NRB 2021 - Christian Media Convention
NRB 2021 Sponsors / Speakers / Musicians
*Alliance Defending Freedom
Tuesday Morning Forums

Alliance Defending Freedom is the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, marriage and family, parental rights, and the sanctity of life. We defend your most cherished liberties in Congress, state legislatures, and courtrooms across the country—all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
*And Then There Were None
Closing Gala Dinner
We help people in the abortion industry leave their jobs and rediscover the peace and joy they’ve been missing. Since Abby Johnson founded And Then There Were None in 2012, our ministry has helped over 550 abortion workers leave their jobs and find healing. They have been given a voice, and their voices are growing louder and stronger together. Together, we are unmasking the façade of ‘care, no matter what’ and revealing the true nature of the culture of death. Every life, every soul is worth fighting for.
*C.H.A.N.G.E. CA
Media Leadership Dinner
*Called Higher Studios
ICVM Crown Awards Show

Called Higher Studios is the World’s First, Christian Fan Owned Movie Studio. With over 5000+ Crowdfunded Fan Investors from all over the world, Our Mission is to produce quality faith-based movies and television that spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe in the power of numbers, that’s why we’re not building a production company…we’re building a Production Community. Our fans actually own a part of the studio and every project that we produce…a collective voice to tell Hollywood exactly what we want and a community to go and create it on our own!
*Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Tuesday Afternoon Forums
Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) is a Washington D.C. based public policy institute that fights poverty and restores dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. The vision of CURE is to preserve, promote and protect Christianity, capitalism and our constitution to improve culture, reduce government dependency, and to build race relations. CURE works in public policy by communicating solutions to opinion leaders directly and through the media in the public square. We also communicate to poor communities through CURE’s clergy program, a national network of more than 500 clergy, many who serve in hardest-hit communities.
*Christian Healthcare Ministries
Media Leadership Dinner
Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM) is a way to satisfy your healthcare costs and help others while upholding your Christian beliefs and sticking to your budget. The ministry has empowered believers to serve one another by sharing, or paying, each other’s medical bills since 1981 using a cost-effective, trustworthy and faith-based framework. CHM shares 100 percent of eligible bills and has shared over $6 billion of dollars in members’ medical expenses. A Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, CHM is a federally certified exemption and eligible option under the national healthcare law. Download a free information pack today!
*Christian Vision (CV)
Wednesday Morning Forums

Christian Vision (CV) is a global Christian ministry with evangelism at our heart. Founded in 1988 by Lord Robert Edmiston, CV’s strong desire is to serve and equip Christians, and the local church, in their evangelistic endeavors. To this end, we have developed effective media platforms and on-the-ground initiatives to introduce people to Jesus and mobilize Christians to share their faith. CV is a global Christian ministry with evangelism at the heart of all we do. We work to see an impact in three key areas:
1. Introducing people to Jesus.
2. Mobilizing Christians to evangelize; and
3. Resourcing the Church with free digital content and knowledge.
*Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM)
Breakfast Honoring Israel

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) envisions a world without antisemitism and where Jews and all people live in safety and with dignity. In this world, people and leaders of all faiths and ideologies respect their differences and beliefs and work together to improve the human condition.
CAM is a diverse, interfaith, non-partisan grassroots movement of more than 320,000 individuals and 320 partner organizations, across all religions united to combat antisemitism. Our unique platform creates partnerships throughout the world, develops creative solutions, and leverages the collective power of our broad-based coalition to unite individuals of all backgrounds in this fight.
CAM fights antisemitism wherever it occurs, including efforts to deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination in Israel, their ancestral homeland.
*D. James Kennedy Ministries
Closing Gala
D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) is an outreach whose television program, Truths That Transform, airs nationwide. Founded by the celebrated preacher, author, evangelist, and Christian statesman, the late D. James Kennedy, DJKM actively communicates the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the supremacy of His Lordship, and a Biblically informed view of the world. DJKM's sister ministry, Providence Forum, works to preserve, defend and advance the faith and values of our nation's founding. DJKM works in Washington, D.C., through its Center for Christian Statesmanship and Center for Christian Leadership to equip and train godly leaders to serve our nation. 
Podcast Row

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*Evangelism Explosion International
NRB Board Meeting
Evangelism Explosion is a ministry that trains people how to share their faith in Christ and how to bring people from unbelief to belief. It utilizes a variety of components including prayer, actual on-the-job training where the experienced lead the inexperienced, and the principle of spiritual multiplication. Evangelism Explosion's purpose is to glorify God by equipping believers to multiply in and through local churches worldwide. EE's vision is every nation equipping every people group and every age group to witness to every person.
*Hope for the Heart
Media Awards Lunch
Hope for the Heart is a worldwide counseling, coaching, and caregiving ministry founded by June Hunt – providing biblical hope and practical help for life. The NRB elected Hope in the Night, June’s live 1-hour call-in counseling program, as recipient of its 2020 Radio Impact Award. The newest broadcast, Hope Minute, offers an inspiring thought for the day based on our 100+ topic Keys for Living Library. We also share Christ’s hope through print and digital resources, the International Christian Coaching Institute, Lifeline to Hope Caregiver Training Program, and a global outreach in 60+ countries, 36 languages, on 6 continents.
*Human Coalition
Affiliate Event - Human Coalition

Human Coalition is one of the largest pro-life organizations in the country, committed to ending abortion in America. Founded in 2009, Human Coalition has grown from a simple internet outreach idea into a comprehensive care network that reaches women facing unexpected pregnancies, rescues preborn children from abortion, and restores families to stability. With the help of thousands of partners nationwide, this lifesaving work happens through a National Rescue System, which operates in some of the most abortion-dense communities across the country. Thanks to the overwhelming prayers and support of so many, to date, over 20,000 preborn children have been rescued from abortion.
*International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ)
Breakfast Honoring Israel

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem was established in 1980 in recognition of the biblical significance of all of Jerusalem and its unique connection to the Jewish people. Today, it represents millions of Christians to the nation and people of Israel. From the ICEJ’s head office in Jerusalem and through its branches in over 90 nations it carries out its ground-breaking programs such as humanitarian aid throughout Israel, assistance of over 150,000 Jews making Aliyah, historic partnership with Yad Vashem the Holocaust Remembrance Center, and the annual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.
*Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT)
Opening Session
The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is Israel’s national tourism agency responsible for planning and implementing marketing and promotional initiatives to position Israel as a preferred travel destination. IMOT offices in North America are located in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and Toronto.
Business Meeting & Church Media Lunch with Phil Cooke

LIFTABLEtv gives you direct, on-demand access to today's most trusted Christian leaders, commentators and personalities. Designed for people of faith and seekers of truth, LIFTABLEtv's live and on-demand content features diverse voices united by a Biblical worldview. It's media LIFTED.
Don't miss great LIFTABLEtv programs like these:
- Women of Faith with Alita Reynolds
- The Underground with Lance Wallnau
- Lee Strobel Investigating Faith
- Todd Starnes Show
- Washington Watch with Tony Perkins
- The Kristen Dalton Wolfe Show
- Barna Breaks It Down with George Barna
- The Law and You with David Middlebrook
*Mercy Ships
Opening Session
Mercy Ships is an international faith-based organization that follows the mission of Jesus by bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor. For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has worked to stand in the gap for nations that lack access to medical care by providing free, life-changing surgical procedures to those in need and training for medical professionals. By using state-of-the-art hospital ships, the Africa Mercy and the new Global Mercy™, Mercy Ships is able to bring safe medical care to those who need it most. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has delivered services impacting more than 2.8 million people. 
*My Faith Votes
Tuesday Afternoon Forums

My Faith Votes is a non-partisan movement that motivates, equips and activates Christians in America to vote in every election, transforming our communities and influencing our nation with biblical truth.

