2023 Board Class

John Ankerberg
The John Ankerberg Show
Dr. John F. Ankerberg is a graduate of the University of Illinois—Chicago, and holds three advanced degrees, including a Master of Arts in Church History and Philosophy of Christian Thought and Master of Divinity (with honors) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary.
Dr. Ankerberg is the president and founder of the John Ankerberg Show which for the past 42 years and currently is airing in over 200 countries in various languages. His program presents contemporary spiritual issues and defends biblical Christian answers on television and radio. He believes that Christianity can not only stand its ground in the arena of the world’s ideas, but that Christianity alone is fully true. He has spoken at more than 78 American universities, numerous nationwide conferences, and worldwide at major events across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He and his wife Darlene live in Chattanooga, Tennessee and have one grown daughter, Michelle.
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Robert Baehr
Robert currently works as Co-CEO for Movieguide®.
His achievements at Movieguide® to date include: releasing a top 50 iPhone app; building their website as a top destination and the number one in its market; building a powerful radio program aired nationally; and serving as executive producer for the nationally broadcast Movieguide® Awards. Prior to joining Movieguide®, Robert worked in investment banking and mergers & acquisitions for HSBC. He also spent time working for Motive Marketing (The Passion of the Christ and Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) in grassroots marketing. He also worked with Disney National Promotions Group marketing Pirates of the Caribbean, Enchanted, and Underdog. Robert owned and operated a top social network that he sold in 2009, and he has spent time with Urban Ministries, Inc. doing special projects for the CEO. Robert received his BA in History from Wheaton College in 2008. He did additional studies at the Chinese University in Hong Kong as well as Oxford University in England.
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Phillip Bowen
In Touch Ministries
C. Phillip Bowen serves as the Chief Executive Officer for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, GA.
In Touch is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles F. Stanley, which currently broadcasts in more than 50 languages, reaches more than 115 million homes domestically, and is on more than 2,800 television and radio stations worldwide. In Phillip's capacity as CEO, he oversees the continuing operations of In Touch's U.S., Canada, and New Zealand offices. Under his leadership, In Touch has made great advancements in its mission to lead people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Phillip is married to Mary Ann, and they have two boys.
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Ed Cannon
Far East Broadcasting Company
Ed Cannon serves as President of Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) and is Chairman of Executive Committee for FEBC International.
Ed Cannon serves as President of Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) and is Chairman of Executive Committee for FEBC International. Ed’s unique professional career includes leadership experience in both large ministry and corporate settings. Prior to FEBC, Ed served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. During his 8 1/2 years at Moody, Ed had oversight of broadcasting, publishing, the legal department, fundraising, and the operations of the Institute. Having served in executive positions in Amoco Oil and BP, Ed has focused on bringing various business disciplines to his work. Ed serves on the NRB Board of Directors. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He and his wife, Mary Jean, have two sons.
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Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni and Friends
Having lived more than 50 years as a quadriplegic, Joni Eareckson Tada holds a biblical view of suffering that is authoritative and personal.
Having lived more than 50 years as a quadriplegic, Joni Eareckson Tada holds a biblical view of suffering that is authoritative and personal. Her global view has been honed by more than 35 years of leadership at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center. She has led the Joni and Friends team in declaring and demonstrating the Gospel through: 40 years of radio outreach; Wheels for the World, which has provided more than 200,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to needy disabled persons; Family Retreats held in summer in the U.S. and in developing nations; more than 40 books; and educational and training opportunities, internship programs, and public policy initiatives sponsored by JAF’s Christian Institute on Disability. Joni leads a global network of disability ministries through Joni and Friends’ U.S. Field Services, international affiliates, and NGOs on every continent. Her mission statement Joni says, “I want to be God's best audio-visual aid of how His power shows up best in weakness.”
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Stuart Epperson Jr.
Truth Network
Stu Epperson, Jr. is founder and president of The Truth Network, with radio stations across North Carolina, Central Iowa, and Salt Lake City.
Stu Epperson, Jr. is founder and president of The Truth Network, with radio stations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, and Salt Lake City. Truth Network also develops and syndicates programs on over 400 affiliates nationwide. Stu is also the host of Truth Talk, author of two books: Last Words of Jesus and First Words of Jesus: From the Cradle to the Cross (Christmas 2016). In his spare time, he enjoys coaching and playing the game of basketball. His passion is that all people everywhere will experience truth. Stu lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his wife, Julie. They have four daughters,a wonderful son in law and young grandson.
