the NRB Board of Directors, 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 52 years and have three children: Erik, their oldest son, was called home to Heaven suddenly at age 32, son Brett is WDCX General Manager, and daughter Krista is a pastor’s wife in Virginia. They have been blessed with nine grandchildren.
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 Executive Committee of NRB. Bob and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Little Rock, AR, 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 D. Little is the Principal Representative to Israel for The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN). He serves on the Board of Directors for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), as well as several other organizations, and is the current Chairman of the Board for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). 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. Michael is a veteran officer of the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Becky are active members of the First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia.
Paul Martin, Advocace Media, LLC
Paul Martin desires to help ministries flourish so the Gospel can be taken to more people. Specializing in Business Development Consulting, he imparts to nonprofit leaders decades of knowledgeable experience. With a degree in radio/TV management, Paul helped spread the Gospel at KCFO, starting KLTY-FM (twice) and running the radio Sales Division for CBN. In 2003, Paul started Advocace. Originally Advocace solely worked with Christian radio, growing station revenue. Currently, Advocace works with Christian nonprofits — from radio stations to rescue missions, Christian universities, and K-12 schools. Paul is married to Paula. They have three daughters. He enjoys playing the bass and appreciates all music — contemporary Christian, jazz, big band, and classical.
Tom McCabe, McCabePartners, LLC.
Tom is a 35-year veteran in direct response marketing and communications. He has partnered with many of the best-known ministry and conservative NPOs in the U.S. and Europe. Since the founding of his first consulting group in the DC area, his 1984 co-founding of KMA, and 2011 merger with Pursuant, he has developed the broad experience and skills to help organizations maximize their fundraising results. He presently serves non-profits through his new company, McCabePartners. Tom is a member of the Council for National Policy, and also serves on the boards of Prison Fellowship International, Online for Life, and Pursuant. He is married to Margie and has three children and eight grandchildren.
Tim McDermott, KSBJ
Tim McDermott has served for more than 24 of his 35 years in broadcasting as the President and 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.
Todd Nettleton, The Voice of the Martyrs, Inc.
Todd Nettleton is Director of Media and Public Relations for The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), working with the media to tell the inspiring stories of the faithfulness of persecuted Christians. During his 17 years at VOM, he’s travelled to meet Christians who face persecution in more than 20 nations and been interviewed more than 2,250 times by various media outlets. He is the host of VOM’s weekly radio program, available online and broadcast on radio stations across the United States. Todd is the author of RESTRICTED NATIONS: North Korea, a 2009 book about the church in North Korea. He helped write four other VOM books.
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 G. Rendall has been Vice President and General Manager of KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television in El Paso, TX, a full-power station broadcasting in English, Spanish, and Arabic, for more than 26 years. Grace is a member of NRB, the NRB TV Committee, the Board of Directors of the NRB and NRBTV, and other Christian, civic, and trade organizations. Grace is the first of eight children born to missionary parents serving in Mexico. She and her husband, David, are the proud parents of four grown children, and 10 grandchildren.
Gordon Robertson, The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Gordon Robertson was named Chief Executive Officer of CBN on December 1, 2007. Prior to becoming CEO, Gordon was the Vice President of CBN International, the Executive Producer of The 700 Club and a member of CBN’s Board of Directors. The son of Pat and Dede Robertson, Gordon graduated from Yale University in 1980 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University in 1984. He practiced law in Norfolk, VA, for 10 years. In 1994, Gordon moved to the Philippines and founded CBN Asia. In 1995, he also founded the Asian Center for Missions (ACM), dedicated to training and sending Asian missionaries throughout the world. In 1996, Gordon started CBN Asia’s flagship television show, The 700 Club Asia. Following that model, Gordon started CBN centers in Indonesia, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Beijing in 1998 and 1999. Gordon now co-hosts CBN’s original flagship program, The 700 Club, and 700 Club Interactive. Gordon is also the Executive Producer of the new Superbook, the reimagined animation series, which has been broadcast to 118 million viewers in 75 countries. Gordon and his wife, Katharyn, reside in Virginia with their three children.
Jerry Rose, Total Living International
Jerry Rose was called into television ministry 51 years ago and after five years with CBN joined Christian Communications of Chicagoland, currently Total Living Network (TLN). In 1979, Jerry became its President & CEO. In 2016, he assumed a new role, Chairman of the Board. While the TLN studios were located in Chicago, Jerry served as the elected President of the West Central Association, a business association working with the City of Chicago in the development of Chicago’s west side. Jerry has served on the NRB Board of Directors approximately 32 years and on the 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 received 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 co-founded Douglas Shaw & Associates, Inc., to serve organizations through a Donor-Focused Strategic Marketing® approach to communication and fundraising. Today, Doug leads a company of 40 professionals who are serving more than 20 ministries such as Wycliffe Associates, Moody Church Media with Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Precept Ministries International, The Gideon’s International, and many others. Doug is the author of the book, The Rules of Fundraising.
Michael Shelley, NewLife FM
Michael Shelley has been in Christian radio for nearly 30 years. He currently serves as Executive Assistant to the President, NewLife FM and Life Radio Ministries, Inc. He is a long time member of NRB and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He has served on the NRB Radio Committee and as First Vice Chairman of the NRB Southeast Chapter. He has served as Station Manager for WJYO-FM in Ft. Myers, FL., Director of Media Services for Dr. Charles Stanley’s In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, and as Assistant Station Manager at WRAF, Toccoa Falls, GA. He recently earned fellows positions with The Colson Center for Christian Worldview and The C.S. Lewis Institute in Atlanta, GA.
