Proclaim 16 - Convention Registration
The Gettys
Award Winning Musical Artists

We are delighted to have Keith & Kristyn Getty at NRB this year. They will be joined by their Irish/ Bluegrass band for our closing celebration night alongside speaker Anne Graham Lotz! Keith and Kristyn are excited to be announcing their new album ‘Facing a Task Unfinished’ which will be coming out in June 2016, with a Fall and Spring tour to follow! Facing a Task Unfinished was a hymn written by Frank Houghton in 1930 for the China Inland Mission as they faced immense persecution and ultimately eviction from China. In 1937, Houghton became the Bishop of East Szechwan, and later was appointed as director of the China Inland Mission. Last year, we had the privilege working with OMF International (formerly the China Inland Mission) to re-write the hymn Facing a Task Unfinished for their 150th anniversary celebrations in Singapore.  Despite the eviction of the missionaries, the story of China over the past century is an incredible one, set with the backdrop of aggressive atheism and government led persecution. The church has grown from 750K people to roughly 80 million. It is the biggest numerical growth of a religion in world history and stands as an inspiration to all of us. Houghton understood the power of a hymn to shape individuals, churches and transform communities by singing this incredible gospel story. It is our hope that this new album and the corresponding tour will seed a new collection of hymns to inspire 21st century churches to live out our hope for the world to see. The Facing a Task Unfinished tour follows the Getty’s 2015 Christmas tour which included sold out shows at Carnegie Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center, and The Fox Theatre in Atlanta. The Christmas tour was joined by their first Public Television special which played to over 40 million households in America. Don’t miss the celebration of carols that will be their Christmas concert next year! We hope you enjoy singing this new hymn with Keith & Kristyn Getty.

Jon Acuff
New York Times Best Selling Author

Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including his most recent, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck.

For 17 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s addressed hundreds of thousands of people across the country at events for companies such as Microsoft, Whirlpool, and Comedy Central. In addition, Acuff is a big proponent of social media, with blogs that have been read by 4 million people, and with a Twitter account followed by more than 265,000.

Blaine Adamson
Hands On Originals

Printer Blaine Adamson of Hands On Originals in Lexington, KY, declined to print expressive shirts promoting the Lexington Pride Festival, hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization, because he did not want to convey the messages printed on the shirts. He nevertheless offered to connect the organization to another printer that would produce the shirts for the same price that he would have charged. Unsatisfied, GLSO filed a complaint with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission and alleged illegal discrimination despite eventually obtaining the shirts for free from another printer.


Joel Anand Samy
Senior Advisor, The Heritage Foundation
Co-Founder and President, International Leaders Summit

As Senior Advisor of The Heritage Foundation, Joel Anand Samy advances the conservative think tank’s strategic outreach initiatives and engaging various audiences including the Evangelical community, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, business groups, educational and professional organizations on policy issues.

Anand Samy is the co-founder and president of the International Leaders Summit (ILS), a unique platform bringing together conservative leaders, successful reformers, entrepreneurs, media and political leaders to advance the rule of law and economic freedom and strengthen strategic security.  

Anand Samy has been featured on CNN and affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, and his interviews and commentaries have appeared in the national and international press.

He co-authored with Natasha Srdoc "The Flat Tax - The Case for Tax Reform." 


Larry Anderson
Video Producer
Bellevue Baptist Church
Kay Arthur
CEO Emeritus
Precept Ministries International
Kay Arthur and her husband, Jack, founded Precept Ministries International in 1970. It has become a worldwide outreach to men, women, and children with Inductive Bible Study training and classes in nearly 185 countries and 70 languages. Kay has written 100+ books and Bible studies, four of which received the Gold Medallion Award. More than 90 million people have been touched through Kay’s teaching programs, Precepts for Life and Precepts from God’s Word, which have been aired on nearly 1,000 radio and television stations worldwide. Kay received the National Religious Broadcasters Best Television Teaching Program award in 2004 and 2009 for the half-hour program Precepts For Life. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tennessee Temple University.
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Bridgestone Media Group
Greg Bacus
Technology Director
Greg Bacus serves as the Central Team Leader of Technology for Life.Church in Edmond, OK. His team is responsible for the integration, support, and maintenance of the audio, video, and lighting technology at Life.Church’s 24 locations in seven states throughout the country. Before joining the team at Life.Church, Bacus served on the staff at Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX, for nearly 12 years.
Dr. Ted Baehr

