Cathy Allen, Love Worth Finding
Cathy Allen is President and COO of Love Worth Finding (LWF) Ministries, the multi-media broadcast ministry of Adrian Rogers located in Memphis, TN. Cathy has served at LWF for over 14 years with more than 10 years as Vice President of Marketing. She served for six years as a member of the NRB Internet Committee and is a member of Christian Women in Media Association. She has been a speaker at conferences and workshops for both organizations. She also serves as a Trustee and Board member of her alma mater, St. Mary School for Girls, in Memphis, TN.
Stephen Arterburn, New Life Ministries
Stephen Arterburn is founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, the nation’s largest faith-based broadcast, counseling, and treatment ministry, and is the host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! radio program heard on more than 140 radio stations. Steve is founder of the Women of Faith conferences and has written over 70 books.
Bob Augsburg, WAY Media
Christian radio veteran Bob Augsburg began his career in radio in 1968. Soon after his conversion in 1972, Bob began a career in Christian radio starting in Nashville, which eventually led him to begin a non-profit radio group aimed at impacting youth and young adults. The first WAY-FM began in 1987 in Fort Myers, Florida. Today, there are 20 WAY-FM stations. As President, Bob also oversees the organization's WAY Media Network Services which, from Nashville, provides both satellite programming and FTP delivery to an additional 50+ stations nationwide. Bob and his wife Felice reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Bill Blount, Blount Communications Group
Bill Blount is President of Blount Communications Group, a Christian radio network of six stations located throughout New England. He has served on the NRB Executive Committee for a number of years and has chaired several working committees. He has traveled extensively, and their radio group has partnered with international ministries, such as TWR, HCJB, The Bible League, Compassion International, and Gospel for Asia. He and his wife, Debbie, live by a lake in a small New Hampshire town.
Richard P. Bott, Sr., Bott Radio Network
Richard P. Bott, Sr. has been a Christian broadcaster for more than 50 years. Chairman of the 80-station Bott Radio Network (founded 1962), he has served on the NRB Board of Directors for over 45 years, on the NRB Executive Committee, and is a former NRB Vice President. He is a 2005 NRB Milestone Award recipient and a 2008 NRB Hall of Fame inductee. A father of four, he is married to Sherley.
John Carley, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
John serves as Chief Technical Officer at Trinet, which develops cutting edge websites, does audio/video streaming and webcasts, and provides strategic Internet consulting. John has a BS in Organizational Leadership, and speaks nationally about cutting edge use of web technologies. John is personally involved in casting vision to develop Internet solutions for businesses and ministries, helping them utilize function and application to communicate their messages. John also has served NRB as Chairman of the Internet Committee.
Joe D. Davis, Salem Communications
Prior to assuming his current position as Senior Advisor for Special Projects, Joe served as President of the Radio Division, EVP, COO, EVP Radio, and Operations VP at Salem Communications. He was previously GM of WMCA and WWDJ/New York, Vice President of Joni and Friends ministry, served with Armed Forces Radio and Television and owned an advertising/production agency in Phoenix.
Steve Douglass, Cru
Steve Douglass leads Campus Crusade for Christ with a passion for ministry built over nearly four decades of service. Founded in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright, Campus Crusade is a worldwide interdenominational Christian evangelism and discipleship organization. Steve came to Campus Crusade with a resume that included a Bachelor of Science degree from M.I.T. and an MBA from Harvard Business School. During the next 32 years, he held a variety of positions with Campus Crusade, including Executive Vice President and Director of U.S. Ministries. In July 2001, Bill Bright personally selected Steve to be his successor. Steve is the author or co-author of several books. Along with his wife, Judy, Steve resides in Orlando, FL. They have three married children and four grandchildren.
Bruce Everhart, Moody Radio
Bruce Everhart is currently the Manager of Marketing & Development for Moody Radio’s 36 owned and operated stations, national network, and web outlets. A graduate of the University of Kansas in broadcast journalism, he has served with Moody Radio since 1988. In 1994, he became Station Manager of WMBI AM/FM and has served in various capacities since then, including development and strategic planning. He was a chapter officer for NRB’s Midwest region at one time.