Wes Ward, Harvest Bible Chapel Granger
Wes Ward is Executive Director of Ministry Development at Harvest Bible Chapel Granger where his service focuses on ministry expansion, messaging, media, mission, and church planting. His passion is to get the gospel clear, get the gospel in, and get the gospel out. Previously, served as Senior Vice President at Five Q ; Senior Director of Media for Revive Our Hearts; Broadcast Manager at FamilyLife Today; National Program Director for Moody Radio as well as Program Director for WMBI-FM/AM Chicago; and Station Manager/Program Director at KCBI-FM Dallas/Fort Worth. Wes has served as Chair of the NRB Radio Committee. Wes is gratefully married to Carrie and is the glad dad of Graham, Maggie, Benjamin, and Emma.
John Ankerberg, The John Ankerberg Show
Dr. John F. Ankerberg in his writings and on his television program, The John Ankerberg Show, for the past 36 years has presented contemporary spiritual issues and defended biblical Christian answers. He believes that Christianity can not only stand its ground in the arena of the world’s ideas but that Christianity alone is fully true. He has spoken to audiences on more than 78 American college and university campuses as well as in crusades in major cities of Africa, Asia, South America, and the Islands of the Caribbean. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Religious Broadcasters. He and his wife, Darlene, have one daughter, Michelle.
Kay Arthur, Precept Ministries International
Kay Arthur and her husband, Jack, founded Precept Ministries International in 1970. It has become a worldwide outreach to men, women, and children with Inductive Bible Study training and classes in nearly 185 countries and 70 languages. Kay has written 100+ books and Bible studies, four of which received the Gold Medallion Award. More than 90 million people have been touched through Kay’s teaching programs, “Precepts for Life” and “Precepts from God’s Word,” which have been aired on nearly 1,000 radio and television stations worldwide. Kay received the National Religious Broadcasters Best Television Teaching Program award in 2004 and 2009 for the half-hour program “Precepts For Life.” She was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2011. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tennessee Temple University.
Robert Baehr, Movieguide®
In his role at Movieguide® Robert’s achievements to date include: releasing a top 50 iPhone app; building the website to be a top faith and family destination and the number one in its market; taking the radio program from under a million to over 21 million monthly listeners; and serving as executive producer for the nationally broadcast Movieguide® Awards. As senior partner for Worth Awareness Marketing he does regular film consultations with top studios and film production companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and the Weinstein Company. He previously worked for Motive Marketing (The Passion of the Christ and Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) as a liaison to the religious community, and with Disney National Promotions Group marketing Pirates of the Caribbean and Enchanted.
Phillip Bowen, In Touch Ministries
C. Phillip Bowen serves as the Chief Executive Officer for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, GA. In Touch is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles F. Stanley, which currently broadcasts in more than 50 languages, reaches more than 115 million homes domestically, and is on more than 2,800 television and radio stations worldwide. In Phillip's capacity as CEO, he oversees the continuing operations of In Touch's U.S., Canada, and New Zealand 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 is married to Mary Ann, and they have a 9-year-old son named Parke.
Ed Cannon, Far East Broadcasting Company
Ed Cannon serves as President of Far East Broadcasting Company. Ed’s unique professional career includes leadership experience in both large ministry 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, Ed 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 serves on the NRB Executive Committee. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He and his wife, Mary Jean, have two sons.
Evan Carlson, Family Life Communications
Evan Carlson is a qualified ministry executive who holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Grand Canyon University. Evan draws on 17 years’ experience in business and ministry leadership in his current role as the Executive Vice President for the Intentional Living Center and Family Life Radio. Evan’s varied background in marketing, technology and media provides the perfect foundation for leading this global organization. Evan and his wife, Kelly, have two daughters and reside in Tucson, Arizona. Evan and Kelly share a deep commitment to each other, to their family, and to living out a life that pleases Christ daily.
Randy Carlson, Family Life Communications
Recognized as an advocate for the family, Dr. Randy Carlson serves as President of Family Life Communications, the parent ministry of Family Life Radio Network, and is host of the daily, live nationally-syndicated radio program, Intentional Living. Randy has a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology and is a certified Marriage and Family Therapist. As a best-selling author, speaker and radio personality, Randy shares a deep commitment with his wife, Donna to making “Christ the Center of the Family.”
Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends
|Joni Eareckson Tada
Having lived 50 years as a quadriplegic, Joni Eareckson Tada holds a biblical view of suffering that is authoritative and personal. Her global view has been honed by more than 35 years of leadership at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center. She has led the Joni and Friends team in declaring and demonstrating the Gospel through: 35 years of radio outreach; Wheels for the World, which has provided more than 100,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to needy disabled persons; Family Retreats held every summer in the U.S. and in developing nations; more than 40 books; and educational and training opportunities, internship programs, and public policy initiatives sponsored by JAF’s Christian Institute on Disability. Joni leads a global network of disability ministries through Joni and Friends’ U.S. Field Services, international affiliates, and NGOs on every continent. Her mission statement? Joni says, “I want to be God's best audio-visual aid of how His power shows up best in weakness.”
Stuart Epperson Jr., Truth Network
|Stu Epperson, Jr.
Stu Epperson, Jr. is founder and president of The Truth Network, with radio stations across North Carolina, Central Iowa, and Salt Lake City. Truth Network also develops and syndicates programs on over 300 affiliates nationwide. Stu is also the host of Truth Talk Live, author of: Last Words of Jesus and his latest book: First Words of Jesus: From the Cradle to the Cross (Christmas 2016). In his spare time, he enjoys coaching and playing the game of basketball. His passion is that all people everywhere will experience truth. Stu lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his wife, Julie, and their four daughters.
