National Religious Broadcasters Association Welcomes Thousands of Christian Communicators to 2024 NRB Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

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National Religious Broadcasters Association Welcomes Thousands of Christian Communicators to 2024 NRB Convention in Nashville, Tenn. 

At NRB’s 80th anniversary, global event highlights Christian broadcasting legacy, honors NRB member accomplishments in media, ministry 

NASHVILLE, TENN. (NRB) —Last week, the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) association welcomed nearly 5,000 Christian media professionals, including 268 international attendees from 45 countries outside the United States, to the 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention, held February 20-23 in Nashville, Tenn. The leading global convention and trade show for Christian communicators featured 42,000 sq. feet of exhibits with 219 exhibitors, including 67 first-time exhibitors. 

“For 80 years strong, NRB has had a two-fold mission,” said Troy A. Miller, NRB President & CEO, at the Opening Session of NRB 2024. “That mission can be summarized as first and foremost the defense of the proclamation of the gospel in the public square by any ministry, any organization, or any person that is called to do that. Second, we will work to sharpen, to move forward, and to help ministries do what God has them called to do in the excellence that He expects them to do it.”  

NRB thanks its 2024 Convention-level sponsors PRAY.COM (Platinum Sponsor), “The Firing Squad,” (Silver Sponsor), and Ignite America (Bronze Sponsor). For a full list of NRB Convention sponsors, please click here  

The NRB 2024 Convention kicked off on Tuesday, Feb. 20 with the revamped and revitalized Intercollegiate (iNRB) 12– and 24–hour Challenge competitions and the annual NRB members’ meeting. The NRB Media Awards luncheon highlighted the best of Christian media in radio, television, digital media, and international programming. The Board of Directors elected at-large officers, approved six formal resolutions for 2024, and reaffirmed five resolutions from 2023. Read all 2024 resolutions here.  

That afternoon, the Great Commission Forum provided attendees an opportunity to gain insights into the worldwide reach of Christian media, featuring Bishop Dr. Sunday Onuoha, Founder & President at Vision Africa Ministries and Andrew Palau, Evangelist at Luis Palau Association. In the evening, the Opening Session set the tone for the week with remarks from Jonathan Falwell, Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church & Chancellor of Liberty University and Pastor James E, Ward, Jr., Chairman/CEO at Total Living Network. Musical artists FOR KING & COUNTRY and Journey Worship Co. performed moving musical selections. Attendees of the Opening Session also viewed a mini documentary celebrating NRB’s 80th anniversary and the Christian broadcasting legacy. Later that evening, NRB President’s Council members mingled at a special VIP reception sponsored by Newsmax 

Throughout the week, NRB hosted a full slate of panels, talks, and networking opportunities, including discussions on the legal landscape of Christian liberty, truth in journalism, U.S.-Israel relations, and family issues. Wednesday, Feb. 21 featured the annual Media Leadership Dinner, an invitation-only dinner for presidents and leaders of NRB member organizations and their guests. The dinner featured a special appearance by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and keynote remarks from Salem radio host and former Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump, Dr. Sebastian Gorka  

Thursday, Feb. 22 began with the annual, sold-out Breakfast to Honor Israel. The breakfast featured special remarks from Dr. Juergen Buehler, President of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) and Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States, as well as selections from musicians Yair Levi and Karen Terrell 

The day concluded with the historic NRB Presidential Forum, featuring remarks from NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller, President of Heritage Action for America Dr. Kevin Roberts, and Salem Radio Network host Hugh Hewitt. Attendees heard distinguished remarks from 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump. In his remarks, former President Trump acknowledged the impact of “pastors, podcasters, producers, and patriots whose ministry lifts up the spirits of tens of millions of Americans.” The Presidential Forum was sponsored by Salem Media Group, Heritage Action for America, and PRAY.COM. 

The NRB 2024 International Christian Media Convention ended on Friday, Feb. 23, with another full day of affiliate events, workshops, talks, exhibits, and networking opportunities. The convention capped off with a forum featuring key NRB public policy staff providing updates on the group’s actions in the nation’s capital. The Closing Gala featured a musical performance by Chosen Road, presentation of the annual Special Service Awards, and a keynote address from Senior Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church & Voice of PowerPoint Ministries Dr. Jack Graham 

Recipients of the Special Service Awards included:  

Hall of Fame Award
Russ Bixler (posthumously), Cornerstone Television Network
Wayne Pederson, Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) 

William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service
Todd Nettleton, The Voice of the Martyrs
Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson (posthumously), The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. 

Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications
TWR International 

Board of Directors Award
Don Stephens, Mercy Ships 

Milestone Award
91.3 WCSG, a Broadcast Ministry of Cornerstone University
Jeffrey P. Anderson, Jeffrey P. Anderson and Associates
Chosen People Ministries
Coral Ridge Ministries
Harvest House Publishers
Dr. David Jeremiah, Turning Point Ministries with David Jeremiah
Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson (posthumously), The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. 

From forums, to workshops, to networking and interviewing opportunities, special screenings, and more, each day of NRB Convention was packed with opportunities to strengthen relationships between Christian media professionals, engage in the issues of the day, and strive to create lasting impact. Join NRB for next year’s convention in Dallas, Texas, from February 24-27, 2025, and join NRB in the never-ending work of sharing the Gospel, growing the Kingdom of God, and advancing excellence in Christian communications. 

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About NRB  

NRB is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. NRB’s mission is two-fold: To protect the free speech rights of our members to speak Biblical truth, by advocating those rights in governmental, corporate, and media sectors; and to foster excellence, integrity, and accountability in our membership by providing networking, educational, ministry, and relational opportunities. Learn more at www.nrb.org. 

About the NRB 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 and award-winning Exposition consists of dozens of organizations and is an active marketplace for those seeking products and services to enhance their own organization. The next Convention will be held February 24-27, 2025, at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org. 

 

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