NRB 2021 - Conv Program & Speakers
NRB 2021 Sponsors / Speakers / Musicians
*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
*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.
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Carl Barnhill
Creative Director/Owner
Twelve:Thirty Media
Carl Barnhill is a creative entrepreneur, motion designer and author. He is the Owner and Creative Director of [twelve:thirty]media, a company that serves churches and ministries all over the world through motion graphics content and church media coaching. He is the host of The Making Sunday Happen Podcast and author of The Ultimate Production Team Handbook. You can find him in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Katie and two sons, Jacob and Wesley.
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.
Chris Brooks
Senior Pastor
Woodside Bible Church
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
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.
David Closson
Director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview
Family Research Council
Arnie Cole
Chief Executive Officer
Back to the Bible & Center for Bible Engagement
Arnie Cole (EdD, Pepperdine) is the CEO of Back to the Bible and President of the Center for Bible Engagement. With his passion for research and helping others, Dr. Cole has been active most of his professional life in developing methodologies, processes and best practices to instill significant behavioral change in individuals. For the past 16 years he has studied the spiritual lives of people around the world and developed an intuitive daily discipleship platform that helps people become engaged in scripture and get them on the path to life transformation. Dr. Cole is the co-author of several books, including Unstuck: Your Life, God's Design, Real Change (Bethany House). Arnie & his wife Char are the parents of adult children & operate Still Waters Ranch, an equestrian center that serves as a community outreach. The Coles live near Lincoln, Nebraska.
Dr. 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.
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.
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
J.C. Derrick
Managing editor, WORLD Radio
WORLD News Group
J.C. spent 10 years covering sports and higher education before joining WORLD in 2012. He worked as a Capitol Hill reporter from 2012 to 2017 and is now WORLD Radio’s managing editor and WORLD’s deputy chief content officer. He is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Mark DeYmaz
Directional Leader / President/Co-Founder
Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas / Mosaix Global Network
A thought-leading writer and 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 (, with Dr. George Yancey, today serving as its president and convener of the triennial National Multi-ethnic Church Conference. In 2008, he launched Vine and Village ( and remains active on the board of this 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the spiritual, social, and financial transformation of Little Rock's University District.
Mark has written seven books including his latest, The Coming Revolution in Church Economics (Baker Books, 2019); Disruption: Repurposing the Church to Redeem the Community (Thomas Nelson, 2017); and Multiethnic Conversations: an Eight Week Guide to Unity in Your Church (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2016), the first daily devotional, small group curriculum on the subject for people in the pews. His book, Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church (Jossey-Bass, 2007), was a finalist for a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award (2008) and for a Resource of the Year Award (2008) sponsored by Outreach magazine. Other works include, re:MIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color (Abingdon, 2016); Leading a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church (formerly Ethnic Blends; Zondervan, 2010, 2013), and the e-Book, Should Pastors Accept or Reject the Homogeneous Unit Principle? (Mosaix Global Network, 2011). In addition to books, he is a contributing editor for Outreach magazine where his column, "Mosaic" appears in each issue.
He and his wife, Linda, have been married for thirty-two years and reside in Little Rock, AR. Linda is the author of the certified best-seller, Mommy, Please Don't Cry: There Are No Tears in Heaven (Multnomah, 1996), an anointed resource providing hope and comfort for those who grieve the loss of a child. Mark and Linda have four adult children and three grandchildren.
In 2019, Mark launched an academic partnership with Wheaton College ( through which students seeking to earn an M.A. in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis on establishing healthy multiethnic and economically diverse, socially just, and financially sustainable churches. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte Campus) and at Phoenix Seminary, where he earned a D.Min. in 2007.
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.
Dr. Jennifer Epperson
Media and Research Strategist
Christian Healthcare Ministries
Helping others in Christian media reach their potential is Jennifer Hayden Epperson’s passion. Currently, 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. Jennifer has worked and taught in international contexts with Moody Radio’s Global Partners Training program and spent five years as the Executive Producer of TWR’s Women of Hope. In 2012, she completed a doctorate in organizational leadership with a minor in human resource development. She has taught leadership and radio courses on both undergraduate and graduate levels and released her first book, 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
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.
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
Chief Strategist
Dunham and Company
Casey joined the Dunham+Company team in 2019 as Chief Strategist, and he currently helps our ministry partners expand their effectiveness and reach through integrated fundraising and marketing campaigns.

Before coming to Dunham+Company, 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. Casey also is deeply invested in podcasts and owns a podcast production company focused on reaching the next generation.

