FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2023
NRB Welcomes Seventeen New Members
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NRB) – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world’s largest association of Christian communicators, welcomed seventeen organizations and individuals as NRB members in the second quarter of 2023.
“We are delighted to announce the newest members of the NRB community,” said Troy A. Miller, NRB President & CEO. “Their diligence and expertise in their fields will enrich the NRB membership as we work together to advance excellence in Christian communications and keep platforms open for the spread of the Gospel.”
Full Member Companies:
In addition to operating a home-based church attended by 50 people, Beautiful Feet Ministry partners with likeminded organizations to facilitate worship services at evangelistic gatherings and other domestic and international events. The primary mission of Beautiful Feet is to “further advance His kingdom through equipping worshippers, discipleship focused on restoring our true identity in Christ, and bring Christ-centered content to media and entertainment field.”
Christians Engaged uses a variety of digital platforms to help believers in America “pray, vote, & engage” for the well-being of our nation. The organization has built the only 501(c)(3) Christian, non-partisan voter mobilization communication system in the nation, reaching the public through texts and emails around every election to remind voters to participate. Christians Engaged regularly partners with local churches and national ministries to help them move their members or followers to action. They also build curriculum packages to train believers on how to engage with civics and government as Christians and how to develop a biblical worldview on the issues of our day. Christians Engaged is active in churches and online with speeches, classes, seminars, conferences, and quarterly online prayer calls.
Cornerstone University Radio
Commercial-free and listener and business partner-supported Cornerstone University Radio (WCSG) is dedicated to encouragement, building community, and empowering listeners in their walks with Christ through Christian music and media. WCSG can be heard in West Michigan, specifically in the Grand Rapids (91.3), Kalamazoo (88.3), Springfield/Battle Creek (90.9), and Benton Harbor (89.9) areas. They can also be heard online and on the WCSG app. More than 180,000 listeners tune in every week. For more than 50 years, WCSG has been committed to seeing people come to know Christ, grow, and be encouraged.
Covenant Daughters Television Network
Covenant Daughters Television Network, the first Christian network created by women for women, reaches 62 countries and more than 80 million homes worldwide. Dr. Ruth Pauline Plummer is the network’s president and CEO. She is also the CEO and founder of Covenant Daughters International Ministries, a global organization that provides mentorship for women. In addition to her leadership roles, Ruth has held a variety of on-air positions in Christian television, such as host of “Atlanta Live” on WATC-TV 57, an NRB member station; host of “Joy In Our Town” on Trinity Broadcasting Network; and co-host of “The Christian View,” an award-winning national and international program. She also joined her husband, Glenn Plummer, on “The Lesson,” which reaches approximately 80 million homes globally.
Films 4 Flyovers
Films 4 Flyovers is a film and TV production and distribution company dealing in faith-friendly films. Recent projects include “Five Date Rule,” a wholesome romantic comedy, and “CinemAbility,” a dynamic documentary that examines the evolution of “disability” in entertainment. Films 4 Flyovers focuses its attention on the powerful impact that entertainment and the media can have on society.
Founded by Dr. Roy B. Brown, creator of Accordance Bible Software, and Douglas A. Johnson, Gesher Media explores the historical, archaeological, and cultural background of the Bible through film, photography, and books. Gesher Media’s mission is educational and spiritual: “By gathering and presenting evidence that illustrates and brings the Bible to life in our time, Gesher Media seeks to create a bridge between the text of the Bible and the historical and archaeological evidence for those interested in better understanding the content and relevance of the Bible today.”
Immanuel Assembly, Inc.
Immanuel Assembly, Inc. is a non-profit religious organization headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Darryl L. Jones is the founder and pastor. His weekly teaching program, “A Study in the Word,” can be seen on Facebook. Along with the operation of a local church, the organization’s mission is “the mating of the power of the Gospel with the power of present-day Internet, radio, and television mediums for the greatest possible impact in saving souls and their discipleship.”
Prelude Pictures has been instrumental in many television and film successes, including the #1 box office hit “Lost in Space.” Prelude Pictures Founder and Owner Mark Koch also assisted in the promotion and marketing of “The Passion of the Christ,” helping it achieve its record-breaking opening. Mark and Prelude Pictures are committed to making “morally responsible, message-based films.” Mark is the author of “The First Hour,” a Christian book and study guide for men. He has appeared on numerous national Christian talk shows and radio programs, including “Huckabee,” and, at last count, has distributed 300,000 books nationwide. He also previously worked with Promise Keepers and his own nonprofit, United Men of America.