Jay Flowers, Grace to You
Jay Flowers is Director of Communications for Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur, overseeing the radio program as well as the ministry’s donor relations program. In 1989, after graduating with a degree in communication from The Master’s College, Jay began his career with Grace to You as a writer. He met his bride, Stephanie, at a home Bible study in 1998 and married her as soon as possible. He and Stephanie have two children, Madeline and Mason, and minister as part of Doulos, a fellowship group of Grace Community Church, where John MacArthur serves as pastor.
John Fuller, Focus on the Family
John Fuller is Vice President of Audio at Focus on the Family and Co-Host of the daily Focus on the Family broadcast. He leads the team that produces Focus programs reaching millions of listeners around the world. A media veteran of more than 30 years, John writes and speaks about creativity, media trends, influential leadership, excellence, and social media. As a father of six, he writes and speaks about strong marriages and effective parenting. John has a M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado. He and his wife, Dena, are also advocates for orphan care and adoption.
Annette M. Garcia
Annette Garcia is President/GM of Son Broadcasting-KCHF TV, and Pan American Broadcasting Company-AM 730 KDAZ Radio, located in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Annette also serves on the Advisory Board of Christian Women in Media, is a member of the NRB TV Committee, and is NM State Director for Christians United for Israel.
Ashton Hardy, Hardy Carey, LLP
Ashton Hardy has been a member of the NRB Board since 2004. He is a former FCC General Counsel who now serves as legal counsel to numerous Christian radio and television stations. He is a board member of the New Orleans Rescue Mission and Metropolitan Crime Commission of New Orleans, and was elected to the Greater New Orleans Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
Tony Hart, The Grand Old Gospel Fellowship
Tony has seen churches birthed, preached large crusades, led international mission trips and served as pastor during his ministry. Now Senior Pastor of Montco Bible Fellowship, he has experience in radio station management, program production and syndication as an associate pastor on the Grand Old Gospel Hour, in radio syndication around the world.
June Hunt, Hope For The Heart
Top-selling author and speaker June Hunt heads Hope For The Heart, a worldwide counseling ministry providing biblical hope and practical help in 23 languages and 60 countries. June’s monthly Biblical Counseling Institutes highlight topics heard on her radio broadcasts—Hope For The Heart and Hope In The Night, the two-hour call-in counseling program.
Stan Jeter, CBN News
Since founding Christian World News in 1994, Stan Jeter has helped develop Christian TV news programs and partnerships around the globe. As a member of NRB’s TV Committee, he helped launch a Global News Alliance for networking and empowering news producers around the world (www.globalnewsalliance.com). The News Alliance allows news producers to share video news reports through the Internet, one step closer to the vision of a Christian news network. He has launched a Spanish news program, Mundo Cristiano, now airing throughout Latin America.
Jim Kirkland, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Jim Kirkland directs the radio ministries of the BGEA as well as Blue Ridge Broadcasting, including 2008 Station of the Year WMIT. He joined BRB in 2001 as Director of Programming and Operations, moving to GM in 2005. Previously, Kirkland was in program management, with experience in seven different general-market formats at stations in Richmond, VA; Memphis, TN; Greenville, SC; and Greensboro, NC. A former Board Chairman of Christian World Adoption, Jim and his wife, Janet, have two daughters and live in Hendersonville, NC.
Collin Lambert, Moody Bible Institute
Collin Lambert is the Vice President of Broadcasting at the Moody Bible Institute. Collin has been with MBI for eight years serving in promotions and programming prior to his current position. Before joining Moody Radio, he worked in management and hosted various programs at country, talk, Christian, and jazz radio stations in his home state of Texas. Collin worked as director of media at a local church and as an event/web coordinator for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Austin, TX. Collin and his wife, Patti, have three children and live in Aurora, IL.
Erwin W. Lutzer, The Moody Church
Since 1980, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer has served as Senior Pastor of the world-famous Moody Church in Chicago, IL. Heard on more than 500 radio stations, Dr. Lutzer is the featured speaker on three radio programs, The Moody Church Hour, the popular evening program Songs in the Night, and the daily broadcast Running to Win.
