NRB 2022 - Christian Media Convention
 
NRB 2022 Sponsors / Speakers / Musicians
 
*Alliance Defending Freedom
Sponsor
Wednesday AM Forum

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
Sponsor
Closing Gala Dinner & Fresh Brew Cafe
 
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.
 
*Angel Studios
Sponsor
ICVM Crown Awards Show

Angel Studios is on a mission to amplify stories of light. The studio that brought you The Chosen, has many more great shows to offer. Dry Bar Comedy, Tuttle Twins, Wingfeather Saga, and more. Come check out our theater in the Expo Hall for some exclusive content from these great creators.
 
*Artza
Sponsor
Breakfast to Honor Israel

Experience your faith and the Holy Land of Israel with Artza, the subscription box that follows in the footsteps of Jesus, delivering the best artisanal food, crafts, and content from the Holy Land straight to your door. Join us on a journey that brings the land and stories of the bible to life while supporting small & local businesses and charities in Israel. Each carefully crafted gift promises to transport and connect you and your loved ones to the bustling markets, the rich history, the people and the holy sites of Israel. Artza – The Holy Land, Delivered.
 
*Back to the Bible
Sponsor
Club 44

For over 80 years, Back to the Bible has helped individuals and churches pursue daily discipleship and grow closer to Jesus each day. Now, using unique digital tools, we are able to help people build strong spiritual fitness habits through personalized Bible engagement practices. Backed by research, our digital solutions offer scientifically guaranteed ways to resist the darkness and engage the light leading users toward spiritual growth, life transformation and boldness in sharing the Gospel.
 
*Christian Healthcare Ministries
Sponsor
Media Leadership Dinner
 
Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM) is a budget-friendly, biblical, flexible, and compassionate healthcare cost solution for Christians in all 50 states and around the world. We’re not health insurance; rather, we’re the first and longest-serving health cost sharing ministry, having shared over $6 billion in members’ medical bills. CHM is a federally certified exemption and eligible option under the national healthcare law. Discover if CHM is right for you!
 
*Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM)
Sponsor
Breakfast to Honor Israel

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across faiths, united to combat antisemitism. Our unique platform creates partnerships throughout the world, strategically implementing new and creative solutions. We leverage the collective power of our broad-based coalition to unite individuals of all backgrounds to take concrete actions. CAM fights antisemitism wherever it occurs and across the ideological spectrum, including efforts to deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination. Jews should not have to live in fear for their safety anywhere in the world.
 
*Convention of States Action
Sponsor
Media Leadership Dinner

Convention of States Action seeks to build a nationwide network of grassroots activists whose effectiveness is grounded in personal relationships, knowledge of the Constitution, and commitment to self-governance. We believe in the U.S. Constitution as originally written, and strongly believe in defending all God-given rights. We advocate using Article V of the U.S. Constitution giving states the power to call for a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments limited to imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.
 
*Evangelism Explosion International
Sponsor
Worship Service

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.
 
*FaithSearch Partners, Inc.
Sponsor
Workshop - FCC: New EEO Reporting Requirements

FaithSearch Partners is the only executive search firm in the U.S. focusing exclusively on serving faith-based higher education institutions, nonprofits, ministries, churches, athletics organizations, and faith-oriented businesses. Based in Dallas with locations in Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Birmingham, Spokane, Asheville, and Tyler, FaithSearch is able to serve faith-based clients in all regions. FaithSearch Partners manages the national search process from beginning to end using 130 plus years of collective executive search experience and modern research to match proven vetted leaders with Christian organizations’ specific needs. We provide a proven, objective retained managed search process with a 98% success rate to augment an organization’s search committee and talent identification process for greater fit, accuracy, and increased accountability. To learn more about FaithSearch Partners, visit faithsearchpartners.com or call 713.304.6870.
 
*He Gets Us
Sponsor
Friday Morning Forum

He Gets Us is a nationwide campaign that sparks curiosity, discovery, and connection around the person and teachings of Jesus. Grounded in research on current cultural sentiments, we believe that when people see who Jesus really is, they'll be open to exploring his teachings and claims—especially when they see authentic Jesus followers. 
With over 31 million YouTube views, the He Gets Us world-class media efforts are expanding nationwide in mid-March. By spreading the word among churches, networks, donors, and influencers like you, we can see a revived interest in Jesus and openness to the church like never before. HeGetsUsPartners.com
 
*International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ)
Sponsor
Breakfast to Honor 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 160,000 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)
Sponsor
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.
 
*Liftable.TV
Sponsor
Media Awards Lunch

Encouraging. Edifying. Elevating. Join the movement in advancing God's kingdom with LIFTABLEtv.
 
*Mercy Ships
Sponsor
Opening Session

Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services to those with limited access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services and treating more than 2.7 million direct beneficiaries. Professionals of various backgrounds donate their time to the effort. With offices in 16 countries, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time.
 
*My Faith Votes
Sponsor
Thursday Afternoon Forum & Closing Gala

One in three Christians does not consistently vote. My Faith Votes is changing that. We are a movement who recognizes that voting represents more than a political preference, but a declaration for God. We are proud to have Mike Huckabee serve as our Honorary National Chairman and to lead a coalition of partnering ministries equipping Christians to pray, think, and vote in every election. At My Faith Votes, we do it all for one reason. Because we know that when 90 million believers stand to vote, we’re standing in agreement in our faith. And the power of unity changes everything.
 
*NRBTV
Sponsor
Breakfast to Honor Israel

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.
 
*Operation Care International
Sponsor
NRB Membership 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.”
 
*Pray.com
Sponsor
Media Awards Lunch

Pray.com is the No. 1 app for daily prayer and faith-based audio content. Launched in 2017 with a mission to grow faith and cultivate community, Pray.com is the world’s No. 1 app for daily prayer. Pray.com is the easiest way to incorporate prayer into your daily life and Pray.com provides encouragement and inspiration through Daily Prayers, Pastor Podcasts, and Bedtime Bible Stories. To find out more, visit www.pray.com/business.
 
*The John Ankerberg Show
Sponsor
Great Commission Forum

Dr. John Ankerberg is Founder and President of the John Ankerberg Show, the world’s most watched Christian worldview television show. The John Ankerberg Show is an apologetics and evangelical media ministry committed to defending the Christian faith, encouraging the believer, and making God's Word heard around the world. Dr. Ankerberg has defended the faith on television for over 40 years, airing to over 4.5 billion potential viewers in 10 languages worldwide. His program airs on Daystar, NRB TV, God TV, and numerous independent outlets. He is a best-selling author or co-author of more than 160 books and study guides. Dr. Ankerberg and his wife, Darlene, live in Chattanooga, TN, and have one daughter, Michelle.
 
*TrueLife.org - Share Your Jesus Story
Sponsor
NRB Board Meeting


TrueLife.org created the only technology in the world that will start your revival in the next year. When you visit the site, click on Share Your Jesus Story and you will agree. With advanced testimony technology, a church location system, and elite apologetic video content that answers life’s hard questions, using
TrueLife.org to make your revival dreams come true just makes sense. Believe it! Nothing is impossible with God. To learn more, please email Jesse@truelife.org or text him at 919-426-6347.