With his background in marketing, media, and communication, Casey now helps D+C 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 has a business marketing degree from Liberty University, and he and his wife have a son and a daughter.
Chris Horst
Chief Advancement Officer
HOPE International

Chris Horst is the chief advancement officer at HOPE International, where he employs his passion for advancing initiatives at the intersection of faith and work. Chris serves as the board chairman of the Mile High WorkShop. He loves to write, having been published in The Denver Post and Christianity Today and co-authored Mission Drift, Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing, and Rooting for Rivals with Peter Greer. Chris was a very average student, but he did graduate with both a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University and an MBA from Bakke Graduate University.

Scott Hunter
Executive Director
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.
Lee Ann Jackson
Social Media Manager/Media Strategist
Ambassador Advertising Agency
An experienced marketing professional, Lee Ann Jackson has served at Ambassador for nearly 30 years as a Media Strategist as well as being our resident Spanish language expert, and more recently heading up our Social Media team.

Lee Ann graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Relations and Political Science and has made good use of her background as she works with those ministries we represent serving International media. Recently, to further deepen Ambassador’s engagement in the Social Media arena, Lee Ann earned a Mini-MBA in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School.

Before coming to Ambassador, Lee Ann served Focus on the Family on their marketing team and is now part of the team serving Focus once again as part of Ambassador’s representation.

A mom of three adult children —Rachel (married to Tanner), Joshua (a grad student at the Claremont McKenna Schools) and Rebecca, heading into her freshman year at Pepperdine University.

Lee Ann and her family are very much a part of the ministry outreach at Church of the Open Door in Glendora.
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.
Tim Kachuriak
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.
Kachuriak is also the co-founder and board member for the Human Coalition, a member of the board of directors for Open Doors USA, an Advisory Board Member for the SMU Digital Accelerator, and an Advisory Board Member for the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact.
Kachuriak lives in Prosper, TX with his wife Rebecca, and their four children: Max (14), Charlie (13), Gracie (11), and Joe (5).
Rob Kirkpatrick
Executive Producer
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, WDCX-FM/CRAWFORD BROADCASTING Nev is just completing 54 years with Crawford Broadcasting in management of their Buffalo/Toronto 110,000 watt WDCX-FM station, and now as Director of Christian Programming for all of Crawford’s other major market stations. Nev is a member of the NRB Board of Directors, was a long-time NRB Radio Committee member, has served on the NRB Finance Committee, the Resolutions Committee, and for many years on the Eastern NRB Board. Nev and his wife Sue have been married for 57 years and have three children: Erik, their oldest, was called home to heaven suddenly at age 32, son Brett is currently G.M.of WDCX-FM (and four other CBC stations), and daughter Krista is a Pastor’s wife (and a hospital ER Psychologist) in Virginia. Nev and Sue have been blessed with nine grandchildren.
Mark Levy CRME
Revenue Development Resources, Inc.
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
Director of Communications
Gateway Church
Mark Loux
Vice President of Strategy
ResourceOne Fundraising Group
A third-generation fundraiser, Loux brings a unique perspective to serving non-profit organizations that is born out of a lifetime of experience helping hundreds of non-profits raise the resources they need to carry out their missions. His outside-the-box approach to strategy has resulted in break-through tactics that not only increase the engagement of partners with organizations but exponentially grow donors and revenue. He brings data and analytics to life in ways that grow organizations through all channels – old and new – finding the insights hidden in the growing volume of data available. He’s been leading the way in introducing engagement strategies that both retain donors and increase their commitment through the organization across all channels for the last decade. He has coached nonprofit organizations and leaders in developing integrated communications efforts that cross all channels and departments. Mark is gifted in turning around faltering efforts as well as launching new programs for organizations regardless of size or scope of mission.
Elizabeth Meyer
Music Licensing Manager
Elizabeth Meyer has spent the last five years immersed in music licensing. She handles licensing, payment, and compliance for Salem Media Group and provides support for NRBMLC’s list of over 1,000 radio stations. She graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Dr. Norm Mintle
Executive Producer
Dr. Mintle serves as the Executive Producer for the Trinity Broadcasting Network, where he has produced several series: Huckabee (the top rated program on the network); a new daily women’s program, Better Together; a 26-part documentary series focused on the unique needs of cities in the U.S. Most recently, a first-ever 6-part series, Inexplicable: How Christianity Spread to the Ends of the Earth, and a 20-episode series exploring God’s work today around the world.
Charles Morris
Haven Ministries
Brian Mosley
RightNow Media
Brian Mosley serves as the President of RightNow Media. His passion is to help people live out their faith in neighborhoods, offices, schools, and homes around the world. 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. Brian graduated from Baylor University and then married his high school sweetheart, Julie. They have four kids, Abby, Grant, Ashley and Tristan. They worship and serve at Allen Bible Church where Brian is also an elder.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Reagan Rose
Director of Digital Platforms
Grace to You
Reagan Rose is the Director of Digital Platforms at Grace to You, the media ministry of pastor John MacArthur. He is also the creator of Redeeming Productivity, a blog and podcast about how Christians should approach getting things done from a biblical perspective.
Mr. Kelly Shackelford
President/CEO/Chief Counsel
First Liberty Institute