Dolly Martin, KHCB
Dolly Martin has been the Program Director of KHCB Radio Amistad in Houston since 1991. In addition to her work on the air, Dolly speaks at ladies’ meetings and teaches children at Good News Clubs sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship. Her book, For It Is God Who Works, chronicles the history of the KHCB Network.
Charles Morris, Haven Ministries
Charles Morris brings a rich background to Christian radio from secular media. Starting his career as a news reporter, he later became a bureau chief for United Press International. After working closely with the late Dr. James Montgomery Boice, Charles became the Speaker and President of Haven Ministries in 2000.
Larry Nobles, From His Heart Ministries
Dr. Larry Nobles is Vice President of From His Heart Ministries, the radio and TV outreach of Pastor Jeff Schreve in Texarkana, TX. He worked for 20 years on the air at six radio and four TV stations, five years as an SBC home missionary church-planter, and 13 years as VP at Adrian Rogers’ Love Worth Finding Ministries. He is an ordained minister with B.A., M.Div., and D.Min. degrees. Larry and Vicki, who have been happily married for 37 years, have two daughters and five grandchildren. He is an active member of the NRB Radio Committee.
Mike Novak, EMF Broadcasting
Mike Novak is President/CEO of EMF Broadcasting. The K-LOVE & Air 1 Radio Networks touch more than 12 million listeners each week and stream around the world. Novak is an active board member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), and the Christian Music Broadcasters. Mike is also an advisor to foreign ministries like Radio Gospel and France for Christ.
Jim Sanders, Ambassador Advertising Agency
As Executive Vice President of Ambassador Advertising Agency, Jim Sanders' management responsibilities include Ambassador’s satellite hardware and transmission systems, computer networks, studio facilities and telecommunications. He also manages Ambassador’s creative production and syndication departments. Jim has been a member of the Audio Engineering Society since 1980, and is a founding partner of the Christian Radio Consortium. He regularly conducts technical seminars and is the author of numerous articles on a variety of issues for national industry publications.
Jamey Schmitz, WLMB-TV 40
Jamey Schmitz is Founder and President/ CEO of WLMB-TV 40 TOLEDO. He is the Founding Member of the NRB President’s Council, serves on the NRB Television Committee, and has been a member of both the NRB Nominating and NRB Resolutions Committee for several terms. WLMB, on four occasions, received the NRB Full Power TV Station of the Year Award. His responsibilities often take him to Washington D.C. where he works diligently to preserve and expand Christian TV and AM/FM Radio. Along with his wife, Rachel, Jamey Schmitz resides in Toledo, Ohio. They have four daughters, Sophia, Chloe, Lilly, and Rebekah.
Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law & Justice
Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), a law firm and educational organization that focuses on constitutional law. His commitment to defending religious liberty is global. He has argued landmark cases successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court, while directing an international affiliate organization. His daily radio and weekly television broadcasts reach millions.
Jan Shober, Finney Media
Consultant for Media Insight and Development with Finney Media, Dallas, Jan Shober spent a lifetime working to further the reach of the positive-saving-news found in Christ. For nearly twenty years she served with Focus on the Family, as Vice-President of Media Expansion and Syndication, Executive Director of Briargate Media, and Director of Broadcast Creative Services. Before her time with Focus on the Family, she developed her heart for ministry living in Ecuador, serving with Reach Beyond as a world-wide broadcaster. She is a graduate of Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management, the Moody Bible Institute in Bible-Theology and the Rio Grande Bible Institute in the Spanish Language. She is married and has three grown children and three granddaughters. Jan lives along the front range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
Nathan Tabor, TCVmedia.com
Nathan has served as the President and CEO of TCVmedia.com since founding it in 2005. TCVmedia.com is a professional full-service internet firm that specializes in website design, social media optimization and consulting services. Nathan is committed to helping ministries use the internet and social media to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. He earned his M.A. from Regent University in 1998, was part owner of Revival Soy from 1999 to 2005, published The Beast on the East River in 2006, sold TheConservativeVoice.com to Townhall.com in 2008, and was listed in the top 50 entrepreneurs in North Carolina in 2009. A member of NRB since 1999, he is married to Jordan and they have a daughter named Abigail.
