For Immediate Release
March 12, 2015

Kenneth Chan





Dr. John Ankerberg Honored With NRB's William Ward Ayer Award

John AnkerbergManassas, VA – Dr. John Ankerberg, Founder and President of The John Ankerberg Show since 1980, was honored as the recipient of the William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service during the Media Excellence Dinner on February 25 at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

Named after NRB's first president, the William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service is presented to an individual NRB member with excellence and integrity for outstanding and significant contributions to the field of Christian communications.

“Dr. Ankerberg has faithfully presented and defended the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 35 years on his award-winning television program,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “His steadfast commitment to biblical truth includes important programs responding to media attacks on Jesus, the historical accuracy of the Bible, the Jesus family tomb controversy, world religions, science, cults, and Bible prophecy.”

Dr. Ankerberg was born and raised in Chicago, IL. His weekly Christian apologetics program, which began in 1980, airs in more than 200 nations and territories on Daystar, God TV, and other networks in more than a dozen languages. He is also heard nationwide on radio and is the best-selling author of more than 158 books and study guides. He and his wife, Darlene, have one daughter, Michelle, and live in Chattanooga, TN.

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 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. NRB 2016 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. For more information, go to




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