NRB Board of Governors

Dr. Ron Harris, Chairman
MEDIAlliance International
Dr. Ron Harris began his broadcast career in 1966, and has worked professionally in radio, television, and church media, along with serving as a professor of communications at Southwestern Baptist Seminary and Dallas Baptist University.
He is a graduate of TCU and DBU, where he has also served on the Board of Trustees and as Chairman of the Board. Ron Harris is the founder and president of MEDIAlliance International, a ministry that helps build up Christian media leaders in over 40 countries through training, mentoring, and encouragement as they share the Gospel and biblical truth in their own cultures. Dr. Harris is a past Chairman of the NRB Board of Directors and has been an NRB member since 1981. Ron is currently the chairman of the NRB Board of Governors. Ron and his wife Judy live in Arlington, Texas.
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Stephen Arterburn
New Life Ministries
Steve Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and host of the No. 1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show, “New Life Live!,” heard and watched by millions of people each week on hundreds of stations nationwide on XM and Sirius Satellite radio and on NRB-TV.
Steve is also the host of New Life TV, a web-based video channel dedicated to transforming lives through God’s truth. Steve is the founder of the Women of Faith conferences attended by over 5 million people and is a New York Times Bestselling and Award-Winning author with more than 15,000,000 books in print. His Every Man’s Battle series has sold more than 4,000,000 copies.
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Dr. Ted Baehr
Christian Film & Television Commission
Ted Baehr’s purpose is to redeem the values of the mass media of entertainment by helping the Entertainment Industry understand the large Christian audience and by educating audiences to be media wise.
Ted has written and contributed to 37 books. Ted was president of the organization that produced The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe for CBS-TV in 1980, boasting 37 million viewers and winning an Emmy Award. Ted is the Publisher of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment. offers in-depth analyses of current movies from a biblical perspective. Ted has lectured the European Parliament, the House of Lords of the Parliament of the U.K., the Parliament of Norway, the Bombay Communication Institute, Oxford, and more. Ted teaches HOW TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD (WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL) filmmaking classes. Ted produces the Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry.
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Richard P. Bott, Sr.
Bott Radio Network
Richard P. Bott, Sr., is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the 120 station Bott Radio Network (founded 1962).
A Christian broadcaster since 1952, he served on the NRB Board of Directors for 60 years, including service on the NRB Executive Committee, and is a former NRB Vice President. In 2005, he received the NRB Milestone Award, and in 2008, he was inducted into the NRB Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the Dred Scott Freedom Award (2015). Dick and Sherley, his bride of 71 years, have four children (including one in Heaven), 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. They live in Leawood, Kansas.
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John Carley
Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
John is President of Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc., a nationwide digital marketing firm in business for 28 years serving business and ministries.
With a passion for using technology to share the Gospel, John has done this through many successful media projects, and has traveled worldwide training ministry and business technology professionals on best practices and innovative ideas. John also serves as advisory to which helps through radio, podcasts, and digital media to connect the dots of between faith, culture, politics and life. When not found inspiring those to use technology, John is discipling his family and growing rare fruit!
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David Clark
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews
David W. Clark is an organizational consultant.
He serves on the boards of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, MOVIEGUIDE®, and Network211. He is a Leadership Fellow and adjunct professor in Dallas Baptist University's doctoral program. He was president of Palm Beach Atlantic University from July 2003 until his retirement in June 2009. David worked extensively in Christian media, serving as president of FamilyNet, vice president of the Broadcast Communications Group for the North American Missions Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention, president of KMC Media, and vice president of marketing for the Christian Broadcasting Network where he headed an in-house agency that placed television programs in 200 domestic and 20 international markets. He received the William Ward Ayers Distinguished Service Award from the National Religious Broadcasters in 2009. He served on the board of directors for 33 years and as chairman of the board for six years. He was also one of the founders of the Fellowship of European Broadcasters (FEB) and COICOM which serves Christian broadcasters in Latin America.
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Bruce Everhart
Moody Radio
Bruce Everhart is Chief Development Officer at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
He is a well connected media and donor marketing executive. He oversees a team of over 50 professionals supporting a multi-channel communications program for a large institution with radio, education and publishing arms. Bruce has spent almost 35 years in biblically centered donor development with 15 years’ experience in local radio station management at WMBI, Chicago. He is a proud graduate of the University of Kansas in broadcast journalism with post-grad work at Wheaton College and Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business. He and his wife Cindy make their home in suburban Chicago.
