Press Conferences Scheduled for NRB 2014 (Preliminary)

MicrophonesPress conferences will be held daily by various groups during the NRB 2014 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville.

Below is a preliminary list of press conferences, along with details and contact information. Every press conference will take place in Delta Ballroom B unless otherwise noted. For updates to the list, visit



3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2nd Vote

Details pending

Contact: Jake DeVantier; 901-485-8426;

4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

More than 30 million television consumers have turned their back on linear broadcast over the past years, but are still watching all the media they want on their big-screen-TVs. An avalanche of cancelations of Cable & Satellite TV Channel subscriptions are changing the face of this entire industry. How do we react? What is our strategy to remain viable, viewable, accessible and relevant? We look forward to welcoming you to the Lightcast Press Conference and showing you more on how to reach new viewers around the world on a "shoe-string-budget."

Contact: Andreas Kisslinger;


9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
License to Parent with Trace Embry

The License to Parent with Trace Embry radio broadcast is endorsed by some of the world’s most highly respected leaders. License to Parent is a no-nonsense one-minute daily radio feature that offers biblical wisdom and keen insights for today's parents and the world.  Along with a half-hour weekly program and podcast, the one-minute feature is directed to all listeners concerned for the next generation, the future of our nation, the church, and particularly for parents trying to navigate today's postmodern culture.  As host of the License to Parent broadcast, Trace Embry speaks from practical experience.  He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Shepherd's Hill Academy - a Christ-centered therapeutic program and boarding school for troubled teenagers that acts as a proving ground for the power and validity of God’s Word as it pertains to living life and parenting kids.  Trace will be present to field questions and help you learn more about the License to Parent broadcast.  Visit Booth #342 during the NRB Convention, or contact  Mitchell Mathis.

Contact: Mitchell Mathis; 864-266-8838; 

3:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Oral Roberts University
Empowered21 Global Co-Chair and Oral Roberts University President William M. Wilson will be hosting a press conference to announce details concerning the Empowered21 Global Congress to be held in Jerusalem, May 20-25, 2015.

This historic meeting is a call to all believers from around the world to celebrate Pentecost in the land of Pentecost. During the Congress, believers will unite to ask for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit to reach the ends of the Earth. Individuals can register online at

Contact: Tina Jacobson; 800-927-0517 ext.101;

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Body Builder’s TV

With the advancement of today’s technology and social media, individuals are no longer relegated to coming to church to hear the word of God. They can watch from anywhere, on any device, at anytime, and in any doctrinal format - sound or not. How many fivefold ministry leaders have struggled because the message that God has given them is often not able to be shared because the audience is not ready? Like Paul, you truly express this same sentiment: “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as spiritual, but as unto carnal." 1 Cor. 3:1-4.

Body Builders Television Network (Booth #832, not only offers programming for mature believers in 28 topical channels, but two additional channels exclusive for fivefold ministries - 30 total. This is crucial if you have a ministry, business, product, or service you want to share with leaders and decision makers. Our missions to Liberia is promoted via this venue and supported by subscriptions. Body Builders Television Network is the future of Christian TV; and the future is now.

Contact: Dr. Brenda Miller; 706-455-9092; 


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (Governor’s Chambers E)
Proclaiming Justice to the Nations

PJTN Press Briefing - Israel Indivisible:  The Case For The Ancient Homeland.  Panelists include:  Pastor Mark Biltz, El Shaddai Ministries & Author of Blood Moons; Dr. Shmuel Katz; Rabbi Ken Spiro, Jerusalem Online U; Rabbi Jonathan Hausman; Joseph Farah, CEO & Editor in Chief of; and Laurie Cardoza Moore, President of PJTN and Special Envoy to the UN for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches.

The panelists will discuss the U.S. Administration's policy to force Israel back to pre-1967 borders against the evidence of Israel's historical, archaeological, legal, and biblical rights to her ancient homeland.

Contact: Laurie Cardoza-Moore; 615-778-0202;

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Islands of the Bahamas
Exciting New Form of Praise and Worship Evolving In The Bahamas

This year, The Bahamas will be inviting a select group of media attending NRB 2014 to join them for a special presentation on “Junkanoo and Religion Today.”  The presentation will explore The Bahamas’ most popular cultural attraction from its historical religious roots to the role it now plays in The Bahamas church – a growing number of churches  have begun to include Junkanoo as a part of their religious praise and worship.

The Presentation will be given by Bahamian cultural icon Arlene Nash Ferguson, who for decades has studied the historical roots of Bahamian Junkanoo.  Mrs. Ferguson is eminently qualified to speak about her subject and is well known for her animated, educational and lively discourses.

The Islands of the Bahamas has been exhibiting at the NRB Convention for more than a decade under the leadership of Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Director, Religious Market, Mr. Linville Johnson.

Contact: Linville Johnson,

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  (Governor’s Chambers E)
Israel Ministry of Tourism

Mr. Haim Gutin, Israel Tourism Commissioner for North and South America, will discuss the importance of Evangelical Christian tourism to the Holy Land, including statistics about the last five record-breaking years.  Commissioner Gutin will also introduce the honorable guest, Dr. Uzi Landau, Israel Minister of Tourism, who will bring news about exciting new tourism developments in Israel that will make the land of the Bible truly come alive for Christian visitors.

Contact: Anat Levi;; 212-499-5642

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Reach Beyond

Times change and ministries must adapt or be left behind.  Nothing illustrates this more than Reach Beyond (, formerly HCJB Global, the 83-year-old radio and healthcare ministry that recently renewed its passion and purpose to reach the unreached, recalibrated itself internally and changed its name.  At its press conference at NRB, Reach Beyond President Wayne Pederson will discuss the “Reach Beyond Manifesto,” which challenges Christians to “reach beyond” their comfort zones and share the love of Jesus with those who have yet to hear His name. He will also discuss the ministry’s move away from traditional short-wave radio to small, community-based radio station plants in remote regions around the world, showcasing some of ministry’s many accomplishments in the last 10 years.

Contact: Palmer Holt; 704-663-3303;

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (Governor’s Chambers E)
Israel Briefing
News Briefing on the Middle East and Interview Opportunity with Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer

Contact: Earl Cox;; 843-345-4864


2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.               
Family Research Council

Details pending

Contact: J.P. Duffy, 202-637-4679;

Published: February 13, 2014