|For Immediate Release
February 5, 2013
Manassas, VA – International radio veteran Lemuel Larrosa will receive the NRB International Individual Achievement Award at the International Keynote Session on Tuesday, March 5, during the NRB 2013 Convention & Exposition in Nashville, TN.
The NRB International Individual Achievement Award is presented each year to a non-U.S. resident/citizen who demonstrates a strong personal commitment to proclaiming Christ through electronic media, working with integrity and faithfulness to influence a culture for Christ. This year, the judges named Lemuel Larrosa the winner of the award.
“Lemuel has been a faithful servant of Christ, with nearly five decades of service in radio and pastoral ministry,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “Furthermore, the leadership he has demonstrated over the years has been instrumental to the growth and development of so many people and organizations. His exemplary work and devotion is to be commended!”
Lemuel Larrosa has been actively involved in radio as a presenter, producer and speaker for 46 years – 36 of them with TWR (Trans World Radio). Based in Uruguay, he has served as TWR’s International Director of Hispanic Ministries since 2000. In this role, Larrosa oversees, encourages and counsels staff and volunteers at partner offices in 12 countries throughout Latin America.
When it comes to on-air endeavors, Larrosa has served as the widely recognized host/presenter of A Través de la Biblia (Thru the Bible in Spanish) for the last nine years. He has also been a speaker on several other programs aired by TWR in Spanish, including the international broadcast Dr. Luke, as well as on several programs aired locally in Uruguay.
Larrosa founded Radio Trans Mundial Uruguay in 1981 and served as its National Director for nearly 20 years. He previously served as President of CEBU (the Baptist Convention of Uruguay) and as a representative of CEBU on the board of publisher Casa Bautista de Publicaciones, El Paso, TX.
A Co-Founder and Board Member of the Christian Association of Evangelical Churches of Uruguay, Larrosa has served in pastoral ministry for 45 years – the past 35 as lead pastor of First Baptist Church of Uruguay. He has also been actively involved in coordinating evangelistic crusades in Uruguay for Pablo Finkenbinder (“Hermano Pablo”), Luis Palau and Dr. Billy Graham’s Mission World campaign.
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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