Dr. Ted Baehr has written, edited, and contributed to numerous books, including How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul) and The Culture-Wise Family

Dr. Baehr was President of the organization that produced The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe for CBS-TV in 1980, boasting 37 million viewers and winning an Emmy Award.  He also produced programs for PBS television.

Today, Dr. Baehr is the Publisher of Movieguide® (, which is dedicated to “redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media.”

His Annual Movieguide® Awards include two $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for the Most Inspiring Movie and TV Program, the $50,000 Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by Beginning Screenwriters, and the $50,000 Chronos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by Established Screenwriters.  
Bryan Bailey
Director of Media and Production
First Baptist Dallas
Bryan Bailey is the Minister of Media at First Baptist Church Dallas in the heart of downtown Dallas, TX, where God brought him in 2011 to assist with the implementation of technology on the new $135 million campus. The media ministry at First Baptist is driven by a volunteer team of more than 30 members each week, and Bailey has developed a training program that enables them to operate the extremely sophisticated system with excellence. Bailey’s passion is training volunteers and pushing technology limits in worship (as well as fishing).
Greg Baker
Global Technical Director
Saddleback Church

Since November 1997, Greg Baker has been with Saddleback Church, where he has held many positions, including Front of House Engineer and Audio Team. Today, he is the Global Technical Director for Saddleback, and is responsible for teams and equipment that include audio, lighting, video, and media graphics as they serve Saddleback Church through campuses around Southern California. As of 2012, Saddleback Church began its global outreach, expanding to four international church locations. Baker’s additional responsibilities include adding and supporting technology in these new cities.

Joe Battaglia
Founder / President
Renaissance Communications, Inc.
Joe Battaglia is the Founder and President of Renaissance Communications, a media company specializing in strategic planning for organizations and gifted communicators of the faith and values message. Current clients include Dr. Steve Brown and his nationally syndicated Key Life Radio Network, Affirm Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Provident Films, PureFlix Entertainment, Evangelist Nick Hall, actress Shari Rigby, and Feed The Children. 

For more than 10 years, Renaissance has been actively involved in the promotion of successful hit movies to the faith-based marketplace. Recent movies include War Room and 90 Minutes in Heaven and Risen. 

Battaglia is also an Executive Producer and General Manager of the nationally syndicated radio program Keep the Faith, which is heard nationally in more than 200 markets and numerous countries overseas with a weekly audience of more than two million.
Roy Beck
Numbers USA
Former journalist Roy Beck is CEO and founder of NumbersUSA, the nation’s largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization with over 1.5 million registered online activists and almost 3 million unique fans on Facebook. As the leader of NumbersUSA for the past 19 years, Beck has been one of the most visible spokesmen on the effects of mass immigration in the United States. Author of four public policy books including The Case Against Immigration, Beck regularly briefs members of Congress on immigration issues, has been featured in The New York Times and has appeared on CNN, FoxNews, MSNBC, NPR and numerous national radio programs.
Jeff Bethke
Author and YouTuber
Jeff Bethke is the author of the books Jesus > Religion and It’s Not What You Think. 

Besides writing, he makes YouTube videos, which have been seen collectively more than 62 million times. He also hosts a podcast with his wife, Alyssa, which can be found on iTunes. 