 
Karyn K. Ablin
Member/Partner
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 issues before the Copyright Royalty Judges, the ASCAP Rate Court, and federal courts. She represents the National Religious Broadcasters License Committee in litigation and licensing negotiations. 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.

 
Erskin Anavitarte
Singer-Songwriter, Diversity Spokesman, Adoption Advocate, and music Co-Producer
Erskin Music

Erskin Anavitarte is a Texas-born Singer-Songwriter, Diversity Spokesman, Adoption Advocate, and music Co-Producer. He resides in Nashville, TN, with his wife Kelli and their two children. Their heart for orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable people has led Erskin and his family to become advocates for several non-profit organizations including Holt International, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Life Action, and Project Connect Nashville.
 
Kate Anderson
Senior Counsel and Director
Center for Parental Rights at Alliance Defending

Kate Anderson serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is the Director of the Center for Parental Rights. Since joining ADF in 2015, Anderson has worked to protect conscience rights for individuals facing government punishment, freedom for women’s shelters to operate according to their missions, and for the recognition and protection of parental rights. Her work helps guarantee that parents will not be excluded from decisions made by school officials and that parents can continue to direct the upbringing of their children.
 
Dr. Theodore "Ted" Baehr
Chairman of Good News Communications, Inc and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®
MOVIEGUIDE®

Ted Baehr is the Chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission™ and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®. An award-winning media authority often on television, radio and print, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the mass media and to encourage families to use wisdom in selecting their entertainment. His many books include REEL TO REAL: 45 Movie Devotions for Families, How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul), The Media-Wise Family, The Amazing Grace Of Freedom, and The Culture-Wise Family, among many others. For more information, please visit www.movieguide.org.
 
Ryan Bangert
Senior Counsel & Vice President of Legal Strategy
Alliance Defending Freedom


Ryan Bangert serves as senior counsel and vice president for legal strategy at Alliance Defending Freedom. He oversees the Center for Academic Freedom, the Conscience Team, and the regulatory litigation team, and assists ADF leadership with strategic initiatives.

 
A. R. Bernard
Founding Senior Pastor
Christian Cultural Center

A. R. Bernard is one of the most influential religious leaders, and transformative visionaries in the United States. He is the Founding Senior Pastor of Christian Cultural Center (CCC) in Brooklyn, NY, with a membership of 40,000. Bernard is a preeminent thought leader in faith and culture and a highly sought-after media contributor. A lifelong civil rights activist, Bernard often collaborates with national and global faith leaders building solid partnerships that advocate for religious freedom and social justice. Bernard and his wife, Karen, are married nearly 50 years; they are the proud parents and grandparents of seven sons and 25 grandchildren.
 
The Honorable Marsha Blackburn
Senator
US Senate

Marsha Blackburn is the first woman to represent Tennessee in the United States Senate. She is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, the Veterans Affairs Committee, and the Judiciary Committee, and serves as the Ranking Member on the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security Subcommittee. In the 116th Congress, she led the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Tech Task Force, a roundtable-style working group dedicated to the examination of technology’s influence on American culture.
 
Phil Boyce
Senior Vice President/Spoken Word Format
Salem Media Group

Phil Boyce is Senior VP of Salem Media Group for all Spoken Word Formats. He joined Salem in February 2012, creating “The Answer” brand for the company’s NewsTalk stations. In January of 2021, he formed the Salem Podcast Network, adding the Charlie Kirk podcast and the Dinesh D’Souza podcast. During 2021 he added podcasters Todd Starnes, Trish Regan, Jenna Ellis, Doug Collins, Carl Jackson, and created the Daily Insider news podcast. In November of 2021, he formed the Salem News Channel, an OTT television network featuring 24/7 content using SRN talent and adding TV only talent with a conservative news talk theme.
 
Jeff Brain
Founder & CEO
CloutHub

When Jeff Brain set out to create CloutHub, he envisioned a social network created for meaningful civic and social engagement. Existing social media platforms have become abusive, invasive, and unhealthy. Even still they have transformed commerce, relationships, and business. What is missing is a platform that brings people together and enables them to connect, organize and address the issues that impact their lives, communities, society, and country. Jeff is on a mission to bring people back together and empower people to impact the issues that they care about. CloutHub is social media that matters!
 
Angela Breidenbach, PLCGS
President
Christian Authors Network

Angela Breidenbach is a professional genealogist, media personality, conference speaker, bestselling author of eighteen books, and screenwriter. Angela lives in Montana with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who shakes hands, rolls over, and jumps through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also. Catch her show and podcast, Genealogy Publishing Coach!
 
Isabel Brown
Contributor
Turning Point USA

Isabel Brown is a Gen Z conservative voice with degrees from Colorado State University and Georgetown University. She is a Turning Point USA Contributor and the host of a daily show with TPUSA Productions, Freedom Seeds. Isabel is the author of Frontlines: Finding My Voice on an American College Campus, an Amazon bestseller. Isabel speaks regularly on campuses nationwide, has produced content with PragerU, and is also a former U.S. Senate and White House Intern. You’ll often see Isabel on national news networks, from Fox News to Newsmax, and you might recognize her from her photo on the cover of Newsweek magazine!
 
Sandi Brown
President
JOY FM / BOOST RADIO

Sandi Brown is the founder and President of Gateway Creative Broadcasting. She leads two radio stations, 99.1 JOY FM in St. Louis and BOOST RADIO, which has signals in St. Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Fayetteville, and Portland. She is co-host of the JOY FM Morning Show and has been on the airwaves in St. Louis for over 30 years. Sandi also worked as a Creative Writer and Producer for Focus on the Family. Sandi has written three books including, “Healing Out Loud,” which releases January of 2022. Sandi has been married for 34 years and has three grown children.
 
Ambassador Sam Brownback
Ambassador
The Brownback Group

Sam Brownback served as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from February 2018 to January 2021. He served as Governor of Kansas from 2011 to 2018. Prior to that, he represented his home state in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. While a member of the Senate, he worked actively on the issue of religious freedom in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Ambassador Brownback currently serves as co-chair for the International Religious Freedom Summit and as a Senior Fellow at Open Doors USA.
 
Jennifer Burkhiser
Director of Compliance & Issues Programming
Family Radio

Jennifer Burkhiser is the Director of Broadcast Regulatory Compliance and Issues Programming for “Family Radio,” a nonprofit, religious broadcaster that owns about 75 noncommercial AM/FM radio stations and translators across the United States. She directs the Network’s broadcast compliance regarding FCC regulations, music licensing/royalties and other intellectual property concerns for the ministry, in addition to directing local public affairs programming compliance and hosting Community Bridge on Family Radio. Her husband Zeb and their 3-year-old son Conde like family runs, reading stories about Jesus, airplanes and space, and listening to Christian and other classical education music.
 
