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September 21, 2023
NRB Welcomes Fifteen New Members
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NRB) – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world’s largest association of Christian communicators, welcomed fifteen organizations and individuals as NRB members in the third quarter of 2023.
“We are proud to welcome these fifteen new members to the NRB family,” said NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller. “We look forward to standing with them and representing their interests as we work to maintain access for Christian communicators and advance excellence in faith-driven media.”
Appalachian Christian Network
Of One Accord Ministry, a non-profit that has served the poor in the Appalachia area of NE Tennessee for 35 years as well as foreign nations, is launching a television network, the Appalachian Christian Network. The network will feature national programming, local Appalachian content, and the daily broadcast of one or two 60-minute evangelistic programs that share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Encounter the Truth
Featuring the Bible teaching of Jonathan Griffiths, “Encounter the Truth” is a new program grounded in the desire that God’s word would go out into the nations to make disciples and empower Christians. Since its founding in 2020 with a single weekend broadcast, “Encounter the Truth” has grown rapidly and is now heard daily on well over 100 signals in the United States and Canada. It is also available on a variety of online media platforms, such as Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Iran Alive broadcasts a 24/7 Christian satellite channel into the Middle East and Central Asia. According to an independent survey, Iran Alive is the most-watched Christian channel in Iran, with 7.7% of the population (6 million) stating that it is their favorite channel. Along with broadcasting, Iran Alive has planted one of the largest underground church networks in Iran. The church network hosts a training school online with more than 2,000 students equipping them to serve the Lord. Iran Alive’s mission is to “transform Iran into a Christian nation, one soul at a time.”
LifeZone TV offers a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week stream of Christian and inspirational programming that appeals to various denominations. With a mission to reach souls with the good news of Jesus Christ and to seek out every available means of distribution to a world in need of hope, LifeZone TV broadcasts NRB member programs such as Answers in Genesis, CrossTalk, In-Touch and a variety of member and nonmember programs like Hallelujah Hour, Deliverance Today, Heartwise Health, Billy Graham Classics, music videos and movies to a worldwide audience. LifeZone TV broadcasts on Cable, Roku, on web, and other streaming platforms.
Moving Moments with Cindy Tang
“Moving Moments with Cindy Tang” is a 60-second Bible-centric syndicated radio feature that connects Scripture to practical daily living. Cindy uses real-life stories intertwined with spiritual truths to inspire, encourage and bring listeners closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… ending each story with a call to action. In the words of singer, song writer, musician and author, Michael Card, “Moving Moments is one of the best little jewels we have in Christian Radio. I think it’s the most well-crafted minute of Christian content I’ve ever heard.” On the air since 2018, the feature is currently broadcast globally on 1,000+ stations/signals including NRB members, the Moody Radio Network, TWR, CSN, and FEBC.
The NFluence Network
The Nfluence Network and its affiliate brands seek to influence the world with the Gospel of Grace. The Nfluence Network, led by Lucas Miles, acts as a central ministry hub for a variety of initiatives in pursuit of this endeavor, including The American Pastor Project, Global Pastor Outreach, SexChangeRegret.org, Nfluence Church campuses, and multiple award-winning faith-based media programs, such as NRB’s 2023 Television Program of the Year, “Church & State with Lucas Miles.” “We believe we’re called to bring the Gospel of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ back into the mainstream culture of our society,” said Miles. Miles has attended the annual NRB Convention for over 9 years and has spoken on various panels at these conventions.
Richard Pearson Ministries, Inc.
In 1986, Richard Pearson had a spiritual experience that left him awestruck concerning things coming to North America, specifically the United States. It propelled him, a graduate of NRB member school Oral Roberts University, to serve on the OREA Board of Regents (21 years) and in other Christian leadership positions. After retirement, in association with Bible Discovery TV, Richard launched a nationwide, weekly television program, called “ProphecyUSA,” just 2 days after the COVID-19 pandemic was announced to America. This teaching program focusses on end times prophecy and America’s role. It airs on several US networks (including NRBTV, CTN, PTL, TCT), and 3 Canadian networks (Vision, Daystar and Beacon).