My Faith Votes calls Christians to “Pray, Think and Vote” to protect four core pillars of faith which are religious freedom, the sanctity of life, strong families and marriages, and compassion and support for those in need.

We reach Christians through media and ministry partnerships to stand boldly for biblical values in every election and in every community across our nation. Learn how you can partner with us:
United. We Stand.
Israel Breakfast & Tuesday Worship Service Sponsorship

NRBTV is a Christ-centered, educational TV network rooted in the Word of God with a biblical calling to stir viewers to both think deeply about their faith and live differently as a result of their faith. Our mission is to provide faith-based programming that reaches an under-served segment of Christian viewers. We focus on defending the faith in light of today's cultural direction away from the clear teachings of Scripture. You'll find solid Bible teaching, powerful preaching, documentaries and science programs, family and children shows, relevant news and current events discussions all from a Christian worldview.
*Operation Care International
NRB Business Meeting
December 19, 2020 was the global kickoff of a three-year plan to evangelize the world. ONEDAY2020 was the vision of Susie Jennings, President of Operation Care International. OCI has thrown the nation’s largest birthday party for Jesus honoring the homeless and impoverished in Dallas for seventeen years and counting. God gave Susie a vision to throw this party in all 50 states and 239 nations over three years. ONEDAY2020 had 75 countries and 27 states all come together in “unity” to show the love of Christ to the world! ONEDAY2021 Director Mike Tirone said, “2020 was just the beginning.”
*ProLove Ministries
Media Awards Lunch


ProLove Ministries exists to promote new ideas to solve old problems by creating life-affirming projects, supporting the launch of new organizations, and bringing new life and ideas to well-established organizations already serving within the prolife movement. We identify gaps and address the issues, recognizing a need in the culture and creating successful plans to fill those needs. We work to promote the value of all life, regardless of stage of development, race, age, gender, or ability.
*The Chosen
ICVM Crown Awards Show

The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season show about the life of Christ. Based on a short film produced for his church by creator Dallas Jenkins, Season One was the #1 highest crowd-funded media project of all time with $10 million from over 19,000 people. Two seasons in, The Chosen is watched in every country in the world and translated in over 50 languages on its free app, one of the top 25 Entertainment Apps in the world.

*The Church Lawyers
Church Media Lunch with Phil Cooke

The Church Lawyers is a law firm that specializes in church and nonprofit law. From starting your ministry by drafting your governing documents to walking alongside of you during a difficult legal battle—our attorneys are called to help faith based leaders as they serve their communities. We routinely help churches with contract review; review of lending documents; labor and employment best practices, training and litigation; IRS compliance matters; and all other legal issues that affect churches. We are here to help you focus on the opportunities at hand and less on the fear of the unknown, unexpected or unplanned.
*The Hope Center
NRB Board Meeting
The Hope Center is a 501c3 incubator of Christian ministries making a global impact for God’s Kingdom. It serves as a centerpoint for Christian activity and ministry in North Texas, providing professional resources, ideas, mentoring and training to empower ministries to magnify their reach. As such, The Hope Center is a trusted community of ministry partners unified by a common goal of fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
*The John Ankerberg Show
Great Commission Forum
Dr. John Ankerberg is Founder and President of The John Ankerberg Show, the world’s most-watched Christian worldview television show. Dr. Ankerberg has defended the Christian faith on television for 40 years, airing to over 4.5 billion potential viewers in 10 languages worldwide. His programs air on Daystar, NRB TV, God TV, and numerous independent outlets. He is also the bestselling author or co-author of more than 160 books and study guides with over 3 million copies in 20 languages. Dr. Ankerberg and his wife, Darlene, live in Chattanooga, TN, and have one daughter, Michelle.
Learn more at
Thursday Morning Forums

Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.

With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it’s no wonder nearly 30,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church.

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*Vision Africa
Great Commission Forum
Vision Africa Ministries is a faith-based mission organization whose purpose is to “Share God’s Love” with the African people. Primarily in Nigeria, the most densely populated country in Africa (more than 200 million), Vision Africa is committed to the development of those that live in the most vulnerable communities by assisting with education, spiritual growth, and urgent medical aid. Some of the primary ways that we accomplish this is through Vision Africa Radio (LOVE 104.1FM), providing free medical clinics, church plants, and equipping materials for future pastors and educators. 
Joshua Aaron
Music Artist
Worship in Israel

​Joshua Aaron is an award-winning American-Israeli independent singer and songwriter. He resides near the Sea of Galilee with his wife Jeannie and their 5 children. His music, sung in English and Hebrew, blends a wide array of sounds including traditional Jewish genres reaching millions of listeners of all nations, faiths, and languages with the good news of the Jewish Messiah.
Karyn K. Ablin
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC 


Karyn Ablin is a member/partner of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, where she focuses on music licensing and other intellectual property matters. She has devoted much of her over 25 years of experience to litigating music licensing and other copyright issues before the Copyright Royalty Judges, the ASCAP Rate Court, and federal courts. She currently represents the National Religious Broadcasters Noncommercial Music License Committee in a proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Judges to set sound recording webcasting rates for 2021-2025. Karyn graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Virginia School of Law and summa cum laude from Oral Roberts University where she received dual degrees with majors in math, music, and French.
Dr. Theodore aka Ted Baehr
Good News Communications, Inc dba Christian Film & Television Commission(R) dba MOVIEGUIDE®

Ted Baehr is Chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission™ and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE. An award-winning media authority, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the mass media and help families to use wisdom in selecting their entertainment. For more information, please visit
Joe Battaglia
Renaissance Communications
Joe Battaglia is 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, Dr. Steve Brown and the Key Life Radio Network, NutraMedix and author/teacher Kim Crabill. Joe is an executive producer of the nationally syndicated radio program “Keep the Faith,” has been involved for 20 years in successful hit movies to the faith-based marketplace, and the author of six books, including Make America Good Again; Unfriended: Finding True Community in a Disconnected Culture; and The Politically Incorrect Jesus.
Matt Birnie
Enterprise Architect
Trans World Radio
​Matt Birnie is an IT professional with over 20 years experience working for large financial institutions and worldwide organizations. Currently Matt works to support the efforts of Trans World Radio, balancing security, cost and the demanding and diverse needs a worldwide network brings. He is a husband and father of 4.
Dr. Richard Blackaby
Blackaby Ministries International
Richard is the president of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Jonesboro, Georgia. Richard travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs and business leaders. He has written or co-authored 33 books including Experiencing God: Revised Edition; Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda; and Experiencing God: Day by Day
Suzanne Boase Honeycutt
Director, Community Relations
KSBJ/Hope Media Group
Suzanne Boase Honeycutt joined KSBJ/Hope Media Group as Director of Community Relations in July 2017. Before joining KSBJ and NGEN, she spent several years as a news anchor and reporter. Her tenure in news comprises vast experience, including her work at KPRC in Houston, covering everything from tornadoes to terrorism, and at KFOR in Oklahoma City where she was the first reporter on the scene of the Oklahoma City bombing. She also worked in pharmaceuticals as a specialty sales rep and trainer. Suzanne was born in Melbourne, Australia, moved to Houston when she was ten years old, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in broadcast journalism. In her role at KSBJ and NGEN, Suzanne serves as the liaison between the stations and community partners, immersing herself into the community to help build awareness about Hope Media Group and the ministry the stations strive to achieve.
Tia Bowen
Director of Digital Strategy
Gateway Church
Tia Bowen is the Director of Digital Strategy for Gateway Church. Tia has spent the last 13 years working in various disciplines within marketing/communications and digital spaces. She now leads various teams across Gateway Church with a mission to know each person and engage them in spiritual growth. 
Christopher Brooks
Senior Pastor
Woodside Bible Church

