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 more than 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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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
Paul 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 CPA LLC Accounting and 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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Jennifer Hayden Stokes
Kinship Radio Network
Jennifer Hayden Stokes, 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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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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2026 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
Movieguide®
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 at Oxford University in England.
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Gene Bender
The Bridge Austin, KTXW
Gene Bender, a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in communications, is a long-time veteran of Christian radio.
He began his broadcast career helping launch Austin’s first Christian radio station. Over the years, Gene served several station ownerships and in 2014 acquired a new signal covering Austin and Central Texas, launching the Bridge Austin 1120 AM. In 2018 a second Austin signal was added at 101.1 FM. Gene has previously served the National Religious Broadcasters on the Radio Committee, Regional Chapter, and NRB Board of Directors. Gene and his wife, Gayle, live in Austin and have four married children and five grandchildren.
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Bill Bumpas
KVNE/Encouragement Media Group
Bill Bumpas was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, and is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University.
Bill has been in radio since 1991 and began working at Encouragement Media Group (Tyler, TX) in 2019 serving as the ministry’s Vice President of Programming. He worked numerous positions at KCBI (Dallas) in a 14-year span. Bill also served as producer of a weekly radio program for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He spent many years doing Christian news reporting as well as working at secular news talk stations. Bill has been married to Susan for 25 years and has three children.
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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’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 at 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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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.
Truth Network additionally develops and syndicates programs on over 400 affiliates nationwide. Stu is also the host of “Truth Talk” and the 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 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 a young grandson.
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Debra Fraser
TLN Media
Debra Fraser currently serves as President of TLN Media.
Her television and media ministry experience has expanded over 40 years. Debra worked to launch the ministry’s San Francisco full-power broadcast station in 1998 where she would later be named General Manager. Debra built the ministry’s Affiliate Network of stations sharing programming to over 100 like-minded outlets. She was named President of Total Living International in 2016. Her introduction to cable and broadcast began in her teens. Her passion and drive led to nearly 12 years as an executive with Family Christian Broadcasting (FCB) where she helped launch KFCB TV 42 in Concord, California, and eventually oversaw operations, sales, and programming for multiple stations. Whether in an interview or business setting, her passion is to provide an opportunity for every person on the planet to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ through media. Under her leadership, TLN Media received several NRB and Emmy awards, for a program she hosted. She serves on the NRB Television Committee, Board of Directors, Executive Team, and currently chairs the Public Policy and Awards Committees.
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Sharon Geiger
KCBI-FM
Sharon Geiger is the Assistant General Manager/Outreach Director at KCBI FM, a ministry of First Dallas Media.
Sharon seeks to help KCBI fulfill its purpose of communicating the Good News of Jesus’ love and transforming power and its mission to be a discipleship force in Dallas-Fort Worth by overseeing KCBI’s All Teaching platforms, teaching ministry relationships, and mobilizing listeners to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the community. Sharon, an award-winning broadcast journalist, has traveled on assignment to many areas of the U.S. and around the world. She also worked with MEDIAlliance and Sharing International, training Christian broadcasters internationally. Sharon and her husband, Don, are grateful, proud parents and grandparents and are active in their church and community.
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Christopher Gould
Salem Media Group
Christopher Gould currently serves as SVP/GM for Salem Media Group, overseeing national and local Christian teaching and talk programming.
Chris also helps facilitate Salem's ministry relations and their many pastors events annually, which reach thousands of pastors. He also sits on the acquisition committee for Salem Books. Since February 2021, he lives in Colorado Springs and also oversees three local Salem radio stations: KBIQ Q102.7 FM, KGFT The Word 100.7 FM, and KZNT The Answer AM 1460 and 101.1 FM. Prior to joining Salem's executive team in 2011, Chris served as Salem's GM in Tampa for 10 years. In 1992, Chris began his radio career in Boston with Fairbanks Communications and later worked for CBS, James Chrystal, and Fairwest Direct. Married for 35 years, Chris and Michelle have four amazing grown children. He loves to serve, read, teach, hike, and of course, study God's word and win people to Christ.
