For Immediate Release
February 25, 2013

Kenneth Chan




NRB Welcomes 11 New Members Ahead of 2013 Convention & Exposition

Manassas, VA– The National Religious Broadcasters Executive Committee has voted to approve six new full members and five new associate members.

"I am thrilled to welcome these 11 new Members into the association's family of Christian communicators," said NRB Director of Membership Melissa Sturgis. "NRB will be enriched because of their passion and professionalism, and they will grow as a result of NRB's edifying people and programs."

The following member applicants have been approved:


Chuck Finney, Finney Media, Southlake, TX (Full Individual Member)
Chuck Finney is the owner/operator of Finney Media, an agency that helps Christian radio stations reach and positively influence more listeners and donors. Chuck’s 30+ years of radio programming experience includes serving as Director of Programming for Salem’s KLTY/Dallas and National Program Director/Brand Manager for Salem’s Christian Music stations. For more information, contact Chuck at

Jensine Bard Ministries, Palm Desert, CA (Full Company Member)
Jensine Bard is Founder, CEO, Executive Producer and Host of the global radio broadcast TESTIMONY With JENSINE BARD. Each week on the program, she interviews guests from all walks of life, on a wide range of issues, all with a "testimony" of overcoming through the power of a relationship with Jesus Christ – Revelation 12:11. Over the past 20+ years, Jensine has appeared on CBN, TBN and other television and radio networks as well as at concert venues as a professional singer, songwriter, speaker and evangelist. For more information, visit

Jesus Christ Is Calling You, Kapolei, HI (Full Company Member)
Jesus Christ Is Calling You was founded in 1993 by Dr. Danny Yamashiro. The mission of JCCY is to make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Some of their key activities include evangelistic crusades, mass Gospel mailings, book publishing, and Christian broadcast program production. For more information, visit

Robert McFarland, McFarland Messaging, Springfield, VA (Full Individual Member)
Robert McFarland, former NRB Vice President of Membership, is the principal of McFarland Messaging, a research-based strategic communications consultancy providing nonprofit organizations increased awareness and improved brand value to include campaigns involving media outreach, external affairs, and government relations. McFarland Messaging blends donor-related research with insights into how to properly develop human relationships in order to generate greater revenue potential. For more information, visit

MEDIAlliance International, Arlington, TX (Full Company Member)
Ron Harris, former NRB Chairman and Strategic Partnership Vice President, has formed MEDIAlliance International, a consulting agency, to assist international Christian broadcasters. The vision of MEDIAlliance International is to help Christian communicators around the world as they use today's tools to bring the Gospel to their cultures. Their mission is to train, assist, connect, consult, mentor, and encourage Christian broadcasters and communicators, many serving in places of challenge and difficulty. For more information, visit

Russian Ministries, Wheaton, IL (Full Company Member)
Russian Ministries is a donor-supported organization that reaches deep into the nations of the former Soviet Union through its ministry partnerships and by training and equipping Next Generation local leaders. For more information, visit


Acutrack, Inc., Pleasanton, CA (Associate Company Member)
Acutrack, Inc., serves the software and entertainment industries with media, print, and fulfillment solutions. Their extensive experience provides them with intelligence to customize media and print solutions for the retail needs of clients. For more information, visit

BEXEL, Burbank, CA (Associate Company Member)
Bexel is a broadcast video equipment supplier/vendor for religious organizations. Their specialty groups include audio, broadcast fiber optic technology, and broadcast video gear. For more information, visit

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Schaumburg, IL (Associate Company Member)
Since 1988, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has been helping patients win the fight against cancer using advanced technology and a personalized approach. For more information, visit

Jeff Jackson, JAX Distribution, Hermitage, TN (Associate Individual Member)
Jeff Jackson is the President of JAX Distribution, a supplier of DVDs via Word Distribution, Alliance, Ingram, VPD and others to reach all physical, digital, and international customers. They also handle closeouts on the backend with liquidation to large retailers.  For more information, visit

Edith Krunic, Select International Tours, Flemington, NJ (Associate Individual Member)
Edith Krunic, President of Select International Tours, is a former Travel Agent and Airline Sales Manager. She has advanced degrees in development economics, international relations, and international marketing and is a recognized expert in faith-based travel and special interest tours. For more information, visit

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 Convention & Exposition 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 2013 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, March 2-5, 2013. For more information, go to




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