For Immediate Release
February 24, 2016

Kenneth Chan





Carson, Cruz Confirmed for NRB Presidential Candidates


Nashville, TN – Republican presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are confirmed to participate on Friday, February 26, in the Presidential Candidates Forum during Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention.

Taking place in Nashville just days before the “Super Tuesday” primaries in Tennessee and many nearby states, this will be an opportunity not to be missed, said Dr. Jerry Johnson, President & CEO of NRB.

“This is a pivotal year for our nation, and Christian communicators will be well-served to hear firsthand from those candidates who seek to hold the highest office in the United States,” said Dr. Johnson. “The policies and priorities of the next President of the United States will have major ramifications for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, so we must pay attention. Freedom to believe, and freedom to speak on-air and online, hang in the balance in this country and around the world.”

Salem Media Group and NRBTV will broadcast the Presidential Candidates Forum by radio and television nationally as acclaimed radio host and best-selling author Eric Metaxas moderates individual sessions with each presidential candidate who participates. The event will also feature an on-stage panel for each session to ask candidates questions on issues of importance to the evangelical Christian community.

Carson will appear Friday, 1-2 p.m., and Cruz will appear the same day, 2-3 p.m. NRB, a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers, invited candidates of both major American political parties to participate. Other candidates may also appear.

Dr. Johnson added, “This event, just days before the March 1 ‘SEC Primary,’ is a must for anyone who wants to get a better idea of where the presidential candidates stand on issues that Christians care about. Don’t miss it!”

Proclaim 16 is taking place February 23-26 in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

About NRB

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

About Proclaim 16

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. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to




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