Paul Virts, Northwestern Media
As Senior VP for Media, Paul oversees Northwestern’s 16 radio stations and one satellite radio network. Prior to joining Northwestern, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef and Director of Media at the KMA agency in Dallas.
K.P. Yohannan, Gospel for Asia
Dr. K.P. Yohannan is the founder and international director of Gospel for Asia, a mission organization focused on fulfilling the Great Commission in the 10/40 Window. Dr. Yohannan’s Spiritual Journey radio broadcasts have been heard throughout Asia since 1986 and are currently broadcast in 110 languages. His Road to Reality broadcast airs on more than 800 stations throughout the U.S. and five other countries. Potential viewers in 100 nations watch him on AYTV. He is also a prolific author with 200 books in print. He desires to see this generation catch God’s burden for the lost and give themselves, no-holds-barred, to Him.
Edward G. Atsinger III, Salem Communications Corporation
Edward G. Atsinger, III has served as CEO of Salem Communications Corporation since founding Salem in the early 1970s with his brother-in-law, Stuart Epperson. They created a strategic, commercial model for Christian broadcasting that brought Christian radio to the country’s top 25 markets. Salem operates 99 radio stations in 38 markets with 61 stations in 22 of the top 25 markets, along with channel 131 on SiriusXM Radio. Salem has a publishing division, an Internet division with more than 100 websites, and a radio network that provides syndicated programming to approximately 2,300 affiliates. 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 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: Chairman, NRB; Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Council for National Policy; Board of Directors, and Life Issues Institute, Inc. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in Overland Park, KS.
Steve Brown, Key Life Network, Inc.
Steve Brown is the radio voice of Key Life as well as a seminary professor. Key Life’s 15-minute daily radio broadcasts as well as one-minute Think Spots are heard throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally, featuring Steve’s Bible teaching. Steve also hosts a weekly radio talk show, Steve Brown, Etc. In addition, he has authored more than a dozen books.
Charles Burge, Christian Aid Mission
Charles Burge has served in Christian media and communications for 25+ years. He is a long-standing NRB member, serving the Radio Committee, and as past chair of the NRB Southeast Chapter. He served as Executive Producer and interim Executive Vice President Coral Ridge Ministries, personally working with Dr. D. James Kennedy for 10 years; in management and development capacities with Evangelism Explosion International, Cross International, and the Moody Broadcasting Network. He now serves as Southeast Development representative for Christian Aid Mission, which supports more than 50,000 indigenous missionaries in 100+ countries world-wide. He holds his BA from Penn State University, an MA from Knox Theological Seminary, and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He and his wife, Helen, have two adult children.
Bob Butts, Truth for Life
Bob Butts is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Columbia College Chicago. He worked for Moody Broadcasting before joining Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. He has been the Executive Vice President of the ministry since 1997. Bob is married to Heidi, and they have three daughters: Abigail (21), Jessica (19), and Victoria (17).
Phil Cooke, Cooke Pictures
According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, Phil is rare — a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He’s produced everything from Super Bowl commercials to creating the most successful Christian media programming of the last few decades. His book, One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born To Do, helps 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 Communications Corporation
Stuart W. Epperson is Chairman of the Board of Salem Communications Corporation, the leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values programming. He has served in that role since founding the company in the early 1970s with his brother-in-law, Edward Atsinger. Epperson holds a B.A. in Radio and Television Broadcasting and a master’s degree in Communications. He has been involved in broadcasting since the early 1950s when he worked as a disc jockey, and he built his first radio station in 1961. He lives in Ponte Vedra, FL, with his wife, Nancy.
Tony Evans, The Urban Alternative
Dr. Tony Evans is Founder and Senior Pastor of the 8,500-member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Founder and President of The Urban Alternative, former Chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and current Chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 U.S. radio outlets daily and in more than 80 countries.
Doug Hastings, Moody Radio
Doug Hastings, a native Chicagoan, is a 1979 graduate of the Moody Bible Institute (diploma in Communications), and a 1980 graduate of Columbia College in Chicago (B.A. in Radio and TV). He joined Moody Radio in 1981 and has served in marketing, operations, and programming. Doug currently serves as General Manager, overseeing the business, facility, and financial areas of Moody Radio. Doug resides in Dyer, IN, with his wife, Nancy (MBI graduate of 1980). They have two grown children: a married daughter, JoAnna; and a son, Mackenzie. Doug plays bass guitar in his church’s worship team, and he also serves as a small group leader.
