NRB 2021 - Christian Media Convention
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
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.
*Operation Care International
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.”
*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.
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*Vision Africa
Great Commission Forum
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.
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.
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
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 Christian Ethics and 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
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.
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).
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,
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.
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. 
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
Dr. Mark DeYmaz
Directional Leader / President/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). 
Sam Dye
Station Manager and Morning Host
Way True Life Radio
Sam is an on-air host and station manager for WTLR in the State College, Pennsylvania area. Years earlier while attending Mount Vernon Nazarene University, he worked at a local radio station as an on-air co-host and production director while earning a Bachelors of Radio and Video Broadcasting. After college Sam worked at Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk for a year as an audio engineer and couldn’t help but catch Dr. Dobson’s passion for the family and for children. I hope that every day I can become a better leader, husband, and father. With that comes a passion for the sanctity of life which has been instilled in me from childhood.
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’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
Paula Faris
Journalist, Author, Podcaster
Paula Faris is an Emmy-Award Winning Journalist, Author and Podcaster. Most recently, Faris spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of "Good Morning America's" weekend addition, a co-host of "The View" and host of the "Journeys Of Faith" podcast. She's reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, KellyAnne Conway, Reese Witherspoon, and Tiger Woods, to the casts of "Star Wars" and "Avengers". Faris graduated from Cedarville University ('97). She and her husband have three children.
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
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. 
Lee Ann Jackson
Social Media Manager/Media Strategist
Ambassador Advertising Agency
Lee Ann has served at Ambassador for nearly 30 years as a Media Strategist and more recently heads up the organization’s Social Media team. Before coming to Ambassador, Lee Ann served Focus on the Family on their radio marketing team and now serves Focus once again as a part of Ambassador’s representation. Lee Ann earned a Mini-MBA in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. 
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.
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.
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. 
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
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 2003, 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
ResourceOne Fundraising Group

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.

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
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
Directed by Pastor 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.
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.
Suzy Sammons
Suzy Sammons is a brand strategy consultant and creative storyteller. She has served as CEO of The Dove Foundation and CMO / Executive Editor for Giving Company brands, serving, Christian Cinema, iDisciple and Suzy has led a long, award winning career with agencies like TBWA\Chiat\Day, Saatchi & Saatchi, 180LA, serving Fortune 500 clients across categories. Suzy and her husband Steve live in Oregon and enjoy a blended, beautiful family of six children.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Trammell
Director of Non-Profit Strategy
AM Agency
Tim is an experienced leader with a 15 year career in Organization Strategy, Brand Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Sales Strategy, and Technology Strategy. He has worked with many clients including Carrier Corporation, Phillips 66, Blue Cross Blue Shield, DineEquity, Galderma, Haag Engineering, ACH, Ocean Reef Club, CBRE, ING Bank, American Heart Association, One More Child, Life Outreach International, and many more. 
John Turver
President & Founder
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, 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 thirteen years and was responsible for program placement, Audience Research, Program Analysis, Program Promotion, Advertising Sales, and oversaw Donor Research, and Creative Services.
Jackelyn Viera Iloff
Senior Advisor
Lakewood Church / Joel Osteen Ministries
​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.
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.
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 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).