Board of Directors

2021 Board Class

Cathy Allen, Love Worth Finding

Catty Allen
Cathy Allen

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

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.

 
Joe Battaglia, Renaissance Communications

Joe Battaglia

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

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Bill Blount

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

Dick Bott

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

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

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

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

Jay Flowers is the Chief Operating Officer 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 part of Grace Community Church where John MacArthur serves as pastor.

 
John Fuller, Focus on the Family

John Fuller

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

Ron Harris

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

Tony Hart

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

Hannu Haukka

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 H
unt, Hope For The Heart

June Hunt

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

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

Jim Kirkland

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 Lambert

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, Crawford Broadcasting

Brett Larson

Brett was blessed with godly parents and accepted Christ as his own Savior at a young age. He attended Liberty University on full scholarship with a Liberty singing group. Brett holds a Bachelor’s in Communications and several graduate degrees including an M.B.A. and an M.T.S. from Liberty. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Leadership. Brett began in Christian radio as a board-operator in 1992. In 1999, Brett began full-time with Crawford Broadcasting. Currently, Brett serves as General Manager of 7 Crawford stations in the Buffalo/Toronto, Rochester, and Birmingham markets. Brett also hosts the daily theological radio broadcast, SKOPOS, and enjoys serving in local church leadership. Brett and his wife, Kim, have 3 wonderful boys!

 

Roger Lonnquist, Your Network of Praise

Roger Lonnquist

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

Erwin Lutzer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frank Wright

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.

 

 

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Edward G. Atsinger III, Salem Media Group

 Edward G. Atsinger

Edward Atsinger

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 License Committee and is a member of the NAB Board of Directors.

 

Ted Baehr, The Christian Film & Television Commission

 Ted Baehr

Ted Baehr

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

 Richard P. Bott, II

Rich Bott

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

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 Media Group

 Phil Cooke

Phil Cooke

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 PostFast Company, Forbes.com, Wired.com, and FoxNews.com.

 
Stuart W. Epperson, Salem Media Group

 Stuart W. Epperson

Stuart Epperson

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

 

Tony Evans

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.

 

 

Michael Fabarez, Focal Point Ministries

 

Michael Fabarez

 Dr. Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, California. Pastor Mike is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Talbot School of Theology and Westminster Theological Seminary in California. Mike is heard on hundreds of stations on the Focal Point radio program and has authored several books, including 10 Mistakes People Make About Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife, Raising Men Not Boys, Lifelines for Tough Times, Preaching That Changes Lives, and Bible Survey for Kids. Mike and his wife Carlynn both grew up in Long Beach, California, attending high school together and then the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. They have been married for 32 years have two grown sons and one teenage daughter.

 

Douglas Hastings, Moody Radio

 

Douglas Hastings

Doug, a native Chicagoan, is a 1979 graduate of the Moody Bible Institute (Diploma in Communications), and a 1980 graduate of Columbia College in Chicago (B.A. in Radio & TV). While finishing his degree, Doug worked at Radio Station WYCA in Hammond, IN. Doug joined Moody Radio in 1981, serving in various roles over the years including Marketing, Operations, Programming, and as General Manager. He currently serves as Vice President of Moody Radio. Doug resides in Dyer, IN with his wife, Nancy (1980 MBI graduate and current Executive Director of the Moody Alumni Association). They have two grown children, and two grandchildren. Hobbies include reading, golfing, boating, and camping. He and Nancy are active in their church where Doug sings and plays in the worship team

 

Jennifer Hayden Epperson, Christian Healthcare Ministries

 

Jennifer Hayden
Epperson

Helping others reach their potential is Jennifer’s passion. Currently, she is as the Director of Research at Christian Healthcare Ministry in Barberton, Ohio. Previously, she was Moody Radio’s Director of Research and Learning and has been station manager of WRMB-89.3 FM (Moody Radio) and WFIF-1500 AM (Blount Communications). Jennifer has worked and taught in international contexts and spent five years as the Executive Producer of TWR’s Women of Hope radio program. In 2012, she completed a doctorate in organizational leadership and has taught leadership and radio on the university level. Jennifer releases her first book, The Pioneer’s Way: Leading a Trailblazing Life that Builds Meaning for Your Family, Your Community, and You in October 2020.



Roger K. Kemp, Roger Kemp and Company, Inc.

 

Roger Kemp

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

 Richard Land

Richard Land

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

 

Nevin Larson

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

Bob Lepine

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.