Lois Evans, The Urban Alternative
Lois Evans, wife of one of the nation’s leading preachers, Dr. Tony Evans, is the mother of four, grandmother of 12, and great-grandmother of one. She is also a distinguished leader in her own right and a much sought-after speaker for conferences and churches around the globe. Lois Evans is the co-founder and Senior Vice President of The Urban Alternative, the national ministry of her husband, Dr. Tony Evans. Mrs. Evans also serves in the office of the Senior Pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas and founded the Pastors’ Wives Ministry with a mission to equip, encourage, and empower Pastors’ Wives. This ministry provides education, biblical counseling and support and a myriad of other Christian resources. She wrote Seasons of a Woman's Life (Moody, 2013), and Stones of Remembrance: A Rock-Hard Faith from Rock-Hard Places (Moody, 2006) and collaborated with her husband, Tony Evans, to write Our Love Is Here to Stay (Multnomah, 2004).
Greg Fast, GSF Media
Since 1997, Greg Fast has been fortunate to be President of GSF Media, overseeing a team that has served some of the world’s top ministries like Turning Point, Leading the Way, Crown, Compassion Radio, and non-profits like LifeWay, World Vision and Bible League. Greg’s background encompasses decades 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.
Emmitt Fowler, FamilyLife
Emmitt Fowler is the Director of Broadcast Relations at FamilyLife. Emmitt has been with FamilyLife since 2006, serving FamilyLife Today’s® broadcast affiliates. Emmitt studied radio communications at Grace University in Omaha and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the radio industry. Prior to FamilyLife, Emmitt’s diverse background includes Christian radio station manager, business owner, and bi-vocational pastor. Emmitt and his wife, Jane, have been married since 1987 and live in Little Rock, AR. They have a son and daughter-in-law in Minneapolis, MN and two adult daughters in Little Rock. They enjoy serving in their church by mentoring engaged couples.
Debra Fraser, Total Living International
Debra Fraser is President/CEO of Total Living International (TLI), a Christian media communications group. She also serves as General Manager of KTLN-TV, a full power San Francisco market station. Debra has been in Christian broadcast for 30+ years beginning in 1982 when she assisted in the launch of a station with Family Christian Broadcasting. She finds fulfillment in helping individuals realize the potential they have for a vibrant life in Christ.
Jon Fugler, Reach Beyond
Jon Fugler is the Vice President for Advancement at Reach Beyond. Before God called him to the organization in 2011 to take the Gospel to other cultures, Jon worked in non-commercial Christian radio in California. He was the Executive Director of Logos Broadcasting (1994-2011), starting and operating three stations along the California Central Coast. Before that, Jon founded and led Shepherd Communications (1983-1993), establishing KLRD, which became the flagship station for the Air 1 Network. Jon has a passion for fundraising for ministry, especially to reach the unreached with the Gospel. He and his wife, Noonie, live in Colorado Springs. They have three children and six grandchildren spread throughout the country.
Tom Hayes, Insight for Living Ministries
In more than twenty years of ministry, Tom’s focus has been sharing the gospel with those who have not yet heard. Whether in student ministry, church consultation, or missions work, Pastor Tom’s heart to mobilize the church has been evident. As Insight for Living Ministries’ executive vice president of International Ministries, Tom ministers to the global church as it proclaims the truths of Scripture in multiple languages and cultures. His passion is to serve Insight for Living Ministries’ pastor/translators who work around the world, translating and contextualizing Insight for Living messages, Chuck Swindoll’s books, and other ministry resources to make them accessible to all individuals in their heart languages.
Jack Hibbard, The Hibbard Group
Jack Hibbard is President and CEO of The Hibbard Group, an agency he founded in 2009 out of his passion to strengthen ministries through media. He has more than 40 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.
Martin Jones, Revive Our Hearts
Martin Jones is the Executive Director for Revive Our Hearts, a media outreach for women, featuring teaching by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Prior to joining Revive Our Hearts in 2004, Martin worked with Back to the Bible in Lincoln, NE. Martin and his wife, Helen, live in southwestern Michigan and serve together in their local church. They have been married since 1979 and have five grown children.
Lauren Libby, Trans World Radio
Hailing from a small farming community in Kansas, Lauren became global media ministry TWR’s fourth president in December 2008. He formerly served with The Navigators in Colorado Springs, Colo., in various senior executive roles. Lauren is member of the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and University of Northwestern Saint Paul. Additionally, he cofounded Educational Communications of Colorado Springs, which comprises 15 radio stations and 28 translators. Lauren and his wife, June, have one adult son.
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 Ark Encounter themed attraction near Cincinnati. Dale leads the ministry’s product distribution efforts, and directs distribution of “Answers with Ken Ham” which is heard daily on over 900 radio stations. He is also the Founding Publisher of Answers, a subscription-based apologetics/worldview magazine with over 70,000 subscribers. Dale has been on staff at Answers in Genesis since 2004 and previously served in executive roles with Gospel.com and ChristianAnswers.net. He has served on NRB’s Internet and Radio Committees and as an author: his newest book, “The Bible in a Nutshell,” is due to release this summer.
Ric McClary, Minnesota Christian Broadcasters, Inc.
