For Immediate Release
March 31, 2016

James A. Smith Sr.





Dr. Richard G. Lee Honored with NRB's William Ward Ayer Award

Dr. Richard G. LeeMANASSAS, Va. –Dr. Richard G. Lee was honored as the recipient of the William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service during the Closing Gala on February 26 at Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

Named after NRB's first President, the William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service is presented to an individual NRB member with excellence and integrity for outstanding and significant contributions to the field of Christian communications.

Richard Lee, Ph.D., is the President and Speaker for There’s Hope America radio broadcast and Founding Pastor of First Redeemer Church in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. His dynamic one-hour nationwide broadcast brings listeners face-to-face with the Bible’s relevance to current events within American culture.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at

About the Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. The next Convention will be held at the Orlando World Marriott in Orlando, Florida, February 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go to




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