NRB Announces 2018 Media Award Recipients

2018 AwardsThe National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) announced last week the recipients of the 2018 NRB Media Awards, which recognize last year’s most outstanding ministries, facilities, and programs/producers in the world’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators.

NRB’s Annual Media Awards program is designed to encourage excellence in production, service to the community, faithfulness to the mission, commitment to the Gospel, and personal integrity. There are seven areas of focus for the 2018 awards: Church Media, Digital Media, Intercollegiate, International, Radio, Television, and Special Service.

All award recipients were honored during Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, which took place February 27-March 2, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Details about each award and each recipient will be highlighted in the coming weeks.

The recipients of the awards for Special Service, Church Media, Digital Media, International, Radio, and Television are as follows:


Hall of Fame Award
Dr. Billy Kim, Chairman, FEBC Korea
Luis Palau, Evangelist, Luis Palau Association

William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service
Wayne Pederson, Global Ambassador, Reach Beyond

Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications
Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship

Board of Directors Award
Dan Cathy, CEO, Chick-fil-A

Individual Professional Member Award
Chuck Finney, President, Finney Media

President’s Award
Mike Lindell, CEO, MyPillow

Milestone Award
James Custer, Right Start Ministries
Voice of the Martyrs


Best Short-Form Video
Chosen People Ministries – “I Found Shalom”

Best Long-Form Video
Amazing Facts Ministries – “Country Living”

Best Promotional Campaign
FBC Dallas, TX – “Fuel the Fire”


Best Digital Campaign
Know the Truth –

Best Digital Experience
Revival Outside the Walls

Most Innovative Digital Method
Answers in Genesis – Ark Encounters


International Impact Award
Mohabat TV

International Media Award
CBN Afrique

Strategic Partnership Award
Hope for the Heart


Radio Station of the Year
WMIT, Blue Ridge Broadcasting – 106.9 the Light

Radio Program of the Year
The Reconnect with Carmen LaBerge

Radio Impact Award
Bob Augsburg, Founder & President Emeritus, WAY Media


Television Station of the Year Award
The Dove

TV Program of the Year
Total Living International – Faith Chicago

TV Messaging Campaign of the Year
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – A Time for Decision / Decision America

Best Use of Multiple Media Award
CBN – In Our Hands

By NRB Staff

Published: March 8, 2018


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