Ric McClary, General Manager for Minnesota Christian Broadcasters, Inc., brings 35 years of experience in the broadcasting industry. Ric attended school at Brown College in Minneapolis and shortly after graduation was hired for his first job in broadcasting as News Director at WCMP radio in Pine City, MN. Since then he’s worked as a Talk Show Host and News Anchor in Salt Lake City, UT, a mid-day personality in Columbus, OH, and as the Morning Host and Program Director for K-I-T in Yakima, WA, for 13 years. Ric was Operations Manager for KIT/KATS and KQSN for three years and did consulting work for Ingstad Broadcasting’s full service AM stations in the Midwest. Ric served as General Manager for “The Light” Radio Network in Burlington, VT, for 12 years. Ric and his wife, Darrilynn, have been married for 44 years, and share their love of Christian broadcasting.
Robert McFarland, Transformational Impact, LLC
Robert McFarland is President of Transformational Impact, LLC, a strategic branding consultancy helping companies and ministries harness the power of their vision to optimize their story for the glory of God. He has served in board development, communications, and fundraising roles for a variety of Christian organizations, including eight years on the NRB executive staff. He is currently Chairman of the Board of The Family Foundation, the family policy council in Virginia. Robert and his wife, Tamitha, have homeschooled all six of their children. They live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Steve Moore, Compass – Finances God’s Way
Steve Moore was born and raised in Rochester, NY. After attending Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester, Steve traded his drum sticks for a microphone. He began at WGMC in Rochester, moved to WYRD in Syracuse from 1974 to 1978, and then joined the West Virginia Public Radio Network from 1974 to 1985. In 1985 he joined Larry Burkett at Christian Financial Concepts. The network grew from two hundred to over twelve hundred stations in just a few years with How to Manage Your Money, Money Matters, and A Money Minute being recognized with a number of national awards. Steve remained as co-host and Vice-President of Broadcasting through the CFC/Crown merger in 2001 and stayed until 2007. In 2011 Steve joined forces with Howard Dayton at Compass to begin a new daily call-in program: MoneyWise. The program is currently carried on 650 stations. Steve and Marcia have been married 43 years, live in Gainesville, GA, and have two grown children. He does occasional broadcast projects for other organizations and still has his drumsticks......just in case.
Doug Myer, WDAC-FM Radio
COO/General Manager of WDAC and WBYN-FM since 2009, Doug Myer began his management career with WDAC Radio Company in 1999 as Sales Manager and in 2002 as General Manager of WDAC. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Lancaster Bible College and serves as a corporation member of LBC and member of the education committee. He also serves on the NRB Executive Committee, the board of the Lancaster Child Evangelism Fellowship, and chairperson of the Lancaster National Day of Prayer. He and his wife, Janet, have three children.
Wayne Pederson, Reach Beyond
In 1967, Wayne Pederson began his radio career as an announcer on KTIS in Minneapolis. In 1997, he was promoted to Executive Vice President for Media at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN. During those years Wayne also served on the board of NRB and as Executive Director of the Christian Music Broadcasters and President of the Mission America Coalition. In 2004, Wayne was hired by Moody Broadcasting where he eventually became Vice President of Broadcasting. In 2008, God called Wayne to serve as President of HCJB Global, now Reach Beyond. Wayne is now serving as Global Ambassador for Reach Beyond and is also chairing the 2017 International Day for the Unreached. Wayne and his wife, Willi live in Colorado Springs, CO and enjoy spending time with Wayne’s two daughters and nine grandchildren.
Gregory Seltz, Lutheran Hour Ministries
The Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz serves as the Speaker of The Lutheran Hour® radio program, a position he has held since February 2011. As such, he serves as the featured Speaker on Lutheran Hour Ministries’ flagship Christian outreach radio program with over 1 million listeners, airing on more than 1,600 stations across North America, as well as on the American Forces Network. He also serves as the organization’s spiritual leader, evangelist, and ministry emissary with The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the Lutheran Church--Canada (LCC). Before joining Lutheran Hour Ministries, Seltz served as Director of the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center, professor of Theology, and overseer of the master’s program in Theology and Culture at Concordia University in Irvine, California. Seltz holds a bachelor’s degree in New Testament-Biblical Languages from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan, plus a Master of Divinity in Systematics-New Testament and a Master of Sacred Theology in Systematics from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He was also awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree from Concordia University Irvine, and is ABD in his PhD program at Concordia Seminary St. Louis. He and his wife Marie Yvette have one daughter, Devin.
Wayne Shepherd, Wayne Shepherd Communications, LLC
Wayne Shepherd’s voice is heard widely in Christian radio, as well as on numerous audio books and special projects. With more than 45 years of broadcast experience, Wayne serves a growing number of clients as a radio host, interviewer, VO talent, and consultant through his agency, Wayne Shepherd Communications in Naperville, IL. His own weekly program, FIRST PERSON (FirstPersonInterview.com), is heard on more than 250 stations. In addition to the Board of Directors for National Religious Broadcasters, Wayne also serves on the Board of the Far East Broadcasting Company and Chairman of the Mission Eurasia Board. Contact: Wayne@WayneShepherd.net.
Cynthia Swindoll, Insight for Living
Cynthia Swindoll serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Insight for Living Ministries, 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, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Cynthia has served on the NRB Board of Directors since 1988.
Curt Swindoll, Pursuant KMA
Curt Swindoll joined Pursuant in 2011. He serves as EVP, Strategy and leads the firm’s innovative strategic thinking. Curt’s career has spanned six industries while diversely focusing on operations, sales and business development, marketing, branding, IT, software development, fundraising, board development, strategic planning, PR, and corporate communications. Career milestones include serving as EVP of Strategic Initiatives for Energy Education; forming Cool Strategies, a management consulting practice; and serving Insight for Living as VP of Development and EVP/COO. Curt earned an MBA at the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University, and taught on nonprofit leadership for several years in Biola’s Masters in Organizational Leadership program. He is married to Debbie. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Tim Wildmon, American Family Association
Tim Wildmon is president of American Family Association and American Family Radio. AFA is a national organization that advocates for the biblical teaching on morality and values. Tim host a daily program on AFR’s 190 stations. He has appeared many times on all the major television networks including the Fox News Channel and CNN. He has written for USA Today, Focus on the Family and several other national publications. He is 53, has been married to his wife Alison for 32 years, lives in Tupelo, Mississippi, and has three children and three grandchildren. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in journalism.
