|For Immediate Release
February 25, 2014
Nashville, TN – Teen Challenge International USA will receive the prestigious NRB Milestone Award during the Awards Dinner on Tuesday, February 25, at the NRB 2014 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.
The NRB Milestone Award is presented each year at the annual NRB Convention to pioneers in Christian communications who have demonstrated exemplary service in the industry for five decades or longer.
“Since its inception in 1958, the ministry of Teen Challenge International has impacted the lives of countless youth and adults,” noted NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “May God bless its Founder, David Wilkerson, and the work of this unique ministry for their efforts in providing Christ-centered solutions to those struggling with addictions.”
The mission of Teen Challenge is to provide youth, adults, and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. This international drug rehabilitation program, founded by the late Rev. David Wilkerson, is known for having one of the highest success rates anywhere in the world. Since its first center opened in New York in 1960, Teen Challenge has grown to more than 188 centers in 48 states, and nearly 1,000 centers in 94 countries. Wilkerson, author of The Cross and Switchblade, also founded a global evangelistic ministry, World Challenge.
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 International Christian Media Convention
The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention 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 2014 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 22-25, 2014. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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Published: February 10, 2014