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, D.C., 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, D.C., 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
NRB Capitol Hill Media Summit
Members of the President's Council are invited to attend the NRB Capitol Hill Media Summit in Washington, D.C., each fall. During this exciting three-day event, President's Council members gain an insider’s perspective of our nation’s capital. Our 2017 Summit will be held in Washington, D.C., September 13-15. Attendees will stay at the historic Willard Hotel.
During the September 2016 Summit, Council Members were treated to a private audience with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in the U.S Capitol. They also visited with and heard from prominent Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), novelist Joel Rosenberg, Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel, and former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who received NRB’s 2016 Faith & Freedom Award.
In addition, President’s Council Members had reserved seats at NRB’s “Evangelicals Debate the 2016 Election” forum at the National Press Club, which addressed the question, “Clinton, Trump, or Other?” This lively conversation featured evangelical leaders Erick Erickson, Janet Parshall, Bill Wichterman, and Harry Jackson and was aired lived nationally on C-SPAN2.
Finally, another powerful part of the 2016 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, and narrative of the Bible. Scheduled to open in fall 2017, Museum of the Bible is located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall.
For more information about the NRB President’s Council, including how to get your invitation to the 2017 Capitol Hill Media Summit, please email email@example.com.
President's Council Reception
President's Council members receive a special invitation to attend the President's Council Reception held during the annual 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, Principle Representative to Israel, The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
“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
John Ankerberg, The John Ankerberg Show
Edward Atsinger, Salem Media Group
Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts Ministries
Richard P. Bott, II, Bott Radio Network
Phillip Bowen, In Touch Ministries
Dan Busby, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Laurie Cardoza Moore, Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, 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
Ronnie Floyd, Cross Church
Debra Fraser, Total Living Network/KTLN-TV
Colin A. Hanna, Let Freedom Ring
Brian Harcey, Good News Media
Mark Jenkins, Words of Victory
Michael Johnson, Slavic Gospel Association
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
Brad Mattes, Life Issues Institute
Barry Meguiar, Revival Outside the Waslls
Troy Miller, NRBTV
Bruce Munsterman, KHCB Network
Douglas Myer, WDAC-FM
Miriam Neff, Widow Connection, Inc.
Grace Rendall, KSCE - Christian Life! Television
Gordon Robertson, The Christian Broadcasting Network
Jamey Schmitz, WLMB-TV 40 Toledo
Douglas Shaw, Douglas Shaw & Associates
Tore Stautland, Vision TV/Zoomer Media TV Division
Cary Summers, Museum of the Bible
Cynthia Swindoll, Insight for Living
Kim Stevens, Blue Scout Media
Tony Tseng, Good TV Broadcasting Corporation
Randy Valimont, Griffin First Assembly
Don Wilton, The Encouraging Word
For information about how to join the President's Council, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use this form to submit your inquiry: