January 11, 2017

James A. Smith Sr.





Answers in Genesis to Receive the 2017 NRB Billy Graham Award

Answers in Genesis logoWASHINGTON (NRB) – Answers in Genesis will receive the 2017 NRB Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications on Thursday, March 2, at Proclaim 17, the NRB 2017 International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Billy Graham is the best-known evangelist and Christian broadcasting pioneer of his era. Graham exemplified a commitment to excellence, creativity, and biblical fidelity in his use of electronic communications in furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The NRB Billy Graham Award is presented to a Christian organization that effectively and creatively uses multiple electronic media technologies in fulfillment of its mission, while maintaining fidelity to the message of love, redemption, and hope found in the Holy Scriptures.

Answers in Genesis (AiG) is an apologetics ministry dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. AiG provides answers to questions about the Bible — particularly the book of Genesis — regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.

"Answers in Genesis is blessed to have a dedicated and talented staff who have a passion to communicate scriptural truths starting with the Bible’s very first verse,” said Ken Ham, CEO/President of Answers in Genesis, Ark Encounter, and Creation Museum. “In our modern era, they are using the latest technologies to present biblical apologetics through a variety of media, and are doing so with excellence. As an evangelistic ministry with a global reach, AiG is thrilled to receive an award named after a man greatly respected worldwide for spreading the Gospel.”

In congratulating AiG, NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson said, “Like a light on a hill, Answers in Genesis has been a beacon for those looking for truth and those wanting to learn how to proclaim it and defend it. Like Billy Graham, Answers in Genesis has exemplified a commitment to excellence, creativity, and biblical fidelity. In doing so, the ministry has been effective in faithfully directing people to Jesus and to the Scriptures, even in the face of opposition.”

The Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications is one of 21 awards that will be presented during Proclaim 17, which takes place February 27-March 2, 2017, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando. For the complete list of 2017 award recipients, click here.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, 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

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 Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. The next Convention, Proclaim 17, will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go to




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