April 1, 2019

James A. Smith Sr.



 NRB Announces 2019 Media Award Recipients


ANAHEIM, Calif. (NRB) – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) have announced the recipients of the 2019 NRB Media Awards, which recognize last 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 2019 awards: Church Media, Digital Media, Intercollegiate, International, Radio, Television, and Special Service.

All award recipients were honored during Proclaim 19, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, which took place March 26-29 in Anaheim, California.

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


NRB Hall of Fame Award
Dr. Tony Evans, President, The Urban Alternative

William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service
Dr. Ronald Harris, President, MEDIAlliance International

Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications
Barry Meguiar, President, Revival Outside the Walls

Milestone Award
Marv Mickley, KWPZ-FM

Board of Directors Award
Dr. John Ankerberg, The John Ankerberg Show


Best Short-Form Video Award
Abundant Life Assembly of God – “For the One”

Best Long-Form Video Award
Abundant Life Assembly of God – “Jesus & The 10 Lepers”

Best Promotional Campaign Award
Abundant Life Assembly of God – “For the One”


Best Digital Campaign Award
First Liberty Institute – 

Best Digital Experience Award
In Touch Ministries – “Everyday with Jesus”

Most Innovative Digital Method Award
InTouch Ministries – “In Touch Daily Devotion and Charles Stanley Radio”


International Impact Award
GOOD TV, Gabriel Broadcasting Foundation

International Media Award

International Strategic Partnership Award
CBN Thailand


Radio Station of the Year
WMBI - From the Word to Life

Radio Program of the Year
Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef 

Radio Impact Award
Harold J. Sala, Founder, Guidelines For Living


Television Station of the Year
theDove TV

Television Program of the Year
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association - Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey

Best Use of Multiple Media Award
CBN – “To Life: How Israeli Volunteers Are Changing the World”

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. This year, NRB marks its 75th anniversary as an association. 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 and award-winning Exposition consists of around 200 organizations and is an active marketplace for those seeking products and services to enhance their own organization. The next Convention will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center & Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, February 25-28, 2020. For more information, go to




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