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. Featuring interviews with 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 more than 20 languages, his writings have sold more than three 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, TN, and have one grown 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 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 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 6-year-old son named Parke.
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 in Riverside, CA.
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.
Randy Carlson, Family Life Communications
Dr. Randy Carlson oversees the ministries of Family Life Communications, including their 40-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 more than 25 years' experience in family, marriage, and business counseling.
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, giving them an opportunity to respond. The ministry 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.
Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends
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Having lived more than 45 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: 32 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
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Stuart Epperson, Jr., is General Manager of WTRU-AM/Winston-Salem, one of Truth Network’s seven stations in North Carolina. He also hosts a newly syndicated talk show, Truth Talk Live, broadcasting on nearly 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
Senior Vice President, Dr. Lois Evans has held numerous executive management positions with The Urban Alternative. Honored many times for outstanding achievements and Christian service, Dr. Evans is a much sought-after speaker for conferences and churches worldwide. She is also the Founder of the Pastors’ Wives Ministry, which has a mission to equip, encourage, and empower pastors’ wives. She is co-author of Our Love Is Here To Stay (2004), author of Seasons of A Woman’s Life (2013), 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 15 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.
Emmitt Fowler, FamilyLife
Emmitt Fowler is the Director of Broadcast Relations at FamilyLife. Emmitt has been with FamilyLife eight years, serving FamilyLife Today’s® broadcast affiliates. Emmitt studied radio communications at Grace University in Omaha and has 15 years’ experience in the radio industry. Emmitt has served in a variety of roles, including Christian radio station manager, business owner, and bi-vocational pastor. Emmitt and his wife, Jane, have three children, Aaron, Mariah, and Bethany, and live in Little Rock, AR, where they enjoy serving in their church by mentoring engaged couples and leading a small group for young families.
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 five grandchildren spread throughout the country.
Lee Geysbeek, Compassion International
Lee began his radio broadcast career in 1974 at WCSG in Grand Rapids at Cornerstone University Radio (CU Radio). For more than 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, through CU Radio, he was able to add more 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 three children and eight grandchildren.
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 Managing 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
Lauren Libby is the President & CEO of TWR. TWR broadcasts to 160 countries in 230 languages. TWR’s digital platform communicates globally. Previously, Libby was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for The U.S. Navigators, an interdenominational, worldwide Christian organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO. He also served as a member of The Navigators U.S. National Leadership Team. Libby is a Co-Founder and Chairman of The New Horizons Foundation and is Co-Founder of Educational Communications of Colorado Springs, a non-profit that owns and operates 44 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, and sponsor of the Creation Museum and the coming 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 also the Founding Editor/Publisher of Answers, an apologetics/worldview magazine. 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 has served on NRB’s Internet Committee and has actively attended NRB conventions for more than 20 years.
Nina May, Founder and Chairman of the Renaissance Foundation
Nina May is Founder and Chairman of the Renaissance Foundation, an international leadership organization. She’s also Founder of Renaissance Women Productions, which teaches young interns every aspect of video production through hands-on work on documentaries, TV shows, commercials, and feature length films. She is an award-winning producer, director, and writer of documentary and feature length films, and she produced and recorded a daily radio commentary for more than 1800 stations nationwide. Her award-winning documentary, Emancipation Revelation/Revolution, and the sequel, Reparations: Who Should Pay, are featured on national TV every Black History Month. Her latest feature length movie, Life Fine Tuned, is a family-friendly dramedy that has won several awards. Nina received her B.A. from Stetson University and attended George Mason School of Law. Nina holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has traveled to more than 70 countries. She is married to Colby M. May and resides in McLean, VA.
Ric McClary, Minnesota Christian Broadcasters, Inc.
Ric McClary, General Manager for Minnesota Christian Broadcasters, Inc., brings 33 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 was 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 mid-west. 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 over 41 years, and share their love of broadcasting.
