|For Immediate Release
April 8, 2013
Manassas, VA– The National Religious Broadcasters' Executive Committee has voted to approve seven new full members and four new associate members.
“We gladly welcome these new members into the family of Christian communicators that is NRB,” remarked NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “By joining, they not only help strengthen the voice and work of NRB, but they will also greatly benefit from the opportunities and resources that are unique to the world’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators.”
The following new members were approved:
Daily Hope with Rick Warren, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Full Company Member)
On Monday, April 1, 2013, best-selling author and long-time pastor Rick Warren began a daily half-hour radio program, Daily Hope with Rick Warren. In the program, Pastor Rick shares daily hope from the Scriptures, addressing the culture-wide discouragement he sees rampant in society today. Pastor Rick’s messages are both practical and applicable. They encourage, equip, and train people to fulfill God’s purposes for their lives, pointing all listeners to Jesus Christ, the greatest and only true hope. For more information, visit the Daily Hope website at www.RickWarren.org.
Steve Green, Chattanooga, TN (Full Individual Member)
Steve Green’s broadcasting career has included many years of station management. He currently manages J103, a Christian radio station out of Chattanooga, TN. He also hosts Weekend Rewind, a Christian music program. Steve can be reached at steve@J103.com.
Joy Ministries Evangelistic Association, Virginia Beach, VA (Full Company Member)
The Joy in the Morning with Danette Crawford television program is broadcast weekly into more than 165 million homes nationally. Danette has a Master of Arts in counseling from Regent University and ministers on topics such as unforgiveness, roots of rejection, depression, and emotional brokenness. The nonprofit also ministers to American communities through various material, physical, and spiritual outreaches. For more information, visit www.joyministries.tv.
Redeeming the Time Radio, Salisbury, NC (Full Company Member)
Redeeming the Time is a daily one-minute radio broadcast, hosted by Rick Grubbs, teaching time management principles and tactics from a Christian perspective. Designed for people who "never have enough time," the programs are designed to give a practical, motivational, and inspirational idea each day to help listeners accomplish more with their time for the Lord Jesus Christ. They are syndicated to several hundred networks and individual outlets around the world. For more information, visit LifeChangingSeminars.com.
Revival Outside the Walls Ministry, Irvine, CA (Full Company Member)
Revival Outside the Walls is a lay-to-lay ministry focused on uniting and exciting all Christians regarding the sharing of their faith outside the walls of the church. Through radio, television, and Internet, they will endeavor to “connect the dots with ministries, authors, pastors, academics, and lay people whose focus is on being salt & light in the marketplace.” For more information, please email email@example.com.
ROCK of Africa Mission, Costa Mesa, CA (Full Company Member)
ROCK of Africa Mission is an interdenominational Christian mission delivering hope to the struggling people of sub-Saharan Africa. ROCK of Africa Mission provides food, clothing, medicine, education about HIV/AIDS, support to pastors, support to schools, care for orphans, vocational training, and comfort to the sick and dying. For more information, visit www.rockofafrica.org.
Sharing the Light Ministries, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC (Full Company Member)
Sharing the Light Ministries’ mission is to share the light of Jesus Christ, the New Covenant that He has fulfilled, and the Kingdom that He has inaugurated, such that people experience God’s love, are set free by fresh understandings of themselves and God, and mature into heirs of deep spiritual riches in Christ, so that they can fulfill their destinies to change the world. This is done through their radio program, Sharing the Light with Alan Wright. For more information, visit www.sharingthelight.org.
3xM, Amersfoort, Netherlands (Associate Company Member)
Primarily serving Africa and Asia, 3xM supports local Christians in making and broadcasting relevant Christian TV programs in the 10/40 window. They do this by providing their partners with equipment, financing, counseling and capacity building. In 2012, 3xM (More Message in the Media) received a total of 439,000 responses from viewers in the 15 countries in which they work. For more information, visit www.3xm.nl/en.
Christian Book Services, Franklin, TN (Associate Company Member)
Christian Book Services helps prospective authors and small publishing companies get their Christian and/or faith-friendly books into the Christian market. They accomplish this by helping their clients craft their products and understand their publishing options, from large publisher partnerships to self-publishing. If a client decides to self-publish, the organization helps to find professional resources, like editors, typesetters, and illustrators, and to get their book into sales channels. For more information, visit www.christianbookservices.com.
Medical Ministry International (MMI), Allen, TX (Associate Ministry Member)
MMI provides compassion and healthcare to a world in need, using Jesus as their guide. Their project teams, health centers, and residency training programs are designed to bring the love of God to those they serve. Designated a Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity, MMI has provided more than $82 million in medical services to the poor, serving more than 518,000 people in 22 countries. MMI utilizes both medical and non-medical volunteers to build capacity and medical infrastructure by optimizing the gifts that God has provided. Visit www.mmint.org or www.facebook.com/MedicalMinistry to learn more.
Wind River Group, Inc. Loveland, CO (Associate Company Member)
Wind River Group, Inc., provides technical consulting and FCC engineering services for broadcasters. To do this, they publish and support The Broadcaster's BIGBOOK Project, the industry standard workbook for FCC compliance; develop broadcast facilities; design transmission facilities and antenna systems; provide technical/regulatory consulting for television and radio broadcasters; assist with FCC applications and support exhibits in the broadcast service; liaison with the FCC and other regulatory agencies about broadcast matters; assist licensees with due diligence, station research, and coverage or interference issues; and design and supply broadcast and communications systems. For more information, visit www.windriverbroadcast.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 the NRB Convention The annual NRB Convention & Exposition 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 2013 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, March 2-5, 2013. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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