|For Immediate Release
February 19, 2013
Manassas, VA – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will receive the NRB Board of Directors Award during the Awards Dinner on Tuesday, March 5, at the NRB 2013 Convention & Exposition in Nashville, TN.
The NRB Board of Directors Award honors a Christian who demonstrates integrity, displays creativity and makes a significant impact on society. In recognition that broadcasting is not the only way to witness to the power of the Gospel, the award recipient may or may not be in the field of electronic communications.
This year, the NRB Board of Directors named Gov. Huckabee the recipient of the award.
“Gov. Huckabee has utilized the various platforms that God has given him to make a positive impact on society,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “Furthermore, he has been intentional about shining the light of Christ in some of the darkest areas of society. I applaud him for his faithfulness and efforts.”
After an early career in broadcasting and advertising, Gov. Huckabee spent 12 years as a pastor and denominational leader. He became the youngest president ever of the Arkansas Southern Baptist State Convention, the largest denomination in Arkansas. He also led rapidly growing congregations in Pine Bluff and Texarkana. He said those experiences gave him a deep sense of the problems faced by individuals and families.
From 1996 to 2007, Gov. Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas and was recognized nationally for his leadership, having been honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his numerous accomplishments. Time magazine honored him as one of the five best governors in America.
After his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, in which he finished second to Sen. John McCain, Gov. Huckabee formed HuckPac to assist conservative Republicans running for office nationwide, and has amassed a volunteer team with thousands of activists in all 50 states.
Today, Gov. Huckabee is the host of the number No. 1 weekend hit HUCKABEE on the Fox News Channel and Cumulus Media Networks’ syndicated radio program, The Mike Huckabee Show, heard on more than 175 stations. He’s also heard three times daily across the nation on The Huckabee Report syndicated on almost 600 stations, and has been the fastest growing new program on the Cumulus Media Network in recent years.
He is also the author of nine books, the most recent being A Simple Government.
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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