2017 Recipients


Hall of Fame Award
Rev. Dr. Donald E. Wildmon, American Family Association
Dr. W. A. Criswell, Pastor, First Baptist Church Dallas, Texas (posthumous)

William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service
Paul R. Hollinger, WDAC-FM

Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications
Answers in Genesis

Individual Professional Member Award
Brod Boyd, Principal, Abram-Leslie New Media Consulting

Board of Directors Award
Steve and Jackie Green, Museum of the Bible

Chairman's Award
Dr. Alveda C. King

Milestone Award
Wayne Pederson, Global Ambassador, Reach Beyond
Blue Ridge Broadcasting
Crossroads Global Media Group


Best Short-Form Video
Willow Creek Community Church – “Road to Emmaus”

Best Long-Form Video
Amazing Facts – Doug Batchelor - “50 Years of Evangelism”

Best Promotional Campaign
In Touch Ministries – “Turning the Tide”


Best Digital Campaign
The Voice of the Martyrs – “I am N” Campaign

Best Digital Experience
Answers in Genesis

Most Innovative Digital Method
Answers in Genesis


International Impact Award
Isik Abla Ministries

International Media Award
HCJB Ecuador

Strategic Partnership Award
TWR’s Hope for Syria



Radio Impact Award
“Uncle Charlie" VanderMeer, Ambassador-at-Large, Keys for Kids

Radio Program of the Year
FamilyLife Today, FamilyLife, a Cru Ministry

Radio Station of the Year
90.9 KCBI, Dallas-Fort Worth


TV Broadcaster of the Year
The Christian Broadcasting Network

TV Messaging Campaign of the Year
Decision America Tour 2016 – Billy Graham Evangelistic Association 

TV Program of the Year
"Value of a Soul" –  Billy Graham Evangelistic Association