Bethke’s passion is to see people follow Jesus and come to a true life-giving understanding of the free grace of God for us all.
Bill Blount
President, Blount Communications Group
and Chairman of the Board, NRB

Bill Blount is President of Blount Communications Group, a Christian radio network of seven stations located throughout New England that he and his wife, Debbie, founded more than 36 years ago. He has traveled extensively, partnering with international ministries such as TWR, HCJB, FEBC, The Bible League, Compassion International, and Gospel for Asia. He currently serves as Chairman of the NRB Board of Directors. In addition, he has served as Chairman of NRB’s International, Membership, Ethics, Nominating, Awards, Public Policy, and Resolutions Committees, as well as a member of the NRB Music Licensing Committee.


Dr. Darrell Bock
Dallas Theological Seminary
Darrell L. Bock is the author of more than 40 books, several of which treat Jesus and the Gospels. He is Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary as well as Executive Director for Cultural Engagement at the Seminary’s Hendricks Center. He also was recently selected as Senior Bible Teacher at Back to the Bible.
Greg Bogdan
Chief Operating Officer
Total Living International

Greg Bogdan is Chief Operating Officer of Total Living International (TLI), a Christian media communications group with several divisions, including Total Living Network and Four:2 Media. Greg has been in Christian media for over 15 years and has a passion to impact society with the message of the gospel. Prior to his position with TLI, Greg was Founder and President of Christian Alliance Media Group, Inc., a Christian station representation agency. As part of his passion to reach the lost, Greg also has invested considerable time in West Africa, preaching in prisons and providing pastoral training. 


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Mission Pictures
Pat Boone
Singer, Actor, Producer, Songwriter, Author, and Motivational Speaker
Pat Boone is the ORIGINAL American Idol with his trademark white buck shoes, perfectly combed hair and gleaming smile. Pat is a best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, chart-topping recording star, family man, and legendary humanitarian. With more than 45 million units sold and 38 Top-40 hits, Pat was recognized by Billboard Magazine as one of Rock’s Top 10 recording artist in history. In 2003, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. Pat first appeared on the record charts in 1955 when he was 20, and soon after became the youngest person to host a weekly musical variety show on ABC. His film credits include State Fair, Journey to the Center Of The Earth, April Love, The Cross And The Switchblade, and The Greatest Story Ever Told
Brod Boyd
Principal/Senior Consultant
Abram-Leslie New Media Consulting

Brod Boyd serves as a consultant to media, non-profit, and governmental agencies. He’s among an elite list of professionals having experience working directly for ministries, running a TV station and a media buying/planning company, and providing operational guidance for portfolio companies through an Atlanta-based venture capital firm. He has a passion for ministries and speaks frequently at churches and ministries on the importance of “raising the standard.”

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Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
Brent Bozell
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Lecturer, syndicated columnist, television commentator, debater, marketer, businessman, author, publisher and activist, L. Brent Bozell III is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today. 

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Mr. Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America. Since its launch in 1987, the MRC has developed the largest video archive in the world; the popular blog site; the internet news service; MRC Business; MRC Culture; and in April of 2014 launched MRC Latino. The MRC has over 800,000 members nationwide, with over 9 million fans on Facebook.
Sandi Brown
General Manager & President
99.1 JOY! FM
Sandi Brown helped found and launch JOY FM in St. Louis 15 years ago. She serves as General Manager & President, as well as morning show co-host for JOY FM, which is a Top 5 radio station in St. Louis, and newly formed Boost, which targets teens and young adults. Brown was also a producer for Focus on the Family. She serves on the Christian Music Broadcasters’ board.
Jügen Bühler
Executive Director
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
Todd Cantelon
TMG Inc.

Todd Cantelon is the creative lead at TMG STUDIOS, Canada's #1 independent producer of Christian programming. TMG STUDIOS also produces mainstream biography and documentary content for worldwide distribution. Having overseen the production of more than 2,500 television episodes, along with numerous music videos, commercials, and even a narrative project or two since getting his start in the business at 19, Todd is a grizzled vet by any standard (beard notwithstanding).