Chris Brooks is the host of the national syndicated radio program, Equipped with Chris Brooks, heard on over 200 stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is the Senior Pastor at Woodside Bible Church in Metro Detroit which has fourteen campuses and sees nearly eleven thousand weekly worshippers. Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Asbury Theological Seminary where he is studying the Integration of Economics and Theology.
Jason Brown
Called Higher Studios, Inc

Jason Brown has studied crowd funding and community building since the inception of the new crowdfunding laws that were passed in 2016. He has raised, or consulted on raises, that have generated millions of dollars for various companies and projects. He is the CEO of Called Higher Studios, Inc., the world's first Christian, fan-owned, faith and family movie studio with over 5,000 current investors.
Matt Brown
Think Eternity
Matt Brown is an evangelist, author of Truth Plus Love, host of Think Eternity with Matt Brown, and founder of Think Eternity — a ministry dedicated to amplifying the gospel every day through podcasts, devotionals, videos, live events and more. Matt and his wife Michelle have three children and live near Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can follow Matt at @evangelistmatt and
Sean Cagney
CEO and Founder
Amazing Industries, Inc.
Sean Cagney is the CEO and founder of Amazing Industries, Inc., a Dallas-based media and system design company. Sean began his career in post-9/11 New York City as a shop apprentice. His lifelong affinity for computer technology pushed his career into unique, complex deployments like projection mapping moving screens on Sinatra Live at the London Palladium in 2006 and several years of designing Blue Man Group video systems with only a few years of experience. Sean has continually pushed Amazing Industries’ technological reach by integrating 3D technology into production design and keeping a diversified portfolio of clients ranging from architectural installations, branding activations, corporate meetings, and musical performances. 
Jeremy Carroll
Director of Creative Content
​Jeremy is the Director of Creative Content and producer of MOVIEGUIDE® TV. He came to MOVIEGUIDE® after working as a freelance videographer and video editor at The Hollywood Reporter. His education focused on film production and intercultural communication. He is responsible for filming, editing and distributing video reviews, press junkets, promotions, and red carpet events for the MOVIEGUIDE® television program. He also directs and edits the Annual Movieguide® Awards and the broadcast special: Movieguide®'s Movies that Inspire. Jeremy’s goals are to present stories and information in an engaging and entertaining way. Jeremy loves his family, travel, workouts, photography, and is always looking for opportunities to push his skills to the limits. 
Joseph Chautin III
Managing Partner
Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP
Joe advises hundreds of commercial and non-commercial broadcasters located in 43 states on all aspects of station operations, including FCC regulatory compliance, tower leases, asset sales, and intellectual property. He frequently assists NRB on FCC broadcast regulatory matters, including preparing and filing comments in FCC regulatory proceedings. On behalf of NRB, Joe has been co-counsel on two amicus briefs to the US Supreme Court. Joe served in the USAF and retired as a Lt. Col. in 2008. He collects maps and enjoys kayaking and hiking.
Catherine Clinch
TV Writer/Producer and Micro-Content Creator
Clinch Digital Media
Catherine Clinch began her career writing 18 produced episodes of network television for hit series. While her three sons were young, her flextime "placeholder job" was Associate Publisher of Creative Screenwriting Magazine and the Co-Organizer of Screenwriting Expo 1-5. She has been awarded three US Patents for inventing a new mobile entertainment platform for professionally created content. Recently, Clinch wrote a comic book [with a completely new Intellectual Property concept] for Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment. She currently serves on four committees (and chairs one) for the Writers Guild of America.
Dr. Ron Cline
Global Ambassador
Reach Beyond
With experience as a dean at Azusa Pacific University in California, a pastor in Quito, Ecuador and president of HCJB World Radio, Dr. Ron Cline currently serves as Global Ambassador for Reach Beyond. He and his wife, Barb, travel the globe coaching and encouraging leaders. His daily radio program, "Beyond the Call," played for 15 years in the states and around the world. 
David Closson
Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview
Family Research Council
At Family Research Council, David researches and writes on life, human sexuality, religious liberty, and related issues from a biblical worldview. He is the author of FRC's Biblical Worldview Series which seeks to help Christians and Christian leaders apply the teachings of the Bible to difficult moral questions. His writing has appeared at Fox News, National Review, Real Clear Politics, The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, The Gospel Coalition, and Townhall. David is a regular guest on Washington Watch, FRC's national radio program heard on over 350 stations in thirty-nine states. Currently, David is completing a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  
Tara-Leigh Cobble
D-Group / The Bible Recap
Tara-Leigh Cobble's zeal for Biblical literacy led her to create D-Group (Discipleship Group), which has grown into an international network of 250+ Bible studies that meet every week in homes, churches, and online. She also writes and hosts a daily radio show called "The God Shot", as well as a daily podcast called "The Bible Recap" which is designed to help listeners read and understand the Bible in a year. In its first 18 months, the podcast garnered 25 million downloads, and more than 20,000 churches around the world have joined their reading plan to know and love God better. Her book "The Bible Recap" (Baker / Bethany House), a 365-day guide to reading through the Bible, released November 3.
Kathleen Cooke
Co-Founder and EVP
Cooke Media Group and The Influence Lab
Kathleen is a writer, speaker, media producer, and former actress. She is the co-founder of Cooke Media Group and The Influence Lab. She directs Influence Lab Women, edits the online bi-monthly Influence Lab Journal for media and entertainment professionals, and is the author of the devotional, Hope 4 Today: Stay Connected to God in a Distracted Culture. Follow Kathleen on Twitter, InstagramFacebook, and on her blog,
Phil Cooke
Producer - CEO
Cooke Media Group
Founder and CEO of Cooke Media Group, Phil Cooke has produced media programming in more than 60 countries, and produced many of the most influential Christian TV programs in history. His new book “Maximize Your Influence: How to Make Digital Media Work for Your Church, Your Ministry, and You” is the ultimate reference book for pastors and Christian leaders in today’s digital age. He's been called “one of the most innovative communicators of our generation.
Steve Cordon
Marketing & Media Expert, Entrepreneur, Christian Minister & Songwriter
Vertical Link Mkt Ag & ComunicadoresUSA

Steve Cordon is a Marketing and Media Expert, Entrepreneur, Christian Minister and Songwriter with more than 20 years of experience in the world of advertising, communications, church, entrepreneurship, and the music industry. Born in Guatemala, he has a degree in advertising with postgraduate degrees in Marketing and Ministry. Since 2008, he lives with his family in the city of Miami. In 2009, he founded, along with his wife Yudith, the integrated communications agency Vertical Link (www.vertical-, with which he offers consulting and develops projects for renowned ministries and companies in the US and Latin America. He is also the president of ComunicadoresUSA, a hispanic network of professionals in media and marketing.
Mike Cosper
Director of Podcasts
Christianity Today
Mike Cosper is an author and podcaster. After helping plant and pastor Sojourn Church in Louisville, Kentucky, for 15 years, he has spent the last 5 years working in media to help Christians tell their stories and be a voice for faithful presence in turbulent times. 
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Businessman and Founder
Pastor Nat Crawford
Bible Teacher & President of Back to the Bible Division
Back to the Bible
Pastor Nat is a pastor, speaker, and executive coach with over 15 years of professional leadership development experience, culture creation, and spiritual fitness coaching. Passionate about individual spiritual fitness and church success, Nat strives to help you and those you lead become all God intended through digital solutions. Nat currently serves as the Bible Teacher and President of the Back to the Bible Division in Lincoln, NE.
Brad Dacus Esq.
President and Founder
Pacific Justice Institute
Brad Dacus served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas, School of Law. Pacific Justice Institute has a network with hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys and handles more cases on the West Coast than any other legal non profit organization of its kind. Brad Dacus can be heard weekly on The Dacus Report on more than 514 radio stations across the country and also as a guest speaker on numerous radio and television programs across the nation.
Dan Darling
Senior Vice President of Communications
Daniel Darling is the Senior Vice President for Communications at NRB. He is a regular contributor to several publications, including Homelife, Christianity Today, and The Gospel Coalition. Dan’s op-eds have appeared in USA Today, CNN, Washington Times, Time, Huffington Post, National Review, Washington Post and First Things.
Zach Dasher
CEO of Tread Lively Entertainment
Tread Lively Entertainment & Restoration Productions

