March 20, 2018

James A. Smith Sr.





BGEA’s ‘A Time for Decision’ Receives 2018 NRB TV Messaging Campaign of the Year Award

NRB 18 BGEA AwardNASHVILLE (NRB) – The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association received the 2018 NRB Television Messaging Campaign of the Year Award for “A Time for Decision” on Friday, March 2, at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

The NRB Television Messaging Campaign of the Year Award recognizes an organization that demonstrates exceptional creativity, innovation, and excellence in production quality as it stands for free speech and/or against the threats to free speech or religion. The messaging campaign must demonstrate creativity in its presentation of the issue and engage the viewer to action.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association exists to support and extend the evangelistic calling and ministries of Billy Graham and Franklin Graham by proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to all they can by every effective means available to them and by equipping the Church and others to do the same.

In 2016, Franklin Graham committed the year to holding prayer rallies on the capitol steps of all 50 states in advance of the election. Many thousands joined Graham and committed to praying for candidates, voting, and considering running for local office themselves. “A Time for Decision” documents this journey, and continues to be a “wake-up call” for Christians to take action when our right to religious freedom is at stake, to become a part of making history instead of passively watching it unfold.

The Television Messaging Campaign of the Year Award was one of 26 awards that were presented during Proclaim 18, which took place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. For the complete list of 2018 award recipients, click here.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth, promote media excellence, and 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. The next Convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, March 26-29, 2019. For more information, go to




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