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Vision Video
Pastor H.B. Charles
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church

H.B. Charles, Jr., was a 17-year-old senior at Los Angeles High School when Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church (MSMBC) ended a yearlong pastoral search by selecting him to succeed his father, Dr. H.B. Charles, Sr., whom the Lord called from labor to refreshment in June of 1989.

Over the course of Pastor Charles' pastorate, his love for God's Word, the Church, and lost people has been obvious to both the membership of MSMBC and the larger church community. This has resulted in Pastor Charles balancing his pastoral responsibilities with speaking engagements in revivals, conferences, and other church events around the Greater Los Angeles area and across the country.

Today, he is Pastor at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville, FL, where he has served since the fall of 2008. 

Joe Chautin
Managing Partner
Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin

Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP, is a law firm that advises broadcasters across the United States on all aspects of station operations, including FCC regulatory compliance, tower and studio leases, asset sales, and intellectual property.

As an original and continuing member of NRB’s President’s Council, Chautin frequently assists NRB on FCC broadcast regulatory matters, including preparing and filing comments in FCC regulatory proceedings and in presentations on current FCC matters. He has been co-counsel on two amicus briefs to the US Supreme Court on FCC indecency enforcement.


Catherine Clinch
Writer, Producer & Consultant
Catherine Clinch has 18 produced writing credits for network television series, including Hunter, Jake & the Fatman, Knight Rider, Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Foul Play, True Confessions, Search for Tomorrow, and most recently Rescue Bots. She was Associate Publisher of Creative Screenwriting magazine and served a two-year term on the Board of Directors at the Writers Guild of America, West. She has been awarded three U.S. patents for inventing a new form of mobile entertainment.
Phil Cooke
Co-Founder & CEO
Cooke Pictures
An experienced filmmaker and media consultant, Phil Cooke has advised some of the largest churches and nonprofits on crisis communications issues. He’s one of the most respected media voices helping to influence the culture’s perception of Christianity in today’s changing, disrupted culture. He’s appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and Fox News. His work has been profiled in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He wrote the book Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media, and in addition to writing his blog at, he’s also been a contributor to Fast Company, Wired,, and
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Vision Video
Steve Deace
Nationally Syndicated Radio Host

Steve Deace is one of the youngest nationally syndicated radio hosts in the county, and a growing force in the movement. Described as a “rising star” that represents the next generation in conservative media, listeners know they can count on Deace to bring a refreshing dose of truth, honesty, and humor to today's news and political conversations.

Deace is not only an influential voice in the “first in the nation” state of Iowa, but has been featured in numerous media outlets like Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

In addition to radio, Deace is also a celebrated conservative author and contributor. His writings have been featured in USA Today, Politico, Business Insider, Breitbart, World Net Daily, Townhall and The Washington Times. He is also a contributor at Conservative Review.

Steve's 2014 book, Rules for Patriots, has been heralded as the playbook for conservatives. According to David Limbaugh, this book has a “real chance of making a difference in changing America's political class for the better.” His fourth book A Nefarious Plot was released in 2015 and is first attempt at fiction. According to Mark Levin: "This book will make you squirm, think, and laugh. Until you realize the joke is on us and future generations."

The Steve Deace Show, currently on stations across the country from 9pm-Midnight ET every weeknight on the Salem Radio Network, is a unique take on the American political landscape. Broadcasting directly from the heartland, the show gets to the heart of the issues Main Street really cares about.

John Debney
John Debney Productions

Oscar® nominated and prolific film composer John Debney has a unique ability to create memorable work across a variety of genres. Debney has proven his versatility with films ranging from blockbuster comedies such as Elf, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty, to action adventures like Iron Man 2 and Spy Kids (1 & 2), to dark thrillers including I Know What You Did Last Summer. Debney’s emotional score for the film The Passion of The Christ debuted on Billboard’s charts at #1 on the Soundtrack and Christian Album charts and #19 on the Billboard Top 200. The record was certified gold by the RIAA and won the Dove award for Best Instrumental Album, as well as garnering Debney an Oscar® nomination. 