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Greg Fast
GSF Media
Since 1997, Greg Fast has been fortunate to be President of GSF Media, overseeing a team that has served some of the world’s top ministries.
GSF serves ministries like Turning Point, Leading the Way, Crown, Compassion Radio, and non-profits like LifeWay, World Vision and Bible League. Greg’s background encompasses decades of broadcast experience (Crista, KYMS-FM, CBN Radio, Focus on the Family, Royal Media, and now GSF). He lives in Mt. Juliet, TN, with his wife, Tamra.
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Debra Fraser
Total Living International
Debra Fraser is President/CEO of Total Living International (TLI), a Christian media communications group with local markets and global television and video outreach.
Debra’s career began in Christian television ministry in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1982, when she worked to launch and manage KFCB TV 42, a full power television station, owned then by Family Christian Broadcasting. She would eventually oversee two more stations associated with KFCB and handle Program Sales and Executive Producer responsibilities for a second full power television station also in the San Francisco market. Debra joined Total Living International in 1998 and launched TLI’s Chicago-based Affiliate Network in 2000. A short time later she would be named General Manager of TLI’s Northern California broadcast station. Debra would bring her skills and heart for ministry to her position as President/CEO in 2016. Through TLI’s own operation and international relationships, its influence has become global while also maintaining a local market presence in Chicagoland and Northern California. Debra and her husband, Jack, have been married for 42+ years and spend time with their daughters and sons-in-law whenever possible. Debra finds fulfillment in helping individuals realize the potential they have for a vibrant life in Christ and being a platform for like-minded ministries and organizations to share the news of Christ.
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Jon Fugler
Jon Fugler is the Chief Content Officer for TWR.
Jon Fugler is the Chief Content Officer for TWR (Trans World Radio) and the Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for the Unreached. Before coming to TWR, he served as Vice President for Advancement at Reach Beyond. Prior to his service in media missions, Jon had a long history in US Non-Commercial Christian radio, including Executive Director of Logos Broadcasting (1994-2011), where he started and operated three stations along the California Central Coast. Before that, he founded and led Shepherd Communications, establishing KLRD, which became the flagship station for the Air 1 Network. Jon has a passion for reaching the unreached with the Gospel. He and his wife, Noonie, live in North Carolina. They have three children and eight grandchildren throughout the country.
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Sharon Geiger
Sharon Geiger is the Assistant General Manager/Director of Outreach at FM, KCBI FM, a ministry of First Dallas Media.
She oversees KCBI’s On Demand All Teaching Channel, produced programming and assists with major donor relationships. Sharon seeks to help KCBI fulfill its mission to be a discipleship force in Dallas-Fort Worth by mobilizing listeners to put their faith into action, becoming the hands and feet of Jesus in the community. Sharon joined the KCBI staff in 1984. During her long history with KCBI, she has also served as Program Director and News Director. Sharon is an award-winning broadcast journalist and has traveled on assignment to many areas of the U.S. and around the world. She also has had the opportunity to work with MEDIAlliance and Sharing International, training Christian broadcasters in Southeastern Nigeria and Eastern Europe. Sharon and her husband, Don live in East Dallas. They are grateful, proud parents and grandparents and are active in their church and community.
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Tom Hayes
Insight for Living Ministries
In almost thirty years of ministry, Tom’s focus has been sharing the gospel with those who have not yet heard.
Whether in student ministry, church consultation, or missions work, Pastor Tom’s heart to mobilize the church for this task has been evident. As Insight for Living Ministries’ Executive Vice President of International Ministries, Tom serves Insight for Living Ministries’ global leadership who contextualize Chuck Swindoll’s sermons and publications into multiple languages and cultures. The global pastoral team at Insight also ministers in their local context through conferences, Biblical counseling, and training pastors throughout the world.
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Jack Hibbard
The Hibbard Group
Jack Hibbard is President and CEO of The Hibbard Group, an agency he founded in 2009 out of his passion to strengthen ministries through media.
HHe has more than 40 years of experience in radio, television, and media. He currently serves on NRB’s Executive Committee. He and his wife, Erin, married in 1983, have two married sons and five grandchildren.
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Lauren Libby
Trans World Radio
Lauren has been at the helm of TWR since 2008.
He formerly served with The Navigators ministry in Colorado, in various senior executive roles. For most of his adult life, Lauren has been instrumental in helping to bring Christ to the nations and develop spiritual laborers for God’s kingdom. He speaks to numerous audiences and hosts a radio feature called “Get Hope,” heard on over 100 radio stations nationwide. He is chairman of the board of New Horizons Foundation and serves on the boards of Educational Communications of Colorado and the National Religious Broadcasters. Lauren and his wife, June, reside in Cary, North Carolina.