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Tom Hayes
Insight for Living Ministries
Tom serves as Executive Vice President and Chief International Officer for Insight for Living Ministries, the Bible teaching ministry of Chuck Swindoll.
He leads their global efforts to contextualize Insight for Living messages, Chuck’s books, and other ministry resources. Currently, IFL ministers in more than 80 countries as they work to fulfill their calling to minister in all 195 countries of the world. Since 2010 Tom has served on the Insight for Living Ministries Board of Directors and serves on the board of several other global ministry organizations. Tom and his wife, Katie, were married in 2001 and have two sons.
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Lauren Libby
TWR International
Lauren has led the TWR International media ministry since 2009.
He formerly served with The Navigators ministry in Colorado, in 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 110 radio stations nationwide. He is Chairman of the Board of New Horizons Foundation. He serves on the boards of Educational Communications of Colorado, and the NRB, and has served on the Board of ECFA and the University of Northwestern. Lauren and his wife, June, have one son who is a deputy DA in Colorado. They reside in Cary, North Carolina.
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Doug Myer
WDAC-FM Radio
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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Dr. 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
KATB-FM
Tom is the General Manager of Christian Broadcasting, Inc. which owns two non-commercial and 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 also 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. He has also produced and directed live statewide, 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
As Vice President at Blount Communications, Dave Young is privileged to lead a team broadcasting the Gospel in difficult places in New England.
He also serves as Vice President of Good News Ministries International, ministering in the interior of Liberia through radio, pastoral training, educational initiatives, and more. And is helping to develop a new ministry called Gospel for Portugal. Dave has served NRB as a board member, committee member, and currently as Chair of the International Committee. He and his wife Rachel have been married for 40 years and have two daughters and two grandchildren.
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2027 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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Yvonne Carlson
Global Media Outreach
Yvonne Carlson is the CTO at Global Media Outreach and has extensive experience in technology across multiple sectors.
She is the former VP of Product at Unite Life and Director of Digital at Moody Radio and has advanced qualifications in Information Communications Technology. She is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and Chair of the National Religious Broadcasters Digital Media Committee, focusing on the intersection of faith and technology. At Global Media Outreach, she leads innovations to share the Gospel and accelerate discipleship, bringing unique insights and a commitment to mission-centric technology to her role and the organization's objectives.
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Chuck Finney
Finney Media
Chuck Finney can’t remember a time in his life when the radio wasn’t playing either in his head or on a nearby device.
His dad was in radio in Cincinnati, so he began loving the whole enterprise as a little kid. Right out of college, he led a station team that began doing radio research. He spent a number of years in secular radio. then God led him to Christian radio with Salem’s KLTY in Dallas where, as Program Director, he led a team that grew the station to record audience levels where listeners were engaged with a message of hope. For the last fifteen years, Chuck has been leading a team at Finney Media that works with Christian stations, teaching ministries, hosts, and talent—all directed to helping ministries grow audience via research, consulting, and talent coaching.
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Jon Fugler
TWR International
Jon Fugler is the Chief Content Officer with TWR (Trans World Radio).
He has served in Christian broadcasting since 1980, when he was named Director of Radio for Campus Crusade for Christ. From 1986-2011, Jon established and managed a number of non-commercial Christian stations in California, pioneering contemporary Christian music on the airwaves. God called Jon into media missions to the unreached in 2011, serving with HCJB/Reach Beyond for seven years as VP of Advancement. He co-founded the International Day for the Unreached in 2014 and is currently Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors. He joined TWR in 2018. Jon has a history in print media, as well, including publishing the Christian Times for 10 years and authoring 10 Christian books. Jon’s passion is to help believers know the Christ of the cross, echoing the Apostle Paul, “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8). He and his wife, Noonie, have three children and nine grandchildren and reside in North Carolina.
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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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Abraham Hamilton, III
American Family Association
Abraham Hamilton, III is a husband, father of six wonderful children, homeschool dad, lawyer, Bible Teacher, and national radio and television talk show host.
He serves as American Family Association’s General Counsel and hosts “The Hamilton Corner,” which airs Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. CST on the American Family Radio Network (AFR). He also hosts “The Hamilton Corner” television program, which airs Friday evenings at 8 p.m. CST on NRB TV. He has an undergraduate degree in New Testament Biblical Literature and a Juris Doctor degree. Abraham (“Abe”) is licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Louisiana, as well as all Texas State Courts.
