For Immediate Release
November 12, 2015

Contact:
Kenneth Chan
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NRB Welcomes 14 New Members in Q2, Q3 of 2015

Manassas, VA –The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Executive Committee has voted to approve 10 new full members and 4 associate members in the second and third quarters of 2015 – 14 new members in total.

“We look forward to watching these new NRB members grow as a result of their NRB membership, and to being enriched by their involvement with the association,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “I extend my sincerest congratulations and welcome to these new members.”

NRB Director of Membership Melissa Sturgis added, “I am excited to welcome our newest members. I know that individually and collectively they will be blessed by this fine fellowship of like-minded media. I look forward to serving them and seeing them gain new ground.”

The following member applicants have been approved:

FULL MEMBERS

Care Net
Acknowledging that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Care Net offers compassion, hope, and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support through life-affirming networks of pregnancy centers, organizations, and individuals. Care Net supports one of the largest networks of pregnancy centers in North America and runs the nation’s only real-time call center providing pregnancy decision coaching. For more information, visit care-net.org.

Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts provides God-gifted artists with the spiritual and creative tools needed to create experiential and culturally impacting stories. They aspire to be recognized internationally for their mastery of filmmaking education and servant leadership based on the example of Jesus Christ. To learn more about Compass, visit
compass.edu, or email Director of Education Dr. Mark Vander Meer at mark.vm@compass.edu.

Dave Alan Johnson
In the more than two decades he has worked in Hollywood, Dave Alan Johnson has created, produced, written, and directed nearly a half billion dollars’ worth of entertainment. He has collaborated with some of Hollywood's top names and has created product for virtually every major entertainment company, including Disney, Paramount, Sony, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, MGM, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, and many others. Dave recently formed a new content creation company, Salt Entertainment Group, with former top Disney executive Steve McBeth. To learn more, visit imdb.com/name/nm0424898.

Dr. Ray Henry
In July 2015, Dr. Ray Henry celebrated 25 years in the pastorate of the Belvedere Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, FL. His church will also be starting their third year on the CTN TV station with a 30-minute broadcast called Moment of Destiny. Dr. Henry considers it a joy to share the Gospel with the masses via TV and Internet. To learn more about Dr. Henry’s church, visit belvederebaptistchurch.com.

Local Church Connection
Local Church Connection is a free magazine serving local communities with a goal of connecting visitors and newcomers to a church. Their efforts are supported primarily by Christian business owners who seek to serve their communities. Their online presence serves churches across the country with free resources. To learn more, visit localchurchconnection.com, or email info@localchurchconnection.com.

Nations for Jesus
Nations for Jesus (NFJ) is an international missionary organization founded by Dr. Ratna Sajja in 1999. NFJ is committed to reaching the unreached, touching the untouched, and telling the untold about the Good News of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished by television broadcasts, hope centers for orphaned children, and humanitarian projects. To learn more, visit nationsforjesus.org.

KGSC TV 47
Located in Cheyenne, WY, KGSC TV 47 is a part of God’s Stations Television Network, and is dedicated to speaking the truth in love to bring salvation, deliverance, restoration, and healing to the Body of Christ. In addition to guiding the day-to-day business of the organization, its President, Charlene Baktamarian, is a co-host on God’s View. Available on many networks, the program has proven to be a vital part of the organization’s outreach. To learn more, visit gstn.us or godsviewtvshows.com.

Little People’s Bible Hour
Little People’s Bible Hour is a weekly radio program for children of all ages. The format includes music, puppets, and Bible teaching. The ministry began more than 30 years ago with a vision for a worldwide outreach, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout all the earth. Sandra Webb, known on the program as “Ms. Sandy,” has presented the Gospel with her puppets in other countries, such as Russia, Poland, and Haiti. Ms. Sandy can be reached via email at webbmssandy@att.net.

Triumphant Living Ministries
Triumphant Living Ministries produces radio programs that reach more than 30 nations. Its featured Bible teacher and speaker Beth Stewart – the ministry’s Founder and CEO – can be heard on Christian Talk Radio 1160 in Cincinnati, OH, and WEMM in Huntington, WV. Beth is also the author of Dreams Never Expire and Addicted to His Presence, which releases December 2015. For more information about the organization, radio programs, and Beth’s speaking and writing ministry, visit bethstewartministries.com.

Women In The Word
Featured Bible Teacher Shari Prichard has been teaching women studies for the past 10 years and now travels the country sharing her passion for helping women understand and live God's Word. Women In the Word is a 30-minute weekly television program produced by WITWM that airs Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. ET. Shari has a new book coming out in December 2015. For more information, visit womenintheword.net.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

17K ASL
17K ASL is the production company responsible for Finding Noah, a documentary that chronicles the journey of "men of faith" to the violent edge of Eastern Turkey to the summit of Mount Ararat in search of evidence of Noah’s Ark. To learn more about the documentary, visit findingnoah.com.

Institute on Religion and Democracy
The Institute on Religion and Democracy is a faith-based alliance of Christians who monitor, comment, and report on issues affecting the Church. They seek to reform the Church's role in public life, protect religious freedom, and support democracy at home and abroad. Founded in 1981, the IRD has been a voice for transparency, for renewal, and for Christian orthodoxy. To learn more about IRD, visit theird.org.

Presbyterian Lay Committee
The Presbyterian Lay Committee is a media ministry devoted to raising the standard of biblical truth in a culture that often turns to a wide variety of other standards. For more than 50 years, the PLC has been sharing biblical truth and equipping Christians to engage the culture from a Reformed worldview. The President, Carmen Fowler LaBerge, is also a board member of the National Association of Evangelicals and leader of Common Ground Christian Network. To learn more, visit layman.org and carmenfowlerlaberge.com, or email Jessica Lalley at jlalley@layman.org. 

Todd Starnes
Todd Starnes is the Host of FOX News & Commentary – heard daily on hundreds of radio stations. Throughout his journalism career, Todd has covered a number of high profile stories – taking him from Wall Street to the White House. He is a regular contributor to FOX & Friends and FoxNews.com. He writes a weekly column for Human Events and TownHall.com, and is the author of many books, including God Less America. To learn more about Todd, visit toddstarnes.com.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, 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 www.nrb.org.

About Proclaim 16

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. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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