Dave Young, Blount Communications Group
As Vice President of Blount Communications Group, Dave Young oversees 6 stations in 5 New England states. He leads a team of dedicated Christian broadcasters reaching one of the most spiritually challenging regions in our nation. He has led several radio-focused mission teams to four continents, and is currently heading an effort to start a Christian radio station in the hard-to-reach interior of Liberia. He serves on NRB’s International Committee.
Cathy Allen, Love Worth Finding
Cathy Allen is COO of Love Worth Finding Ministries, the multimedia broadcast ministry of Adrian Rogers in Memphis, TN. Cathy has served at LWF for 20 years, initially in Marketing and transitioning to her role as COO in 2010. For six years she was a member of the NRB Internet Committee when it was first launched. Outside LWF, she is Vice Chairman of Life Choices Board, a pregnancy help medical center. She also was a Trustee and Board Member of her alma mater, St. Mary’s Episcopal School. Cathy, and her husband Joe, attend Bellevue Baptist Church, where they serve on several committees and are small group leaders. Another way Joe ministers is through the choir and Cathy enjoys studying each Wednesday night with a group of ladies in Bible Study.
Stephen Arterburn, New Life Ministries
Steve Arterburn is the Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries and host of the #1 nationally-syndicated Christian counseling talk show New Life Live!, heard and watched by 2 million people each week on nearly 200 radio stations nationwide, on XM and Sirius Satellite radio, and on the NRB Network. Steve is also host of New Life TV (tv.newlife.com), a web-based channel dedicated to transforming lives through God’s truth. Steve is the Founder of Women of Faith conferences attended by more than 4 million people. He also serves as a Teaching Pastor at Northview Church in Carmel, IN. Steve is a nationally known public speaker and a best-selling author with more than 10 million books in print.
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, FL. 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, CO.
Joe Battaglia, Renaissance Communications
Joe is an author, broadcaster, and founder/president of Renaissance Communications, whose mission is to provide media platforms for gifted communicators of Biblical truth. He is also an executive producer and General Manager of the nationally syndicated radio program “Keep the Faith.” Previously he was vice-president of Communicom Corp. of America, parent company of WWDJ/New York, WZZD/Philadelphia and KSLR/San Antonio. He was with Communicom for over 18 years, eight as General Manager of WWDJ, the company's flagship station. He served on the board of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) for 19 years, the Eastern Chapter of the National Religious Broadcasters for 10 years, and chairman of the National Christian Radio Seminar (NCRS) for 14 years. He currently serves on the board of WAY-FM and the Walter Hoving Home. Joe attended Boston University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1972. He put his background to quick use by starting Alternatives, the first Christian publication for the New York metro market, in 1973. Joe is the author of "A New Suit for Lazarus", published by Thomas Nelson; "The Politically Incorrect Jesus: Living Boldly in a Culture of Unbelief”; "That’s My Dad!” and "Fathers Say" by Broadstreet Publishers.
Bill Blount, Blount Communications Group
Bill Blount is President of Blount Communications Group, a Christian radio network of seven stations located throughout New England, which he and his wife, Deborah, founded more than 39 years ago. He previously served as Chairman of the NRB Board. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the International, Membership, Ethics, Nominating, Awards, Public Policy, and Resolutions Committees, as well as a member of the NRB Music Licensing Committee. He has traveled extensively, partnering with international ministries such as TWR, HCJB, FEBC, The Bible League, Compassion International, and Gospel for Asia. For recreation, Bill enjoys motorcycles, snowmobiles, scuba diving, and hunting. He and Deborah live by a lake in a small New Hampshire town.
Richard P. Bott, Sr., Bott Radio Network
Richard P. Bott, Sr., is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the 118 station Bott Radio Network (founded 1962). A Christian broadcaster for 65 years, he has served on the NRB Board of Directors for 55 years, including service on the NRB Executive Committee, and is a former NRB Vice President. In 2005, He received the NRB Milestone Award, and in 2008, he was inducted into the NRB Hall of Fame. He is married to Sherley, his bride of 65 years, and together they have four children (including one in Heaven), 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. They live in Leawood, KS.
John Carley, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
John Carley is President of Trinet Internet Solutions. He has had a heart for spreading the Gospel since stumbling onto the super-computing team while in college during the time the Internet was first being built. He saw the potential to get the Word out in a way that had never happened before. Between his participation in Campus Crusade for Christ and his familiarity with a new broadcast medium, John helped start many churches on the road to online church broadcasts, webcasts of conferences and crusades, and innovative technology for fulfilling the churches’ visions in reaching the lost. John strives to help companies with their online goals while keeping an eye on the future of online technology in order to best implement the emerging trends for church use. John was Chairman of the NRB Internet Standing Committee. He has been a Board of Directors member for four years, and currently serves on the NRB Executive Committee. John lives in southern California with his wife and four children.
Steve Douglass, Cru
Steve Douglass is president of both Campus Crusade for Christ International and Cru, as the ministry is known in the United States. Douglass came to the ministry after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School. Through more than 45 years of service, he has held a variety of positions, including vice president and for administration director of U.S. ministries. In July 2001, Douglass took over as the president of Campus Crusade for Christ International from founder Bill Bright. Douglass is the author or co-author of several books, including Managing Yourself, How to Achieve Your Potential and Enjoy Life, How to Get Better Grades and Have More Fun and Enjoying Your Walk with God. His radio program, Making Your Life Count, airs daily on 900 stations. Along with his wife, Judy, Steve resides in Orlando, Florida. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.
