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 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.

 
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
Frances Middleton, Christian Media Consultants
Wayne Odom, In Touch Ministries
John Swafford, The Encouraging Word

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Film

Chair

Michael Scott, Pure Flix Entertainment

Michael Scott

As managing partner and CEO of Pure Flix, Michael Scott has produced more than 40 movies worldwide and has helped the company become the largest faith and family movie production and distributor in the world. After founding Pure Flix with partners Russell Wolfe and David A.R. White in 2005, Scott has produced such box office hits as God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe?, What If…, and The Case For Christ. God’s Not Dead earned $61 million in box office receipts and is the fifth-most profitable movie of all time. In 2015, Scott helped launch PureFlix.com, a subscription-video-on-demand service that provides consumers streaming faith and family entertainment anytime, anywhere. Scott lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and Bangkok, Thailand with his wife, Siri, and son, Jerry.


Members

Robert Baehr, Christian Film & Television Commission
Ted Baehr, Movieguide
Phil Cooke, Cooke Pictures
Bobby Downes, Enthuse Entertainment
Jared Geesey, Enthuse Entertainment
Dave Johnson, Salt Entertainment Group
Honnie Korngold, CineVantage LLC
Nina May, Renaissance Foundation
Bill Stevens, Christian Hit Radio Inc.


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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. He is the Director of the South Carolina chapter of the Hollywood Prayer Network in Greenville, SC. Shur is a strong believer of networking and building contacts.


Members

Heidi Campbell, North Greenville University
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

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International

Chair

Stan Jeter, CBN News

 
  Stan Jeter

Stan Jeter, Senior Producer, 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 Television 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.

 

 Members

Jeffrey P. Anderson, Jeffrey P. Anderson & Associates
Arnold Enns, COICOM
Ron Harris, MEDIAlliance International
Larry Hauer, Cru
Hannu Haukka, IRR/TV
Heide Jones, KSBJ Radio
Storly Michel, Radio 4VEH, The Evangelistic Voice of Haiti
Wayne Pederson, Reach Beyond
Chuck Pollak, Sharing International
Tim Whitehead, Galcom International
Dave Young, Blount Communications Group

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Digital Media

Chair

Carl Bliss, Northwestern Media

Carl Bliss

Carl Bliss serves as Manager of Interactive Media for Northwestern Media. Carl has worked with Northwestern since 1998, and has helped guide the radio network through digital media growth. Carl and his wife, Katie, are raising three girls near Stillwater, MN. Carl and his family are actively involved at Hope Church in Oakdale, MN, where he has served on the Elder board, and leads a highly energetic group of K-5th graders on Wednesday nights. Carl is currently pursuing a Master of Organizational Leadership degree at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN.


Members

Sandy Ellingson, Local Church Connection
George Konetes, Infinity Concepts, LLC
Sam Rinearson, Bott Radio Network
Andrea Lyons, WD Social
Kristie Wahlquist, Salem Web Network
Ron Weber, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
Doug Weiss, Christian Cinema
Dan Zordel, Answers in Genesis

Contact Digital Media Committee

 

Music Licensing

Chair

Ed Atsinger, Salem Media Group

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Ed Atsinger

Edward G. Atsinger III has served as the CEO of Salem Media Group since founding the company in the early 1970s with brother-in-law, Stuart Epperson. They successfully created a strategic, commercial model for Christian broadcasting that brought Christian radio to the country’s top 25 markets. As of 2009, Salem operated in 22 of those top 25 markets—with access to over 100,000,000 potential listeners. As Chairman of the NRB Music Licensing Committee, he has successfully waged a number of legal and legislative battles with the performance rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, etc.), protecting a viable model for Christian music on terrestrial radio. He is a member of the NRB Board of Directors.

Members

Russ Hauth, Executive Director, Salem Media Group

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Radio

Chair

Michael Shelley, NewLife FM

Michael Shelley

Michael Shelley has been in Christian radio for nearly 30 years. He currently serves as Executive Assistant to the President, NewLife FM and Life Radio Ministries, Inc. He is a long time member of National Religious Broadcasters 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.



Members

Colleen Dick, WWIP-FM
Jennifer Hayden Epperson, Moody Radio
Chuck Finney, Finney Media
Eben Fowler, Bott Radio Network
Dave Gordon, Life 88.5 KJNW
Rich Hooper, Hope For The Heart
Ross McCampbell, WBCL-FM
Ric McClary, Minnesota Christian Broadcasters, Inc.
John Owens, Blue Ridge Broadcasting
Wayne Shepherd, Wayne Shepherd Communications
John Summerville, TWR

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Television

Chair

Greg Bogdan, Total Living International

     
   Greg Bogdan

Greg Bogdan is Chief Operating Officer of Total Living International (TLI), a Christian media communications group with several divisions including Total Living Network and Four:2 Media. Greg has been in Christian media for over 15 years and has a passion to impact society with the message of the gospel.  Prior to his position with TLI, Greg was Founder and President of Christian Alliance Media Group, Inc., a Christian station representation agency.  As part of his passion to reach the lost, Greg also has invested considerable time in West Africa preaching in prisons and providing pastoral training.

 

Members

Vickie Archiveque, Son Broadcasting Network
Brod Boyd, Abram-Leslie New Media Consulting
Andrew Burchfield, Young Believer's Broadcast
Ray Cradock, Pario Marketing Ltd.
Christopher James, Watchmen Broadcasting
Terry Johnson, WHFL-TV
Roger Lonnquist, Your Network of Praise
Paul McDonald, Infinity Concepts, LLC
Lee Miller, MSGPR Ltd Co.
Jeff Millslagle, WLMB-TV 40 Toledo
Grace Rendall, KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television
Tore Stautland, Zoomer Media
Warren Trumbly, KAXT-Channel 1


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