Executive Producer Zach Dasher has eight years’ experience in digital production and marketing, and he has produced over 1 billion views on various SVOD, AVOD, OTT and other digital platforms since 2018.
Dr. Jerry Davis
College of the Ozarks

Over the course of his 44-year career as a college president, Dr. Davis has received many personal and institutional awards for his service and leadership in the realm of higher education. He has served two terms as president of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities and was designated as an “Icon of Education” by Ingram’s, the Kansas City business magazine in 2014. Dr. Davis currently serves as President of College of the Ozarks in Missouri.
Craig Denison
Denison Ministries
Craig Denison is the CEO of Denison Ministries, a Christian Media Organization resourcing more than 3.4 million believers in over 200 countries through its brands and platforms. He's also the author of First15, a daily devotional guiding more than 1.3 million believers into a meaningful time alone with God, and the voice of the First15 podcast with more than 400,000 downloads a month. To learn about First15 and more, visit
Dr. Jim Denison
Co-founder and Chief Vision Officer of the Denison Forum
Denison Forum is part of Denison Ministries
​Dr. Denison is a cultural apologist who helps people respond biblically and redemptively to the vital issues of our day. He is also the co-founder and Chief Vision Officer of the Denison Forum, a Dallas-based nonprofit that comments on current issues through a biblical lens. Every weekday morning, his Daily Article email newsletter reaches more than 332,000 readers, and The Daily Article podcast is downloaded more than 80,000 times each month. Dr. Denison’s social media following has a reach of 2.1 million, with over 400,000 Facebook followers.
Dr. Mark DeYmaz
Directional Leader / President and Co-Founder
Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas / Mosaix Global Network
A recognized champion of the Multiethnic Church Movement, Mark planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas in 2001 where he continues to serve as Directional Leader. In 2004, he co-founded the Mosaix Global Network and serves as president and convener of the triennial National Multi-ethnic Church Conference. He is the author of Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight Week Guide to Unity in Your Church (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2016). Other works include Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and re:MIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color (Abingdon, 2016). 
Elias Dummer
Recording Artist
c/o Turning Point Media Relations, Inc.

Juno Award and multi GMA Canada Covenant Award-winning singer/songwriter Elias Dummer co-founded and fronted renowned worshipers The City Harmonic. As the group’s principal songwriter, Dummer helped pen such hits as “Holy (Wedding Day),” “Mountaintop,” and “Manifesto”—the latter of which served as the theme song for 2011’s National Day of Prayer. Following The City Harmonic’s disbandment in 2017, Dummer released his critically acclaimed solo debut, The Work Vol. I, and was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2020 Covenant Awards. With over 65 million lifetime streams to date, Dummer's music—both as a solo artist and with The City Harmonic—appeared on charts in more than 30 countries around the world last year alone. Dummer’s sophomore set, The Work Vol. II, is slated to release this summer.
Rita El-Mounayer
Born in Lebanon, Rita El-Mournayer became a committed Christian in 1987. She joined FEBA Radio in 1992. Then in 1998, Rita joined SAT-7 as a full-time employee to produce and write children’s programs. She earned Master’s Degree in Communication Practice from OCMS, in Oxford, England in 2004. She was appointed as Executive Director of Arabic Channels in 2005. In 2015, she was appointed Chief Channels and Communications Officer of the five SAT-7 channels in Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish. She was named Deputy CEO in January 2017 and appointed CEO, April 2019.
Larry Elder
Host, The Larry Elder Show

America’s “truth detector” is now Larry Elder. After 20 years leading the way in Los Angeles on KABC, Larry joined Salem Media Group, and in April 2016 SRN re-launched his nationally syndicated radio show. Larry was originally syndicated by the ABC Radio Network from 2002 to 2007 before joining the Salem Radio Network. Known as “the Sage from South Central,” Larry is unafraid to take on liberals and the Black Lives Matter movement with common sense.
Dr. Jennifer Hayden Epperson
Executive Director
Kinship Radio
Helping others in Christian media reach their potential is Jennifer’s passion. She serves as the Media and Research Strategist at Christian Healthcare Ministries in Barberton, Ohio. Previously, she was engaged at Moody Radio as its Director of Research and Learning after nearly a decade as the station manager of Moody Radio South Florida, WRMB 89.3 FM. She has an EdD in Organizational Leadership with a minor in human resource development and is the author of The Pioneer’s Way: Leading a Trailblazing Life that Builds Meaning for Your Family Your Community and You.
Dr. 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, chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and author of over 100 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.
He holds the honor of writing and publishing the first full-Bible commentary and study Bible by an African American. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,300 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 two. For more information, visit
Derral Eves
Executive Producer
The Chosen

Derral Eves is the executive producer of The Chosen, the highest-grossing crowdfunded movie or television project of all time. The Chosen series reaches across religious boundaries to give viewers from all walks of life a non-denominational, non-Hollywood portrayal of the life of Jesus Christ and the people who encountered Him. Derral’s unique skills in audience development and project distribution account for much of the project’s worldwide exposure and success. Derral has worked on countless video projects for two decades—but when he came across The Chosen, he felt like everything he had done in his career and personal life had been leading to this project. It is his #1 career passion and focus.
Paula Faris
Journalist, Author, Podcaster
Paula Faris is an Emmy-Award winning journalist, podcaster, speaker, and best-selling author of “Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling.” Faris is currently the host of “The Paula Faris Podcast.” Most recently, she spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of “Good Morning America’s” weekend edition, co-host of “The View,” and host of the “Journeys of Faith” podcast. While at the network, Faris reported on everything from politics, news, and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, KellyAnne Conway, Tiger Woods, Reese Witherspoon, to the casts of “Star Wars” and “Avengers.”
David French
Senior Editor
The Dispatch
David is a senior editor at The Dispatch, a columnist for Time, and a former senior writer for National Review. A graduate of Harvard Law School, David has served as a senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom and the American Center for Law and Justice. He is a former major in the United States Army and deployed to Iraq in 2007 with the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he earned a Bronze Star. A bestselling author, David released his latest book, Divided We Fall, on September 22.
Jared Geesey
Geesey Group
Jared Geesey is a technologist, a digital marketer, a film distributor and an entrepreneur. He built the first digital streaming platform exclusively for the faith and family market. He pioneered social TV premieres on Facebook Live, reaching over 14 million people for one non-profit's weekly program broadcast. He serves as the Executive Director of International Christian Visual Media (ICVM). In 2020, he launched The Geesey Group, to work directly with producers, distributors, and non-profits to develop digital distribution strategies for their content.
Shur Gopal Ph.D.
iNRB Chair & Professor
North Greenville University
Shur Gopal has been teaching media technologies, film and video production at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina for over 16 years where he developed the video and film program of the Mass Communication department (almost from the ground up.) Shur brings with him over three decades of in-the-field media experience. As a Principal Consultant, Shur has launched five satellite television stations, from concept to launch – four in India and one in Malaysia. He has been a Fulbright Fellow in Communication Technology during 1988-89. He is the Director of the South Carolina chapter of the Hollywood Prayer Network in Greenville, SC. Shur is a strong believer in networking and building contacts.
Ash Greyson
Called Higher Studios