Bruce Everhart, Moody Radio
Bruce Everhart is Vice President of Donor Development and Channel Strategy for Moody Global Ministries. He oversees the mass fundraising channels for Moody’s educational cause and Moody Radio’s 36 owned and operated stations, national network and web outlets. Bruce has over 10 years in biblically centered resource development, specializing in integrated marketing for donor, programming and digital campaigns in the context of a major corporate ministry operation. He also served as Station Manager of WMBI AM/FM, Moody’s headquarters station in Chicago for over 14 years. A graduate of the University of Kansas in broadcast journalism, he and his wife Cindy make their home in suburban Chicago.
Jay Flowers, Grace to You
Jay Flowers is the Managing Director of Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization. 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 Focus on the Family’s audio department and co-host of the award-winning daily Focus on the Family radio program, which reaches 5.5 million people in the U.S. weekly and millions more worldwide. John also hosts Focus on the Family Minute, and the popular Focus on Marriage and Focus on Parenting podcasts. Fuller has spoken internationally about marriage, parenting, adoption and orphan care, creativity, and the spiritual life. He has written for dozens of publications, contributed to the Newsweek/Washington Post OnFaith blog, and authored the book, First Time Dad (Moody Publishing, 2010). John and his wife Dena, married more than 30 years, have six children. John serves as an elected member of the National Religious Broadcasters association, is a self-described “coffee snob” and pursues a photography hobby as time allows.
Ron Harris, MEDIAlliance
Ronald L. Harris has been around broadcasting for most of his life, beginning in radio over 50 years ago. After serving two years as Assistant Professor of Communications and Special Assistant to the President at Dallas Baptist University, Ron Harris served as Sr. VP for Strategic Partnerships for the NRB. He is now the founder and president of MEDIAlliance International. The ministry trains and mentors Christian broadcasters and media leaders in over 20 countries to grow the impact of Christian broadcasting and the Gospel of Christ.
Ron served with KCBI Radio in Dallas, Texas, for 15 years, most of that time as Executive Vice President and General Manager and host of the Morning Program. Ron Harris also served in the US Air Force as a Radio/TV specialist. In 2004, Dallas Baptist University conferred upon Ron the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for Christian service that integrates his faith with his vocational calling. Dr. Harris was Chairman of the Board for National Religious Broadcasters for three years and has been a part of NRB for over 30, serving through the years as a workshop leader and speaker, board member, executive committee officer, as well as chairman. He now serves on the NRB International Committee.
Tony Hart, The Grand Old Gospel Fellowship
Dr. Tony Hart has served as President of GOGF Ministries since 1998 when he took over from his father, Dr. B. Sam Hart. He oversees a fellowship of 15 churches, has preached in large area-wide crusades, has led several international missions trips, conducts pastoral training in under-developed countries, and continues to serve as the Senior Pastor of Montco Bible Fellowship. Dr. Hart is the primary bible teacher on the Grand Old Gospel Hour, which celebrated its 53rd Anniversary in 2014. He is the author of two books, Winning Is Everything and 2 Tablets For Your Marriage, and he teaches a marriage seminar in churches around the country.
Hannu Haukka, Great Commission Media Ministries
Dr. Hannu Haukka is the Founder and President of Great Commission Media Ministries (IRR/TV). This organization is having a worldwide impact for the Gospel, in Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. For more than 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. Hannu and his ministry have received NRB awards for his outstanding witness and work for the cause of the Gospel.
June Hunt, Hope For The Heart
Top selling author, singer, speaker June Hunt is founder and CSO (Chief Servant Officer) of Hope For The Heart, a worldwide ministry providing biblical hope and practical help in 33 languages in 60+ countries on 6 continents. June’s monthly BCIs (Biblical Counseling Intensives) highlight topics heard on both of her radio broadcasts—Hope For The Heart and Hope In The Night featuring live call-in counseling. Her lifework has yielded landmark contributions in the counseling field with her 100+ topicBiblical Counseling Library presenting God’s Truth for Today’s Problems.
Stan Jeter, CBN News
Stan Jeter founded Christian World News, a weekly TV newscast, in 1994. In 2006, he launched a Spanish version, Mundo Cristiano, airing throughout the Spanish-speaking world. During his two decades at CBN News, he has encouraged the creation of other Christian news programs around the globe. As a member of NRB's TV Committee, Stan helped launch the Global News Alliance to encourage the flow of Christian news stories. And most recently, he and like-minded communicators created ComunicadoresUSA, an association for Hispanic Christian broadcasters with an annual convention in Miami. Stan is currently serving as the NRB International Standing Committee Chairman.
Jim Kirkland, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
A past Chairman of the NRB Radio Committee, Jim Kirkland serves BGEA as Executive Director, Audio Media. His area includes Blue Ridge Broadcasting, operator of WMIT/Asheville, NC and WFGW/Knoxville. Jim joined BRB in 2001, becoming General Manager in 2005, then was tapped three years later to lead all of BGEA’s audio content endeavors. Previously, Jim was in programming leadership at general-market stations in Richmond, Memphis, Greenville/Spartanburg, and Greensboro/Winston-Salem. Jim and his wife, Janet, have two daughters and live near Hendersonville, NC.
