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 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 2014, Council members shared meals with and heard from Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL); Congressman James Lankford (R-OK); and Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA). They also enjoyed a tour of the Library of Congress, educational events at the Heritage Foundation; and private, catered dinner events at the National Archives and the Embassy of Israel. At the embassy, Ambassador Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, addressed the group.
President's Council members receive a special invitation to attend the President's Council Reception held during the annual NRB International Christian Media 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
“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
Greg Kucala, Living on the Edge
Collin Lambert, Moody Radio
Michael D. Little, The Christian Broadcasting Network
Erwin Lutzer, The Moody Church
Barry Meguiar, Revival Outside the Walls
Troy Miller, NRB Network
Bruce Munsterman, KHCB Network
Miriam Neff, Widow Connection, Inc.
Mike Novak, K-LOVE, Air 1 Radio
Matt Panos, Feed The Children
Grace Rendall, KSCE - Christian Life! Television
Lynette Scherber, Teen Challenge USA
Jamey Schmitz, WLMB-TV 40 Toledo
Douglas Shaw, Douglas Shaw & Associates
Frank Smith, DonorDirect
John Sorensen, Evangelism Explosion International
Cynthia Swindoll, Insight for Living
Paul Virts, University of Northwestern - St. Paul
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.
Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts Ministries
Bill Blount, Blount Communications Group
Richard P. Bott, II, Bott Radio Network
Vonette Bright, Cru
Dan Busby, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Laurie Cardoza Moore, Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, Inc.
John Carley, Trinet Internet Solutions Inc.
Joseph Chautin, Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP
James Dau, Voice of the Martyrs
Stuart W. Epperson, Sr., Salem Communications
Tony Evans, The Urban Alternative
Jay Flowers, Grace To You
Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring
Mark Jenkins, Words of Victory
Donna Jones, Insight for Living