Robert McFarland, McFarland Messaging, LLC
Robert McFarland is President of McFarland Messaging, LLC, a research-based strategic branding consultancy helping non-profit organizations harness the power of their vision at the board level, in their communications, and in their fundraising. Robert has been involved with non-profit organizations in staff and board capacities for 17 years. He has served in board development, communications, and fundraising roles for a variety of Christian organizations, including eight years on the NRB executive staff. Robert has been a trustee and/or an elder at his home church since 1996, and he and his wife, Tamitha, live in Springfield, VA, with their six children.
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 and as a Board Member of the Lancaster Child Evangelism Fellowship. He and his wife, Janet, have three children.
Wayne Pederson, Reach Beyond
Wayne Pederson currently serves as President of Reach Beyond, an international outreach using media, healthcare, and leadership development to reach people who have never heard the Gospel. Prior to joining Reach Beyond, 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.
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 40 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 200 stations. In addition to the Board of Directors for National Religious Broadcasters, Wayne also serves on the Boards of Far East Broadcasting Company and Russian Ministries. 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 two great-grandchildren. Cynthia has served on the NRB Board of Directors since 1990.
Curt Swindoll, Pursuant KMA
Curt Swindoll joined Pursuant KMA in 2011. He serves as EVP, Strategy, and leads Pursuant’s work with ministries. Curt’s career has spanned six industries while diversely focusing on operations, sales and business development, marketing, branding, IT, software development, fundraising, consulting, board development, strategic planning, finance, client service, 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, EVP/COO. Curt earned an MBA at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. He taught non-profit leadership for several years at Biola’s Masters in Organizational Leadership program. He is married to Debbie. They have three adult children and two grandsons.
Tami Weissert, Servant Oasis
Tami Weissert is the Director of Ministry Development at Servant Oasis. Tami is passionate about helping people connect with God’s Word. By way of conference speaking and writing, she encourages spiritual growth through Bible engagement. Tami received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1995. She enjoys serving in her local church, most often through music ministries.
Tim Wildmon, American Family Association
Tim Wildmon 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, AFA Journal, and One News Now. 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 Young oversees six stations in five New England states for the Blount Communications Group, laboring in one of the most spiritually challenging regions 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.
Joshua Youssef, Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef
Joshua Youssef is the Executive Vice President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, an international Christian media organization headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Through his leadership, the ministry has expanded to reach 190 countries in 21 languages. Youssef has overseen the creation of a 24/7 satellite television channel reaching five regions with 50 ministries in three languages (Arabic, French, and English). He has also been directly involved in the expansion of dual-language formatted radio programming in Asia, and has managed the growth of U.S.-based radio and television programs that now air on 500 stations and outlets.
Cathy Allen, Love Worth Finding
Cathy Allen is COO of Love Worth Finding Ministries, the multimedia broadcast ministry of Adrian Rogers located in Memphis, TN. Cathy has served at LWF for more than 17 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 as a member of the Christian Women in Media Association. Cathy currently serves on the NRB Executive Committee. She has been a speaker at conferences and workshops for both organizations. Cathy also serves as a Board Member of Life Choices, a pregnancy help medical center, and is a Trustee and Board Member of her alma mater, St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, TN.
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 Heartland Church in Indianapolis, IN. Steve is a nationally known public speaker and a best-selling author with more than 8 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.
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, Debbie, founded more than 36 years ago. He currently serves 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, and Compassion International. For recreation, Bill enjoys motorcycles, snowmobiles, scuba diving, and hunting. He and Debbie live by a lake in a small New Hampshire town.
Richard P. Bott, Sr., Bott Radio Network
Richard P. Bott, Sr., is Founder/Chairman of the 100 station Bott Radio Network (founded 1962). A Christian broadcaster for more than 60 years, he has served on the NRB Board of Directors for more than 50 years, including service 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 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 three children.
