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.
Members of the President's Council are invited to attend the NRB Capitol Hill Media Summit, held each September, at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC. During this exciting two-day event Council members gain an insider’s perspective of our nation’s capital from personal contacts with government officials, including White House, Congressional, Senate, and FCC leaders, among others, and briefings on NRB’s crucial Government Relations efforts.
The 2012 event included meetings with State Department officials, Congressional members, and an FCC Commissioner; a presentation by a retired Army General on the state of the Middle East; and a press conference and panel discussion of experts sponsored by the John Milton Project for Religious Free Speech. In addition, the itinerary included special dinners at the prestigious National Press Club and at the Lincoln Cottage, where President Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, which was highlighted by a presentation by historian Stephen McDowell on the life of Lincoln.
President's Council members receive a special invitation to attend the President's Council Reception held during the annual NRB Convention.
“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
Michael D. Little, The Christian Broadcasting Network
Roger Lonnquist, Your Network of Praise
Erwin Lutzer, The Moody Church
Douglas Martin, Good News Communications, Inc.
Thomas McCabe, KMA Direct Communications
Troy Miller, NRB Network
Bruce Munsterman, Houston Christian Broadcasters
Mike Novak, EMF Broadcasting
Snow Peabody, Teen Challenge International
Steve Quant, World Vision
David Reagan, Lamb & Lion Ministries
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
Nathan Tabor, TCVmedia.com
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:
John Ankerberg, The John Ankerberg Show
Edward Atsinger, Salem Communications Corp.
Randy Barton, WGCR-AM
Chuck Bolte, Alliance Defending Freedom
Richard P. Bott, II, Bott Radio Network
Phillip Bowen, In Touch Ministries
Vonette Bright, Campus Crusade for Christ Int'l
Peggy Campbell, Ambassador Advertising Agency
Joseph Chautin, Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP
Gary Curtis, KTLW (Worship on the Way)
Jay Flowers, Grace To You
John Fuller, Focus on the Family
Steve Gaines, Bellevue Baptist Church
Lee Geysbeek, Compassion International
Corey Gordon, Nonprofit Strategies
Brian Harcey, Good News Media, Inc. (WLJN/WLJW)
Ed Hindson, The King Is Coming
Mark Jenkins, Words of Victory
Greg Kucala, Living on the Edge
Collin Lambert, Moody Radio