January 9, 2020

Kenneth Chan, Director of Communications





NRB Announces 2020 Special Service & Media Award Recipients

WASHINGTON (NRB) – NRB has announced the recipients of the 2020 NRB Special Service & 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 2020 awards: Special Service, Church Media, Digital Media, Intercollegiate, International, Radio, and Television. (The Intercollegiate Awards will be announced during NRB 2020.)

All award recipients will be honored during the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention, which will take place February 25-28 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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. David Jeremiah, Founder & CEO, Turning Point Ministries

William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service
Dr. Michael Youssef, President & CEO, Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef

Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications
Compassion International

Milestone Award
Kay Arthur, Precept Ministries International
Mart DeHaan, Our Daily Bread Ministries
Don Hughes, NewLife Radio
Jack Pelon, Pillar of Fire Radio Network

Board of Directors Award
Jon and Andy Erwin


Best Short-Form Video Award
In Touch Ministries – “Coming Home”

Best Long-Form Video Award
World Changers Church International & Cooke Media Group – “An Equal Voice”

Best Promotional Campaign Award
In Touch Ministries – “Why I Journal”


Best Digital Campaign Award
Answers in Genesis – “2020 VBS Theme Reveal” 

Best Digital Experience Award
Infinity Concepts – “Health, Hope, and Inspiration Podcast”

Best Digital Experience Award
The Christian Broadcasting Network – “CBN Family App”

Most Innovative Digital Method Award
Focus on The Family – “Bring Your Bible to School 2019”


International Impact Award
Stan Jeter, Global News Alliance

International Media Award
Dr. Michael Youssef, Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef

International Strategic Partnership Award
Far East Broadcasting Company


Radio Station of the Year
89.5 KVNE – Encouragement Media Group

Radio Program of the Year
Focus on the Family – “Adventures in Odyssey”

Radio Impact Award
Hope For the Heart – “Hope in the Night”


Television Station of the Year
Total Living Network

Television Program of the Year

Best Use of Multiple Media Award
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef

About NRB

NRB is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. NRB’s mission is two-fold: To protect the free speech rights of our members to speak Biblical truth, by advocating those rights in governmental, corporate, and media sectors; and To foster excellence, integrity, and accountability in our membership by providing networking, educational, ministry, and relational opportunities. 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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