Steve Douglass, Cru
Steve Douglass is President of Campus Crusade for Christ International or Cru as the ministry is known in the United States. Steve came to the ministry after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School. Through more than four decades of service, he has held a variety of positions, including Executive Vice President and Director of U.S. Ministries. In July 2001, Steve took over as President of Campus Crusade for Christ International from founder Bill Bright. Steve is the author or co-author of several books, including Managing Yourself, How to Achieve Your Potential and Enjoy Life, and Enjoying Your Walk with God. His radio program, Lighthouse Report, airs daily on 800 stations. Steve and his wife, Judy, reside in Orlando, FL. They have three children and five 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 more than 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 more than 14 years. Bruce is 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 daily Focus on the Family radio program, which is heard around the world by millions. He also hosts Weekend Magazine, Focus on the Family Minute, and several podcasts. John has spoken internationally about parenting, marriage, creativity, adoption, and the spiritual life. He has written for a variety of magazines and blogs. He also wrote the book First Time Dad. John and his wife, Dena, have six children.
Annette M. Garcia, Son Broadcasting Network
Annette Garcia is President & General Manager of Son Broadcasting Network, which has been propagating the Gospel for more than 30 years on KCHF TV 11 and more than 40 years on Pan American Broadcasting Company-AM 730 KDAZ Radio, Son Broadcasting Network is located in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM. Annette is also a part owner of Belmax Broadcasting KYNM TV in Albuquerque, NM. She is a member of the NRB Executive Committee, NRB TV Advisory Committee and is the New Mexico State Director for Christians United for Israel. In the past she has served on the Advisory Board of Christian Women in Media and is a current member.
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, formerly known as 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 and speaker June Hunt heads Hope For The Heart, a worldwide counseling ministry providing biblical hope and practical help in 30 languages and 60 countries. June’s monthly Biblical Counseling Institutes highlight topics heard on both of her radio broadcasts—Hope For The Heart and Hope In The Night, the two-hour call-in counseling program.
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 Director of Radio. His area includes Blue Ridge Broadcasting, the operator of 2008 Station of the Year, WMIT. Jim joined BRB 14 years ago, becoming General Manager in 2005, and three years later, was tapped to lead all of BGEA’s radio and audio content endeavors. Previously, Jim programmed secular stations in Richmond, Memphis, Greenville, and Greensboro/Winston-Salem. Jim and his wife, Janet, have two daughters and live in Hendersonville, NC.
Collin Lambert, Moody Bible Institute
Collin Lambert is Vice President of Broadcasting at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Moody owns/operates 36 stations (English and Spanish) covering 15 states, and Canada, a Christian broadcast network, plus numerous online stations. Collin has been with Moody for 11 years, serving in the areas of programming, promotions, and leadership. 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 has also worked in the local church, event planning, and fundraising. Collin and his wife, Patti, have three children, and live in Aurora, IL.
Brett Larson, WDCX FM/AM
When Brett Larson was 5 years old, his dad was ministering in music at Odosagih Bible Conference. Brett accepted Christ into his life through the children’s program at the camp. Brett attended Liberty University on a full scholarship with a Liberty singing group. Brett studied communications and minored in theology. He also holds an MBA from Liberty University. Brett began in Christian radio as a board operator in 1992. In 1999, he began his full-time radio career. Currently, Brett works as General Manager of WDCX FM in Buffalo and WDCX AM in Rochester. Brett and his wife, Kim, have three wonderful boys.
Erwin W. Lutzer, The Moody Church
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor of The Moody Church since 1980, earned his B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law. He is an award-winning author, a celebrated international conference speaker, and the featured speaker on three radio programs: The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win. Dr. Lutzer’s future plans include assuming the role of Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church, allowing him more time to hold seminars, speak at radio rallies, and write books that directly address the issues of our time.
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
Larry Nobles is Vice President of From His Heart Ministries, the radio and TV outreach of Pastor Jeff Schreve in Texarkana, TX. He worked for 20 years on air and in management at six radio and four TV stations, five years as a Southern Baptist church-planting home missionary, and 13 years as VP at Adrian Rogers’ Love Worth Finding Ministries. He earned a D.Min. in broadcast missions and served for 6 years on the NRB Radio Committee. Larry and Vicki have been married for 38 years, have two daughters and five grandchildren.
