President's Council    

  President's Council

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.

NRB partners with like-minded legal firms that advocate legal policies that advance Christian broadcasting freedoms through Amicus Curiae ("friend of the court") briefs in pending litigation, and similar filings.  This group of legal experts is available for referral to President's Council Members.

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 in the United States 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:

  • 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 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 in Washington, DC, each fall. During this exciting three-day event, President's Council members gain an insider’s perspective of our nation’s capital. Our 2016 Summit will be held in Washington, DC, September 14-16.

During the 2015 Summit, Council Members networked together over delicious meals at historic locations, such as the Mayflower Hotel, Occidental Grill & Seafood Restaurant, and Army Navy Club. They also connected with government officials, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), who was presented with NRB's 2015 Faith & Freedom Award.

Council Members were also briefed by Frank Gaffney, Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, and Stuart Rothenberg, Political Analyst, and NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. NRB Vice President of Government Relations Aaron Mercer shared detailed reports of NRB's work on Capitol Hill with government entities such as the FCC.

Also part of the 2015 Capitol Hill Media Summit was a tour of the construction site of the Museum of the Bible, a 430,000-square-foot international museum dedicated to the impact, history, an narrative of the Bible.

President's Council Reception

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

“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:

John Ankerberg, The John Ankerberg Show
Edward Atsinger, Salem Media Group
Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts Ministries
Bill Blount, Blount Communications Group
Richard P. Bott, II, Bott Radio Network
Phillip Bowen, In Touch Ministries
Brad 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
Stuart W. Epperson, Sr., Salem Media Group
Tony Evans, The Urban Alternative
Jay Flowers, Grace To You
Bruce Fogerty, Worthwhile Productions
Mark Jenkins, Words of Victory
Donna Jones, Insight for Living
Johnny Kim, 
GCN Broadcasting, Inc.

Collin Lambert, Moody Radio
Michael D. Little, The Christian Broadcasting Network
Roger Lonnquist, Your Network of Praise
Erwin Lutzer, The Moody Church
Barry Meguiar, Revival Outside the Walls
Troy Miller,
Bruce Munsterman, KHCB Network
Miriam Neff, Widow Connection, Inc.
Steve Nielsen
Mike Novak, K-LOVE, Air 1 Radio
Harold Rawlings, The Rawlings Foundation
Grace Rendall, KSCE - Christian Life! Television
Jamey Schmitz, WLMB-TV 40 Toledo
Douglas Shaw, Douglas Shaw & Associates
Frank Smith, DonorDirect
Cary Summers, Museum of the Bible
Cynthia Swindoll, Insight for Living
Joshua Youssef, Leading The Way

For information about how to join 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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