Dr. Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX
Dr. Robert Jeffress is Senior Pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX. Dr. Jeffress’ bold, biblical, and practical approach to ministry has made him one of the country’s most respected evangelical leaders. Vision America honored Dr. Jeffress in 2006 with the Daniel Award for his steadfast commitment and boldness in proclaiming the uncompromising Word of God. Dr. Jeffress received a D.Min. from Southwestern Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a B.S. degree from Baylor University. In May 2010, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree from Dallas Baptist University. In June 2011, Dr. Jeffress received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Jeffress and his wife Amy have two daughters, Julia and Dorothy, and a son-in-law, Ryan Sadler.
Donna Jones, Insight for Living
In 1986, Donna Jones was invited to serve at Insight for Living as Executive Assistant to the ministry’s President, Cynthia Swindoll. As a result of that strong partnership, Cynthia called upon Donna to fill larger corporate roles. Today, Donna leads the in-house media agency as Vice President of Living Bridge Media. Among many corporate duties, Donna is responsible for the production, syndication, and station relations for the portfolio of Insight for Living broadcast features, including the popular children’s program, Paws and Tales. Donna and her husband, Arthur, reside in Boerne, TX, and have three adult children.
Roger K. Kemp, Roger Kemp and Company, Inc.
For more than 30 years, Roger Kemp has devoted his career to helping 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, RBC Ministries, Know The Truth, Life Without Limbs, Alpha USA, Hope Out Loud, Hope for the Heart, Ligonier Ministries, and Parenting Today's Teens. Roger serves on the Executive Committee of NRB and is an elder at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, CA.
Dr. Richard Land, For Faith and Family
Dr. Richard Land is President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, a non-denominational seminary based in Charlotte, NC, which offers bachelor, master, D.Min., and Ph.D. degrees in theology, philosophy, evangelism, and classic apologetics. In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Land also teaches at the seminary. Prior to becoming President of SES, Dr. Land served for 25 years as the President of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention's official entity assigned to address social, moral, ethical, and religious liberty concerns, with particular attention to their impact on American families and their faith. Dr. Land graduated with a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Princeton University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University in England. He also received a Master of Theology (Honors Program) degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Land is a native Houstonian and a sixth-generation Texan. His record as a pro-family advocate is capped by his proudest accomplishment — his more than 42-year marriage to his wife, Dr. Rebekah Land, and his personal investment with her in the lives of their three adult children: Jennifer, Richard Jr., and Rachel and their families.
Nevin Larson, WDCX-FM
Nev Larson is celebrating 46 years in Christian broadcasting and with Crawford Broadcasting in management of their Buffalo/Toronto, 110,000-watt WDCX-FM station. He also serves as Director of Christian Programming for all of Crawford’s other major market stations. Nev was a long-time NRB Radio Committee member, has served on the NRB Finance Committee, the NRB Resolutions Committee, and for many years on the ENRB Board. Nev and his wife, Sue, have been married for 49 years and have three children: Erik, their oldest son was called home to Heaven suddenly at age 32; son Brett, (an NRB member), engages in full-time Christian radio as the newly appointed WDCX General Manager; and their daughter Krista, is a pastor’s wife in Virginia. They have been blessed with nine grandchildren.
Richard G. Lee, There’s Hope America
Richard G. Lee
Richard G. Lee, Ph.D., is the Founding Pastor of First Redeemer Church located northeast of metropolitan Atlanta, GA. He is also President and Speaker for the There’s Hope ministries, which includes; There’s Hope for the Hungry, Whispering Hope Women’s Pregnancy Center and Speak Out America (syndicated radio and television broadcasts). He has served as President of the Pastor's Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention; a member of the Oxford Roundtable, Oxford, England; a Trustee of Liberty University; a member of the Board of Governors for the Council for National Policy. Dr. Lee and his wife, Judy, currently reside in Cumming, GA.