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Robert McFarland
Transformational Impact, LLC
As bestselling author, conference speaker, executive coach, business growth expert, or CEO of Transformational Impact LLC, Robert McFarland is committed to making ideals actionable.
Whether he is helping serious businesses generate more clients, close more sales, or increase their overall revenue and profits, he equips leaders to achieve their goals—quickly and inexpensively. His experience has helped him develop the skills to quickly and effectively teach organizations how to successfully apply the right strategies in the right order that allows them to grow to their maximum capacity.
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Doug Myer
COO/General Manager of WDAC and WBYN-FM since 2009, Doug Myer began his management career with WDAC Radio Company in 1999 as Sales Manager and in 2002 as General Manager of WDAC.
He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Lancaster Bible College and serves as a corporation member of LBC and member of the education committee. He also serves on the NRB Executive Committee, the board of the Lancaster Child Evangelism Fellowship, and chairperson of the Lancaster National Day of Prayer. He and his wife, Janet, have three children.
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Wayne Pederson
Far East Broadcasting Company
In 1967, Wayne Pederson began his radio career as an announcer on KTIS in Minneapolis.
In 1967, Wayne Pederson began his radio career as an announcer on KTIS in Minneapolis. In 1997, he was promoted to Executive Vice President for Media at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN. During those years Wayne also served on the board of NRB and as Executive Director of the Christian Music Broadcasters and President of the Mission America Coalition. In 2004, Wayne was hired by Moody Broadcasting where he eventually became Vice President of Broadcasting. In 2008, God called Wayne to serve as President of HCJB Global, now Reach Beyond. Wayne is now serving as Executive Liaison for Far East Broadcasting Company. Wayne and his wife, Willi live in Colorado Springs, CO and enjoy spending time with Wayne’s two daughters and nine grandchildren.
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Wayne Shepherd
Wayne Shepherd Communications, LLC
Wayne Shepherd’s voice is heard widely in Christian radio, as well as on numerous audio books and special projects.
With more than 51 years of broadcast experience, Wayne serves many ministries as a radio host, interviewer, VO talent, and consultant through his agency, Wayne Shepherd Communications in Naperville, IL. His own weekly program, FIRST PERSON (FirstPersonInterview.com), is heard on more than 450 stations. In addition to the Board of Directors for National Religious Broadcasters, Wayne also serves on the Board of the Far East Broadcasting Company and Chairman of the Mission Eurasia Board. Contact: Wayne@WayneShepherd.net.
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John Sorensen
Evangelism Explosion International
John Sorensen is the President & CEO of Evangelism Explosion International, a ministry dedicated to equipping and training believers worldwide to witness for Jesus Christ.
Before being called into ministry full-time with Evangelism Explosion, John worked on regional and national TV and radio ads, as well as for sound design for film. John was honored with numerous local, regional, and national awards like Best Short-Film at the New York Film Festival, Best of Show at the Columbus International Film Festival, and PromaxDBA’s Gold Medallion for the best radio ad of 1995. Within the ministry, John has served as the Director of Marketing, Vice President of Ministry Advancement, and Executive Vice President before being appointed President in 2008, an office held previously only by EE’s founder, Dr. D. James Kennedy. John is married to Ann, has four adult children, and lives in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.
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Tom Steigleman
Tom is the General Manager of Christian Broadcasting, Inc which owns two non-commercial, two commercial radio stations and six translators in Anchorage and the South-Central Alaska area.
Tom Steigleman has been involved in media since he graduated high school. Tom worked at the Anchorage Daily News for eight years before joining Christian Broadcasting in 1995. Tom is the General Manager of Christian Broadcasting, Inc which owns two non-commercial, two commercial radio stations and six translators in Anchorage and the South-Central Alaska area. Tom is also the General Manager for Alaska Broadcast Television which owns KCFT, a commercial television station in Anchorage, Alaska. Tom volunteers as a television director for his church and has also produced and directed live state-wide, regional, and national television broadcasts for GCI Cable, C-Span, Maddison Square Garden Network, Fox Sports, and the CBS Sports Network. Tom currently serves on the Board of Alaska Medical Missions which helps supply missionary hospitals around the world.
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David Young
Blount Communications Group
David Young, Vice President of Blount Communications Group.