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Jack Hibbard
The Hibbard Group
Jack Hibbard is the President of The Hibbard Group, an agency he founded in 2009, out of his passion to strengthen ministries through media.
He has over 4 decades of experience in radio, television and media. He previously served as President of Walter Bennett Communications and General Manager of WCHR, Trenton, NJ. He is the past Chair of the NRB Eastern Chapter and served two separate terms on the NRB’s Executive Committee. He and his wife Erin married in 1983. They have two married sons and 5 grandchildren.
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June Hunt
Hope For The Heart
June Hunt is an author, singer, speaker, counselor, broadcaster, and founder of Hope for the Heart – a worldwide biblical counseling, coaching, and caregiving ministry.
She is also the award-winning host of the live call-in counseling radio program, Hope In The Night. For over 35 years, June has provided biblical hope and practical help on real life issues through her 100+ topic Keys for Living Library. June’s biblical resources have been translated into 36 languages, impacting over 60 countries on 6 continents around the world. To learn more about June Hunt and the ministry of Hope for the Heart, visit
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Stan Jeter
Global News Alliance
Stan Jeter was born to missionary parents in Cuba.
After graduating from university, he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer with Educational TV in Colombia, South America. He began his five-decade Christian media career as a Spanish radio announcer with FEBC. He served as Media Director for evangelist Luis Palau for 13 years, then as a bilingual TV news producer for CBN for 20 years. He helped found COICOM, the Latin American equivalent of National Religious Broadcasters, and ComunicadoresUSA for Hispanic communicators. In the U.S. Stan founded and produced the weekly TV news programs “Christian World News” and “Mundo Cristiano,” aired internationally by CBN. With the encouragement of NRB members, Stan recently founded the Global News Alliance to distribute video news reports of God’s work, and to train “smartphone reporters” around the world. Stan is the recipient of NRB's Milestone and International Impact awards.
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Nev Larson
Crawford Media Group
Nev Larson is celebrating 57 years (since 1966) with Crawford Broadcasting in management of their Buffalo/Toronto 110,000-watt WDCX-FM Christian station, and more recently as director of Christian programming for Crawford’s major market stations.
Nev has served for many years on the NRB Board of Directors, and on many of the NRB Standing Committees. Nev and his wife, Sue, have been married for 59 years, and have three children: their oldest son Erik called home to Heaven suddenly at age 32; son Brett is General Manager of Crawford’s FM and AM Buffalo/Toronto stations (WDCX & WDCZ), WDCX-AM Rochester, and WXJC-FM & AM, Birmingham/Huntsville; and daughter Krista is a pastor’s wife and a hospital psychologist in Virginia. Nev and Sue have been blessed with nine wonderful grandchildren.
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Dr. Richard Lee
There's Hope America
Richard Lee PhD is the president and speaker for the national television/radio broadcast ministry, There’s Hope America. During his life and ministry, he has also pastored three mega churches in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia.
He has authored 21 books for major publishers, including the American Patriot’s Bible which reached #5 on Amazon’s best seller list. Currently, as a popular speaker for churches, conventions, and university campuses, as well as numerous media interviews with those who are both friendly and unfriendly to Christianity, he speaks with passion and confidence of the great influence of America’s religious history and its power to bring positive change to our culture today.
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Wayne Pederson
Far East Broadcasting Company
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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Jerry Rose
Total Living Network
Jerry Rose is Chairman Emeritus of Total Living International (TLI), a Christian media communications group where he served as President/CEO and Chairman for four decades.
Jerry is an author and Emmy award winner for Among Friends and Ink 180. He created content for multiple television programs including Significant Insights and Journey. Awards include Silver Circle of Chicago Broadcasters, National Achievement Award for Radio, Television, and Film from the Daughters of the American Revolution, NRB Milestone, NRB William Ward Ayers, and most recently NRB Hall of Fame. Jerry has served on the NRB Board of Directors, its Executive Committee, and as President. He and his wife, Shirley, continue their lifelong journey of directing people to Christ through electronic media.
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Dr. Paul Virts
Dr. Paul Virts is a retired broadcast executive, media research specialist, and consultant. As an executive he served for 13 years as senior vice president for media at University of Northwestern (MN) and for four years as COO of Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef.
Most recently he conducted donor and media research for consultancy DickersonBakker for 7 years. Earlier he was the manager of marketing research at CBN and taught full-time and part-time at Regent University. He plans to continue to provide research consulting with broadcast ministries. Paul first attended NRB in 1980 and served on the NRB Board and various NRB committees for nearly 20 years.
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