NRB Hall of Fame: Kay Arthur
Since founding Precept Ministries International in 1970 with her husband, Jack, with the vision to establish people in God’s Word, international Bible teacher and four-time Gold Medallion award-winner Kay Arthur has authored more than 100 books and Bible studies. Kay is also the teacher and host of Precepts for Life, a radio and television program that reaches a worldwide viewing audience of over 94 million, teaching them how to discover Truth for themselves. Today God is using Precept Ministries to reach nearly 150 countries with inductive Bible studies, translated into nearly 70 languages.
NRB Hall of Fame: Larry Burkett
Crown Financial Ministries
(1939 - 2003)
In 1976, Larry Burkett incorporated Christian Financial Concepts that later became Crown Financial Ministries. This marked the beginning of a legacy that has touched untold numbers of lives through print, radio, and television media, books, seminars, counseling sessions, and speaking engagements. Of course, the most well known aspect of Larry’s legacy is the reach of Crown’s radio department. Programs such as How to Manage Your Money, Money Matters, and A Money Minute blessed listeners through more than 1,000 stations in the U.S.
William Ward Ayer Distinguished Service Award: Ron Hembree
Cornerstone TeleVision Network
(1938 - 2010)
Ron Hembree, founder of Good Friends, Inc. and President of Cornerstone TeleVision, Inc. went to be with the Lord June 10, 2010. Ron felt a call to media ministry at a young age. He was a prolific writer for a variety of outlets including articles, study material, and over 70 books. Ron’s passion was to call people to a daily study of God’s Word. He was responsible for establishing multi-generational Bible reading programs in easy-to-understand, bite-sized portions including the award-winning Quick Study program.
William Ward Ayer Distinguished Service Award: Erwin Lutzer
The Moody Church
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor of The Moody Church since 1980, was born and reared near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an award-winning author of more than 20 books, a celebrated international conference speaker, and the featured speaker on three radio programs: The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win. These programs are available on the Moody Broadcasting Network, the Bible Broadcasting Network, TWR, and many Christian radio stations around the world.
Board of Directors Award: June Hunt
Hope for the Heart
Hope For The Heart Founder & CSO (Chief Servant Officer) June Hunt is a dynamic Christian leader whose life work has yielded landmark contributions in the field of Christian counseling. An author, singer, and speaker, she founded Hope For The Heart in 1986. Throughout the two decades since then, the organization has offered hope and help through biblically-based counsel and encouragement to people in 60 countries and 20 languages.
Milestone Award: Doris Brougham
Doris Brougham ORTV
Doris Brougham has been sharing God’s love in Asia for over 60 years. Fondly known as Teacher Peng Meng-hui, Brougham is perhaps one of the most well-known English teachers to Chinese people worldwide. Believing it was more effective to use media to reach people, Brougham founded Overseas Radio Inc. (ORI) in 1960, which became Overseas Radio and Television, Inc. (ORTV) when television came to Taiwan in 1962. Brougham continues to teach, produce, write, edit, consult, and speak.
Milestone Award: First Baptist Church of Spartanburg
| First Baptist Church of Spartanburg
In 1956 after 120 years of local ministry, First Baptist Church Spartanburg, SC, reached out to the world through television. Over 50 years later, the broadcast ministry now includes live worship services, the teaching of Dr. Don Wilton through the national Encouraging Word broadcast, and a 24-hour hit radio station, 104.1FM - The Z. With hundreds of salvations each year, First Baptist Spartanburg continues to use broadcast and online media to reach Spartanburg and beyond with the Gospel of Christ.
Milestone Award: KICY
On Easter Sunday, April 17th, 1960, KICY AM-850 signed on with the words, "Faith comes by hearing. And hearing by the Word of God". This fulfilled the dream of connecting the many villages of arctic, Western Alaska with a radio station. Today, KICY is a commercial, Clear-Channel 50,000 watt facility with the only international license ever granted by the FCC, which provides KICY and the Covenant Church an amazingly powerful tool to share the Gospel with our Russian Brothers and Sisters. And they, in turn, have responded with great joy and appreciation.
Milestone Award: Tedd Seelye
Tedd Seelye began his career in broadcasting in 1954 as a part-time staff announcer for WMBI in Chicago, and started full-time there in 1956. Tedd’s career at WMBI spanned some 20 years. He worked on many programs: The Morning Clock; dramas such as Sailor Sam, and Stories of Great Christians; and a listener call-in program, Question, to name just a few. In 1959 Tedd started as the announcer for Songs in the Night, and became Radio Director for the program in 1961. His work with Songs spanned more than 40 years.
Milestone Award: WDAC
WDAC-FM signed on the air on December 13, 1959, from its studios, transmitter and tower in Lancaster, PA. In 1959, WDAC was the first FM station in the Lancaster area providing commercial programming at a time when virtually no car radios and few table radios had an FM band. Today, over 90% of all radio listening in the station's service area is FM listening. WDAC gained the distinction in recent years of being the #1 Christian radio station in the United States based on percentage of metro share.