Kelly Shackelford, Esq., is President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, the largest legal firm in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans. He has served in this role since 1997, leading First Liberty’s efforts to defend religious freedom in the courts and in the public arena. 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. Shackelford is a highly sought-after speaker and frequent guest on national news and talk shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, and Hannity. He also has been featured in the National Law Journal, Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, and The L.A. Times, and many others. Shackelford is on the Board of Trustees of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society and earned his law degree from Baylor University. 

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.
Nils Smith
Chief Strategist Social Media + Innovation
Dunham and Company
Nils joined the Dunham+Company team in 2016 as Chief Strategist of Social Media and Innovation. 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 and Crypto for Good: Demystifying Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofits. His work has also been featured in a wide range of publications. Nils is regarded as a world-leading expert at the crossroads of social media and nonprofit strategy, and his expertise serves our clients every day. Nils has a Business Management degree from Texas State University and holds a Masters in Ministry Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.
John Stonestreet
Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview

John Stonestreet serves as President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He’s a sought-after author and speaker on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education and apologetics. John is the daily voice of BreakPoint, the nationally syndicated commentary on the culture founded by the late Chuck Colson, and the host of the BreakPoint podcast. He has co-authored five books including A Practical Guide to Culture and Restoring All Things.

Dr. Walter Strickland
Associate VP for Kingdom Diversity Initiatives & Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Walter Strickland serves as Associate VP for Kingdom Diversity Initiatives & Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he leads the Kingdom Diversity Initiative. Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, Walter’s passion is to equip people to flourish in their context from a deep commitment to God’s design.
Allie Stuckey
Podcast Host
Relatable | BlazeTV
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.
Jason Thacker
Chair of Research in Technology Ethics
The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Jason Thacker serves as Chair of Research in Technology Ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan. He writes and speaks on various topics including human dignity, technology, and artificial intelligence. His work has been featured at Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Slate, and Politico. He holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethics and Public Theology.
John Turver
President & Founder
INFORM Media & Analytics
John is President and Founder of INFORM Media & Analytics. INFORM is a media agency that uses state-of-the-art media tools and broadcast television’s best practices in media placement, and program analysis, and network schedule analysis. INFORM supplies clients with ongoing audience, and program content analysis to help producers increase viewing audience and improve fundraising.
John served as VP of Marketing for CBN for 13-years responsible for—program placement, Audience Research, Program Analysis, Program Promotion, Advertising Sales, and oversaw Donor Research, and Creative Services.
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.
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. She will argue Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski at the High Court in the 2020-21 term. Kristen clerked for Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders. She served as a partner with Ellis, Li & McKinstry, a Seattle law firm, from 2004 until she joined ADF in 2013. She is Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ in Martindale-Hubbell. Kristen is a national speaker on legal and cultural issues and has appeared on FOX News, CNN, NBC, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC's This Week, The View, and NBC's Megyn Kelly Today Show. Kristen is admitted to practice in multiple states and many federal courts.
Josh Weiss Ph.D. ABD
Co Founder & CMO
ARK Multicasting, Inc.
Joshua D. Weiss (@joshuadweiss) has over 20 years of experience in broadcast television, production, and church ministries. He is Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for ARK Multicasting, one of the largest TV broadcast companies in the nation with nearly 300 stations all being constructed as Next Gen TV Broadcast Internet facilities serving ~100 million people. Joshua also serves as general manager of IBN Television where he is producer of CrossTalk International, Today With God and Wize Flix. He serves as the chairman of the Church Media Committee for the National Religious Broadcasters and is a Ph.D. candidate at Regent University in the field of Communications.
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.
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 Steve McQueen: American Icon film… the Erwin Brothers) and he envisaged, helped catalyze and mobilize the successful 2006 San Jose Harvest Crusade (Over 4,000 professions of faith).