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Tony Hart
The Grand Old Gospel Fellowship (GOGF)
Dr. Tony Hart was born in 1954 to Dr. B. Sam and Joyce Hart. He has worked with several church plants and seen God establish them as testimonies in their communities to His glory.
Tony has preached in area-wide crusades and led several international mission trips training pastors in developing countries. He has experience as a Youth Pastor, Radio Station Manager, and Program Producer. Since 1992 he has served as Senior Pastor of Montco Bible Fellowship in Lansdale, PA. In 1998 he took over from his father as President of GOGF Ministries. Tony has also written a monthly column for the local newspaper and is the author of the books "Winning Is Everything," “2 Tablets for Your Marriage,” and “Table Talk with Jesus.” He has taken his education seriously and earned his undergraduate degree from Philadelphia Biblical University (Cairn University). He has completed a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from Biblical Theological Seminary (now Missio Seminary).
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David Michael Jeremiah
Turning Point
David Michael holds a BA in Business Administration and a Master’s in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego.
His educational background and practical understanding of ministry and broadcasting have prepared him to lead as President and COO of Turning Point. In his executive role, David Michael oversees the operational direction of the organization and works alongside his father to set the vision of the ministry. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, his leadership skills ensure Turning Point’s successful path for the future.
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Judy Kron
Moody Radio
Judy Kron, assistant manager of programming at Moody Radio, is no stranger to the broadcast media world.
A native of Illinois, Judy began her career at the Cable News Network (CNN) in Atlanta, Georgia before joining Moody Radio in Chicago, IL to launch The Morning Ride on Moody’s flagship station, WMBI 90.1 FM. Judy has gone on to produce several national programs including In the Market with Janet Parshall, Faith & Finance and presently, Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe. She was also the voice for many years on Moody’s Praise & Worship Channel. Judy earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and media studies at Purdue University and her master’s degree in biblical studies at Moody Theological Seminary. Judy and her husband, Justin, have been married for 24 years and have 3 children, Mackenzie, Joshua, and Madeline along with the cutest mini golden doodle named Ivy.
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Collin G. Lambert
Lambert Creative Media
Collin G. Lambert is a visionary leader dedicated to sharing Christ's message through innovative content.
As founder and president of Lambert Creative Media, Collin crafts creative live and recorded experiences that resonate with culture. The passionate host of Missions Today, a powerful weekly radio program/podcast focused on missions, Collin's influence also extends to the world of faith-based business mentoring as the Director of Radio Products for Resource Global. He's also reshaping the narrative around fatherhood with the Dad Ain’t No Joke Podcast. For 43 years, Collin's been impacting Christian and mainstream media, including 7 years as Vice President at Moody Radio.
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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.
He now serves in leadership with Crawford as a Corporate General Manager who oversees 5 full-power Christian radio stations in Buffalo, Rochester, Birmingham, and Cullman/Huntsville. Dr. Larson also hosts a daily radio program called Skopos. He’s earned a Bachelor’s in Communications, a Master’s in Business Administration, a Master’s in Theological Studies, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Liberty University. Dr. Larson currently serves on the Board of Directors for the NRB association and served for 5 years on the Executive Committee. Dr. Larson also serves as Elder Chairman at The Center Church near Lockport, NY. He and his wife, Kim, have 3 wonderful boys.
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Roger Lonnquist
Your Network of Praise/New Life Africa Satellite Networks
Roger Lonnquist is President of Your Network of Praise & New Life Africa Satellite Networks, which operate 70 radio facilities in the western US, and 2 satellite networks in Africa, with affiliate FM stations in 20 countries.
Roger is active in NRB, currently serving on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, International Committee, and the NRB President’s Council. He previously served on the TV Committee. He is Vice-Chairman of Helena Christian School. He and his wife, Janice, own the KJJC Media Group which operates a conservative talk radio station in Salt Lake City and 3 TV stations.
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Erwin W. Lutzer
The Moody Church
Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago, where he served as Senior Pastor for 36 years.