Joseph Chautin, Esq.
Managing Partner
Hardy Carey Chautin & Balkin, LLP

Joe Chautin is managing partner of his law firm and advises hundreds of commercial and non-commercial broadcasters on all aspects of station operations including FCC regulatory compliance, tower leases, asset sales, and intellectual property. Joe frequently advises NRB on FCC broadcast regulatory matters.
 
Catherine Clinch
Writer/Producer
Clinch Digital Media
 
Catherine Clinch wrote 18 produced episodes of Hunter, Jake & The Fatman, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Foul Play, True Confessions, and Rescue Bots. She was Associate Publisher of the print version 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 created the IP and wrote “Stan Lee's STEAM. SQUAD,” a comic book for Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment. She currently serves on five committees (and chairs one) at the Writers Guild of America west.
 
Dr. Arnie Cole
Spiritual Formation Analyst
Back to the Bible


One of Arnie Cole’s greatest fulfillments as a Christ-follower is serving as Back to the Bible’s Spiritual Formation Analyst. Combining his passion for research and helping others, this role is the culmination of professional life experience—developing methodologies, processes, and best practices to instill significant behavioral change in individuals. With weekly church attendance plummeting and the numbers of non-practicing Christians and “Nones” skyrocketing, solutions for ministry are needed like never before. The key challenge is turning from crisis to people growing closer to Jesus every day. Personalized daily discipleship on digital platforms seems to have the greatest potential.

 
Kathleen Cooke
Co-Founder and EVP
Cooke Media Group and The Influence Lab

Kathleen Cooke 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 weekly 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, Instagram, Facebook and on her blog, KathleenCooke.com.
 
Phil Cooke, PhD
Founder-CEO
Cooke Media Group

Founder and CEO of Cooke Media Group, Phil Cooke has produced media programming in more than 60 countries, including many of the most influential Christian TV programs in history. Available late spring, Phil’s new book, “Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking,” features secrets to creating breakthrough ideas under pressure. He’s been called “one of the most innovative communicators of our generation.”
 
John Cooper
Musician, Speaker, Author
12x Platinum Band, Skillet / Popular Podcast, Cooper Stuff

John Cooper is the lead vocalist, bassist, and songwriter/producer for Skillet, one of the best-selling rock bands of  the 21st century. The two-time Grammy-award nominated, 12X platinum band was inducted to Pandora’s Billionaire club after garnering 2 Billion streams, took home a Billboard music Award and more. Their breakout single “Monster” remains “one of the most-streamed rock songs of all time” with 4 billion global audio streams. John and his wife Korey have toured together all of their 25 years of marriage, along with their two children. They are passionate about sharing the truth of Christ to the world through music (latest project DOMINION released January 14), the Cooper Stuff Podcast, two Skillet graphic novels and now with Cooper’s debut book, Awake & Alive to Truth.
 
Ryan Dobson
Host of the REBEL Parenting Podcast
REBEL Parenting

Parenting expert Ryan Dobson grew up as the son of another parenting expert, Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson. Ryan, along with his wife Laura, Dobson—host of the REBEL Parenting Podcast— and speaks around the country nearly every weekend in churches, strengthening families and marriages. The author of six books—including multiple best-sellers—Dobson is a Radio Host, has a Top 20 iTunes podcast, has spoken before more than one million people around the world, and has appeared in numerous major media outlets including FOX News Huckabee, and The Wall Street Journal print edition.
 
Christopher Dolan
President and Executive Editor
The Washington Times

Christopher Dolan is the president and executive editor of The Washington Times. Mr. Dolan, a third-generation newspaperman, was previously managing editor for print, national politics editor and assistant national editor. He has overseen The Times’ reporting, opinion and design staff as they have won national and local awards. Before joining The Times, he held reporting and editing positions at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon, The Sun Coast Media Group in Florida, and The Journal Newspapers in Washington. Mr. Dolan graduated from Lehigh University in 1992, majoring in journalism. He and his family reside in Maryland.
 
Kaelan Dorr
Global Marketing, Engagement
GETTR

Kaelan Dorr runs global engagement and marketing at the fastest growing social media company in history - GETTR! Prior to this role, he was Chief Marketing Officer for President Trump's 2020 re-election campaign and is an alum of both the Trump White House and Treasury Department.
 
Matthew Faraci
Founder and President
Inspire Buzz

Matthew Faraci is an Executive Producer with nearly two decades of experience in the entertainment industry, his credits include The McLaughlin Group, The Chosen, Frankly Faraci, and most recently The Tuttle Twins. A veteran of Washington DC politics and public policy, Faraci is also a communications and media strategist. He is founder of Inspire Buzz, a public relations agency that is passionate about helping clients like Angel Studios make good popular. He's a frequent moderator and host at public events, and has appeared in major media outlets around the globe. To find out more, go to inspire.buzz.
 
Chuck Finney
President
Finney Media

Chuck Finney can’t remember a time in his life when radio wasn’t playing either in his head or on a nearby device. More recently, for the last twelve years Chuck has been leading a team that works with Christian formatted stations teaching ministries, hosts, and talent—all directed to helping ministries deepen relationships with viewers and listeners via research, digital strategy, and consulting. Chuck has awards collected, but it’s the people and relationships he values most, including his supportive team at Finney Media. For Chuck, media is not a job—it’s part of who he is.
 
Monica Gill
History Teacher at Loudoun County High School


Monica Gill is a teacher at Loudoun County High School. She has been a teacher for 27 years. She recently, along with two other teachers, challenged Policy 8040 in a lawsuit. Policy 8040 requires teachers to use pronouns that are inconsistent with a student’s biological sex. Monica is joined in this lawsuit by two other Loudoun County teachers, Tanner Cross and Kimberly Wright. These three teachers have asked the court to halt enforcement of this policy while the case continues in court. Monica has also written about academic issues, including Critical Race Theory, in outlets including The Federalist.

 
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.
 
Adam Graber
Director, FaithTech Institute
FaithTech

Adam Graber is a director at FaithTech and co-host of the Device & Virtue podcast. He’s written for
Christianity Today, The Bulwark, Relevant, Christ and Pop Culture, and others. He’s been interviewed by the New York Times and been a guest on multiple podcasts. He worked in Bible publishing for over a decade and still gets Netflix DVDs by mail. 

 

 
Lauren Green
Chief Religion Correspondent
Fox News Channel


Lauren Green currently serves as Fox News Channel's (FNC) chief religion correspondent based in the New York bureau. She joined FNC in 1996. Green is the author of the book Lighthouse Faith: God as a Living Reality in a World Immersed in Fog and hosts a weekly podcast named after the book. Green reported live from Rome in 2013 on the election of Pope Francis, as well as on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. Additionally, she provided live coverage of the beatification of Pope John Paul II from Rome in 2011 and Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States in 2008.

 
Rick Green
America's Constitution Coach and Founder of Patriot Academy
Patriot Academy

Rick Green is a former Texas State Representative, national speaker, author, and radio host. He & his family travel the nation speaking on America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage. Rick co-hosts the national daily radio program, WallBuilders Live!, with David Barton. Rick is also the author and executive producer of Constitution Alive, America’s most engaging and entertaining study of the U.S. Constitution, as well as Biblical Citizenship In Modern America, Biblical instruction for a free people.
 