As Vice President of Blount Communications Group, David Young oversees 6 stations in 5 New England states. He leads a team of dedicated Christian broadcasters reaching one of the most spiritually challenging regions in our nation. He has led several radio-focused mission teams to four different continents.
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2024 Board Class

Joe Battaglia
Renaissance Communications
The founder and president of Renaissance Communications, a media company whose mission is to provide media platforms for gifted communicators of Biblical truth.
Current clients include Prison Fellowship, Key Life Radio Network, Sight & Sound Productions, The Business Bible, the animated children’s series The Garden, and author/teacher Kim Crabill. Joe is an executive producer of the nationally syndicated radio program “Keep the Faith,” the #1 faith-based music radio show and currently is on the board of National Religious Broadcasters and WAY Media. He is the author of six books, including Make America Good Again; and The Politically Incorrect Jesus
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Bill Blount
Blount Communications Group
Bill Blount is President of Blount Communications Group, a Christian radio network of eight full power stations, operating on 13 frequencies, located throughout New England, which he and his wife, Deborah, founded more than 43 years ago.
He previously served as Chairman of the NRB Board. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the International, Membership, Ethics, Nominating, Awards, Public Policy, and Resolutions Committees, as well as a member of the NRB Music Licensing Committee. He has traveled extensively, partnering with international ministries such as TWR, HCJB, FEBC, The Bible League, Compassion International, and Gospel for Asia. For recreation, Bill enjoys motorcycles, snowmobiles, scuba diving, and hunting. He and Deborah live by a lake in a small New Hampshire town.
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John Fuller
Focus on the Family
John Fuller is vice president of Focus on the Family’s audio department and co-host of the award-winning daily Focus on the Family radio program.
John also hosts several Focus on the Family radio features and podcasts. Fuller represents the ministry at various events and has spoken internationally, written for dozens of publications and authored the book, First Time Dad. John and his wife Dena enjoy time with their adult children, being outdoors to soak up the Colorado sunshine, and serving at their church.
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Tony Hart
The Grand Old Gospel Fellowship
Dr. Tony Hart has served as President of GOGF Ministries since 1998 when he took over from his father, Dr. B. Sam Hart.
He oversees a fellowship of 15 churches, has preached in large area-wide crusades, has led several international missions trips, conducts pastoral training in under-developed countries, and continues to serve as the Senior Pastor of Montco Bible Fellowship. Dr. Hart is the primary bible teacher on the Grand Old Gospel Hour, which celebrated its 53rd Anniversary in 2014. He is the author of two books, Winning Is Everything and 2 Tablets For Your Marriage, and he teaches a marriage seminar in churches around the country.
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Collin G. Lambert
Lambert Creative Media
Collin G. Lambert is the Founder and President of Lambert Creative Media, LLC (formerly Enduring Mediaworks, LLC).
Collin G. Lambert is the Founder and President of Lambert Creative Media, LLC (formerly Enduring Mediaworks, LLC), a multi-faceted company dedicated to excellence in Christian media through live events, content production, coaching, consulting and on-air fundraising. He is also host of the weekend radio program Missions Today, a 26-minute weekly heard on over 150 stations focusing on missions activity from your front porch to the front lines. He served Moody Radio in Chicago for 15 years, the last 7 ½ years as Vice President of Broadcasting. Collin has an extensive background in radio and television, church media, event planning, fundraising and has also worked in the restaurant business. He and his wife Patti have three grown children and live in their hometown of Austin, Texas.
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Brett Larson
Crawford Broadcasting
In 1999, Dr. Larson began a full-time career with Crawford Broadcasting at the legendary WDCX-FM.
After several decades of growing in his career, he now serves in leadership with Crawford as a Corporate General Manager who oversees 7 full-power radio stations in Buffalo, Rochester, Birmingham, and Cullman/Huntsville. Dr. Larson also hosts a daily radio program called Skopos. He holds a Bachelor’s in Communications, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), a Master’s in Theological Studies (MTS), and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Liberty University. Dr. Larson currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters association and as Treasurer on the Executive Committee. He also acts as liaison to the NRB Music Licensing Committee. Dr. Larson serves on other local nonprofit boards, provides organizational consulting to local ministries, and serves in the local church. He and his wife, Kim, have 3 wonderful boys!
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Roger Lonnquist
Your Network of Praise
Roger Lonnquist is President & General Manager of Your Network of Praise / New Life Africa Satellite Networks, operating 70 radio facilities in the western US, and 2 satellite radio channels which broadcast across Africa and are carried by numerous FM stations across the continent.