​Hubby, daddy to seven and entrepreneur, Ash is currently involved in several start-ups as an investor or co-founder including the crowd invested companies Called Higher and Pencilish. He co-founded the company Matter in 2019 which currently delivers over 4.5 billion minutes a month of premium short form content. He’s known in the faith arena for his company Ribbow Media Group which has worked on more than 100 movies.
Dr. Os Guinness
​Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Born in China and educated in England, he has a D Phil from the University of Oxford. Since 1984, he has lived in Washington DC with his wife Jenny. He has written or edited more than 30 books, including his bestselling book "The Call." His latest book is "The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai's revolutionary faith and the future of freedom." 
Billy Hallowell
Pure Flix and Pathufind Media
Billy Hallowell has worked as a journalist and commentator for more than 20 years. Hallowell is the director of communications and content for Pure Flix, the former senior editor at and the former faith and culture editor at TheBlaze; he has contributed to, The Washington Post, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Mediaite, and The Huffington Post, among other outlets. He is the author of four books, including "Playing With Fire: A Modern Investigation Into Demons, Exorcism and Ghosts." 
Bill Harrier
Vice Chairman, NRB Non-Com Music License Committee; Network Compliance Manager, Radio Training Network
Bill is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Spring Arbor College and is the Vice Chairman of the NRB Non-Com Music License Committee. He began in radio as a student at WMBI in Chicago. His career path has included 27 years in church ministry and 25 years in radio including Family Life Broadcasting as Manager of WUGN, Midland, Michigan and the last 19 years at Radio Training Network in various roles and currently Net Compliance Manager for 38 stations. He has been married for 51 years and has 2 married daughters and 2 grandchildren. His wife Cheryl is a CPA and they live in Peachtree Corners, Georgia Northeast of Atlanta. 
Dr. Ron Harris
Founder & President
MEDIAlliance International
Dr. Ron Harris is a broadcast veteran with over five decades in the media world, which includes radio, television, church media, Christian radio, writing, and media consulting. Harris was the vice president and general manager of KCBI Radio in Dallas for 15 years. Harris has been involved in National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) for over 35 years. In 2013, Harris founded MEDIAlliance International, a nonprofit ministry that trains, mentors, and encourages Christians in broadcasting around the world.
Casey Helmick
Terra Firma Audio
With his background in marketing, media, and communication, Casey now helps Dunham+Company ministry partners increase their Kingdom impact through creative problem-solving and holistic fundraising strategies. His unique, personalized approach to fundraising and marketing consists of innovation, energy, and out-of-the box thinking. Casey worked as the marketing manager for Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, North Carolina. He also led communications for a large church in the western suburbs of Chicago and helmed the digital brand development for one of the largest Christian broadcast ministries in the country. 
Harv Hendrickson
Northwestern Media
Harv is presently retired from Northwestern but has continued as a Northwestern Media Consultant. His years in radio included on-air, station and network management and engineering.
Scott Hunter
Executive Director
NRB Music License Committee
Mr. Hunter has been Executive Director of the NRBMLC since January 1, 2019. In addition to serving the Committee, he is Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel to Salem Media Group (Salem), where he represents Salem regarding its intellectual property matters. During his tenure at Salem, he has provided counsel on a wide variety of practice areas including real estate, SEC/corporate governance, and general advice for Salem’s radio stations, internet division, and publishing divisions.
Jim Hutchison
Chief Marketing Officer
Amazing Industries
Jim Hutchison is the Chief Marketing Officer for Amazing Industries, a Dallas-based digital design and deployment firm, and the creator of, a lighting industries blog with worldwide reach and readership. Jim’s career started as a lighting designer and has traveled through many aspects of the industry from product management to engineering and from production design to content creation. Jim is a member of United Scenic Artists #829 and the United States Institute of Theatre Technologies and has a handful of degrees and a couple of decades’ experience in lighting design. 
Dallas Jenkins
The Chosen

In his 20 years in the business, Dallas Jenkins has directed and produced over a dozen feature and short films for companies such as Universal, Lionsgate, Pureflix, Hallmark Channel, and Amazon. His film The Resurrection of Gavin Stone released in theaters in 2017. He is now the creator of the largest crowd-funded media project of all-time, a multi-season series about the life of Christ, The Chosen, which is currently in Season Two.
Mark Jobe
Moody Bible Institute
Dr. Mark Jobe serves as president of Moody Bible Institute, a higher education and media ministry founded in 1886 that equips people with the truth of God's Word. Dr. Jobe is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave and Into Your Call, and the host of Bold Steps, a weekday program heard across Moody Radio’s nation-wide network of stations. For more than 30 years, Dr. Jobe has served as senior pastor of New Life Community Church in Chicago. He and his wife, Dee, have been married for more than 30 years.
Bryce Johnson
President & Host
UNPACKIN' it Ministries
​Bryce Johnson is the President and Founder of UNPACKIN’ it Ministries. Their mission is to challenge, encourage, and inspire sports fans to follow Jesus and become more like Him. He is the host of The UNPACKIN' it Podcast, a show that unpacks faith and sports. He also hosts the Fantasy Football Fellowship Podcast. He was previously a radio host on SiriusXM, Sports Byline USA, and ESPN Charlotte. UNPACKIN’ it is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mark Joseph
MJM Entertainment Group/Reagan film
Mark Joseph is a music and film producer and an author. He is currently producing the feature film Reagan, starring Dennis Quaid which completed shooting mid-April. He began his film career at Walden Media and Crusader Entertainment where he began working on the first of 73 films like The Chronicles of Narnia and Ray and Holes in the areas of development and marketing. In 2019, he produced the docudrama No Safe Spaces and has served as a producer on films such as Max Rose starring Jerry Lewis and The Vessel starring Martin Sheen.
Michael Jr.
Michael Jr. Productions

Known as one of today’s most gifted comedians, Michael Jr. brings laughter and understanding to audiences all over the world. Michael got his start performing at the legendary Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach: home of Jay Leno and “The Tonight Show.” This outstanding performance led to Michael Jr. performing at the “Just for Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal where he became the first comedian to ever appear live via satellite on “The Tonight Show” which catapulted Michael’s career. Now, Michael Jr. tours the country using comedy to inspire audiences to activate their purpose and live a life fulfilled.
Tim Kachuriak
Founder, Chief Innovation & Optimization Officer
Tim Kachuriak is the founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter, a fundraising research lab consultancy and training institute that works with charities, nonprofits, and NGOs to help them grow their resource capacity. A nonprofit thought leader, Kachuriak is the author of the book Optimize Your Fundraising, lead researcher and co-author of the Online Fundraising Scorecard: Why Should I Give to You? (the nonprofit value proposition index study), and The Midlevel Donor Crisis. Kachuriak has trained organizations in fundraising optimization around the world and is a frequent speaker at international nonprofit conferences.
Alex Kendrick
Writer, Director, Actor
Kendrick Brothers Productions

Alex Kendrick has dedicated his life to following Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations. After serving in church ministry for 20 years, he now writes, speaks, and produces Christian films with his brothers Stephen and Shannon. Alex directed the movies Overcomer, War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel. He is also the executive producer of two films releasing in 2021: Courageous Legacy, a remastered film with added scenes to mark the film’s 10th Anniversary; and Kendrick Brothers’ Show Me the Father, their first feature-length documentary.