Billy Hallowell
Journalist/Author
CBN News

Billy Hallowell is a journalist, commentator and digital TV host who has covered thousands of the biggest faith and culture stories. He's written more than 14,000 stories on faith, culture and politics, has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, authors and influencers and is the author of four books. His latest is, “Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts."
 
Ken Ham
CEO
Answers in Genesis

Ken Ham is the founder of Answers in Genesis and its popular attractions: the acclaimed Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. A much-in-demand Christian speaker and interview guest, Ham became internationally known for debating Bill Nye. 
Ham hosts the daily radio program “Answers," on 1,000 stations. Also, he’s the founder of “Answers” magazine. Ham recently launched Answers TV, an award-winning streaming service. His AiG website has twice won “best website” from the NRB. A prolific blogger and author of 30 books, Ham’s newest releases are “Creation to Babel” and "Divided Nation" on today's culture wars.
 
 
Emily Haring
Digital Content Director
90.9 KCBI

As Digital Content Director of 90.9 KCBI FM in Dallas, Emily manages and guides the development of KCBI's digital platforms including web, social media and mobile apps, and develops strategies to enhance the overall engagement and user experience of KCBI’s digital presence. With a background in filmmaking and photography, Emily uses a story-driven approach to content creation, discovering and crafting authentic stories to bring listeners closer to each other and become stronger in their faith.
 
Jordan Harmon
VP of Originals and Growth
Angel Studios

Jordan Harmon is Co-founder of Angel Studios, the leading alternative to Hollywood telling stories that amplify light. Distributing crowdfunded hits like THE CHOSEN, WINGFEATHER SAGA, the TUTTLE TWINS, and DRY BAR COMEDY, Angel is empowering creators to fund and distribute their own content using the Community Video on Demand (CVOD) creates engaged communities around each entertainment project that keeps fans engaged for the long haul. Prior to Angel, Jordan was one of the founders of Status King—a Facebook app that reached over 400,000 active users within 12 months—he learned to identify consumers with SEO.
 
Bill Harrier
Vice Chairman, NRBNMLC; Compliance Manager, Radio Training Network
Radio Training Network


Bill is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Spring Arbor College. He began in radio as a student at WMBI in Chicago. His career path has included 27 years in church ministry and 26 years in radio including Family Life
Radio as Manager of WUGN, Midland, Michigan and the last 20 years at Radio Training Network in various roles and currently Net Compliance Manager for 42 stations. He has been married for 52 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.

 
Darrell Harrison
Dean of Social Media at Grace To You, the Media Ministry of Pastor John MacArthur
Grace to You

Darrell B. Harrison serves as Dean of Social Media at Grace to You, the media ministry of pastor John MacArthur. Darrell is founder and president of Just Thinking Ministries, a 501(c)(3) organization, and is lead host of the Just Thinking podcast, one of top-ranked Christian podcasts in the world, with nearly 4 million episodes downloaded since its launch in December 2017.
 
Rod Hembree
President
Bible Discovery

Rod Hembree is the President of Bible Discovery TV, a program designed to take viewers through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation every year. For over four decades, Rod has been involved in Christian television working with Rex Humbard, PTL, 100 Huntley Street, and Quick Study TV. He began broadcasting on the internet full time in 1996. Rod and his wife have three children who are married. He has 4 grandsons with another child on the way.
 
Harv Hendrickson
Northwestern Media Consultant
University of Northwestern -St Paul

Harv was in management prior to retirement from Northwestern Media but stayed on in a consulting role and works heavily in music licensing as Chairman of the NRB Noncommercial Music License Committee.
 
Scott Hunter
Executive Director
NRBMLC
 
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.
 
 
 
Charles Hurt
Opinion Editor
The Washington Times

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report.
 
The Isaacs
Gospel Music Artists
The Isaacs


The Isaacs have been performing bluegrass Southern gospel music for over 50 years and are members of the Grand Ole Opry and the GMA (Gospel Music Hall of Fame). They are no stranger to RFD TV’s Larry’s Country Diner and the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours. Their talent garnered them 9 Dove Awards and their last 3 albums received Grammy nominations. The Isaacs and its members performed on many gospel, bluegrass and country artists’ albums and stages including Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, The Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, Josh Turner, Alison Krauss, Natalie Grant, Marty Stuart, Ricky Skaggs, and many others.

 
Bishop Eliudi Issangya
Founder and President
International Evangelism Outreach (IEO)

Bishop Eliudi Issangya is the founder and President of the International Evangelism Outreach (IEO). After graduating from the San Diego School of Ministry, Eliudi returned to Tanzania and founded the IEO, a ministry based in Tanzania which operates a training school for pastors and numerous other schools, an orphanage, church planting work, medical outreaches, and more. In 2015, the IEO and Your Network of Praise (YNOP), an American Christian radio ministry, partnered together to build and operate New Life Radio Network 96.7FM in Boma Ng'ombe, Tanzania. Bishop Eliudi is the primary overseer of the New Life Radio Network and works with YNOP's leadership on the development of further outreach through New Life Radio.
 
Allen Jackson
Senior Pastor
World Outreach Church
Allen Jackson has been senior Pastor of World Outreach Church since 1989. Under his leadership, WOC grew to over 15,000 through innovative outreach activities, community events and worship services. Pastor Jackson’s sermons are broadcast through multiple television and radio outlets.
 
Dave Jackson
Podcast Consultant
School of Podcasting / Libsyn

Dave Jackson started podcasting in 2005. Building on his decades as an educator, he launched the School of Podcasting where he has helped thousands of podcasters plan, launch, and grow their podcasts (schoolofpodcasting.com). His School of Podcasting show has over 3 million downloads. He is a featured speaker and author of the book Profit from Your Podcast. In 2018, he was inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame.
 
E.W. Jackson
Founder/President
STAND Foundation Inc.

E.W. Jackson graduated from the University of Massachusetts and Harvard Law School. He is the Founder of The Called Church and S.T.A.N.D. – Staying True to America’s National Destiny - bringing Americans together across racial and cultural lines to preserve our Judeo- Christian values. He hosts “The Awakening” on American Family Radio and the Wisdom Awakening podcast. He is the author of “12 Principles to Make Your Life Extraordinary” and “Sweet Land of Liberty” – Reflections of a Patriot Descended From Slaves. He and his wife, Theodora, reside in Virginia.
 
Stephen McWhirter & Jason Clayborn
Recording Artists and Worship Leaders
Lula Street recording artist Stephen McWhirter and Tyscot recording artist Jason Clayborn

Lula Street recording artist Stephen McWhirter is a touring worship leader, producer, speaker, and author whose powerful testimony of divine deliverance from addiction is the cornerstone of his ministry platform. He is a founding member of the former worship collective Iron Bell Music. 
Tyscot recording artist Jason Clayborn is a GRAMMY® and Stellar Award nominee and former member of the renowned hip-hop/gospel group The Righteous Riders. He has also toured around the world with numerous artists, including Dr. Ron Kenoly. Stephen and Jason's second collaborative album, Highest Praise, released last fall.
 
