NRB Announces 2023 Special Service and Media Award Recipients

NRB | March 14, 2023 | Press Releases

March 14, 2023

Noelle Garnier

NRB Announces 2023 Special Service and Media Award Recipients
Awards Honoring Christian Leadership, Industry Excellence to be Presented at 2023 NRB International Christian Media Convention

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NRB) – NRB has announced the recipients of the 2023 Special Service and Media Awards, which recognize the most outstanding ministries, organizations, programs, and producers within the world’s premiere association of Christian communicators.

“The NRB Special Service and Media Awards highlight the excellence and effectiveness of the NRB family in sharing the Gospel and advancing the field of Christian communications,” NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller said. “We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to presenting these awards in May at NRB 2023.”

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 2023 NRB International Christian Media Convention, which will take place May 22-25, 2023, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

The recipients of the 2023 NRB Special Service and Media Awards are as follows:


Hall of Fame Award

Steve Douglass (posthumously), Cru

Jerry Rose, Total Living Network

William Ward Ayer Award for Distinguished Service

Wayne Shepherd, Wayne Shepherd Communications

Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications

Ed Cannon, FEBC

Board of Directors Award

Seth Dillon, Babylon Bee

Milestone Awards

Grace To You

Ligonier Ministries

Wayne Shepherd


Radio Awards

Radio Station of the Year: WMCA-AM

Radio Program of the Year: “New Life Live”

Radio Impact: Byron Tyler, Bott Radio Network


Television Awards

Best Use of Multiple Media: “Leading The Way” with Dr. Michael Youssef

Messaging Campaign of the Year: Vote Your Values, Total Living Network

Television Program of the Year: “Church & State” with Lucas Miles

Television Station of the Year: K26KC-D, Ark Multicasting


Digital Media Awards

Best New Mobile App: FEBC Ukraine

Best Digital Campaign: SeeLife 2022, Focus on the Family

Best Digital Experience: Adventures in Odyssey Club App, Focus on the Family

Best Original Podcast: “Luther: In Real Time,” Ligonier Ministries


International Awards

International Impact: Andrey Nekrasov, Russian Christian Radio Center, Inc.

International Media: Dr. Felix Oisamoje, CBN Nigeria

Strategic Partnership: Dr. Chuck Pollak, Sharing International



About NRB

NRB is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. NRB’s mission is twofold: To protect the free speech rights of our members to speak Biblical truth, by advocating those rights in governmental, corporate, and media sectors; and to foster excellence, integrity, and accountability in our membership by providing networking, educational, ministry, and relational opportunities. Learn more at

About the NRB Convention 

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 and award-winning Exposition consists of dozens of organizations and is an active marketplace for those seeking products and services to enhance their own organization. The upcoming Convention will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, May 22-25, 2023. For more information, go to

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