Charlie Kirk
Host, The Charlie Kirk Show
Salem National Radio Network

​Charlie Kirk is the Founder and President of Turning Point USA, the largest and fastest growing conservative youth activist organization in the country with over 300,000 student members, over 450 full and part-time staff, and a presence on over 2,500 high school and college campuses nationwide. His social media reaches over 100 million people per month and according to Axios, he is one of the "top 10 most engaged" Twitter handles in the world. A "New York Times" and Amazon best-selling author of “The MAGA Doctrine” Charlie is also the host of “The Charlie Kirk Show” podcast, which regularly ranks among the top-10 news shows on Apple podcast charts. As of October 2020, Charlie took his podcast to broadcast, and became the host of the new, nationally syndicated daily radio show on the Salem Radio Network live from 12 - 3 PM ET.
Rob Kirkpatrick
Executive Director, Audio Content Creation
Focus on the Family
Rob Kirkpatrick is the Executive Producer of the “Focus On The Family Broadcast.” Since joining Focus in 1987, Rob has been instrumental in helping set the standard of excellence in Focus’s audio programming, which is now heard by almost 7 million people each week. Focus On The Family has been in the podcast realm since 2006 and is now recognized as one of the largest podcast networks featuring custom and repurposed programming for an ever-growing digital audience.
Dr. Kathy Koch
Founder and President
Celebrate Kids, Inc.
​As the founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc. Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”), has spoken to thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries. She regularly speaks for Care Net, Summit Ministries, and other organizations. She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio (earning top ten designation four times), was featured in Kirk Cameron’s movie, Connect, and has published five books with Moody Publishers. Dr. Kathy earned a PhD from Purdue University. 
Brett Larson
General Manager
Crawford Media Group
Brett holds a B.S. in Communications, an M.B.A., an M.T.S., and is currently in the dissertation phase of a Doctorate in Business Administration. Brett began in Christian radio as a board-operator in 1992. In 1999, Brett began full-time with Crawford. Currently, Brett serves as General Manager of 7 Crawford stations in Buffalo/Toronto, Rochester, Birmingham, Huntsville. Brett also hosts the daily theological radio broadcast SKOPOS and enjoys serving on several nonprofit boards. Brett and his wife, Kim, have 3 wonderful boys!
Nevin (Nev) W. Larson
Director: C.B.C. Christian Programming
Crawford Broadcasting Company
Nevin “Nev” Larson is in his 55th year with Crawford Broadcasting. He spent 45 years as General Manager of the 110,000 watt WDCX-FM covering Buffalo and Toronto markets. He has provided due-diligence work for Crawford’s purchase of stations throughout the years. Nev has been an NRB Board Member for many decades and served on many NRB Committees.
Paul Lauer
CEO, Motive Entertainment, and CEO, FaithX

Paul Lauer is a production and marketing expert best known as the founder and CEO of Hollywood agency Motive Entertainment ( and CEO of FaithX, a content funding and streaming platform. Lauer has designed and managed highly successful marketing campaigns including the award-winning campaign for Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ ($1 billion worldwide), and over 40 other feature films, top-rated TV programs, and three best-selling books. Lauer’s strategies are based on connecting with consumers at a deeper, cause-based level. His work has been called “a textbook study in both high-profile and below-the-radar marketing” by Ad Age, which named Lauer a Top 50 Marketer of the year.
Mark Levy CRME
Revenue Development Resources
Mark Levy has 36+ years of experience and expertise in growing organizations’ teams and impact. Mark’s a frequent speaker at national events for the NAB, RAB, SMTE, International IDEABANK, NABOB, BEA, The Inland Press Association, The Independent Billboard Operators, dozens of state broadcast organizations, internationally in Barbados, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Guatemala, South Africa, Trinidad and…here with The NRB! He lives in Grapevine with his wife and business partner of 36 years, Holly Levy.   
Clint Lewis
Communications Director
Gateway Church
As the Communications Director at Gateway Church, my role is to lead, plan, direct and implement overall communication strategies to advance Gateway’s brand, support our weekend services, promote church-wide initiatives and events, help develop content, and ensure consistent messaging among ministry and staff. Daily, I strive to serve, support, and lead the different disciplines within the Communications Team (Editorial, Design, Film, Marketing, Photography). Before joining Gateway staff in 2018, I spent 23 years in radio as an Account Executive for Susquehanna (The Ticket - 1310AM), ABC (WBAP 820AM) and as a Senior Account Executive at Salem Media Group (94.9 KLTY).
Mark Loux
Vice President of Strategy
Altus Marketing

With his unique perspective to serving non-profit organizations, Mark has helped hundreds of non-profits raise the resources they need to carry out their missions. His outside-the-box approach to strategy combined with data and analytics has resulted in break-through tactics that not only increase the engagement of partners with organizations but exponentially grow donors and revenue, retain donors, and increase their commitment through the organization across all channels.

Tim Mahoney
Thinking Man Films

​Tim Mahoney is the founder of Thinking Man Films which has produced and distributed the award-winning investigative film series, Patterns of Evidence. The next film in the Patterns series is, Journey to Mount Sinai which is scheduled to come out in 2022. To add to this powerful lineup of Bible-affirming films is a new project from Millennium Pictures out of France, The 7 Churches of Revelation. This important film will be released worldwide in September 2021. Tim has been married to Jill for 42 years, has 4 married children and 8 grandchildren.
Aaron McClung
AM Agency
Aaron McClung is the founder and CEO of AM, a full-service branding, marketing, and culture firm in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For over two decades, AM has served businesses and nonprofits of all sizes including Carrier Corporation, AT&T, Sonic Restaurants, Phillips 66, North American Mission Board, East West Ministries, Goodwill Industries, TobyMac, Kyser Musical Products, Solutions By Text, Passion Conferences, Word on Fire, and hundreds more.
Eric Metaxas
Host, The Eric Metaxas Show
Salem Radio Network

The Eric Metaxas Show offers compelling perspective on American culture, political life, and stories making news around the corner and across the globe. Heard on leading radio stations from coast-to-coast, the show taps the unique talent of one of America’s best known authors, commentators, TV personalities and public speakers for radio unlike anything ever heard before: compelling, compassionate and interactive as Eric and his listeners seek answers to life’s toughest questions together.
Charles Morris
President of Haven Ministries and voice of Haven Today
Haven Ministries
Charles Morris is the President and fourth speaker of California-based Haven Ministries. Now in his 21st year with what started as the Haven of Rest, his adult life started as a broadcast news reporter, then as an editor and bureau chief for United Press International. He also served as press secretary for two former U.S. Senators, in addition to owning and managing a radio station. HAVEN Today is the program that’s “all about Jesus.” 
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Worship
Patrick Dopson, Pastor of Worship
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
OCBF Worship is one of the many ministries of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship under the leadership of Dr. Tony Evans located in Dallas, Texas. Patrick Dopson serves as Associate Pastor of Worship at OCBF which encompasses the areas of music, creative arts, media and liturgical services. They believe their call is to draw attention to a Holy God, provide an atmosphere that is pleasing to Him and to present a Kingdom sound that He can use throughout the earth.  
David D. Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
David is a partner at the Washington DC law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP. He has represented broadcasters for over 35 years on regulatory, transactional and copyright issues. He is also represents a number of state broadcast associations, the National Association of Media Brokers and a number of digital media companies. David is a regular speaker at industry conferences and the principal writer of the Broadcast Law Blog, which covers legal issues of importance to media companies. He received his law degree from Emory University, and his BA from the College of William and Mary, where he managed the college’s FM radio station.
Star Parker
Founder and President
The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Star Parker is founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a non-profit Policy Institute based in Washington DC that fights poverty to restore dignity through messages of faith, freedom, and personal responsibility. The vision of CURE is to preserve, promote and protect Christianity, capitalism, and our constitution to improve culture, reduce government dependency, and to build race relations. Star is a nationally syndicated columnist and hosts a weekly television news show, CURE America, and brings her message to the American people as a regular commentator of FOX News, BBC, NPR, and other outlets. 
Brad Pelo
Chief Distribution Officer
Angel Studios