Dr. Robert Jeffress
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas
Pathway To Victory

Dr. Robert Jeffress is Senior Pastor of the 15,000-member First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, and adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a Fox News Contributor and regularly appears on various programs. Dr. Jeffress is Bible teacher and host of Pathway to Victory radio and television program. The radio broadcast is heard daily throughout the nation. The television program can be seen seven days a week on TBN and the Hillsong Channel, and Sundays on Daystar. Dr. Jeffress is author of 28 books and his newest is titled INVINCIBLE: Conquering the Mountains That Separate You from the Blessed Life.
 
Mark Kellner
Faith & Family Reporter
The Washington Times

Mark is the Faith & Family Reporter for The Washington Times and has also written for Religion News Service, Charisma.com as well as Christianity Today magazine.
 
James Kelly
Founder and CEO
FaithTech

James Kelly leads FaithTech, a global tech community for Christ. The work of FaithTech has been mentioned in The New York Times, Wired Magazine and Christianity Today. James has spoken live over 350 times in remote villages in South Sudan to Google HQ in Silicon Valley. He has been featured on 100 Huntley, 700 Club and Faith Today. James is married with two young children and lives in Waterloo, Canada.
 
Chris Kinsel
KCBI Business Relations Director
KCBI

Chris has been in the Radio Broadcast industry for over 40 years. He started in Christian radio in 2005 which was an answer to prayer. Using his secular background and applying parts of that in the non-commercial world has been one of his favorite accomplishments. Connecting Christian radio listeners with ministries, non-profits, and businesses is what he loves to do.
 
Charlie Kirk
Host of The Charlie Kirk Show podcast and Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA
Turning Pount USA 501C3
 
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. A "New York Times" and Amazon best-selling author of “The MAGA Doctrine,” Charlie is also the host of “The Charlie Kirk Show” podcast. 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 Producer
Focus on the Family

Rob Kirkpatrick is the Executive Producer of the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast and a variety of other podcasts in Focus’s network of shows. In 2006, Rob oversaw the launch of Focus on the Family’s first podcasts. Since then, he’s helped the ministry expand its reach, and today the popularity of Focus on the Family’s podcasts puts their shows in the top 1% of all the podcasts in the podcast universe.
 
Dr. Kathy Koch
Founder
Celebrate Kids, Inc.

Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”), is the founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, banquet talks, and other events. She is a regular speaker for Care Net, Summit Ministries, the Colson Center, and Teach Them Diligently. She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio, a recurring expert on the Water Cooler with David Brody on America’s Voice, and she was featured in Kirk Cameron’s movie, Connect, and one premiering in May. She has also published five books with Moody Publishers.
 
Dave Kubal
President/CEO
Intercessors for America

Dave Kubal is CEO/President of Intercessors for America, a grassroots organization uniting over 300,000 citizens to pray, and then take action, on the issues confronting America. He is equipping Christians to engage and speak truth into the important cultural debates of our day, Kubal is a nationally recognized faith leader and is a key faith advisor to former President Trump. Dave’s organization has been involved in filing amicus briefs in recent landmark cases before the Supreme Court on issues like pro-life and religious liberty.
 
Tasha Layton
BEC Recording Artist

Among Billboard’s Top 5 female Christian artists for the last two years, Tasha Layton’s breakout hit “Into The Sea” and her chart-topping anthem “Look What You’ve Done” have resonated deeply with listeners around the world. Last year she was featured on ABC’s GMA3: What You Need To Know; served as co-host of the 52nd GMA Dove Awards Pre-Telecast; and released her first book, Boundless: Moving Freedom From Your Head To Your Heart. A former American Idol contestant and back-up vocalist for pop superstar Katy Perry, Layton’s faith has hallmarked every facet of her career.
 
Ivan Leon
Chief Strategist
Kerux Group

Ivan Leon is an accomplished cross-cultural marketing strategist. He leads Kerux Group, a multicultural communications agency that help ministries engage Hispanics with authenticity. Mr. Leon has provided advice and direction to organizations such as In Touch Ministries, Prison Fellowship, CBN, FamilyLife, Back to the Bible, and Renewal Ministries, among others. He also speaks regularly on the topic of audience and donor diversity. Previously, Leon served as the marketing manager of Spanish products at Faithlife as well as community manager of Godtube.com.
 
Bob Lepine
Longtime Co-Host of FamilyLife Today and Pastor of Redeemer Community Church, Little Rock AR

Bob Lepine is best known to radio and podcast listeners as the long time co-host of FamilyLife Today® and as the on air announcer for Truth for Life with Alistair Begg. Bob is also the teaching pastor at Redeemer Community Church in Little Rock, Arkansas which he helped plant in 2008. He is the author of Love Like You Mean It: The Heart of a Marriage That Honors God (2020) and The Christian Husband (1999). He serves on the Board of Directors for National Religious Broadcasters and the Great Commission Collective. Bob and his wife, Mary Ann have five children and ten grandchildren.
 
Mark Levy
President
Revenue Development Resources
 
Mark Levy has 40 years of experience and expertise in growing organizations’ teams, profits and impact. He has been a frequent speaker at national events for the NRB, NAB, RAB, SMTE, International IDEABANK, NABOB, BEA, The Inland Press Association, and The Independent Billboard Operators in addition to dozens of state broadcaster organizations and internationally in Barbados, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Guatemala, South Africa, and Trinidad. He is also proud to train many of our county’s National Guard Units.   
 
 
Tim Lovelace
Humorist/Musician/Motivational Speaker
StowTown Records

A GRAMMY® and Dove Award-nominee, Tim Lovelace is a Billboard Top 5 comedian who has been described as one of the most versatile humorists on stage today. Beloved for his diverse musical talents and crystal clean humor, Lovelace’s comedic songs can be heard on SiriusXM and other radio stations around the country. He has a nationally syndicated two-minute radio segment, “Moments that Motivate,” that recently launched as a podcast. Lovelace’s ultimate goal is to provide humor with a purpose, encouraging others to discover real joy in Christ and inspiring them to passionately pursue their dreams.
 
Gordon Marcy
President
Glorystone Podcasts

Gordon’s career in radio spans three decades. In 2011, he founded Glorystone Podcasts, a “podcatcher” service that allows broadcasters to “catch” and aggregate podcasts and YouTube channels as podcasts automatically. Glorystone has entered into partnership with software and services company Five Q, and media buying and marketing agency Eaglecom to give every Christian broadcaster in the U.S. and Canada the ability to distribute and monetize an unlimited number of podcasts at scale. Broadcast groups utilizing the service include KHCB Network (Houston, TX), UCB Canada, The Bridge Network (Milford, DE) and others. Gordon and wife Cyndi live in Houston, TX.
 