Associate Member Companies
Act Beyond is on a mission to see Jesus’ command in Matthew 28 and to make obedient disciples of all nations fulfilled. They endeavor to reach those groups that do not have access to the gospel. Beyond catalyzes everyday men, women and children among “Unreached People Groups” to disciple their own people directly, quickly and exponentially. Lives and whole communities are transformed by these disciples following Jesus’ model in the book in Luke and that of the young church in the book of Acts. Disciples, who learn from the start to obey Jesus, make disciples who make other disciples, in what can only be called a movement of God.
Allitserve offers global businesses IT staffing and services. Excellence is important to them, and they venture to deliver it. According to their website, they value skillset, honesty, and productivity. They highly regard the demands of their clients and ensure success and fulfillment. The CEO of Allitserve is Peter Samuel Gollapalli who is also the President of Bethel Ministries and Senior Pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church in Hyderabad, India.
Founded in 1993 by Tim and Bertha Eaton, NutraMedix manufactures herbal remedies and supplements that are sold to healthcare professionals and consumers in over 100 countries. Each year NutraMedix donates a minimum of 50 percent of profits to multiple charities, supporting projects on six continents. To date, NutraMedix has donated more than $16 million to Christian charities and missions. NutraMedix recently launched the Employee of Christian Organization (ECO) Discount Program, which offers a discount of 50 to 75 percent off all products to full-time Christian workers.
Pro Cyc, Inc.
Pro Cyc, Inc. is the world leader in the design and sales of modular cyclorama wall systems and professional green screen background systems, according to ProCyc.com. Their mission is to work closely and ethically with suppliers, employees, and strategic partners in a concerted effort to provide customers with the highest quality and most cost-effective custom solutions.
Robert Craig Films
Robert Craig Films was founded in 2019 in Northern California by trend-setting entrepreneur and inventor Robert Craig. Their mission statement is: “To develop, create, and produce films that inspire the audience to engage with greater empathy, compassion, and generosity in the communities they live in.” Their current productions that Robert Craig Films has coined as The Big 5, include the movie “No Address,” the documentary “Americans With No Address,” a book based on the “No Address” screenplay, a music album, and an interactive resource guide to assist organizations in their search for reducing homelessness in their communities. Robert Craig Films is proud to announce that they are giving 50% of the net proceeds from The Big 5 to nonprofits addressing homelessness as well as 1 million dollars from Robert Craig Films Foundation.
Cheryl Chumley currently serves as online opinion editor at The Washington Times. Chumley writes daily commentaries and hosts a twice-weekly “Bold and Blunt” podcast on news and culture items of the day from a Christian, conservative perspective. She is the author of four non-fiction books, the latest two titled, “Lockdown: The Socialist Plan To Take Away Your Freedom,” and “Socialists Don’t Sleep: Christians Must Rise Or America Will Fall.” She is also the author of the upcoming “Chloe’s People” series of Christian fiction books, the first of which, called “Chloe,” about a little girl raised in horrible circumstances who learns of God’s grace in wonderful ways, is due for publication in late 2023-early 2024. She is an in-demand public speaker and frequent media guest, a licensed private investigator and principal of Chumley Investigations LLC in Virginia, an active Army veteran, and the mother of four children.
Kristianne Wargo is a certified professional life coach, certified personal trainer, certified nutrition specialist, international best-selling author, motivational speaker, and contributor to the Huffington Post. She is also the host of Create Your Now, a popular podcast, which is available to download from a variety of websites, including YouTube, iTunes, and createyournow.com. Topics include healthy living, work-life balance, weight loss, exercise videos, overcoming adversity, burnout, inspiration, motivation, cooking and recipes, mind mapping, goal setting, marriage and relationships, and Christian values. Kristianne also hosts a television-style program, “Welcome Home,” on Pray.com and offers personal coaching services that help women build holier, healthier lives.
Serena Dyksen became pregnant at 13 after being sexually assaulted by her uncle. Her family chose abortion. Later, at 16, she became pregnant again, and she and the baby’s father, the man she married and is married to today, chose life. Serena is now an author, speaker, post-abortive advocate for women, and founder of She Found His Grace, an abortion recovery program and Christian ministry. By sharing her story, she empowers men and women to know their worth through Christ’s saving power.
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 www.nrb.org.
About the NRB Convention
The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting 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 organization. The next Convention will be held February 20-23, 2024, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tenn. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.