Roger Lonnquist is President & General Manager of Your Network of Praise / New Life Africa Satellite Networks, operating 70 radio facilities in the western US, and 2 satellite radio channels which broadcast across Africa and are carried by numerous FM stations across the continent. It also partners in the operation of 2 stations in Tanzania, and 1 in Liberia. Roger is active in NRB, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and International Committee, and is a member of the NRB President’s Council. He previously served on the TV Committee. He is Vice-Chairman of the Helena Christian School. He and his wife, Janice, have been married for 31 years and own the KJJC Media Group which operates a talk radio station in Salt Lake City and three television stations.
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Erwin W. Lutzer
The Moody Church
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years.
He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law. A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world: Running to Win, Moody Church Hour, and Songs in the Night. Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books and he and his wife Rebecca have co-written several books. He speaks domestically and internationally and has lead tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.
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Charles Morris
Haven Ministries
Charles Morris is the President of Haven Ministries and host of HAVEN Today.
Beginning his career as a broadcast news reporter, he then worked as an editor and bureau chief for United Press International. Charles and his wife, Janet, have co-authored several books, including Saving a Life and Missing Jesus: Find your life in His great story.
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Mike Murray
GSF Media
Mike Murray is the Chief Operating Officer of GSF Media.
He joined the staff at GSF Media in 2002 as the agency’s Affiliate Supervisor. In 2011, the agency promoted him to serve as Executive Vice President. In 2016 he was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Mike’s responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the agency. He serves as one of the agency’s chief advisors to GSF Media’s clientele. Mike’s broadcast career began in 1985 in Anchorage, AK. where he was selected to be General Manager of KATB-FM. Over 15 years, he guided the operation and management of KATB-FM, KAFC-FM and KCFT Christian Television. Mike graduated college in 1981 and was granted a Certificate of Ordination in Ministry in the spring of 2002. He and his wife, Kelly, have been married since 1985 and have three grown children and two grandchildren. They reside in Nashville, TN.
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Star Parker
Star Parker is one of the names mentioned on the short list when anyone speaks of national black conservative leaders.
She is the Founder and President of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a public policy think-tank that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty. Parker founded CURE in 1995 to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America’s poor from government dependency to self-sufficiency. Parker serves on the Board of Directors for the Leadership Institute and the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), as well as NRB’s Executive Committee. She is the host of CURE America with Star Parker, a weekly news digest airing on NRB and the TCT Network. Parker has addressed more than 250 colleges and universities about anti-poverty initiatives, has authored several books, is a regular commentator on national television and radio networks, and is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. She also regularly consults with both federal and state legislators on how best to fix our nation’s most distressed communities, including joining the White House Opportunity Initiative advisory team in 2017, appointment by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the U.S. Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission in 2018, and appointment by President Trump to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights California Advisory Committee in 2020.
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Jim Sanders
Ambassador Advertising Agency
Jim Sanders is a Principal and Executive Vice President at Ambassador Advertising Agency.
He helps guide the direction of the organization and its vision as well as the creative and technical aspects of the agency. Jim is a Co-Founder of the Christian Radio Consortium. He has served on the Board of Directors for NRB since 1999. He is also the President of Amb-OS Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Ambassador Advertising. He holds an M.BA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a B.A. in communications from Biola University.
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Dave Santrella
Salem Media Group
In January 2022 Dave was promoted to Chief Executive Officer after serving 12 years as the President of Broadcast Media for Salem Media Group.
Salem is a publicly traded company (SALM) specializing in Christian and Conservative content with over 1400 employees and 3500 affiliates in 30 markets. He continues to oversee all local stations as well as the network assets and rep firms. Under Dave's leadership, Salem has launched Salem Surround - a digital platform - which has been a powerful revenue growth engine for the company and has dramatically increased Salem's digital abilities and footprint to help their clients. Salem Podcast Network, SalemNOW, and the Salem News Channel have also been launched under his leadership. Throughout his nearly 40-year career in the radio broadcast communications industry, Dave has provided leadership in promotions, marketing, sales, and management. A Chicago native, Dave worked for NBC's locally-owned radio station WMAQ for 12+ years and then for CBS's WBBM for 8+ years. In 2001, Dave felt called to use his talents and abilities in a more significant way and joined Salem to manage the Chicago market. He progressed steadily through Salem ranks, becoming VP/GM over his region within two years and five years later to Ops VP. In 2010 he moved to his current role, governing the entire broadcast division. Due to his depth of expertise in the industry, Dave collaborates with many industry organizations. He is currently the Joint Board Chair for the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) and served as Radio Board Chair of the organization the previous year. He is also on the President's Council for NRB (National Religious Broadcasters) and is on the RAB (Radio Advertising Bureau) board. Most recently and with Dave's specific work with religious content, he has been honored with the "Eye To Zion" award in 2020 by The Genesis 123 Foundation and is on the advisory board for the Museum of the Jewish People in Israel. In 2021 he was included in the Radio Ink “The 40 Most Powerful People in Radio,” and was featured on the cover of Radio Ink Magazine in December 2021. Dave and his wife Barb have four adult children and have been married for over 30 years and reside in Camarillo, California.