​Brad Pelo is the Chief Distribution Officer at Angel Studios and responsible for bringing The Chosen to a billion people. Prior to Angel, Pelo served as CEO of several media companies including Radiant, SAY, Bookcraft and Picture Rock. Pelo has produced three feature films and was the cofounder of A lifelong Christian, Brad and his wife Melody are the parents of twelve children and grandparents to fifteen (so far).
Jack Philips
Masterpiece Cakeshop

​Jack Phillips is a cake artist who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado. In 2012, he was asked to create a custom wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage. He declined that request because of his faith but offered the customers other items in his shop. The customers sued Jack, and in 2018, Jack won his case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Jack is back in court defending the right of creative professionals to choose the messages they create.
The Honorable Michael R. Pompeo
Former Secretary of State
Michael R. Pompeo served as the 70th Secretary of State of the United States, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and was elected to four terms in Congress representing Kansas’ 4th District.
Secretary Pompeo graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain. He rose to the rank of Captain, and went on to graduate from Harvard Law School.
Before serving in Congress, he spent a decade leading two manufacturing businesses in South Central Kansas. Mike Pompeo is married to his wife, Susan -- with whom he taught 5th grade Sunday school for many years -- and has one son, Nick.
Bob Pritchett
Bob Pritchett co-founded Faithlife (makers of Logos Bible Software) and serves as CEO. Bob is a 2005 winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs 2015, and was included in the Puget Sound Business Journal's 40 Under 40. Bob lives with his wife Audra in Bellingham, Washington; they have two adult children. Bob's latest book, Start Next Now: How to Get the Life You've Always Wanted was released in October, 2015.
Dennis Quaid

Multi-hyphenate superstar Dennis Quaid is an Emmy® Award and two-time Golden Globe® nominee, who is known for his roles in hit films The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, Frequency, The Parent Trap, Soul Surfer, The Right Stuff, Breaking Away, Midway, and many more. Quaid is currently in production portraying the 40th president of the United States in the biopic, REAGAN, produced by Mark Joseph and directed by Sean McNamara. Other upcoming projects include American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, produced by Andrew and Jon Erwin of the Erwin Brothers, Lionsgate, and Mark Ciardi (The Rookie), as well as The Tiger Rising, opposite Katharine McPhee and Queen Latifah.
Erik Reed
Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, Founder of Knowing Jesus Ministries
​Erik is the Lead Pastor of The Journey Church in Lebanon, TN. He is also Founder & President of Knowing Jesus Ministries which proclaims timeless truths for everyday life. This ministry provides resources for growing in a daily walk with Jesus, withstanding the cultural pressures to conform, and equipping believers for sorrows and afflictions. He is married to Katrina, and has three children: Kaleb (with the Lord), Kaleigh (11), and Kyra (7). 
Tony Reinke
Senior Teacher
Desiring God
Tony Reinke serves as a senior teacher at Desiring God, and hosts the popular podcast Ask Pastor John, addressing questions of theology, ethics, and Christian living. Reinke currently resides in the Phoenix area with his wife and three children. His most recent book, Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Digital Age (Crossway, April 2019), explores what it means to spiritually thrive in an age of visual enticements.
Al Robertson

Alan Robertson co-hosts the
Unashamed with Phil and Jase Robertson podcast. He helped start the family business, Duck Commander, served as a pastor for 22 years in West Monroe, LA, and appeared on Duck Dynasty. He has authored five books and speaks around the country about the Robertson values of faith, family, and ducks. His company, Restoration Productions, produces In the Woods with Phil and other godly, family-friendly content. Al and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 36 years and have two married daughters and six grandchildren.
Jase Robertson

Jase Robertson is passionate about Jesus, his family, duck hunting, and metal detecting. He starred on the hit A&E series Duck Dynasty and co-hosts a popular podcast called Unashamed with Phil and Jase Robertson. Jase shares the hope he has found through his Savior with audiences around the country and is looking forward to his dream hunt with Jesus and the Apostles Paul and Peter. He's currently working on a new TV show about treasure hunting.
Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson is a professional hunter who invented his own duck call and founded the Duck Commander company. He starred in the popular A&E television series Duck Dynasty and currently hosts In the Woods with Phil on and the Unashamed with Phil and Jase Robertson podcast. He is the New York Times best-selling author of Jesus Politics, The Theft of America’s Soul, UnPHILtered, and Happy, Happy, Happy. He and his wife, Kay, live in West Monroe, Louisiana. He has five children, 18 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Jason Romano
Sports Spectrum
Jason is the host of the Sports Spectrum podcast and radio show. The longtime ESPN producer is the author of two books "Live to Forgive" and his latest "The Uniform of Leadership."
Lila Rose
President and Founder
Live Action
Lila Rose is a writer, speaker and activist and serves as president of Live Action, a human rights nonprofit with the largest digital footprint for the global pro-life movement. Lila’s investigative reporting on the abortion industry has been featured in most major news outlets, and her media appearances include Fox News’ Hannity and Tucker Carlson Tonight, as well as CNN, BBC, and many other national television and radio programs. Lila speaks internationally on family and cultural issues. She has addressed members of the European Parliament and spoken at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women. She is the host of “The Lila Rose Show,” a podcast that tackles relationships, faith, culture, and politics.
Joel C. Rosenberg

Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times bestselling author of novels and nonfiction books with nearly 5 million copies in print. His latest best-selling political thriller is THE BEIRUT PROTOCOL, which released in March. In September, he will release a non-fiction book, ENEMIES & ALLIES: An Unforgettable Journey Inside The Fast-Moving & Immensely Turbulent Modern Middle East.

With more than half-a-billion streams, over 4 million albums sold, and 8 GMA Dove Awards to their credit, Selah’s Allan Hall, Amy Perry and Todd Smith have earned a reputation for not only delivering compelling new anthems but also for reviving great hymns of faith. With their soaring harmonies and distinctive lead vocals, they have breathed new life into timeless musical treasures that have ministered to believers for generations. They have also populated culture with such enduring hits as “Press On,” “Wonderful, Merciful Savior,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Hope of the Broken World” and “All My Praise."
Mr. Kelly Shackelford
President/CEO/Chief Counsel
First Liberty Institute