Collin Lambert, Moody Global Ministries
Collin G. Lambert serves as Vice President of Broadcasting at Moody Global Ministries in Chicago. Moody owns/operates 38 stations (English and Spanish) covering 15 states, and Canada, a Christian broadcast network, plus numerous online-only stations. Collin has been with Moody for 14 years, serving in the areas of leadership, programming and promotions. Before joining Moody Radio, he worked in management and hosted various programs at country, talk, Christian, and jazz stations in his home state of Texas. Collin and his wife, Patti, have three children, and live in Aurora, IL.
Brett Larson, WDCX FM/AM
After growing up in a Christian home and accepting Christ at a young age, Brett Larson attended Liberty University on full scholarship with a Liberty singing group. Brett holds a Bachelor’s in Communications, an MBA, and a Master of Theological Studies from Liberty. He is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at Tyndale University Seminary in Toronto. Brett began in Christian radio as a board-operator in 1992. In 1999 Brett began his full-time Christian radio career. Currently, Brett works as General Manager of WDCX FM and WDCZ AM in Buffalo and WDCX AM in Rochester. Brett also hosts the daily theological radio broadcast, SKOPOS, and enjoys serving as an Elder in his local church. Brett and his wife, Kim, have 3 wonderful boys!
Roger Lonnquist, Your Network of Praise
Roger Lonnquist is Network General Manager at Your Network of Praise (YNOP), which operates 50 FM facilities in 4 states in the northwestern U.S., and New Life Radio Network in Tanzania. Roger is a member of the President's Council of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, serves as a member of NRB's TV Committee, and is on the board of a Christian school. He began working in radio in junior high school at a station his father managed, and worked at several secular radio stations around the U.S. before joining YNOP in 1999. Roger and his wife, Janice, own the KTGF-TV Network, which operates one full-power TV station and some LPTV's in Montana.
Erwin W. Lutzer, The Moody Church
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years. He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law. A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world: Running to Win, Moody Church Hour, and Songs in the Night. Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books and he and his wife Rebecca have co-written several books. He speaks domestically and internationally and leads tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.
Charles Morris, Haven Ministries
Charles Morris is the President of Haven Ministries and host of HAVEN Today. Beginning his career as a broadcast news reporter, he then worked as an editor and bureau chief for United Press International. Charles and his wife, Janet, have co-authored several books, including Saving a Life and Missing Jesus: Find your life in His great story.
Mike Murray, GSF Media
Mike Murray joined the staff at GSF Media in fall of 2002 as the agency’s Affiliate Supervisor. In 2011, the agency promoted him to serve as Executive Vice President. At GSF Media, Mike’s responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the agency. He serves as one of the agency’s chief advisors to GSF Media’s clientele. Mike’s broadcast career began in 1985 in Anchorage, AK. After six months as a volunteer, he was selected to be General Manager of the station full time. In 1987, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Broadcasting for Christian Broadcasting Inc. For 15 more years, he guided the operation and management of KATB-FM and KCFT Christian Television. Mike graduated college in 1981 and was granted a Certificate of Ordination in Ministry in the spring of 2002. He and his wife, Kelly, have been married since 1985 and have three grown children and one grandchild. They reside in Nashville, TN.
Larry Nobles, From His Heart Ministries
Since 2009, Larry has served as the VP of From His Heart Ministries; the TV, radio and online outreach of Dr. Jeff Schreve. While overseeing all aspects of this Christian broadcast outreach, he also produces and voices the FHH daily radio program heard daily on over 740 stations and the weekly TV broadcast seen now in 182 countries. Prior to FHH, Larry served 13 years as a VP at Adrian Roger’s Love Worth Finding Ministries, 6 yearsas a pastor, preceded by 20 years in secular radio and TV broadcasting. His Doctor of Ministry degree focused on domestic and international missional broadcast strategies to effectively fulfill the great commission, while not simultaneously creating unnecessary barriers for people to hear the truth of the gospel. Larry and Vicki have two children (adults now) and five grandchildren and they all live in Memphis, TN.
Star Parker, CURE
Star Parker is one of the names on the short list mentioned when anyone speaks of national black conservative leaders. She is the Founder and President of The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a public policy think tank that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty. Parker founded CURE to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America's poor from government dependency.
Parker has addressed more than 190 colleges and universities about anti-poverty initiatives, has authored several books, and is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. She also regularly consults with both federal and state legislators on market-based strategies to fight poverty.
Jim Sanders, Ambassador Advertising Agency
Jim Sanders is a Principal and Executive Vice President at Ambassador Advertising Agency. He helps guide the direction of the organization and its vision as well as the creative and technical aspects of the agency. Jim is a Co-Founder of the Christian Radio Consortium. He has served on the Board of Directors for NRB since 1999. He is also the President of Amb-OS Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Ambassador Advertising. He holds an M.BA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a B.A. in communications from Biola University.
Dave Santrella, Salem Media Group
Dave became President of Radio for Salem Media Group in January 2010, overseeing Salem’s local radio stations. More recently, effective January 1, 2015, Dave was promoted to President, Broadcast Media, and now oversees all local stations as well as our network assets and rep firms. Throughout his 32-year professional career in the radio broadcast communications industry, Dave has provided leadership in promotions, marketing, sales, and management, working in Chicago for NBC’s locally-owned radio station WMAQ for 12+ years and then for CBS’s WBBM for 8+ years. In 2001, Dave felt called to use his talents and abilities in a more significant way, and joined Salem to manage the Chicago market. In 2003 he was promoted to VP/GM and was given oversight of Salem’s Milwaukee cluster of stations, and in 2004 he helped launch News Talk 560 WIND, Salem’s conservative News Talk formatted station. In October 2009, Dave was promoted to an Ops VP position for 14 months prior to moving to his current role.
