Standing Committees

 All standing committee chairs serve as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors. 

Church Media

Chair

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 Flix television 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.

 
Members

Larry Anderson, Bellevue Baptist Church
Bryan Bailey, First Baptist Dallas
Julie Harding, Abba’s House Media
Ron Lambros, Touching Lives, Inc.
Darrell Law, Infinity Concepts, LLC
Wayne Odom, In Touch Ministries
John Swafford, The Encouraging Word

Contact Church Media Committee

 

Film

Co-Chair

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.

 

Co-Chair

Bobby Downes, ChristianCinema.Com, Inc.

Bobby Downes

 

 

During the last two decades, Bobby has been involved in every aspect of the motion picture industry from script development, financing, production, marketing and distribution. He has produced a television series and more than a dozen feature films distributed by Sony, 20th Century Fox and PureFlix.

In 1999, Bobby founded ChristianCinema.com, presenting the largest catalog of faith and family movies and launched the first video on demand platform for Christian film.

In 2018, Bobby united ChristianCinema.com, Dove.org and iDisciple.org to form a new media powerhouse to give marketers access to the family and Christian audience in a dynamic, new way.


Members

Robert Baehr, ChristianCinema.com
Phil Cooke, Cooke Pictures
Jared Geesey, Enthuse Entertainment
Dave Johnson, Salt Entertainment Group
Honnie Korngold, CineVantage LLC
Nina May, Renaissance Foundation
Bill Stevens, Christian Hit Radio Inc.


Contact Film Committee

Contact Film Committee


Intercollegiate

Chair

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.


Members

Elizabeth Christian, Louisiana College
Dave DeBorde, Lipscomb University
Kornel Gerstner, Liberty University
Susan Pahlau, Colorado Christian University
Joseph Rinehart, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Sharyn Robertson, Bob Jones University
Mark Seignious, University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Ann Sorenson, University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Jeff Young, Louisiana College
Christopher Zydowicz, Bob Jones University

Contact iNRB Committee

 

International

Chair

Tim Whitehead, Galcom International Inc. Canada

 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.

 

 

 Members

Jeffrey P. Anderson, Jeffrey P. Anderson & Associates
Arnold Enns, COICOM
Ron Harris, MEDIAlliance International
Hannu Haukka, IRR/TV
Stan Jeter, CBN News
Heide Jones, KSBJ Radio
Roger Lonnquist, Your Network of Praise
Storly Michel, Radio 4VEH, The Evangelistic Voice of Haiti
Wayne Pederson, Reach Beyond
Chuck Pollak, Sharing International
Bonnie Sala, Bonnie Sala
Dave Young, Blount Communications Group

Contact International Committee

 

Digital Media

Chair

Doug Weiss, Giving Company

Doug Weiss

 

 

 

 


Members

Scott Anderson, FiveQ
Yvonne Carlson, Moody Media
Sandy Ellingson, Local Church Connection
Diego Hernandez, Salem Web Network
George Konetes, Infinity Concepts, LLC
Sam Rinearson, Bott Radio Network
Ron Weber, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
Andrea Wilson, WD Social
Dan Zordel, Answers in Genesis

Contact Digital Media Committee

 

Music License

Co-Chair

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.

 

 

Co-Chair

Russ Hauth, Salem Media group

Russ Hauth

 

 

 

 

Members

Scott Hunter, Vice President, Senior Counsel, Salem Media Group, Inc.

Contact Music License Committee

 

Radio

Chair

Jennifer Hayden Epperson, Moody Radio

 

Jennifer Hayden Epperson

Helping others in Christian media reach their potential is Jennifer Hayden Epperson’s passion. Currently, she serves on NRB’s Radio Committee and is Moody Radio’s Director of Research and Learning. Previously, she was a Station Manager with Moody Radio and Blount Communications. Jennifer has worked and taught in international contexts with Moody Radio’s Global Partners Training program and spent five years as the Executive Producer of TWR’s Women of Hope. In 2012, she completed a doctorate in organizational leadership with a minor in human resource development. She has taught leadership and radio courses on both undergraduate and graduate levels. Jennifer enjoys her pugs, playing the flute, and speaking French.


Members

Joshua Blount, Blount Communications Group
Colleen Dick, Delmarva Educational Assoc.
Tracy Figley, Strong Tower Christian Media
Chuck Finney, Finney Media
Eben Fowler, Bott Radio Network
Sharon Geiger, 90.9 KCBI
Dave Gordon, Life 88.5 KJNW
Jon Hull, KSBJ
Ross McCampbell, WBCL-FM
Ric McClary, The Word Network
John Owens, WMIT
Michael Shelley, New Life FM
John Summerville , TWR
Sandra Swann, WFAX Radio

Contact Radio Committee

 

Television

Chair

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. 

 

 

 

Members

Vickie Archiveque, Son Broadcasting Network
Perry Atkinson, KDOV Radio & TV
Greg Bogdan , Total Living International
Andrew Burchfield, Young Believer's Broadcast
Ray Cradock, Pario Marketing Ltd.
Mark Dreistadt, Infinity Concepts LLC
Rod Hembree, The Stream TV
Lee Miller, MSGPR Ltd Co.
Jeff Millslagle, WLMB 40 Toledo
Grace Rendall, KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television
Randy Weiss, CrossTalk International

Contact TV Committee