Mark Meckler
President
Convention of States Action

Mark Meckler is the President of Convention of States Foundation & Convention of States Action (COSA). COSA has over 5 million supporters and activists, representing every state legislative district in the nation. Mark appears regularly on television, radio and online discussing the conservative grassroots perspective on political issues. Before COSA, Mark was the Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots. He left the organization in 2012 to implement this constitutional solution to take power from DC and return it to the sovereign citizens of the states.
 
Eric Metaxas
New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host
The Eric Metaxas Show

Eric Metaxas is the #1 NYT bestselling author of Fish Out of Water, Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, and Miracles. His newest book is Is Atheism Dead?(EricMetaxas.com/Atheism). He has written more than thirty children’s books, and his books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the New Yorker, and Metaxas has appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Radio Show, a nationally syndicated program heard on 300 outlets and aired on TBN.
 
Matt & Marie Mierzejewski
Parents of Students in Albemarle School District

Matt and Marie Mierzejewski are parents of three children, including a high school student in Albemarle County, Virginia. They have challenged the school district’s racist policies after their oldest child was placed in a pilot program where students were instructed to ascribe to racist stereotypes and pressured to affirm critical race theory and, if they didn’t, would be labeled racists.
 
Lucas Miles
Pastor and Author of The Christian Left
The Nfluence Network

Lucas Miles is a trusted voice in the American church who has consistently addressed some of the most challenging topics in theology, politics, and culture. He is the host of Faithwire’s
The Lucas Miles Show and the author of the critically acclaimed book, Good God: The One We Want to Believe In but Are Afraid to Embrace, as well as the best selling book, The Christian Left: How Liberal Thought Has Hijacked the Church. He and his wife, Krissy, have served as lead pastors of Nfluence Church in Granger, Indiana, since planting the church in 2004.
 
Troy Miller
CEO
National Religious Broadcasters

Troy A. Miller is a senior executive with more than 30 years of management and business experience. He spent six years with Coral Ridge Ministries, three of those as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer focusing on strategic direction and planning. In his 10 years with Gateway, he was involved in leading a number of business startups, including Gateway’s expansion into Europe and Asia, new manufacturing facilities, and global information technology application strategy. He has spoken at seminars on strategic business planning, information technology integration, organizational development, and Christian apologetics, as well as teaching pastors in the Far East.
 
Norman C. Mintle PhD
Professor & Associate Dean, College of Arts & Cultural Studies
Oral Roberts University

Dr. Norm Mintle joined the faculty at Oral Roberts University in 2021. His career in professional media and academia uniquely prepared him to help lead the School of Worship, Media & Performing Arts. He has experience in almost every area of the communication field, from executive producer of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The 700 Club TV program to having served as creator and executive producer of five new television series for TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). His final project was a docudrama series exploring the history of Christianity, Inexplicable: How Christianity Spread to the Ends of the Earth.
 
Johnnie Moore
Founder, The KAIROS Company & President, The Congress of Christian Leaders
The KAIROS Company

Rev. Johnnie Moore is founder/CEO of The KAIROS Company, the leading faith-friendly public relations and strategy firm. He is President of The Congress of Christian Leaders. Moore is known for his consequential work at the intersection of faith and foreign policy. He was a two-time appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He is a recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's prestigious "medal of valor.” Previously, he served as SVP & campus pastor at Liberty University and was Chief of Staff and VP at United Artists Media Group in Hollywood (an MGM company).
 
Jeff Myers PhD
President
Summit Ministries

Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. As an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Through his speaking engagements and media appearances, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He is the author of 14 books. Dr. Myers holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Denver. Jeff and his wife Stephanie and their family live in Colorado.
 
Madeleine Noland
President
Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc.

Madeleine Noland is the President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. Widely respected for her consensus-building leadership style, she chaired the ATSC technology group that oversees the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast standard before being named ATSC President in May 2019. Previously, she chaired various ATSC 3.0-related specialist groups, ad hoc groups, and implementation teams since 2012. A 15-year industry veteran, she received TV NewsCheck’s “2019 Futurist” Women in Technology Award and was named one of 2018’s “Powerful Women in Consumer Technology” by Dealerscope magazine. In 2016, she received the ATSC’s highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award.
 
Allen Parr
Founder of Let's Equip, Inc.

Allen G. Parr Jr. is a licensed and ordained minister and has been teaching the Bible for 25 years. Allen graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology degree. He is the founder of The BEAT, an online Bible teaching ministry that reaches thousands of weekly viewers worldwide. He has a passion for helping people learn how to study the bible. He also equips and inspires Christian content creators to utilize digital ministry to fulfill the great commission. He is happily married to his beautiful wife Jennifer and is the proud father of their 2 children.
 
Wayne Pederson
Executive Liaison
Far East Broadcasting

Wayne Pederson began his radio career in 1967 at KTIS/University of Northwestern in St. Paul, eventually as Executive Vice President for Media.. He served as Manager of WMBI and Vice President of Broadcasting for Moody Broadcasting in Chicago. He entered the world of global media as President/CEO of HCJB/Reach Beyond. Wayne currently serves as Executive Liaison for Far East Broadcasting and consultant for several international ministries . He served various roles at NRB, including the executive committee, secretary, board chair and president. Wayne serves a number of boards including Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability. Wayne and Willi reside in Naples Florida.
 
Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council

Tony Perkins is Family Research Council's fourth and longest-serving president. As a former state legislator, veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a former police officer, Tony brings a unique perspective to the public policy process. In May 2018, Sen. Mitch McConnell appointed Tony to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, where he has served as both Chair and Vice Chair. Tony hosts a daily, nationally syndicated program, Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, which airs on nearly 800 radio stations as well as NRBTV. He and his wife have been married since 1986 and have five children.
 
Joshua Philipp
Host of Crossroads at Epoch Times
The Epoch Times

Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.
 
Misty Phillip
Founder of Spark Media, Host of the By His Grace Podcast
Spark Media

Misty is the Founder of Spark Media where she equips podcasters to launch, grow, and monetize their shows. Spark Media has a thriving membership community, podcast network, magazine, and hosts virtual and live events. She is the host of the By His Grace Podcast ranked in the top 1.5 percent of podcasts globally. Misty is a sought-after inspirational speaker and the author of the award-winning #1 Amazon New Release Bible Study,
The Struggle is Real: But so is God, and the Spark Podcast Planner.
 
Irwin Podhajser
EVP Media & Network Partnerships
Freecast, Inc

Irwin Podhajser, a former youth pastor in Miami, currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Media & Network Partnerships at FreeCast where he supervises traditional media buys and strategic media partnerships for the company which is a “cable alternative” platform. Mr. Podhajser was previously the VP of Business Development for DTV America which held 450 television licenses throughout 118 top markets in the United States. Under Mr. Podhasjer’s leadership, DTV America garnered distribution agreements with some of the nation’s largest content providers including, Comcast/NBC/Universal, FOX television, Sony Television, Katz Broadcasting, Tribun, Weigel Broadcasting, MGM, Sinclair and Freemantle.
 