For over two decades, Kelly Shackelford, Esq., has served as President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, the largest legal firm in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans. Under his leadership, First Liberty’s legal team has participated in cases before the United States Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, federal district courts and various state courts where they have won more than 90 percent of their cases. Shackelford is a constitutional scholar who has argued before the United States Supreme Court, testified before the U.S. House and Senate, and has won a number of landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases including a recent watershed, precedent-changing victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association.
Michael Shelley
Vice President and General Manager
NewLife Radio
Mike has been in Christian broadcasting for over 30 years. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and Regent University with Master’s degrees in communication and management. Mike has served with WAYJ-FM, WINK-FM, Morningstar Radio Network, WJYO-FM, In Touch Ministries and WRAF-FM. Mike has served on the faculty with Truett-McConnell College, Georgia Perimeter College and Toccoa Falls College. He also served on the Board of Education in Barrow County. Mike joined the NewLife Radio staff in 2016 as Executive Assistant to the President. In 2019, he was promoted to General Manager and then in 2020, he was promoted to Vice President and General Manager.
Mike Smith
General Manager
Mike Smith is the General Manager of DonorDirect, a software provider dedicated to meeting the needs of the modern ministry through donor management, customer relationship management (CRM), and e-commerce solutions. For more than 15 years, he has been partnering with ministries to expand their Kingdom reach and impact while deepening connections with donors. Mike also serves as a Shepherd at his local church helping to equip the saints for the work of ministry. He lives in Plano, TX with his wife and two children. 
Nils Smith
Chief Strategist Social Media + Innovation
Dunham and Company
With his extensive background in social media, innovation, and communication, Nils helps Dunham+Company clients create more impact through the latest social media and online best practices. Before coming to Dunham+Company, Nils worked as the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the country. While there, Nils led a talented team that grew their church’s online engagement. He pioneered their use of mobile apps and TV apps, and built the online church platform of He is the author of The Social Media Guide: Practical Insights for Effective Engagement.
Becca Spradlin
On Mission
Becca Spradlin, the founder of On Mission, specializes in executive facilitation, organizational assessment, and strategic planning. On Mission services were incubated during her time at HOPE International, following the publication of Mission Drift. In 2020, she co-authored the Mission True Workbook, an interactive guide to providing leaders with practical next steps to keep their organizations on Mission. She brings 15 years of experience performing workshops and evaluations for businesses and nonprofits on five continents, including over five years at a rating agency. She is a Prosci© certified change management practitioner and holds a master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University. 
Todd Starnes
Host, Toddcast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Salem Podcast Network

Todd Starnes has revolutionized conservative talk radio. He’s an award-winning broadcaster and best-selling author, and his podcast is a fast-moving combo platter of A-list guests, calls from listeners, and compelling commentary.
Ken Starr
Of Counsel
The Lanier Law Firm

Ken Starr is Of Counsel to The Lanier Law Firm. Formerly a U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Solicitor General, Independent Counsel, and partner at Kirkland & Ellis and Gibson Dunn law firms, he also served as President and Chancellor of Baylor University and Dean of Pepperdine School of Law. He serves on the boards of Christian Legal Society, Advocates International and Alliance Defending Freedom. Throughout his career, he has championed the cause of religious liberty and freedom of conscience for all persons. Ken is a NY Times best-selling author of Religious Liberty in Crisis; First Among Equals; and Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation. He and his wife Alice live in Waco, Texas and are blessed with three children and eight grandchildren.
Allie Stuckey
Author, You're Not Enough & That's Okay, Host, Relatable
Allie Stuckey is the host of the podcast, "Relatable," where she breaks down the latest in culture, news and politics from a Christian, conservative perspective. She is a frequent guest on Fox News, writer and the author of a book to be released in the spring of 2020. In 2015, Allie began speaking to college sororities about the importance of voting. What started out as a hobby soon turned into a full-time career, with her blog "The Conservative Millennial" launching her into the political media sphere. Today, in addition to podcasting, writing, and making the occasional satirical video, Allie speaks to colleges and organizations about the importance of conservative values.
The Erwins
Recording Artist
Stowtown Records

GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning sibling group The Erwins (StowTown Records) represent a new generation in Southern Gospel music. Effortlessly infusing their signature family harmonies with modern musical influences, Keith, Kody, Kris and Katie Erwin have released eight recordings to date and perform hundreds of concerts around the country each year.
Trey Van Camp
Church Planter
Passion Creek Church
​Trey Van Camp planted Passion Creek Church in 2016 through the North American Mission Board. In March of 2017, he began to document his journey of planting a church by posting vlogs on YouTube. Since then, he has posted over 400 videos detailing the ups and downs of ministry. 
Michael Van Dyck
Inspired Entertainment

Michael Van Dyck has had a tremendous influence in the entertainment industry by packaging and selling scripted and non-scripted series, movies for television that have branded networks, and features. Van Dyck’s passion, in addition to his mainstream work, is representing faith brands. His successes in mainstream entertainment and this growing inspirational genre include 
James Mano’s Dexter (Showtime) and On the Run (HBO Max), Peter Barsocchini’s High School Musical (Disney Channel) and Midsummer Night's Journey (ABCS/ABC), Martha Williamson’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Hallmark) and her celestial drama at CBSTVS/UTV/NBC, and Kirk Franklin’s Sunday Best (BET). On the movie front, Kirk Franklin's biopic at Franklin Entertainment/Paramount and The Collector at Franklin Entertainment/Indivisible Productions (Chris Pratt). Currently, Michael's series Kingdom Business has an eight-episode order on BET.
Jackelyn Viera Iloff
Author, Producer, Ministry Advisor
​Jackelyn Viera Iloff is a producer, author, and ministry advisor. Her credits include award-winning History Channel series Jesus: His Life, the film Walking with Herb, NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, and Paramount's Ben Hur premiere. She has worked at the US Department of Transportation and private sector business at KPMG. She is an ordained minister/senior advisor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
Kristen Waggoner
General Counsel
Alliance Defending Freedom
Kristen K. Waggoner serves as General Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. Her role includes oversight of ADF's U.S. litigation, legislative, and communications teams. Since 2014, ADF has represented prevailing parties in ten U.S. Supreme Court victories, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which she argued at the Supreme Court. She also served as counsel in the free speech victory that the Supreme Court handed down in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. Kristen is a national speaker on legal and cultural issues and has appeared on multiple nationally televised news programs.
Joshua Weiss Ph.D. ABD.
Co-Founder & CEO
ARK Multicasting, Inc.

Joshua Weiss has been a part of traditional Christian broadcasting for over 2 decades. He and his family are now building the nation’s largest unencumbered ATSC 3.0 network across ~300 TV stations covering a third of the US in their company ARK Multicasting. They are the industry leaders when it comes to the new ATSC 3.0 TV standard accomplishing several “Industry Firsts” with partnerships including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi Comark, and others.

Chad Williams
Five Q
Since founding Five Q in 2004, Chad has led the Five Q team to serve organizations such as Revive Our Hearts, Joni and Friends, Answers in Genesis, Voice of the Martyrs, and many others. Chad shares his insight and experience through speaking engagements such as the National Religious Broadcasters conference, the Christian Leadership Alliance conference, GospelCon, and the Biola Digital Conference. When Chad isn’t leading his team, you might find him rolling on the floor with one or more of his seven kids, reading and pondering God’s word, or rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He and his wife reside in Atlantic with their seven children.
Matt Wood
Vice President of Marketing
RightNow Media
​Matt serves as Vice President of Marketing at RightNow Media, where his mission is to support churches and organizations around the world as they equip their people with resources to grow as individuals and followers of Christ. The team at RightNow Media serves over 20,000 churches and organizations globally, representing millions of people, with streaming video content that inspires people to action. Matt received his MBA from Southern Methodist University and lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Jill, and their kids, Taylor and Hudson. They attend Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco.
Gary Zelasko
Lasting City Marketing
Gary earned a marketing degree from the University of Illinois and has distinguished himself through a career in advertising, television sales and management (Cox Television, Hearst Broadcasting, the CBS Owned and Operated Television Station Group), entrepreneurship, and ministry (Directorships at Greg Laurie’s Harvest Ministries). Gary is a film producer, including the Erwin Brothers film, Steve McQueen: American Icon, adjunct professor of film studies at California Baptist University, and he envisioned, catalyzed, and mobilized the 2006 San Jose Harvest Crusade, which yielded over 4,000 professions of faith. He is now the President of Lasting City Marketing, a digital marketing and technology company.