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Press Conferences Scheduled for NRB 2013 (Preliminary)

MicrophonesMembers of the News Media are invited to an exciting line-up of press conferences at NRB 2013, so mark your calendars! Every press conference will take place in Delta Ballroom B unless otherwise noted. A finalized list of press conferences will be available at the Convention Media Center in Nashville, TN, at the start of Convention.


1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)

Cradle My Heart Radio - Helping the Hurt of Abortion

Cradle My Heart Radio is a safe space for healing the pain of child loss through abortion, which has impacted one-third of women in America. Here you’ll find a friend in faith who will listen, understand and care. The live interactive weekly program follows Host Kim Ketola's award-winning book, Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion (Kregel, 2012), which features a foreword by Ruth Graham. The book and radio program represent a culmination of years of studying God’s Word and listening to stories of redemption and true hope. The program is designed to give listeners the gift of taking the time to embrace the reality of spiritual healing, which can be ours in Christ after abortion. Cradle My Heart Radio connects listeners with a network of effective outreach efforts and features interviews spotlighting those offering help. It’s radio designed to answer the many spiritual questions raised by the abortion choice.

Contact:  Kim Ketola, 651-329-2445, kim@kimketola.com

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)


The Middle East/North Africa seem harassed and helpless — but is the region hopeless?  In the face of tension and violence, is anything working for good, much less peace or prosperity? The region is home for SAT-7 Founder and CEO Dr. Terence Ascott, who’s lived in Lebanon, Egypt, Cyprus for 35+ years. Dr. Ascott will be participating at NRB 2013 as a Keynote Speaker on the Tuesday of the Convention. Also present will be SAT-7 staff: Lebanese Rita Elmounayer and Egyptian George Makeen. At this press conference, they’ll give you perspectives and prospects for tomorrow — for the Church and for the region. You can also visit the SAT-7 Booth in the Exposition Hall (Booth #334). For more information on SAT-7, go to www.sat7usa.org.

Contact: Dennis Wiens, 816-200-4788, Denniswiens@sat7.org

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)


JerusalemOnlineU.com introduces a new seven-part film series, The Israel Course.  Now, more than ever, Israel needs us to know the facts in order to ensure that her people are safe and continue on the path of equality, democracy, the betterment of humanity.

Contact:  info@theisraelcourse.com


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)

Compassion International

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.

Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)

Proclaiming Justice to The Nations

The mission of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) is to educate Christians about their biblical responsibility to stand with our Jewish brethren and Israel at this critical time in history. They accomplish their goal by producing award-winning programs, documentary films and music videos and distribute their media at the NRB Convention each year.

This briefing is for Christian media professionals only and features a host of panelists who will discuss Israel's right to her biblical homeland and adequate time for Q & A as well. The panelists include: Rabbi Gerald Meister, Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Sam Clarke, Alex Grobman, Chris Mitchell. Other invited panelists are: Dennis Prager, Dr. Arieh Eldad, Dr. Jaques Gauthier, Yoram Ettinger, Doron Spielman.

You can also visit PJTN on the Convention floor at Booth #808 for more information as well.  

Contact: Candice Hays, 615-778-0202, Lauriecm@pjtn.org

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)

Teen Challenge USA

GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West will appear at this year’s NRB Convention & Exposition in Nashville, TN, to share the story behind his current single “Hello My Name Is” from his current album, Into the Light

West’s song was inspired by the real-life story of Jordan Jeffers, who overcame drug addiction with the help of Teen Challenge.

West and Jeffers will share about the song and story at this press event.

Additionally, Teen Challenge President Jack Smart will share about the life-changing ministry of Teen Challenge. All members of the press are invited to attend this special event.

Contact: Lynette Scherber and Aaron White, 612-238-6216, 612-238-6211, media@teenchallengeusa.com

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)

Israel Ministry of Tourism

Mr. Haim Gutin, Israel Tourism Commissioner for North and South America, will discuss the importance of Evangelical Christian tourism to the Holy Land, including statistics about the last four record-breaking years. Commissioner Gutin will also present news about exciting new tourism developments in Israel that will make the land of the Bible truly come alive for Christian visitors.

Contact: Geoffrey Weill, 646-479-7632 (mobile), gweill@geoffreyweill.com

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)

Koome Ministries

Koome Ministries is called to reveal the truth with boldness; to sound the alarm to wake up this Nation; and to pray for our Nation. Koome Co-Founder Kamal Saleem is one of the speakers for the NRB 2013 Public Policy Debate, which will cover current topics and bring together both sides of pressing issues critical to all of us as we seek to build a better future.

Contact: Jennifer Saleem, communications@koomeministries.com

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)


NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices.

NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include the Associated Press, ABC, Radio Globo in Brazil, SBS and ABC in Australia, MediaCorp Singapore, RAI and Vaticana Radio in Italy, RTL France, Radio France, RTBF in Belgium and France Televisions. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.


12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Delta Ballroom B)

Al Fadi, Researcher, Editor, Writer, Translator

Al Fadi is a former Wahabbi Muslim from Saudi Arabia. He is the researcher, editor, writer, and translator for numerous ministries, including Answering Islam and runs an outreach ministry designed for non-Muslim and Christians. Al Fadi is one of the speakers for the NRB 2013 Public Policy Debate.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  (Delta Ballroom B)

Family Research Council

Strategically located in Washington, D.C., FRC is the leading voice for the family in our nation's halls of power.  FRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose vision is a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish and religious liberty thrives.

Contact: JP Duffy, 202-679-6800



Published: February 21, 2013

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