For Immediate Release
January 30, 2012

Laura Wright





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Manassas, VA – The NRB Convention will feature a presentation by Pastor Sam Crabtree, Executive Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, during the Keynote Session at NRB 2012 in Nashville, TN, on Saturday, February 18th. 

“We are delighted to have Sam speak at NRB 2012. We are looking forward with great anticipation to his presentation,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright.

Serving alongside pastor and author John Piper, the main preacher and vision caster at Bethlehem, Pastor Crabtree is the main vision keeper, implementer, and guarder.

Pastor Crabtree’s keynote presentation at NRB 2012 will focus on answers to questions such as, "What should all persons want to hear God say to them?” and “What non-optional costs will you incur if you don’t affirm people around you, and what benefits will you enjoy if you do affirm them in God-centered ways?”

This past year, he published the book, Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God. Pastor Crabtree has been a pastor for 30 years (16 of which have been at Bethlehem). He also serves on the Board of Desiring God, and Chairs the Board of Bethlehem College & Seminary. 

About NRB
TThe 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 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 nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2012 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 18-21, 2012. For registration and other Convention information go to:




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