For Immediate Release
February 16, 2011

Robert McFarland




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Manassas, VA – First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, SC, will receive the prestigious NRB Milestone Award during the March 1st Banquet at the NRB Convention & Exposition.   

“Fifty-five years ago, God honored the seeds planted by 120 men who were willing to give $2 a week to fund the television ministry at First Baptist Spartanburg,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “Starting from the original broadcast partnership with the local CBS affiliate, FBS’s media reach now spans the globe.”

In 1956 after 120 years of local ministry, First Baptist Church Spartanburg, South Carolina, reached out to the world through television. Over 50 years later, the broadcast ministry now includes live worship services, the teaching of Dr. Don Wilton through the national Encouraging Word broadcast, and a 24-hour hit radio station, 104.1FM -The Z. With hundreds of salvations each year, First Baptist Spartanburg continues to use broadcast and online media to reach Spartanburg and beyond with the Gospel of Christ.

Longevity in any field is becoming a rarity, and exemplary service in Christian broadcasting for 50 years—or more—is a feat worthy of recognition and applause. With the Milestone Award, NRB desires to honor the industry pioneers who brought Christian communications to the place of respect and achievement it enjoys today.

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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