Real Life Ministry
The Real Life Network (RLN) is a digital media platform that features Biblical worldview programming to fast-forward the faith of viewers across the globe and ensure that God’s Word will never be silenced by Big Tech and Big Government. Launched on Pentecost Sunday, May 28, 2023, and part of Pastor Jack Hibbs’ Real Life Ministry, the programming on RLN motivates, educates, and encourages people to intentionally live out their faith at home, in their neighborhoods and workplaces, and around the world. The Bible, the Word of God, is the foundation of RLN. The network understands that salvation is received by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ, Ephesians 2:8-9. NRB member programs that air on the network include “CURE America” with Star Parker, “Washington Watch” with Tony Perkins, and “Ignite Your Life!” with Barry Meguiar.
The Bible History Guy
Jim Moseley is The Bible History Guy. His weekly radio show, “The Bible History Guy,” airs on 15 Wilkins Radio Network. He also features a blog and podcast on his website. He is the author of 26 books. Jim earned his master’s degree in theology from Liberty University, where he is currently earning a Ph.D. in Bible Exposition. Jim is a Christian who believes in the literal truth of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, which can be defended based on pure facts. James’ ministry motto is “Finding Faith through Facts.”
Associate Member Companies:
BMG-Global is a trusted partner in distribution, offering family-friendly, faith-based entertainment that will encourage, inspire, and spread a message of hope to every screen in the world. In 2020, BMG-Global announced their new channel, EncourageTV, to extend wholesome programming free to audiences worldwide. Today, EncourageTV continues to flourish with over a million subscribers.
Elyxir Media has successfully designed and developed broadcast-quality content for TV and radio. Their programming expertise spans several genres and is backed by advanced infrastructure facilities, an expert team, and extensive experience. They have in-house production equipment and post-production facilities, providing a comprehensive pipeline. In addition to producing audio and video content for several major radio networks and television stations, they assist radio clients broadcast on All India Radio, a network of 232 broadcasting centers with 149 medium frequency (MW), 54 high frequency (SW), and 171 FM transmitters. Elyxir Media help their television clients broadcast on their national channel partner, Doordarshan, one of the largest broadcasting organizations in the world in terms of studios and transmitters infrastructure. Elyxir Media has also implemented digital terrestrial transmitters.
Ryan Reger is a Christian entrepreneur who has built successful businesses on Amazon, eBay, and his own website. In addition to running his own businesses, Reger helps others build theirs through his books, online courses, a business-focused podcast, and his consultancy services. Through his newest company, JMRC International, he is developing numerous new projects, including a Christian podcast network, a virtual assistant service for pastors, and AI translation software to accelerate the process of translating Christian content into numerous languages.
RedBalloon.work is America’s #1 non-woke job board and talent connector. They bring together like-minded businesses with reliable job seekers who want the freedom to work without fear of being “cancelled” for their faith or personal beliefs. “We pioneered RedBalloon to honor and celebrate the American liberties that make this country great. We strive to empower employers to preserve these liberties for their workforce, and to place talented Americans into careers that will value their freedom and prioritize their success,” RedBalloon says.
Ken Gurley has served as Senior Pastor of First Church since 1988. The church’s mission is “connecting with those who are far from God and helping them become followers of Jesus Christ! The heartbeat of First Church is to see lives changed by the power of God’s Spirit. We believe that every person has a God-given purpose inside of them. When God’s Spirit moves on us, we move closer to God’s Plan for our lives.” Gurley is also the host of “Morning Devotion with Ken Gurley,” and the author of numerous books, including “The Book on Prayer,” “The Point of Low Points,” “Four Tables,” “Notable Women of Scripture,” “Preaching for a New Millennium” (a series), and his small group curriculum “MORE.”
Paul Martin is Chief of Development at Hope Media Group. Martin founded Advocace Media which combined with DickersonBakker, premier donor development consulting firm, in 2019, where he served as Senior Partner. A Certified Fund-Raising Executive, Paul helps donors and business partners discover the joy of participating in ministry through giving. He was a leader of founding teams at KLTY (twice), Salem Media Representatives, Salem Radio Network, Popmail (a digital media solution for radio), Separate Account Solutions (a financial services firm for high-net-worth households) and Christian Broadcasting Network. He received the Scott Campbell Industry Impact Award from Christian Music Broadcasters and the Lifetime Stewardship Achievement Award from the National Center for Stewardship and Generosity.
Full Individual Professional:
As a producer, director, family man, and passionate advocate for the loving grace of God, Marty Roberts walks a path of creative discovery and revelation. As one of the co-founders of UP2UFilms, launched in 2012, he utilizes over two decades of professional experience for the glorification of God’s kingdom. Creating unique commercials for small to midsize churches, UP2U’s video productions artistically harness the turmoil of life’s journey to shine new light into a dark world, and plant seeds of grace in households across the nation. Marty, the recipient of multiple Telly and Communicator Awards, is also a filmmaker, credited with co-writing and co-producing “Running the Bases,” (a MOVIEGUIDE® award recipient) and other Christian films.
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.