For Immediate Release
February 16, 2011

Robert McFarland




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 Manassas, VA – Erwin Lutzer will receive the prestigious NRB William Ward Ayer Award during the March 1st Closing Banquet at the NRB Convention & Exposition. 

“Erwin Lutzer has faithfully proclaimed the Scriptures for three decades at the historic Moody Church,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “His captivating style of speaking and writing continues to be a great blessing to all who hear his voice and read his books.”

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor of The Moody Church since 1980, was born and reared near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an award-winning author of more than twenty books, a celebrated international conference speaker, and the featured speaker on three radio programs: The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win. These programs are available on the Moody Broadcasting Network, the Bible Broadcasting Network, Trans World Radio and many Christian radio stations around the world.

Pioneer broadcaster and pastor William Ward Ayer was NRB's first president. Instrumental in the formation of the Association, Ayer drafted the Code of Ethics that formed the basis of evangelical response to the radio networks' threat against religious broadcasting in the 1940s. This award is presented to an individual or organizational NRB member with excellence and integrity for outstanding and significant contributions to the field of Christian communications.

About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2011 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 26 – March 1, 2011. For registration and other Convention information go to:

About NRB
The National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB) is the preeminent association of Christian communicators working to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel, which promotes standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability. NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. NRB is a non-partisan international association of Christian communicators, representing millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. 
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