For Immediate Release
October 17, 2013

Kenneth Chan




Lauren Libby, Wayne Pederson, Wayne Shepherd to Headline Int’l Keynote at NRB 2014

Manassas, VA – Three key individuals recognized among international organizations and ministry leaders for their efforts in media, leadership, and innovative thinking will take the stage during the International Keynote Session at the NRB 2014 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

The panel of speakers on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, will include Lauren Libby, President & CEO of TWR International; Wayne Pederson, President of HCJB Global; and Wayne Shepherd, Owner & President of Wayne Shepherd Communications.

libbyLauren Libby became global media ministry TWR's fourth president in December 2008. He formerly served with The Navigators in Colorado Springs, CO, as the Chief Operations Officer.

Libby is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, and Northwestern College. Additionally, he co-founded Educational Communications of Colorado Springs, which comprises 15 radio stations and 28 translators.

pedersonAs a long-time media professional, Wayne Pederson has a passion for reaching the lost through technology tools. In past roles, Pederson focused on media ministry in local communities through his years with Northwestern College Radio and Moody Broadcasting. He has also taken a national stage, serving with the National Religious Broadcasters, Christian Music Broadcasters, and Mission America.

As president of HCJB Global, Pederson is expanding his focus beyond media ministry to the organization's vibrant healthcare outreach. He is the chief spokesperson for HCJB Global's efforts to be the voice and hands of Jesus around the globe.

shepherdWayne Shepherd is a veteran radio broadcaster with more than 40 years of experience as a programming manager and radio host. In addition to being the owner of Wayne Shepherd Communications, Shepherd serves a variety of ministry clients as a radio host, interviewer, VO talent, and consultant. He also volunteers his time to serve on two ministry boards: Russian Ministries and Far East Broadcasting Company.

Currently, Shepherd is the host of several nationally syndicated radio programs, including Walk in the Word with James MacDonald, The Public Square with David Zanotti, The Winning Walk with Ed Young, Parenting Today’s Teens with Mark Gregston, and Know the Truth with Philip De Courcey. He also has narrated dozens of audiobooks.

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 2014 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 22-25, 2014. For more information, go to



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