Joni Eareckson Tada to Lead Hymn Sing at Proclaim 19 Worship Service

Joni Eareckson TadaJoni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, will lead a special hymn sing during the Worship Service that will take place Thursday, March 28, 2019, during Proclaim 19, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Anaheim, California.

“We are honored to have Joni join us at Proclaim 19 in Anaheim, where we will celebrate the 75th anniversary year of National Religious Broadcasters,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of NRB. “The Worship Service will be a particularly special time with Pastor John MacArthur preaching God’s Word, and Joni leading us in a hymn sing. Proclaim 19 attendees will be greatly blessed.”

One of the world’s leading international advocates for people affected by disability, Tada founded Joni and Friends in 1979, which quickly grew to provide Christ-centered programs to special needs families, churches, and communities.

Tada hosts a four-minute radio program, Joni and Friends, that is heard today on more than 1,500 stations across the U.S. and in 36 nations throughout the world, as well as a one-minute inspirational radio program, Diamonds in the Dust, and a 30-minute television series that highlights the stories of people enduring difficult trials while continuing to trust in God. She also has written more than 50 books, including her best-selling autobiography, Joni, which was made into a feature film.

In 2002, Tada received NRB’s William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service. And in 2012, NRB inducted Tada into its Hall of Fame.

Other speakers at Proclaim 19 include ministry leaders Greg Laurie, Charles Stanley, and Rick Warren; entertainment industry professionals DeVon Franklin, Alex Kendrick, Kirk Cameron, Roma Downey, and Mark Burnett; radio talk show hosts Larry Elder and Dennis Prager; and many more.

The emcees of the Convention will be twin brothers, authors, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham.

Proclaim 19 will take place March 26-29, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open March 27-29. The annual Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications.

For the Proclaim 19 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit

For questions related to registration, contact Lyndsey Thornton at, or call 202-543-0073 x502. To register as an exhibitor, sponsor, or affiliate/hospitality suite, email or call 212-460-9700.

Register by December 31 to save up to $200! 

By NRB Staff

Published: October 11, 2018


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