Robert (Bob) Lepine, FamilyLife
Bob Lepine is Sr. Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of FamilyLife and Co-Host of FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife's nationally syndicated radio program. A veteran of Christian radio, Bob received a Communications degree from the University of Tulsa. Prior to joining FamilyLife in 1992, he hosted his own live radio talk show and held various positions from News Anchor to Sales Manager and Station General Manager. He is the author of The Christian Husband and the on-air voice for Today In The Word, produced by Moody Radio, and for Truth for Life with Alistair Begg. Bob also serves on the Executive Committee for NRB. Bob and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Little Rock, AK, where Bob also serves as an elder and teaching pastor at Redeemer Community Church.
Michael D. Little, The Christian Broadcasting Network
Michael D. Little
Michael Little is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN). He serves on the Board of Regent University, NorthStar Studios, Operation Blessing Israel, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), NRB and several other organizations. An Emmy Award-winning TV producer, he has served more than 40 years at CBN, working in more than 100 countries overseeing TV production and global distribution. A veteran officer of the U.S. Army, Michael and his wife, Becky, have two sons and two grandchildren.
Brad Mattes, Life Issues Institute
Brad Mattes, a veteran of the pro-life cause, is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Life Issues Institute, an organization that serves the educational needs of the pro-life movement. Mattes is a two-time Regional Emmy Award winning Host and Executive Producer of the weekly, pro-life television program Facing Life Head-On. He also hosts Life Issues, a daily radio commentary on abortion and related issues. In addition, he is President of the International Right to Life Federation and is a frequent international speaker and lecturer on abortion and related life issues.
Tom McCabe, 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 20 of his 33 years in broadcasting as the President/General Manager of KSBJ/Houston. He has served in numerous industry positions, including NCRS Chair, NRB Radio Chair, and founding Chairman of CMB. Tim has a passion to see Christian radio stations thrive, and toward that end, has helped mentor radio stations around the U.S. and around the world. In addition to his broadcasting experience, Tim is also a CPA and does field reviews for ECFA.
Janet Parshall, In the Market with Janet Parshall
Janet Parshall is the host of In the Market with Janet Parshall, a daily two-hour broadcast, nationally syndicated on the Moody Radio Network and carried on hundreds of stations across the country. She also hosts a three-minute weekly commentary. Janet was the recipient of the NRB On-Air Personality of the Year Award in 2008 and in 2011. She was selected by President George W. Bush to represent the White House in the capacity of public delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Janet speaks regularly across the country on family values and biblical truths.
Grace Rendall, KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television
Grace Rendall is currently Vice President, General Manager of KSCE Christian Television in El Paso, TX, a full power station broadcasting in English, Spanish, and Arabic. She is a member of NRB, the NRB TV Committee, the Board of Directors of the NRB TV Network and other Christian, civic and trade organizations.
Jerry Rose, Total Living Network
Jerry was called into television ministry 49 years ago and after five years with CBN joined Christian Communications of Chicagoland. In 1979, Jerry became its President, a position he currently holds. Jerry has also served as an Associate Pastor of a Chicago-area Baptist Church and as a consultant with the International Correspondence Institute and various other missions organizations. Jerry has been a member of the NRB Board of Directors for approximately 32 years and on the NRB Executive Committee for more than 25 years. He served as the NRB President for three years. Jerry is a member of the Silver Circle of Chicago Broadcasters, a recipient of the Gutenberg Award from the American Bible Society, and a recipient of the Radio, Television Achievement Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Larry Ross, A. Larry Ross Communications
Larry Ross is President of A. Larry Ross Communications, a Dallas-based, full-service public relations agency he founded in 1994. His mission is to “restore faith in media,” by providing cross-over communications at the intersection of faith and culture, and to give Christian messages relevance and meaning in mainstream media. Larry has influenced public opinion through strategic PR counsel to individuals and organizations during a career in mainstream and Christian public relations spanning more than 35 years. Larry’s work includes consultation and representation for many influential NRB members, including evangelist Billy Graham, for whom he has served as principal spokesperson since 1981.
Doug Shaw, Douglas Shaw & Associates, Inc.
Doug Shaw is a graduate of Simpson University and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He founded Douglas Shaw & Associates, Inc., with his wife, Stevey, to serve organizations through a donor-focused strategic marketing approach to communication and fundraising. Today, they lead a company of 60 professionals who are serving more than 30 ministries such as Wycliffe Associates, Ligonier Ministries with Dr. R.C. Sproul, Moody Church Media with Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Star of Hope Rescue Mission, and many others. He just completed his first book, The Rules of Fundraising.
Michael Shelley, Toccoa Falls Radio
Michael Shelley was first hit by the “radio bug” as a 10-year-old child. The first station Michael worked for was WAYJ-FM as an overnight announcer. This past October marked his 25th year in broadcasting and his 24thyear as a member of NRB. Michael has worked for non-Christian and Christian radio stations, including radio satellite networks. He also worked with Dr. Charles Stanley as Director of Media Services, where he led a team of broadcast professionals syndicating the In Touch radio program. He has worked as an Announcer, Advertising Account Executive, and a Station Manager. He is currently the Morning Host as well as Assistant Station Manager for Toccoa Falls Radio.
Todd Turner, Insight for Living
Todd Turner serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Ministry Resources and Web Officer for Insight for Living, the Bible-teaching ministry of Chuck Swindoll. With more than 15 years of Internet experience, Todd has served in many capacities and on various boards and committees, both in secular and Christian-based communities. He enjoys sharing his Internet, publishing, and marketing knowledge in the U.S. and abroad. Beyond the work at IFL, Todd is actively engaged in his hometown church as an elder and a small group teacher. Todd and his wife, Mandy, have been married since 1998 and raise their three children in North Texas.
Wes Ward, Revive Our Hearts
Wes Ward serves as the Senior Director of Media and Marketing for Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman Movement. With more than 25 years in broadcast, digital, and executive ministry leadership, he has managed broadcasting at FamilyLife Today, and served as the National Program Director for Moody Radio, Program Director for WMBI-FM/AM in Chicago, and Station Manager and Program Director at KCBI-FM in Dallas/Fort Worth. Wes has served as Chair of the NRB Radio Committee and serves as an elder in his local church. A father of four, Wes is married to author/blogger Carrie, whose book, Together: Growing Appetites for God, released last year.
John Ankerberg, The John Ankerberg Show
Dr. John Ankerberg is Founder and President of The John Ankerberg Show, the most-watched Christian worldview show in America. Offering a unique blend of experts, educators, and leaders for 33 years, his television and radio programs are broadcast into 100 million American homes and are available in more than 200 nations. Author or co-author of more than 143 books and study guides in 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 (CEO) 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 Co.
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. 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.
Jim Daly, Focus on the Family
Jim Daly assumed the presidency of Focus on the Family in 2005 after 16 years with the ministry. Daly has a B.S. in Business Administration, an MBA in International Business, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Colorado Christian University. He has received the 2008 World Children’s Center Humanitarian Award and the 2009 Children’s Hunger Fund Children’s Champion Award. He is the author of four books, including the forthcoming title, The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be, which is set to release in April 2014. Daly has been married to his wife, Jean, since 1986; they have two sons and reside in Colorado Springs, CO.
Drew Dickens, Need Him Ministries
Drew Dickens leads the international evangelism counseling ministry of Need Him Ministries, a partnership between several ministries to intentionally present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people, using all forms of media, and give them an opportunity to respond. It is most well known for its toll free phone number, 888 NEED HIM. The ministry has won several NRB awards, including Best Radio Program, Best Website, and the William Ward Ayer Distinguished Service Award. Prior to joining Need Him, Drew Dickens was a senior executive with CBS Radio and Westinghouse Broadcasting in Dallas, New York, and St. Louis. A graduate of Baylor University, Drew and his wife, Laurie, have been married since 1981 and reside in Dallas, TX.
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, now approaching 20 affiliates nationwide. He is a member of the following boards: Salem Crisis Pregnancy Center, Persecution Project Foundation, Delmarva Education Association, and New Covenant Ministries. He has a B.A. in communications from The Master’s College and an M.S. in broadcasting from Bob Jones University. He and wife, Julie, have three daughters.
Lois Evans, The Urban Alternative
Currently Senior Vice President, 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’s diverse background includes 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 (formerly HCJB Global)
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 speaks 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.
