NRB Announces 2021 Media and Special Service Award Recipients

NRB | March 18, 2021 | Press Releases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NRB) – NRB has announced the recipients of the 2021 NRB Media & Special Service Awards, which recognize the most outstanding ministries, organizations, and programs/producers in the world’s largest association of Christian communicators.

“What a blessing to see these NRB members recognized for excellence in their faithful service in spreading the Gospel. They have allowed themselves to be used by God for His honor and for His glory,” NRB CEO Troy Miller said. “I look forward to celebrating and honoring their lives and work in June at NRB 2021.”

The annual NRB Awards program is designed to encourage excellence in production, service to the community, faithfulness to the mission, commitment to the Gospel, and personal integrity.

NRB Special Service Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who model excellence, integrity, and longstanding service in Christian communications. NRB Media Awards are presented to organizations and ministries for creativity, excellence, and effectiveness in their respective fields. To learn more about each award type, click here.

All award recipients will be honored during the NRB 2021 Christian Media Convention, which will take place June 21-24, 2021 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

The recipients of the 2021 NRB Media and Special Service Awards are as follows:


NRB Hall of Fame Award 

June Hunt, Hope for the Heart

William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service 

Charles Morris, Haven Ministries

 Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications 

Life Church

Thru the Bible

Board of Directors Award 

Dr. Michael Youssef, Leading the Way

Milestone Award 

Joe Emert, NewLife Radio

Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts International Ministry

Louis Grant, Blue Ridge Broadcasting

Glen Megill, ROCK of Africa Mission

Keiko Yoshizaki, Far East Broadcasting – Japan




Radio Station of the Year 


Radio Program of the Year 

Richard Ellis Talks

Radio Impact Award 

Insight for Living



Television Station of the Year 

The Kingdom SAT

Television Program of the Year 

Amazing Facts International Ministry

Best Messaging Campaign

James Kennedy Ministries

Best Use of Multiple Media 

The Presidential Prayer Team



Best Digital Campaign 

First Liberty Institute

Best Digital Experience 

Hope on Demand/KSBJ Radio

Most Innovative Digital Method 

Blue Ridge Broadcasting



Best Short Form Video 

Reformed Baptist Church of Riverside, CA

Best Long Form Video 

Carl Barnhill (TwelveThirty Media)

Best Promotional Campaign 

Carl Barnhill (TwelveThirty Media)



International Media 


International Impact 

Far East Broadcasting Company

Strategic Partnership 

Guidelines International

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