NRB 2022 - Christian Media Convention
 
NRB 2022 Sponsors / Speakers / Musicians
 
*And Then There Were None
Sponsor
Closing Gala Dinner
 
We help people in the abortion industry leave their jobs and rediscover the peace and joy they’ve been missing. Since Abby Johnson founded And Then There Were None in 2012, our ministry has helped over 550 abortion workers leave their jobs and find healing. They have been given a voice, and their voices are growing louder and stronger together. Together, we are unmasking the façade of ‘care, no matter what’ and revealing the true nature of the culture of death. Every life, every soul is worth fighting for.
 
*Christian Healthcare Ministries
Sponsor
Media Leadership Dinner
 
Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM) is a way to satisfy your healthcare costs and help others while upholding your Christian beliefs and sticking to your budget. The ministry has empowered believers to serve one another by sharing, or paying, each other’s medical bills since 1981 using a cost-effective, trustworthy and faith-based framework. CHM shares 100 percent of eligible bills and has shared over $6 billion of dollars in members’ medical expenses. A Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, CHM is a federally certified exemption and eligible option under the national healthcare law. Download a free information pack today!
 
*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.
 
Dr. Theodore "Ted" Baehr
Chairman of Good News Communications, Inc and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE(r)
MOVIEGUIDE(r)

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.
 
Rev. Dr. 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.
 
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.
 
Kirk Cameron
Television/Film Actor and Producer

Kirk Cameron has been a part of the national landscape since starring as "Mike Seaver" in the ABC hit sit-com, "Growing Pains." Since then, he's appeared in numerous television and movie productions, including the "Left Behind" series, "Monumental," and “Fireproof.” His newest film, “Connect,” released in 2018 and offers "real help for parenting kids and teens in a Social Media world." In the fall of 2016 and 2017, he hosted live Fathom theater events called "Revive Us" -- a "national family meeting" urging the family of faith to return to the biblical principles that will bring blessing and protection to our country. He currently tours the country speaking live to 30 churches a year as part of the "Living Room Reset" marriage and parenting conference.
 
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
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
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.
 
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. Rod and his wife have three children who are married. He has 4 grandsons with another child on the way.
 
Scott Hunter
Executive Director
NRB Music License Committee
 
Mr. Hunter has been Executive Director of the NRBMLC since January 1, 2019. In addition to serving the Committee, he is Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel to Salem Media Group (Salem), where he represents Salem regarding its intellectual property matters. During his tenure at Salem, he has provided counsel on a wide variety of practice areas including real estate, SEC/corporate governance, and general advice for Salem’s radio stations, internet division, and publishing divisions.
 
 
 
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.

 
Tim Kachuriak
Chief Innovation & Optimization Officer
NextAfter
 
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. Kachuriak is also the co-founder and board member for the Human Coalition, a member of the board of directors for Open Doors USA, an Advisory Board Member for the SMU Digital Accelerator, an Advisory Board Member for U-Pledge, and an Advisory Board Member for the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact. Kachuriak lives in Prosper, TX with his wife Rebecca, and their four children.
 
James Kelly
Founder
FaithTech
 
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.
 
Rob Kirkpatrick
Executive Director, Audio Content Creation
Focus on the Family
 
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.   
 
 
Gordon Marcy
President
Glorystone Podcasts

Gordon’s career in radio spans three decades. In 2011, Gordon founded Glorystone, a web-based platform specializing in helping broadcasters organize the world’s audio and video information. The solution was rebuilt in 2020 and rebranded as Glorystone Podcasts. Glorystone has entered into a 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 podcasts at scale. Gordon is an online missionary with Global Media Outreach, a pioneer in internet evangelism. He and wife Cyndi live in Houston, TX.
 
Madeleine Noland
President
ATSC
 
Allen Parr
Founder of Let's Equip
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.
 
Misty Phillip
Founder of Spark Media and Host of By His Grace
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
Michael Scott
CEO
Pure Flix Entertainment
 
Michael Shelley
Vice President & General Manager
NewLife Radio
 
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.
 
Paul Virts PhD
Senior Consultant
DickersonBakker Research
 
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.
 
 
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 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.
 
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.”