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 Santrella has been President of the Radio Division of Salem Media Group since January 1, 2010. Throughout his 31-year professional career in the radio broadcast communications industry, Dave has provided leadership in promotions, marketing, sales, and management. 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. 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 into his current role. Dave and Barbara, his wife of 30 years, and their 14-year-old daughter reside in Camarillo, CA. Three other adult children are working professionally or attend college elsewhere.
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.
Jan Shober, Finney Media
Jan Shober serves as Vice President Strategy with Finney Media, Colorado Springs, CO. Her specialty is helping teaching ministries/stations grow spiritual impact and reach. She served Focus On The Family for nearly 20 years, including as Vice President of Media Expansion and Syndication. She developed her love of broadcasting living in Ecuador, serving with Reach Beyond as a worldwide broadcasting Producer and Host. She is a graduate of Colorado Christian University in organizational management and the Moody Bible Institute in Bible-theology. She is married with three grown children and an expanding number of grandchildren. Jan is blessed to live along the front range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
Paul Virts, Northwestern Media
As Senior VP for Media, Paul Virts oversees University of Northwestern’s 15 music and talk/teaching radio stations, Faith Radio network, and digital media platforms. Prior to joining Northwestern, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, Director of Media at the KMA agency (Dallas), and Professor of Broadcasting at Regent University (Virginia Beach).
Randy Weiss, CrossTalk
Randy Weiss, Ph.D., Founder and President of CrossTalk International, has more than 40 years of experience in ministry, missions, and media outreach. He began his ministry in music in 1973 as a singer/songwriter. This aspect of his ministry led to numerous occasions when he sang and testified at Nashville’s Grand Ole Gospel Time. From 1974 until the Iron Curtain came down, he worked with the Underground Church in Communist lands. In addition to serving as a producer and smuggler of Christian materials to the persecuted church, Dr. Weiss has numerous academic and ministry achievements. In 1994, he launched CrossTalk, the long-running weekly television program that is still in production and seen internationally. Dr. Weiss serves as Host and Executive Producer of the highly acclaimed TV series, Today with God (the Best Television Mixed Media Campaign Award winner for 2015). He and his wife, Adrienne, have six children and 11 grandchildren.
Chad Williams, Five Q
Since founding Five Q in 2004, Chad Williams has led the Five Q team to serve organizations such as Revive Our Hearts, Joni and Friends, Answers in Genesis, Voice of the Martyrs, and many others. Chad shares his insight and experience through speaking engagements such as the NRB Convention, the Christian Leadership Alliance conference, GospelCon and the Biola Digital Conference. He is Chairman of the NRB Internet Standing Committee. When Chad isn’t leading his team, you might find him rolling on the floor with one or more of his seven kids, reading and pondering God’s word, or rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He and his wife reside in Atlantic, IA, with their seven children.
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. Dr. Baehr serves as the NRB Film Standing Committee Chairman.
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: Executive Committee, NRB; and Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Council for National Policy. He received his MBA 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.
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 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 49 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, a position he currently holds. 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.
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 18 years of Internet experience, Todd has served in many capacities and on various boards and committees, both in secular and Christian-based communities. Todd 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 community and local church. Todd and his wife, Mandy, have been married since 1998 and raise their three children in North Texas.
Wes Ward, Five Q
Wes Ward is Vice President of Growth Strategies at Five Q, a digital marketing agency helping ministries multiply their impact for the Kingdom. Previously, Wes was Senior Director of Outreach and 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. Gratefully married to Carrie, Wes is dad to Graham, Maggie, Benjamin, and Emma.
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.
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.
Angie McGregor, Abba's House
Angie McGregor is the Executive Director of Communications at Abba's House in Chattanooga, TN. Under her leadership, Ron Phillips Ministries has grown to have a global impact through television, radio, publications, and social media. In addition to her behind the scenes leadership, Angie is Co-Host of the television program Ron Phillips from Abba’s House. An accomplished singer/songwriter, ordained minister, conference speaker, and new blogger, Angie hosts the community affairs Television program, Joy in Our Town, for TBN affiliate, WELF. Angie is also the Chairwoman of the Church Media Standing Committee. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she began her career at ABC affiliate, WTVC. Angie and her husband, Terry, have three children.