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The NRB President’s Council comprises visionary NRB Members, who express their commitment to the work of the association through additional commitments of time, support, and financial resources.  President’s Council members understand the singular importance of NRB’s engagement in the legislative, legal, and regulatory processes centered in Washington, DC, recognizing that these efforts are crucial in the battle to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel.  Through participation in special events in Washington, DC, President’s Council members serve as influential ambassadors for NRB as they interact with political leaders and others with positions of significant influence and authority in our nation’s capital.

Members of the President’s Council are also members of the NRB’s Guardian Group which provides certain legal benefits, including information and education to participating NRB members. The Guardian Group also advocates legal policies that advance Christian broadcasting freedoms through Amicus Curiae ("friend of the court") briefs in pending litigation, and similar filings.

In short, President’s Council members are a select group of strategic partners whose generous support and dedicated efforts enable NRB to preserve and expand the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both here and around the world.

The NRB President's Council:

  • Serves as an advisory board for the association.
  • Draws upon the breadth of experience from our membership.
  • Lays a foundation for the future of Christian media.
  • Gives opinions and feedback on the direction of the association.
  • Functions as a sounding board for future NRB initiatives.

The focus of the President's Council:

  • Keeping the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel.
  • Opening new doors of opportunity to reach the world for Christ in our generation.
  • Securing our freedom to proclaim the unfettered Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The annual contributions to the President's Council help advance a three-fold strategy:

  • To advance the interests of Christian broadcasters and communicators in the legislative, legal, and regulatory forums of Washington, DC.
  • To capitalize on emerging opportunities to advance the cause of Christ through all electronic media.
  • To strengthen vital relationships with men and women in positions of influence and authority in our nation's capital.

NRB Capitol Hill Media Summit

Members of the President's Council are invited to attend the NRB Capitol Hill Media Summit at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC, each fall. During this exciting two-day event, President's Council members gain an insider’s perspective of our nation’s capital from personal contacts with government officials, including Senate, House, and FCC leaders, among others, and briefings on NRB’s crucial Government Relations efforts.

In 2013, in addition to NRB briefings and meetings, and meetings with members of Congress, including Senator Rand Paul and Rep. Trent Franks, President's Council members had a private lecture in the Chambers of the Supreme Court and visited the National Cathedral. They also enjoyed special dinners at the prestigious Capitol Hill Club and at The Heritage Foundation.

President's Council Reception

President's Council members receive a special invitation to attend the President's Council Reception held during the annual NRB Convention. 

President’s Council Member Testimonials

“The President’s Council is a ‘must’ for all members of the NRB who see the need for involvement with the federal government, which is so engaged with what broadcasters do now and intend to do in the future.”  
- Michael D. Little, President & COO, The Christian Broadcasting Network

“An outstanding opportunity to better understand … how we, as an association, can fight to protect the proclamation of the Gospel generally, strive to preserve our rights as religious broadcasters, and act more efficiently as salt and light in our culture.”  
- John Fuller, Vice President of Audio and New Media, Focus on the Family

“WLMB-TV 40 Toledo supports the President’s Council because we believe the NRB is best positioned to preserve and expand Christian broadcasting not only in the United States, but literally around the globe.  Our investment is a well placed strategic investment in the building of the Kingdom of God, and without question, the successes of the NRB for Christian broadcasters, for Christian communicators, has been monumental.  If you are a Christian broadcaster, I can think of no wiser place to invest in the preservation and expansion of your religious freedoms than to become a Member of the NRB President’s Council.”
- Jamey Richard Schmitz, President & CEO, WLMB-TV 40 Toledo

Current Members include:

Michael D. Little, The Christian Broadcasting Network
Jenny Lockwald, World Vision
Roger Lonnquist, Your Network of Praise
Erwin Lutzer, The Moody Church
Douglas Martin, Good News Communications, Inc.
Thomas McCabe, KMA Direct Communications
Richard McIntosh, KWVE-FM
Barry Meguiar, Revival Outside the Walls
Troy Miller,
NRB Network
Mike Novak, EMF Broadcasting
Matt Panos, Feed the Children
Snow Peabody, Teen Challenge International
Grace Rendall, KSCE - Christian Life! Television
Jamey Schmitz, WLMB-TV 40 Toledo
Douglas Shaw, Douglas Shaw & Associates
Frank Smith, DonorDirect
Cynthia Swindoll, Insight for Living
Paul Virts, Northwestern Media
Joshua Youssef, Leading The Way

For more information about the President's Council, contact Melissa Sturgis, Director of Membership, at 703-331-4502, or use this form to submit your inquiry:


 

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