For Immediate Release
January 17, 2012

Robert McFarland





Manassas, VA – Walk in the Word will receive the prestigious NRB Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications during the February 21st Awards Dinner at the NRB 2012 Convention & Exposition.

“With a panoply of resources available through multiple websites, James MacDonald and Walk in the Word proclaim truth on almost every available media platform,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “With Dr. MacDonald’s contagious passion for Scripture, consumers of Walk in the Word’s media outreaches receive personal and practical teaching that leads them to the transforming power of God.”

Walk in the Word features the Bible teaching ministry of Dr. James MacDonald, Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Church, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Harvest has grown to a multi-site church of more than 13,000 people meeting on six campuses each weekend. Every half-hour radio program heard on more than 1,100 stations in North America is designed to ignite passion in the people of God through the proclamation of truth. Widely known as a radio program, Walk in the Word continues to expand its outreach through every technological means possible, including audio, video, web-based ministries, podcasting, printed resources and public events.

Billy Graham is the best-known broadcaster, pastor, and evangelist of his era. Dr. Graham exemplified a commitment to excellence, creativity, and biblical fidelity in his use of electronic communications in furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications is presented to a Christian organization that effectively and creatively uses multiple electronic media technologies in fulfillment of its mission, while maintaining fidelity to the message of love, redemption, and hope found in the Holy Scriptures.

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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