 

Bobby Lewis, Love Worth Finding Ministries

 

Bobby Lewiss

Bobby Lewis is currently serving as Executive Vice President at Love Worth Finding Ministries with Adrian Rogers. After graduating Baylor University, Bobby collected over 30 years’ experience building and leading creative, service, business, and technology teams in many different environments. These include for-profit, non-profit, ministry, direct, franchise, small, and large contexts. Bobby counts it a blessing and privilege to have served alongside Adrian Rogers for 14 years at Bellevue Baptist Church in Media, Information Systems, Communications, Administration, and Event Management.

 

Michael D. Little, The Christian Broadcasting Network 

 Michael D. Little

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, Dickerson, Bakker & Associates LLC

Paul Martin

Paul Martin desires to help ministries flourish in vision and funding so they might take the Gospel to more people. Paul guides broadcasters, global missions agencies, higher education institutions and other ministries to increase donor support. Paul’s vision is that more homeless people are fed, more young men and women receive Christian education and become leaders for the Kingdom, and more listeners hear the Gospel on their local radio station. He was recently awarded the The Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award from Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) and The National Center for Stewardship and Generosity’s (NCSG) Lifetime Stewardship Achievement Award for his long time pursuit of growing Christian ministry impact. Paul began engaging large numbers of people with the Gospel via contemporary Christian music. He helped start KLTY-FM (twice) and led the Radio Sales Division for Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). Paul founded Salem Radio Representatives and helped launch Salem Radio Network. In 2003, Paul co-founded Advocace to continue supporting ministries and merged with DickersonBakker to broaden impact. Paul, now a Senior Partner with DickersonBakker, helps ministries all over the world grow donor support.

 

Tom McCabe, McCabePartners, LLC.

 Tom McCabe

Tom McCabe

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

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.

 

 

Grace Rendall, KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television
 

 

Grace Rendall

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

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

Jerry Rose

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

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

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

Michael Shelley

Michael Shelley has been in Christian radio for nearly 30 years. He currently serves as General Manager of 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.

 

Scott Taylor, WAWZ FM

 

Scott Taylor

 Scott Taylor is General Manager of WAWZ “Star 99.1” FM, NJ and NYC’s contemporary Christian music station owned and operated by Pillar of Fire. A 40-year veteran broadcaster in the NY metro, Scott has been with WAWZ since 1994. Scott is past Chairman and currently serves on the Executive Board of the NJ Broadcasters Association. He and his wife, Marge are members of Christ the King Church in Danville, NJ where Scott has served on the Elder Board since 1999. Passionate about ministry and media, Scott is grateful to the NRB membership for their trust.

 

Paul Virts, Advocace Media LLC

 

Paul Virts

Dr. Paul Virts is a Senior Consultant for research with Dickerson-Bakker, a company specializing in major donor consulting and coaching with offices in Asheville, NC and Dallas, TX. Previously he served as Senior Vice President for Media at University of Northwestern, overseeing Northwestern’s 15 radio stations and one satellite radio network. Before that, Paul was the Chief Operating Officer at Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef’s broadcast ministry in Atlanta, Georgia for four years. Earlier, he also served as a fundraising consultant and Director of Media at the KMA agency in Dallas, Texas and as a broadcasting professor at Regent University.

 

Wes Ward, Gospel City Church

 Wes Ward

Wes Ward

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.

 

 

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John Ankerberg, The John Ankerberg Show

John Ankerberg

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.

 

 Robert Baehr, Movieguide®

Robert Baehr

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

Phillip Bowen

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

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.

 

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.

 

 Mike Farris, Alliance Defending Freedom

Mike Farris

Michael P. Farris is president, CEO, and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom. As the second CEO of ADF, he brings to the role a diverse background as an effective litigator, educator, public advocate, and communicator, and is widely recognized for his successful work on both the national and international stage. Farris was founding president of both the Home School Legal Defense Association (1983) and Patrick Henry College (2000) and continues to serve as chairman of the board of HSLDA and chancellor emeritus of PHC. Farris is the author of over 15 books, as well as law review and other scholarly and popular articles. He and his wife, Vickie, have 10 children and 23 grandchildren.



Greg Fast, GSF Media

Greg Fast

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.

 

 Debra Fraser, Total Living International

 
Debra Fraser

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

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.

