For Immediate Release
September 8, 2015

Kenneth Chan





YouVersion Director Brian Russell to Speak at NRB Digital Media Summit

Brian RussellNashville, TN – Brian Russell, the Director of YouVersion, is scheduled to speak at the NRB Digital Media Summit that will take place in Nashville, TN, on Monday, February 22, 2016 – one day before Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention.

“YouVersion’s Bible App has provided a way for tens of millions to more easily engage and share the Bible wherever they are,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “We are looking forward to receiving insights from Brian Russell, whose ministry has been at the forefront of innovation.”

For more than a decade, Brian Russell was active in cross-cultural work and Kingdom business ventures in North Africa. Now Russell is the Director of YouVersion, maker of the Bible App and the Bible App for Kids, which is installed on more than 190 million devices around the world.

YouVersion is a ministry of, one of the largest churches in the United States, with approximately 75,000 people attending 24 physical locations each weekend. In addition, more than 100,000 attend its online campus every week.

Now in its third year, the NRB Digital Media Summit is an all-day, innovation-packed event covering the latest tips, trends, and insights in today’s increasingly digital world. The 2016 summit will be led by cutting-edge leaders in the areas of Web, mobile, content strategy, social media, and analytics.

The Digital Media Summit will be one of seven summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16. Others are the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track.

Proclaim 16 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016.

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 Proclaim

Proclaim, 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 Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Proclaim 16 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. For more information, go to




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