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Jamey Schmitz
WLMB-TV 40 and YES-FM Radio Network
Jamey Schmitz is Founder & President/CEO of WLMB-TV 40 and the YES-FM Radio Network.
These local broadcasting ministries are both headquartered in Toledo, OH. For 22 years, Jamey has been an active member of the NRB. He is a Founding Member of the NRB President’s Council, has served four terms on the NRB Television Committee, and has been a member of the NRB Resolutions Committee for several years. For the past year, Jamey has served the association as a Board Member of the NRB Network. WLMB-TV 40 has received the NRB Full Power TV Station of the Year Award on four occasions. His responsibilities often take him to Washington, DC, where he works diligently to preserve and expand Christian radio and television. Along with Rachel, his wife of 25 years, Jamey resides in Toledo, OH. They have four daughters - Sophia, Chloe, Lilly, and Rebekah - who are the joy of their lives.
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Randy Weiss
Randy Weiss is a TV broadcaster and past Chairman NRB Television Committee.
Dr. Weiss has built and operates 60 Christian LPTV stations, head of the International Broadcasting Network (IBN), President of Edge Spectrum, Inc. (ESI), and founding member of Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA). In 1973 Randy began serving the Underground Church in Communist lands. In 1994, he launched CrossTalk, a weekly TV program still in production and seen internationally. Randy is also host of Today With God and recipient of NRB’s “Best Television Teaching Program of the Year” and the NRB “International Impact Award.”
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Frank Wright
BBS & Associates
With more than 25 years of experience working on Capitol Hill, Dr. Frank Wright serves as Chairman of the National Religious Broadcasters, the world’s largest association of Christian media communicators.
His prior leadership service includes President & Chief Executive Officer of D. James Kennedy Ministries, President & Chief Operating Officer of the Salem Media Group, President & Chief Executive Officer of the National Religious Broadcasters, and founding Executive Director of the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship.
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2025 Board Class

Richard (Rich) P. Bott II
Bott Radio Network
Rich Bott is the President and CEO of Bott Radio Network, which broadcasts quality Bible teaching, Christian news and information 24/7.
Operating 120 stations with a combined coverage of 60 million people across the heart of America, BRN also broadcasts worldwide online at www.bottradionetwork.com, BRN mobile apps, iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio, Apple Music, Smart Speakers, Roku and Apple TV. Rich has 45 years of Christian radio broadcast experience. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, National Religious Broadcasters; Board of Governors, Council for National Policy; Board of Directors, Far East Broadcasting Company and The D.L. Moody Center. Rich received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He and his wife, Faye, live in Overland Park, KS.
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Phil Cooke
Cooke Media Group
Phil Cooke is the co-founder and president of Cooke Media Group.
According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, Phil is rare — a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He’s produced everything from Super Bowl commercials to creating the most successful Christian media programming of the last few decades. His book, One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born To Do, helps readers find the great purpose and calling for their lives. His book, Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media, will inspire the Church to change the way it engages today’s culture. In addition to writing at philcooke.com, he is also a contributor to The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Forbes.com, Wired.com, and FoxNews.com.
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Tony Evans
The Urban Alternative
Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, former chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks & Dallas Cowboys, author of over 125 books, booklets and Bible studies.
The first African American to earn a doctorate of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has been named one of the 12 Most Effective Preachers in the English-Speaking World by Baylor University. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,400 US outlets daily and in more than 130 countries. Dr. Tony Evans was married to Lois, his wife and ministry partner of over 50 years until Lois transitioned to glory in late 2019. They are the proud parents of four, grandparents of thirteen and great-grandparents of three.
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Michael Fabarez
Focal Point Ministries
Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, California, and is heard daily on hundreds of stations across the country on the Bible teaching program, Focal Point.