He is a prolific author of over sixty books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on Running To Win and Songs In The Night, with programs broadcasting on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than forty countries in five languages. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
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Charles Morris
Haven Ministries
As the leader of Haven Ministries, Charles Morris is always thinking of ways to lead Christians and non-Christians to Christ — hence the familiar slogan, “Telling the great story … it’s all about Jesus.”
A former broadcast news reporter, Charles has also worked as an editor and bureau chief for United Press International before serving as a press secretary for two former U.S. senators. He and his wife, Janet, have authored several books, including Saving a Life and Missing Jesus. Charles’ latest book is Fleeing ISIS, Finding Jesus: The Real Story of God At Work.
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Robert Pacienza
D. James Kennedy Ministries / Coral Ridge Ministries
Dr. Robert J. Pacienza is the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the CEO/President of Coral Ridge Ministries, and the Founder of the Institute for Faith and Culture.
He serves on the General Council of the Gospel Reformation Network and is a contributor to WORLD Opinions. Rob is a graduate of Samford University (B.A. ’03), Knox Theological Seminary (M.Div. ’12), and Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia (D.Min. ’23). His doctorate project was entitled, This Is My Father’s World: A Vision for Equipping Culture-Shaping Christians. Rob is married to Jennifer, and they have three children – Preston, Lydia, and Lilianne.
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Star Parker
Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Star Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE).
CURE aims to fight poverty and restore dignity through scholarship supporting faith, freedom, and personal responsibility. As a nationally syndicated columnist, author, and speaker, she has addressed over 225 colleges and universities. Parker's is the host of CURE America with Star Parker, a leading platform for exploring cultural, political, and racial issues. Parker’s holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and international business from Woodbury University and has received numerous awards and commendations for her work in public policy issues.
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Bonnie Sala
Guidelines International Ministries
Bonnie Sala is the second-generation President/CEO of Guidelines International Ministries, founded in 1963.
Bonnie enthusiastically leads Guidelines as the ministry creates and shares Bible-based audio messages in 25 languages that encourage, equip, and bring hope in Jesus to new believers, the unreached and those living under persecution. Bonnie writes and voices the daily Reset audio devotional heard on-air in the U.S. and around the world, on radio, online and podcast. Passionate about creating Kingdom partnerships, she enjoys serving as a member of NRB's International Committee and loves traveling to work.
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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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Ex-Officio Members

Wayne Pederson
Far East Broadcasting
Wayne Pederson began his radio career in 1967 as announcer and afternoon drive host on KTIS in Minneapolis.
He became Manager of KTIS in 1980 and was promoted to Executive Vice President for Media at University of Northwestern in St. Paul in 1997. During that time Wayne also served on the board of National Religious Broadcasters. From 2001-2004 Wayne was involved in leadership for NRB, Christian Music Broadcasters and Mission America Coalition In 2004, Wayne was invited by Moody Bible Institute in Chicago to serve as Manager of WMBI AM/FM in Chicago and eventually was promoted to Vice President of Broadcasting for Moody In 2008, God called Wayne to serve as global radio as President/CEO of HCJB Global, now Reach Beyond. In 2016, Wayne kind of retired but continues to serve Christian media as Executive Liaison for Far East Broadcasting and Global Ambassador for PraiseLive radio . Wayne has served on the boards of Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability, The Joshua Fund, Near East Media and National Religious Broadcasters Wayne and his wife, Willi, reside in Naples Florida Wayne has two daughters and 9 grandchildren in Wyoming and Minnesota.
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Sharyn Robertson
Bob Jones University
Sharyn Robertson, an Assistant Professor for the Cinematic Arts program at Bob Jones University, holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Arts (MA) in Cinema Production, both from BJU, as well as a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Digital Cinema from National University.
She has been teaching at BJU since 2008 after coming from the corporate video world where she was a video producer, cinematographer, and editor while working with clients such as Michelin, GE, Inside Edition, and CNN. She became the academic head of her department in the spring of 2011 and teaches various courses including sound design, visual storytelling, and photography. Sharyn has also served as a committee member for iNRB for several years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two young boys.
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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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