|For Immediate Release
February 14, 2014
Nashville, TN – Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, the new President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), will be formally installed on Saturday, February 22, at the NRB 2014 International Christian Media Convention.
Speaking at the installation ceremony will be Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who called Dr. Johnson "a leader of rare ability" who "represents a coming generation of leaders among American evangelicals." And giving the installation prayer will be Retired Justice of the Texas Court of Appeals Paul Pressler, who is a member of the KHCB Radio Network Board of Trustees, a director of Salem Communications Corp., and a member of the NRB Board of Directors.
Also onstage during the installation ceremony will be award-winning singer and songwriter Michael W. Smith, who will lead the worship that evening.
Regarding the ceremony's special guests, Dr. Johnson said, "It is an honor to have Dr. Mohler join us for the NRB 2014 Convention and even more so to have him speak at my installation."
"Furthermore, we are delighted and blessed to have Judge Paul Pressler and Michael W. Smith join us for the ceremony," added Dr. Johnson. "Saturday night will be a memorable and historic time."
Dr. Johnson was unanimously elected by the NRB Board of Directors on October 1, 2013, after being vetted by the NRB Presidential Search Committee and later selected by the NRB Executive Committee following a five-month search.
Prior to his selection as NRB's new President & CEO, Dr. Johnson served as President of Criswell College in Dallas, TX, where he oversaw the operation of one of the nation’s leading major market Christian radio stations, KCBI–FM in Dallas, which was recognized by NRB as Station of the Year in 2011. He has also served in the senior administration and faculty at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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 the NRB 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. NRB 2014 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 22-25, 2014. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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