Dr. Fabarez is also the founder and president of Compass Bible Institute and the Compass Church Planting Association. Pastor Mike is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Talbot School of Theology and Westminster Theological Seminary in California. Mike has authored several books including: 10 Mistakes People Make About Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife, Raising Men Not Boys, Lifelines for Tough Times, Preaching that Changes Lives, and Bible Survey for Kids. Mike and his wife Carlynn both grew up in Long Beach, California, attending high school together and then the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. They have been married for over 35 years and are parents of three grown children, one daughter and two sons.
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Jay Flowers
Grace to You
Jay Flowers is the chief operating officer of Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Jay Flowers is the chief operating officer of Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization. In 1989, after graduating with a degree in communication from The Master’s University, Jay began his career with Grace to You as a writer. He met his bride, Stephanie, at a home Bible study in 1998 and married her as soon as possible. He and Stephanie have two children, Madeline and Mason, and minister as part of Grace Community Church in Southern California, where John MacArthur serves as pastor.
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Jennifer Hayden
Kinship Radio Network
Jennifer Hayden, EdD, serves as Kinship Radio Network’s Executive Director.
Based in Mankato, Minnesota, Kinship Radio operates twenty-two signals in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Previously, she was Moody Radio’s Director of Research and Learning and has been station manager of Moody Radio’s WRMB-88.3 FM, Boynton Beach, FL as well as Blount Communications WFIF-1500 AM, Milford, CT. Jennifer has worked and taught in international contexts, including TWR’s Executive Producer of its Women of Hope radio program. Jennifer recently released her first book, The Pioneer’s Way: Leading a Trailblazing Life that Builds Meaning for Your Family, Your Community, and You. As a Rhode Island native, one of her greatest accomplishments is learning to speak with a Midwestern American accent, though currently you’ll find her refining her Minne-sOh-tah “Os.”
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Roger K. Kemp
RK Media
For more than 40 years, Roger Kemp has devoted his career to helping non-profit organizations achieve their ministry goals.
Located north of Los Angeles, RK Media specializes in fundraising strategies, marketing, production, and distribution of Christian programming. Clients include Insight for Living, Thru the Bible, Focal Point Ministries, Our Daily Bread Ministries, Know The Truth, Pathway to Victory, The Voice of the Martyrs, Chosen People Ministries, Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk and Parenting Today's Teens.
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Jim Kirkland
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Jim Kirkland serves as Executive Director, Audio Ministry for BGEA.
Jim leads two teams of talented folks; one that produces outreaches such as Sirius XM’s The Billy Graham Channel, the Fearless with Cissie Graham Lynch podcast, and Billy Graham Minutes, and another that operates Blue Ridge Broadcasting, home of four-time NRB Station of the Year and two-time NAB Marconi Award-winning WMIT (The Light FM). Jim joined Blue Ridge Broadcasting in 2001 as Program Director, becoming General Manager four years later. In 2008, he assumed responsibility for all of BGEA’s radio ministries and was named Executive Director in 2015. Previous to joining Blue Ridge, Jim spent a dozen years in programming leadership of general-market radio stations in six different formats. He earned a BBA in Marketing from the University of Memphis. Jim is a past chairman of NRB’s Radio Committee. He and his wife, Janet, have two daughters in college. In addition to cheering all three of them on, he also serves as a deacon at Biltmore Church in Arden, NC.
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Paul Martin
Hope Media Group
Paul Martin joined Hope Media Group as Chief Of Development.
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. Paul and his wife Paula have 3 adult daughters.
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Tim McDermott
Tim McDermott Consulting
Tim McDermott has served in broadcasting for over 40 years – 27 of which as the President/General Manager of KSBJ/Houston.
Tim McDermott has served in broadcasting for over 40 years – 27 of which as the President/General Manager of KSBJ/Houston. He has served in numerous industry positions including NRB Radio Chair, and was the founding Chairman of Christian Music Broadcasters. Tim has a passion to see organizations thrive, and mentors nonprofit and broadcasting CEOs around the U.S. and around the world. In addition to his broadcasting experience, Tim is also a CPA and is the Assistant Tax Manager for Sommerville and Associates where he prepares individual and nonprofit taxes.
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Grace Rendall
KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television
Grace G. Rendall has been Vice President and General Manager of KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television in El Paso, TX, a full-power station broadcasting in English, Spanish, and Arabic, for more than 26 years.
