For Immediate Release
December 10, 2015

Kenneth Chan





NRB Announces 2016 Media Award Recipients

Manassas, VA – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has announced the recipients of the 2016 NRB Media Awards, which recognize this year’s most outstanding ministries, facilities, and programs/producers in the world’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators.

NRB’s Annual Media Awards program is designed to encourage excellence in production, service to the community, faithfulness to the mission, commitment to the Gospel, and personal integrity. There are seven areas of focus for the 2016 awards: Church Media, Intercollegiate, International, Internet, Radio, Television, and Special Service.

All award recipients will be presented their awards during Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, which will take place February 23-26, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

The recipients of the awards for Special Service, Church Media, International, Internet, Radio, and Television are as follows:


NRB Hall of Fame      
Dr. R.C. Sproul  (Ligonier Ministries)
Samuel Tirtamihardja (Far East Broadcasting Co.)

William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service
Dr. Richard G. Lee (There's Hope America)

Board of Directors Award     
Vonette Bright  (Cru)

Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications
Daily Hope with Rick Warren

Individual Professional Member     
Ray Cradock (Pario Marketing Limited)

Family Life Radio
Dr. Robert & Pauline Dallenbach (Pillar of Fire Radio Network)
David M. Eshleman (WBTX Radio LLC)
Stan Jeter (CBN News)
Nevin Larson (WDCX-FM, Buffalo)
Roger Stubbe (Reach Beyond)


Best Short-Form Video (small churches)   
Granite Bay Church (Amazing Facts Ministries)

Best Short-Form Video (large churches)    
Bellevue Baptist Church           

Best Use of Media in Missions          
Abba's House with Dr. Ron Phillips
Touching Lives with James Merritt

Best Promotional Campaign (small churches)       
Abundant Life Assembly of God

Best Promotional Campaign (large churches)       
Valley Baptist Church


International Impact Award
Dr. Randy Weiss (CrossTalk International)

International Individual Achievement Award
Bishop Sunday Onuoha (Vision Africa Radio)

International Innovation Award
CBN Asia - Batang Superbook (The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.)

International Radio Ministry Award
WIND-FM (WIND-FM and Far East Christian Broadcasting)

International Strategic Partnership Award
Member Care Media (a ministry of TWR)

International Television Ministry Award
IRR-TV (Great Commission Media Ministries) 


Best Website (Truth For Life)

Best Digital Initiative   (Answers in Genesis)

Best Mobile Experience (Responsive or app)         
Ligonier App (Ligonier Ministries)

Best Use of Social Media (In Touch Ministries)


Radio Station of the Year
89.5 KVNE (Encouragement FM - KVNE)

Radio Program of the Year
The Voice of the Martyrs Radio (The Voice of the Martyrs, Inc.)

Radio Impact Award

Life Issues (Life Issues Institute)


TV Station of the Year - Full Power
KGEB TV (Oral Roberts University)

TV Station of the Year - Low Power
theDove TV (KDOV Radio & TV)

Best TV Talk Show    
The 700 Club (The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.)

Best TV Public Service Announcement
“Dylan's Story” (Teen Challenge USA)

Best Local Broadcast TV Commercial
“Landmarks of Prophecy” (Amazing Facts Ministry)

Best TV Teaching Program
Walk in the Word

Best TV Special Program
(Total Living Network)

Best National TV Commercial
“Joy!” (CBN Radio)

Best TV Mixed Media Campaign      
“Keep Christ in Christmas” (The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.)

Best Creative Television Programming
Game On (Liberty University)

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 Proclaim 16

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. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to




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