 

 Sharon Geiger, KCBI-FM

Sharon Geiger
Sharon Geiger

Sharon Geiger is the Assistant General Manager/Director of Outreach at FM, KCBI FM, a ministry of First Dallas Media. She oversees KCBI’s On Demand All Teaching Channel, produced programming and assists with major donor relationships. Sharon seeks to help KCBI fulfill its mission to be a discipleship force in Dallas-Fort Worth by mobilizing listeners to put their faith into action, becoming the hands and feet of Jesus in the community. Sharon joined the KCBI staff in 1984. During her long history with KCBI, she has also served as Program Director and News Director. Sharon is an award-winning broadcast journalist and has traveled on assignment to many areas of the U.S. and around the world. She also has had the opportunity to work with MEDIAlliance and Sharing International, training Christian broadcasters in Southeastern Nigeria and Eastern Europe. Sharon and her husband, Don live in East Dallas. They are grateful, proud parents and grandparents and are active in their church and community.

 
Tom Hayes, Insight for Living Ministries

Tom Hayes

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

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.

 

 

 Lauren Libby, Trans World Radio

Lauren Libby

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.

 

 Robert McFarland, Transformational Impact, LLC

 
Robert McFarland

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.

 

 Doug Myer, WDAC-FM Radio

Doug Myer

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

Wayne Pederson

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.

 

 Wayne Shepherd, Wayne Shepherd Communications, LLC

 
Wayne Shepherd

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.

 

 John Sorensen, Evangelism Explosion International

John Sorensen

John Sorensen is the President & CEO of Evangelism Explosion International, a ministry dedicated to equipping and training believers worldwide to witness for Jesus Christ. Before being called into ministry full-time with Evangelism Explosion, John worked on regional and national TV and radio ads, as well as for sound design for film. John was honored with numerous local, regional, and national awards like Best Short-Form at the New York Film Festival, Best of Show at the Columbus International Film Festival, and PromaxDBA’s Gold Medallion for the best radio ad of 1995. Within the ministry, John has served as the Director of Marketing, Vice President of Ministry Advancement, and Executive Vice President before being appointed President in 2008, an office held previously only by EE’s founder, Dr. D. James Kennedy. John is married to Ann, has four adult children, and lives in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. 

 

 Tom Steigleman, KATB-FM

 Tom Steigleman
Tom Steigleman

Tom Steigleman has been involved in media since he graduated high school. Tom worked at the Anchorage Daily News for eight years before joining Christian Broadcasting in 1995. Tom is the General Manager of Christian Broadcasting, Inc which owns two non-commercial, two commercial radio stations and six translators in Anchorage and the South-Central Alaska area. Tom is also the General Manager for Alaska Broadcast Television which owns KCFT, a commercial television station in Anchorage, Alaska. Tom volunteers as a television director for his church and has also produced and directed live state-wide, regional, and national television broadcasts for GCI Cable, C-Span, Maddison Square Garden Network, Fox Sports, and the CBS Sports Network. Tom currently serves on the Board of Alaska Medical Missions which helps supply missionary hospitals around the world. 

 

Ex-Officio Members

 

 Shur Gopal, North Greenville University

Shur Gopal

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. Shur is a strong believer of networking and building contacts.

 

Russ Hauth, Salem Media

Russ Hauth

Mr. Hauth has served as a Senior Vice President with Salem Media Group since 1998.  Prior to 1998, Mr. Hauth was principle of Hauth Associates, a consulting firm serving radio broadcasters. From 1987 to 2017, Mr. Hauth served as Executive Director of the National Religious Broadcasters’ Music License Committee (NRBMLC), which he presently co-chairs with Bill Blount. Several milestones occurred during Mr. Hauth’s Committee tenure: NRBMLC was the first radio committee to successfully litigate an ASCAP Rate Court proceeding; subsequent to this, both ASCAP and BMI agreed to more reasonable licenses for Christian Talk-formatted stations; those landmark agreements opened the door to achieve numerous favorable commercial and noncommercial broadcast/streaming PRO agreements; engagement in several NRBMLC and NRBNMLC royalty proceedings with SoundExchange before the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB). 

 

Tore Stautland, Vision TV, Zoomer Media Television Distribution

  Tore Stautland

Tore Stautland is a seasoned executive and innovator with over 25 years of experience in Christian market strategy in over 30 countries.  Founder and CEO of The Trillennium Media Group Inc., which operates a full production studio and manages Christian programming on three national television networks.

 

 

 

Doug Weiss, Giving Company

Doug Weiss

Doug Weiss has worked in marketing and communications for ministries and non-profits for the past 20 years.  He currently manages digital marketing for Giving Company, a global faith and family media network made up of iDisciple, Christian Cinema, Family Christian and Dove.org.  He and his wife Karen live in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

 

 

Joshua Weiss, Abundant Life Assembly of God

Joshua Weiss

 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

Tim Whitehead

 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.