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

Bryan Bailey, First Baptist Dallas
Julie Harding, Abba’s House Media
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

Co-Chair

Robert Baehr, Christian Film & Television Commission

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.

 

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

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. 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

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
Larry Hauer, Cru
Hannu Haukka, IRR/TV
Stan Jeter, CBN News
Heide Jones, KSBJ Radio
Storly Michel, Radio 4VEH, The Evangelistic Voice of Haiti
Wayne Pederson, Reach Beyond
Chuck Pollak, Sharing 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

Scott Anderson, FiveQ
Yvonne Carlson, Moody Media
Sandy Ellingson, Local Church Connection
George Konetes, Infinity Concepts, LLC
Andrea Lyons, WD Social
Sam Rinearson, Bott Radio Network
Kendell Stellfox, Next After
Kristie Wahlquist, Salem Web Network
Ron Weber, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
Doug Weiss, Christian Cinema
Dan Zordel, Answers in Genesis

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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

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

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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, Delmarva Educational Assoc.
Jennifer Hayden Epperson, Moody Radio
Tracy Figley, Strong Tower Christian Media
Chuck Finney, Finney Media
Eben Fowler, Bott Radio Network
Sharon Geiger, 90.9 KCBI
Jon Hull, KSBJ
Ross McCampbell, WBCL-FM
John Owens, WMIT
Wayne Shepherd, Wayne Shepherd Communications
Sandra Swann, WFAX Radio

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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.
Grace Rendall, KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television
Tore Stautland, Zoomer Media
Warren Trumbly, KAXT-Channel 1


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