Dennis Prager
Host of The Dennis Prager Show. Founder of PragerU.
Salem Radio Network

Dennis Prager is one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world. His Prager University has over a billion international views a year, and he speaks to millions on his national radio talk show. He has written ten bestsellers including The Rational Bible: Genesis, Exodus, and the forthcoming Deuteronomy.
 
Dave Raley
EVP, Strategic Innovation
Masterworks

Dave Raley serves as Executive Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Masterworks, the nation’s leading marketing agency serving Christian ministries. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributing author for publications. Dave spent more than a decade building and leading the digital team at Masterworks, and he pioneered a summit of top digital leaders in the industry. Today, Dave spends his time figuring out the future of marketing and fundraising for Christian ministries.
 
Jon Ralls
Owner
Kavanah Media

Jon Ralls is the owner of Kavanah Media. After working as a professor in the fields of Communications and Ministry, he lead a church planting team in Taiwan for nearly eight years. For the last five years, his company has worked with over 18 different organizations in over 83 different countries to leverage digital marketing to find seekers. He is also the weekly host of the Christian Media Marketing podcast which provides insights and training to thousands of listeners around the world.
 
Trey Reynolds
VP of Development and Production
Sony/Provident Films

VP of Development and Production, Trey Reynolds leads the Provident Films team to produce, market and distribute faith and family films. For 20+ years, Trey has worked in the film industry for small start-ups to large corporate businesses. Since 2015, Trey has worked exclusively on theatrical faith and family films such as WAR ROOM, WOODLAWN, INDIVISIBLE and OVERCOMER. Trey produced the Netflix Original, BLUE MIRACLE, starring Dennis Quaid which debuted in May 2021 as the #2 movie in the world. Trey and Provident Films is set to release FAMILY CAMP, with theatrical distribution provided by Roadside Attractions this Spring 2022.
 
Chosen Road
Song Garden Recording Artist

Chosen Road has carved a singular niche in the musical landscape with their world-class Appalachian instrumentation combined with a passion for sharing the Gospel. Comprised of founder Jonathan Buckner, along with Zachary Alvis, Tyler Robertson and Josh Hicks, the group has been honing their craft since 2009, releasing six albums and performing at festivals, fairs, churches and theatres across the U.S. as well as overseas. The ensemble has garnered six Top 10 Bluegrass radio singles, and has an ongoing partnership with the North American Mission Board’s Church Replant and Revitalization Team. Their latest recording, Appalachian Hymns, released last fall.
 
Sadie Robertson Huff
Author, Speaker, and Founder of Live Original
Live Original

Communicating as a sister and friend, Huff is on a mission to use her influence to reach her generation with the message of Christ. Huff is the host of the popular podcast WHOA That's Good, which reached more than a million unique downloads after only 15 episodes. Her Live Original Blog features encouraging and transparent messages from Huff and her closest friends. She recently launched her exclusive online community and app, LO Sister, which is designed to cultivate sisterhood through Bible studies and workshops. You can learn more about Sadie Robertson Huff at LiveOrginal.com or by following her on lnstagram. @legitsadierob
 
Christopher Ruddy
CEO
Newsmax Media


Christopher Ruddy is the Chief Executive Officer of Newsmax Media, one of the nation’s leading news outlets. The company’s television network, Newsmax TV, is the 4th highest-rated cable news channel in the U.S. Newsmax platforms on TV, online and print reach more than 40 million Americans regularly. Ruddy began his career as a journalist at the New York Post and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Multichannel News recently named him to its “News Titans” list of the top 10 people to know in television news. Newsweek named him one of America’s top 20 most influential news media personalities. 

 
Julia Jeffress Sadler
Host of "Unapologetic," Licensed Professional Counselor, and Next Gen Minister at First Baptist Church of Dallas, TX
First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas

Julia Jeffress Sadler is the host of the top-charting podcast and nationally syndicated radio show "Unapologetic.” She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, reality TV star, pastor's daughter, and the Next Gen Minister at First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas. Julia is the author of the best-selling book “Pray Big Things” and has been featured on Access Hollywood, Hallmark, Life Today, FOX, TODAY Parents, and TLC sharing her journey to becoming the mother of miracle triplets. Julia and her husband, Ryan, are junior high sweethearts and serve on the staff of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas.
 
Senator Rick Santorum
Senior Advisor to the Convention of States
Convention of States; Newsmax; Patriot Voices

Rick Santorum is a two-time presidential candidate – winning 11 states, including the 2012 Iowa Republican caucuses, and 4 million votes. Rick served two-terms in both the House of Representatives and Senate. Rick is the author of the New York Times bestseller It Takes a Family, American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom, and Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America that Works. Rick and his wife, Karen, are also the co-authors of Bella’s Gift, chronicling their special-needs daughter, Bella, who was born with Trisomy 18. Rick is currently a Newsmax Senior Political Contributor and Senior Advisor to the Convention of States.
 
Michael Scott
CEO
Pure Flix & Pinnacle Peak Pictures

CEO of PureFlix.com and Pinnacle Peak Pictures, Michael Scott, has produced more than 40 movies and has helped the company become one of the largest faith and family streaming services. Founded in 2005, Pinnacle Peak Pictures has produced such box office hits as God’s Not Dead, The Case For Christ, and Redeeming Love. In 2015, Scott launched PureFlix.com, providing streaming faith and family entertainment. They became part of Sony in 2020 and Scott remains its CEO. Scott has degrees in Theology and Applied Science. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bangkok, Thailand, with his wife and son.
 
Shane & Shane
Recording Artist
Founders of The Worship Initiative

For nearly two decades, Shane Barnard and Shane Everett have been leading influencers of corporate worship around the world. With a mission to write and record music for the Church that is biblically based, lyrically rich and sonically engaging, Shane & Shane have released 40 albums; garnered more than 613 million streams; over 100 million YouTube views; and two million combined monthly listeners on Spotify and Apple Music to date. Their signature songs include “You’re Beautiful,” “Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy)” and “You’re Worthy of It All,” among countless others. Through the years, Shane & Shane have collaborated with such artists as Michael W. Smith, David Crowder, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Gabby Barrett, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and Phil Wickham. Their latest recording, ‘Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs, Volume 1,’ released in 2021.
 
Michael Shelley
Vice President & General Manager
NewLife Radio

Mike has been in Christian radio and communications for over 34 years. Before coming to NewLife Radio Mike has worked for Way-FM, Toccoa Falls College and Radio, In Touch Ministries, Truett-McConnell College, and has a management and communications consultant. He also serves as a member of the NRB Board of Directors and the NRB Radio Committee.
 
Commissioner Nathan Simington
Commissioner
Federal Communications Commission

Nathan Simington was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC by President Donald J. Trump. He was confirmed by the United States Senate in 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA.) Prior to joining the Commission, he was senior counsel to Brightstar Corp., an international mobile device services company. Commissioner Simington is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He also holds degrees from the University of Rochester and Lawrence University.
 
Mike Smith
General Manager
DonorDirect

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+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. He is the author of The Social Media Guide: Practical Insights for Effective Engagement and Crypto for Good: Demystifying Cryptocurrency for the Nonprofit Leader.
 