Jamey Schmitz, WLMB-TV 40 and YES-FM Radio Network
Jamey Schmitz is Founder & President/CEO of WLMB-TV 40 and the YES-FM Radio Network. These local broadcasting ministries are both headquartered in Toledo, OH. For 22 years, Jamey has been an active member of the NRB. He is a Founding Member of the NRB President’s Council, has served four terms on the NRB Television Committee, and has been a member of the NRB Resolutions Committee for several years. For the past year, Jamey has served the association as a Board Member of the NRB Network. WLMB-TV 40 has received the NRB Full Power TV Station of the Year Award on four occasions. His responsibilities often take him to Washington, DC, where he works diligently to preserve and expand Christian radio and television. Along with Rachel, his wife of 25 years, Jamey resides in Toledo, OH. They have four daughters - Sophia, Chloe, Lilly, and Rebekah - who are the joy of their lives.
Randy Weiss, CrossTalk
Randy Weiss is a TV broadcaster and past Chairman NRB Television Committee. Dr. Weiss has built and operates 60 Christian LPTV stations, head of the International Broadcasting Network (IBN), President of Edge Spectrum, Inc. (ESI), and founding member of Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA). In 1973 Randy began serving the Underground Church in Communist lands. In 1994, he launched CrossTalk, a weekly TV program still in production and seen internationally. Randy is also host of Today With God and recipient of NRB’s “Best Television Teaching Program of the Year” and the NRB “International Impact Award.”
Frank Wright, D. James Kennedy Ministries
After 22 years of work on or related to Capitol Hill, Dr. Wright returned to Fort Lauderdale in 2015, where he serves a President & Chief Executive Officer of Coral Ridge Ministries Media, the parent and sponsoring organization of the D. James Kennedy Leadership Institute. Having been led to personal faith in Jesus Christ through the ministry of Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Wright served at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church both as a staff member and Elder. His prior leadership service includes being founding Executive Director of the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters, and President & COO of the Salem Media Group. The primary focus of his ministry career has been equipping leaders for future service and defending religious freedom at every level of the public policy process. Frank received his doctorate in Business Administration (Finance) from Florida Atlantic University.
Carl Bliss, Northwestern Media
Carl Bliss serves as Manager of Interactive Media for Northwestern Media. Carl has worked with Northwestern since 1998, and has helped guide the radio network through digital media growth. Carl and his wife Katie are raising 3 girls near Stillwater, MN. Carl and his family are actively involved at Hope Church in Oakdale, MN where he serves on the Elder board, and leads a highly energetic group of K-5th graders on Wednesday nights. Carl holds a project management credential (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, and is currently pursuing a Master of Organizational Leadership degree at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN.
Greg Bogdan, Total Living International
Greg Bogdan is Chief Operating Officer of Total Living International (TLI), a Christian media communications group with several divisions, including Total Living Network and Four:2 Media. Greg serves as the Chairman of the NRB TV Standing Committee. Greg has been in Christian media for over 15 years and has a passion to impact society with the message of the gospel. Prior to his position with TLI, Greg was Founder and President of Christian Alliance Media Group, Inc., a Christian station representation agency. As part of his passion to reach the lost, Greg also has invested considerable time in West Africa preaching in prisons and providing pastoral training.
Bobby Downes, ChristianCinema.Com, Inc.
Downes holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from California Polytechnic State University. In the early 1990s, after a three-year teaching stint in public education, Bobby spent much of the 90's leading teams of missionaries into more than 20 countries as an ambassador.
Bobby has produced more than a dozen feature films for the faith market.Both films acquired for distribution by Sony Pictures. He Executive Produced for producer Ralph Winter (X-Men, Fantastic 4) on Frank Peretti's best-selling novel film version distributed by 20th Century Fox, producing The Lost Medallion with Bill Muir, The Redemption of Henry Myers and Hoovey, the true life story of Eric Elliott.
Shur Gopal, North Greenville University
Shur Gopal has been teaching media technologies, film and video production at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina for over 15 years where he developed the video and film program of the Mass Communication department (almost from the ground up.) Shur brings with him over three decades of in-the-field media experience. As a Principal Consultant, Shur has launched five satellite television stations, from concept to launch – four in India and one in Malaysia. He has been a Fulbright Fellow in Communication Technology during 1988-89. He is the Director of the South Carolina chapter of the Hollywood Prayer Network in Greenville, SC. Shur is a strong believer of networking and building contacts.
Joshua Weiss, Abundant Life Assembly of God
Joshua D. Weiss (@joshuadweiss) has nearly 20 years of experience and serves as general manager of IBN Television, an international television platform with over 50 broadcast stations, satellite, and streaming apps. He is producer of CrossTalk International, Today With God and Wize Flixtelevision programs. He serves as associate pastor at Abundant Life AG in Grand Prairie, TX, where he and his wife, Nancy, lead worship and are responsible for all media. Joshua teaches Church Media at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He has a masters in strategic communications and is working on his Ph.D. in communications at Regent University.
Tim Whitehead, Galcom International
Rev. Tim Whitehead, is the Executive Director of Galcom International Inc. Canada partnering with pastors and missionaries in remote areas of the world installing radio stations so they can expand their reach and manufacturing and distributing solar powered radios and audio Bibles so they can multiply their impact. Tim is the host of the weekly Impact Radio program interviewing missionaries from around the world and encouraging the church in NA to get involved in the Great Commission. Tim is a CPA and served for 10 years at Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. before joining Galcom. Tim, his wife Melody and their 5 children are active in their church in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.