Ric McClary, The Light Radio Network
Ric McClary spent 20 years working in secular radio as Host, PD, OM and Consultant. He was called to work in Christian media first as a General Manager for a low-power TV station in Washington state and then as GM for stations in Vermont. He has been GM for The Light Radio Network since 2002 and now manages 13 radio signals serving most of Vermont, Western New Hampshire, and Eastern New York. Ten of the stations are a mix of teaching/talk and contemporary music and three are broadcasting Air 1 from EMF. Ric also is the morning host for The Light.
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 as a board member of the Lancaster Child Evangelism Fellowship. He and his wife, Janet, have three children.
Wayne Pederson, HCJB Global
Wayne Pederson currently serves as President of Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global), 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, Back to the Bible
Tami Weissert is the Executive Vice President and In-House Counsel at Back to the Bible. She is the Co-Host of the Back to the Bible radio program with Dr. John Munro and the blogging voice of Powered by 4, a daily online ministry of Back to the Bible. 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.
Hannu Haukka, Great Commission Media Ministries
Dr. Hannu Haukka is the founder and president of Great Commission Media Ministries, formerly known as IRR/TV. This organization is having a worldwide impact for the Gospel, in Russia, Asia, and the Middle East. For over 30 years Hannu and his wife Laura have ministered to millions throughout the former Soviet Union. During the last decade they have used a strategy of media saturation to introduce hundreds of thousands to the hope found in Christ in major cities of the world. Dr. Haukka and his ministry have received NRB awards for his outstanding witness and work for the cause of the Gospel.
John Hayden, Revive Our Hearts
John Hayden serves full time at Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss as part of the Donor Care Team. He also hosts Sunday Praise on the Moody Radio Network. Before ROH, he served at other Midwest Christian radio stations in on-air, management, and operational area roles. John and his wife, Donna, have been married for 30 years. They have two adult children who are married, and a son, Tanner, who is 16 and home schooled. John and Donna love being “Papa” and Mimi to two sweet grandkids. In his spare time, John loves being with his family, working on his yard and cars, and watching the Chicago Bears. He also enjoys exploring new roads with his Kawasaki Vulcan 750.
Rod Payne, Christian Family Network Television
Rod Payne is President of Christian Family Network Television, Wichita Falls, TX. CFNT has been a recipient of the NRB’s LPTV Station of the Year on three occasions, including 2011. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Rod has a long history with NRB, having attended his first convention in 1988. He has served as the Chairman of NRB’s TV Committee and has taught at both NRB & NAB. He serves as the spokesman for the Coalition for Free TV and Broadband. Rod and his wife of 35 years, Vicky, have three children.
Randy Weiss, CrossTalk
Randy Weiss, Ph.D., is a Jewish believer in Jesus serving in ministry since 1973. He and his wife Adrienne have six children and 10 grandchildren. His early service was with the Underground Church, and his work with the international community continues. Crosstalk International has been airing weekly since 1994 and has won numerous television and music video awards. Today with God won the 2008 NRB TV Teaching Program of the Year Award. As a singer/songwriter, he composed more than 200 songs and performed at the Grand Ole Opry’s Grand Ole Gospel. Randy serves the NRB TV Committee as an LPTV broadcaster.
Chad Williams, Five Q
Chad Williams, CEO of Five Q, has been involved with the Internet since 1995. His passion is to deliver results. Chad’s pioneering vision became clear as he grew a major media ministry’s web presence to yield millions of views and significant revenue for the organization…becoming their first Chief Technology Officer. His firm now provides a full suite of growth strategies, digital marketing, and web/mobile solutions for dozens of ministry and non-profit organizations, including Revive Our Hearts, Joni & Friends, and Ligonier, among many others.
Jeff Young, Louisiana College
Jeff Young returned to his alma mater, Louisiana College, after serving as a Pastor of Technical Production in local churches for 20 years. His passion for media ministry drew him to teach media production in 2007. He has also served on the inaugural Church Media Committee and has been a member of NRB for the last 15 years. He has served on the iNRB Standing Committee for the last five years. Jeff has produced/directed live video productions both in the church and in the cooperate world. He loves to hunt, scuba dive, and be involved in mission trips.