John W. Snyder
Composer
Hint of Green Music

John W. Snyder is a composer and pianist in Los Angeles. He scores films, documentaries, theatrical works, theme parks, and commercials for numerous clients such as Sundance, Sony, ABC, Warner Brothers, Capitol Records, SyFy, and numerous commercial products. He also provides additional arrangements and orchestrations for popular bands and international agencies such as Watsky, Daveed Diggs's Clipping, Black Cat White Cat, and many others. Snyder holds a masters in composition from UCLA and has been honored by ASCAP, the Wheaton Scholastic Society, UCLA's Henry Mancini Award, and others.
 
Allie Beth Stuckey
Host of 'Relatable' podcast and Author of 'You're Not Enough (& That's Okay)'
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, Prager U, The Ben Shapiro Show, BlazeTV and more. Her debut book, “You’re Not Enough (& That’s OK): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love,” released in the summer of 2020.
 
Dr. Paul Virts
Senior Consultant for Research
DickersonBakker Research

Dr. Paul Virts is a Senior Consultant for Research with DickersonBakker which specializes in major donor and capital campaign consulting and coaching. Previously for 13 years, he served as Senior VP for Media at University of Northwestern (St. Paul, MN) overseeing 15 radio stations. Prior to that, Paul was the COO at Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef’s international broadcast ministry in Atlanta, GA. Earlier, he also served as a fundraising consultant and Director of Media at the KMA (now Pursuant) agency in Dallas, TX and a broadcasting professor at Regent University (VA).
 
Magatte Wade
Advisory Board
Angel Studios

Magatte is CEO of SkinIsSkin.com, “the lip balm with a mission,” dedicated to creating jobs in her home country of Senegal. She is a Forbes “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa”, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum at Davos, a TED Global Africa Fellow, and Director of Atlas Network’s Center for African Prosperity. She has written for The Guardian, HuffingtonPost.com, Barron’s, and has been profiled by the NYT. She has spoken at the U.N., Aspen Institute, TED, Conscious Capitalism, and universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, MIT, UC Berkeley, Dartmouth.
 
J. Chris Wall
Executive Producer
Shining Isle Productions

Chris is a creator of family and faith-infused entertainment and spent over a decade producing 16 movies for the venerated VeggieTales franchise. His career in animation began with Max Lucado’s “You Are Special” direct-to-video special. He is also creator of the acclaimed “Slugs & Bugs Show” with Brentwood Studios and RightNow Media. Chris is passionate about creating content that will serve families with stories of truth and beauty. He lives in Franklin, TN with his wife and six kids. His company is currently producing season one of The Wingfeather Saga animated series, in partnership with Angel Studios.
 
Wes Ward
Vice President
Moody Radio

Wes was just appointed Vice President of Moody Radio in February 2022. Most recently, he served as Executive Pastor of Gospel City Church in South Bend, Indiana. Previously he served in leadership roles at Revive Our Hearts, FamilyLife, KCBI, and Five Q. He and Carrie have been married 29 years and make their home in southwest Michigan.
 
Dan Wathen
Executive Producer
Cooke Media Group

With more than two decades in media, Dan Wathen has produced multiple award-winning documentaries and worked with many of today’s largest churches, ministries, nonprofits, and production companies. Dan specializes in working with a wide range of teams, helping them connect better with their audience.
 
Jacob Wells
Co-founder
GiveSendGo

Jesus Follower, Husband to the amazing Holly Q, Father to biological, adoptive, and foster children. #5 of 12 siblings. Cofounder of the international crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo.com, Military veteran, musician, and infrequent marathon runner. Loves Life and shares it with everyone he meets!
 
Chad Williams
CEO
Five Q
 
Chad Williams loves helping ministries multiply their digital impact. As CEO with Five Q, he has the privilege of serving ministries like Answers in Genesis, Ligonier, Voice of the Martyrs, Revive Our Hearts, and many others. Under his leadership, Five Q has built the world's first website personalization platform specifically for ministries and non-profits. Away from work, Chad enjoys bow hunting, reading and just hanging out with his family.
 
 
Baylor Wilson
Singer/Songwriter and Worship Leader

Baylor Wilson is a singer/songwriter/worship leader from Dallas, TX. In 2017, Baylor made the switch from country music to Jesus music. Produced by Jeff Pardo (Mandisa, Matthew West, Danny Gokey), Baylor’s first single, appropriately titled “Jesus Happened,” is her story of meeting Jesus and being changed from the inside out. “It’s sanctified country music,” Baylor says with a smile that matches the joy of the song. “ After my encounter with Jesus, people would see me and say, ‘What happened to you?’ I figured out the easiest way to explain it was that Jesus happened!”
 
Heather Wilson
Co-founder
GiveSendGo

Heather Wilson is a wife, mother of six, and the Co-founder of GiveSendGo.com. Throughout Heather’s life she has found success in many avenues, currently being on the forefront of standing for freedom as the co-founder of GiveSendGo. Despite any value of the accomplishments of her life, Heather believes that the most important thing she can leave behind in this world is a legacy of a life defined not by the work she did, but by the work Jesus did through her.
 
Laura Woodworth
Development Executive
Cooke Media Group

An award-winning screenwriter, Laura Woodworth is a development executive for Cooke Media Group in Burbank, California and a freelance writer-producer-director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Ministerial Studies and completed postgraduate work in UCLA’s Professional Program in Producing. Her awards include the International Christian Film Festival’s “Most Inspirational Short Film” and she is co-writer on the Telly award-winning feature documentary “Asia: The Great Wall and Beyond,” Episode 5 of the TBN television series “Inexplicable.” A contributor to FamilyChristian.com and iDisciple and a YouVersion Partner with over 100,000 subscribers, Woodworth is also a script consultant for Stage 32 based in Los Angeles.
 
David Yates
CEO
Dolphin Tell Productions

David Yates, former president of the Ironman Triathlon Company, joined the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2006 as its CEO. He assumed this position at a time when the Aquarium was on the verge of insolvency. When Winter, the disabled dolphin, came to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Yates initiated a marketing and media plan that promoted the story worldwide in nearly all major media outlets, leading into the major motion pictures Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 which Yates produced. Yates is also a three-time Emmy Award winner and produced and wrote the documentary Winter, the Dolphin That Can.
 
Tina Yeager
CAN PR Officer, Flourish-Meant Podcast host, Life Coach, LMHC, Author, Speaker, Virtual Summit and Academy Host and Creator
Christian Authors Network

Award-winning author, speaker, and life coach Tina Yeager hosts the Flourish-Meant podcast and publishes Inkspirations Online, a weekly devotional for writers. She has won over thirty writing awards, including a 2020 Golden Scroll Award. Licensed as a counselor since 2005, she has years of expert experience. For life coaching tips or to book her as an event speaker, check out tinayeager.com. Beautiful Warrior: Finding Victory over the Lies Formed Against You helps women identify and fulfill their potential in Christ-centered significance.
 
Michael Youssef PhD
President
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef

Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 50 books, including popular titles like “Saving Christianity?” and “Hope for This Present Crisis.”