|For Immediate Release
February 15, 2013
Manassas, VA– Dr. John MacArthur will receive the prestigious NRB Hall of Fame Award during the Awards Dinner on Tuesday, March 5, at the NRB 2013 Convention & Exposition in Nashville, TN.
The National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame stands as a witness for current communicators, a showcase of warriors for Christ who live exemplary lives of valor and compassion, blazing trails and leaving paths for succeeding generations to follow. NRB's most prestigious award is presented to an individual NRB member for invaluable contribution to the field of Christian communications, exhibition of the highest standards and evidence of faithfulness in Christ. This year, John MacArthur was selected to receive the award.
"It is our honor and privilege to induct John into NRB’s Hall of Fame,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “John's commitment and faithfulness have inspired so many in their walk with Christ. I praise God for his exemplary ministry!”
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA, as well as an author, conference speaker, President of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry.
Under MacArthur’s leadership, Grace Community Church's two morning worship services fill the 3,500-seat auditorium to capacity. Several thousand members participate every week in dozens of fellowship groups and training programs, most led by lay leaders and each dedicated to equipping members for ministry on local, national, and international levels.
In 1985, MacArthur became President of The Master's College (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited, four-year liberal arts Christian college in Santa Clarita, CA. In 1986, MacArthur founded The Master's Seminary, a graduate school dedicated to training men for full-time pastoral roles and missionary work.
MacArthur is also President of Grace to You, and the featured teacher of its radio and television programs. Founded in 1969, Grace to You is the nonprofit organization responsible for developing, producing, and distributing MacArthur’s books, audio resources, and the Grace to You radio and television programs. Grace to You radio airs more than 1,000 times daily throughout the English-speaking world, reaching major population centers on every continent of the world. It also airs nearly 1,000 times daily in Spanish, reaching 23 countries from Europe to Latin America. Grace to You television airs weekly on DirecTV in the United States, and is available for free on the Internet worldwide. All of MacArthur’s 3,000 sermons, spanning more than four decades of ministry, are available for free on the Grace to You website.
Since completing his first best-selling book, The Gospel According to Jesus, in 1988, MacArthur has written nearly 400 books and study guides. MacArthur’s titles have been translated into more than two dozen languages.
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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