Grace is a member of NRB, the NRB TV Committee, the Board of Directors of the NRB and NRBTV, and other Christian, civic, and trade organizations. Grace is the first of eight children born to missionary parents serving in Mexico. She and her husband, David, are the proud parents of four grown children, and 10 grandchildren.
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Larry Ross
A. Larry Ross Communications
Larry Ross is President of A. Larry Ross Communications, a Dallas-based, full-service public relations agency he founded in 1994.
His mission is to “restore faith in media,” by providing cross-over communications at the intersection of faith and culture, and to give Christian messages relevance and meaning in mainstream media. Larry has influenced public opinion through strategic PR counsel to individuals and organizations during a career in mainstream and Christian public relations spanning more than 35 years. Larry’s work includes consultation and representation for many influential NRB members, including evangelist Billy Graham, for whom he has served as principal spokesperson since 1981.
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Michael Shelley
NewLife FM
Michael Shelley has been in Christian radio for nearly 30 years. He currently serves as General Manager of NewLife FM and Life Radio Ministries, Inc.
He is a long time member of NRB and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He has served on the NRB Radio Committee and as First Vice Chairman of the NRB Southeast Chapter. He has served as Station Manager for WJYO-FM in Ft. Myers, FL., Director of Media Services for Dr. Charles Stanley’s In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, and as Assistant Station Manager at WRAF, Toccoa Falls, GA. He recently earned fellows positions with The Colson Center for Christian Worldview and The C.S. Lewis Institute in Atlanta, GA.
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Michael Stonecypher
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Michael Stonecypher is the Vice President of Media Operations and Affiliate Relations for The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
CBN is a multifaceted organization that provides programming by cable, broadcast, satellite, and internet to approximately 200 countries. Chief among its broadcasting components are The 700 Club, one of the longest-running programs serving 97% of the U.S. television markets, and CBN News. His media career spans over 40 years, beginning with Contel Telecom, shifting to radio and television with Atlantic Broadcasting, Capital Broadcasting, Max Media then to CBN. Since 2007, Michael oversees the technical strategy of CBN’s traditional broadcasting, web and mobile VOD platforms, radio distribution and programming, affiliates and sales. He also serves on Board of Directors for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and holds an Associates in Electronic Engineering from Old Dominion University. Michael enjoys life with his wife of 38 years, his daughter in Utah and son in Florida while keeping up with Olive the Labrador back at home in Chesapeake, Virginia.
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Wes Ward
Moody Radio
Wes Ward became VP of Moody Radio in February 2022.
Wes Ward became VP of Moody Radio in February 2022. Prior to serving with Moody, he was Executive Pastor at Gospel City Church, Senior Vice President at Five Q, Senior Director of Media for Revive Our Hearts, Broadcast Manager at FamilyLife Today, National Program Director for Moody Radio and Program Director for WMBI Chicago, and Station Manager/Program Director at KCBI-FM Dallas. Wes served several years on NRB's Executive Committee and as Chair of the NRB Radio Committee. Wes is gratefully married to Carrie and is the glad dad of Graham, Maggie, Benjamin, and Emma.
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Ex-Officio Members

Joshua Weiss
Abundant Life Assembly of God
Joshua has nearly 25 years of experience in broadcast television, production, pastoral, and philanthropic work.
He is Co-Founder and CEO of ARK Multicasting, Inc., a broadcast technology company deploying a nationwide datacasting business across ~300 owned and operated television stations. He is producer of multiple award-winning television programs broadcasting nationally. He serves as Associate Pastor at Abundant Life church in Grand Prairie, TX where he has been on staff since 2004. He is a public speaker and has taught broadcast and production education domestically and abroad through industry and at the university level. Joshua is a published author, has presented multiple papers through the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). His works with CrossTalk International, Today With God, and Wize Flix television programs have rendered numerous awards from the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA), and the BEA. He has an MA in strategic communications and is nearing the completion on his Ph.D. in communications at Regent University.
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Yvonne Carlson
Design Thinkers
Yvonne Carlson is the Founder and CEO of Design Thinkers
Yvonne Carlson is the Founder and CEO of Design Thinkers; a consulting practice focused on human-centered design and technology innovation. She recently joined Unite Life as Vice President of Product. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Colorado Christian University and completed graduate work in Information Communications Technology at the University of Denver. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and serves as the Chair of the Digital Media Committee of the National Religious Broadcasters. Her work experience includes positions in multiple industries, including broadcasting, manufacturing, advertising, and higher education.
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