Debney recently scored HISTORY’s Texas Rising, which garnered an Emmy nomination for Main Title Theme Music, as well as NBC’s most recent series American Odyssey. Debney’s upcoming projects include the reimagining of The Jungle Book and The Young Messiah. Debney has conducted some of the world’s greatest orchestras performing his original works, and he is the youngest recipient of ASCAP’s prestigious Henry Mancini Lifetime Achievement Award.

John DeDakis
Former CNN Senior Copy Editor for Wolf Blitzer

­John DeDakis is a former editor on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, and a former White House Correspondent for CBN News. 

DeDakis is the author of three mystery-suspense novels: Fast Track, Bluff, and Troubled Water – all featuring young journalist Lark Chadwick.

During his nearly 45-year, award-winning career in journalism (25 years at CNN), DeDakis interviewed such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan.

DeDakis leads novel-writing workshops throughout the country and abroad. He has taught journalism at Regent University, The University of Maryland-College Park, and American University in Washington, DC.

DeDakis is currently at work on Bullet in the Chamber, the fourth novel in the Lark Chadwick series. It deals with the death of his 22-year-old son, Stephen, in 2011.

David DeMambro
Principal Inbound Marketing Specialist

David DeMambro is a Principal Inbound Marketing Specialist at HubSpot, where he specializes in helping nonprofits, associations, and organizations improve their marketing and sales strategy. As a founding member of the nonprofit team, he has worked with hundreds of organizations to implement inbound marketing. His focus is on helping organizations transform their digital strategies by implementing tools and strategies geared toward improving their online presence to attract, engage, and delight audiences. This includes, but is not limited to, SEO, content marketing, blogging, email, marketing automation, and marketing analytics. 

The Honorable Ron Dermer
Israel's Ambassador to the United States

Ron Dermer was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. He earned a degree in Finance and Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University. For three years, he was a columnist for the Jerusalem Post.

In 2004, Ron co-authored with Natan Sharansky the best-selling book, The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, which has been translated into ten languages. From 2005-2008, Ron served as Israel's Minister of Economic Affairs in the United States.  From 2009-2013, he served as Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Parul Desai
Attorney, Audio Division, Media Bureau
Federal Communications Commission

Parul P. Desai is currently an attorney adviser with the Audio Division in the Media Bureau.  Prior to rejoining the Audio Division, Parul served as Assistant Bureau Chief and Director of Consumer Engagement in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.  Parul also served as the first Open Internet ombudsperson, the public’s primary point of contact within the agency for formal and informal questions and complaints related to the Open Internet rules. Prior to joining the FCC, she was Policy Counsel for media, telecommunications and technology policy at Consumers Union and Vice President at Media Access Project. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and New York Law School.

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LifeWay Media
Lifeway Christian Resources
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Roma Downey
LightWorkers Media

A celebrated Emmy® nominated actress and producer, Roma Downey is best known for her nine seasons as the tender-hearted angel on the hit CBS television show Touched by an Angel, for which Downey earned multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® best actress nominations.

Today, Downey is President of LightWorkers Media, the faith and family division of MGM Television, and also serves as the Chief Content Officer for the planned OTT channel.  She and her husband, Mark Burnett, produced the Emmy® nominated mini-series The Bible and the feature film Son of God.

Together, Downey and Burnett recently produced The Women of the Bible for LIFETIME, The Dovekeepers for CBS, A.D.: The Bible Continues for NBC, Answered Prayers for TLC, and the feature films Little Boy for Open Road Films and Woodlawn for Pure Flix. The couple is currently producing the epic feature film Ben-Hur, a re-imagining of the classic story. It is set to be released in the summer of 2016.

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Chief Officer
Audio Division, Media Bureau
Dr. Jennifer Epperson
Director of Research and Learning
Moody Radio

Helping others in Christian media reach their potential is Dr. Jennifer Hayden Epperson’s passion. Currently, she serves on NRB’s Radio Standing Committee, and is Moody Radio’s Director of Research and Learning. Previously, she was a station manager with Moody Radio and Blount Communications. Dr. Epperson has worked and taught in international contexts with Moody Radio’s Global Partners Training program and spent five years as the Executive Producer of TWR’s Women of Hope. In 2012, she completed a doctorate in organizational leadership with a minor in human resource development. She has taught leadership and radio courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Paul Eshleman
Vice President

Paul Eshleman is Vice President of Networks and Partnerships for Campus Crusade for Christ International. Eshleman founded the JESUS Film Project and was its Director for 25 years. He headed the nationwide “I Found it” campaign, EXPLO 72, and the Strategy Working Committee for the Lausanne Movement. Eshleman currently serves as the Executive Director of the Finishing the Task Network, and as President of the Issachar Initiative.

Micheal Flaherty
Inkling Entertainment

Micheal Flaherty is the President of Inkling Entertainment, a new production company he co-founded with his brother, Chip. Inkling's initial projects are The Great Gilly Hopkins (starring Glen Close, Octavia Spencer, and Kathy Bates) and Happy Mother's Day (starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Kate Hudson). Before starting Inkling, Flaherty worked with his brother for 15 years at Walden Media, a company they co-founded with Philip Anschutz and Cary Granat. During their time there, Walden produced a number of critically and commercially successful film adaptations, including The Chronicles of Narnia, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Bridge to Teribithea, Holes, Charlotte's Web, The Giver, and Because of Winn Dixie. Walden also produced the William Wilberforce biopic Amazing Grace and the education reform documentary Waiting for Superman.

Eben Fowler
Director of Operations
Bott Radio Network

Eben Fowler joined Bott Radio Network in August of 2000 and serves as the Director of Operations. Prior to joining BRN, Eben held various positions including Director of Communications for the Kansas City Sesquicentennial Commission (KC150), Director of Research and Communications for the Missouri-based Family Policy Center, and Manager of Corporate Communications for Marion Laboratories. Eben holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has also served as an adjunct instructor in the broadcasting department of Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary. Eben and his wife, Annie, live in Kansas City. 

Devon Franklin
Franklin Entertainment

DeVon Franklin serves as the President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a newly minted production company in conjunction with Sony Pictures Entertainment. 

As the former Senior Vice President of Columbia TriStar Pictures, Franklin worked on a number of the studio’s most successful films, including The Karate KidThe Pursuit of Happyness, and Jumping the Broom. Recently, Franklin oversaw the sleeper hit Heaven Is For Real.

In addition to his entertainment industry pursuits, DeVon is a published author, preacher, and highly sought-after motivational speaker who wrote Produced By Faith, a best-selling how-to guide about pursuing your career without compromising your faith. 


Todd Friel
Wretched TV & Radio

Todd Friel is the Host of Wretched TV & Radio. He is the author of Jesus Unmasked, Judge Not, Drive By Church History, Drive By Theology, and On the Shoulders of Giants. Friel is also the Producer of Life is Best.

Frank Gaffney
Founder and President
Center for Security Policy

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC, a nonprofit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney’s leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.

Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights throughout the country. The program addresses threats to national security, sovereignty, and our way of life. Featured guests have included Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, and Donald Rumsfeld.

Mr. Gaffney holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.


Jennifer Garner
Awarding-winning Actress and Philanthropist

Jennifer Garner is an awarding-winning actress and philanthropist.

She recently wrapped production on Nine Lives to be released April 29, 2016.  And, Miracles from Heaven will be released March 18, 2016.

On the small screen, Garner was honored with numerous acting awards including a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and People’s Choice Award for Alias. 

Her films include Dallas Buyers Club, Danny CollinsButter, which Garner produced in 2005, Draft Day, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, in which she was honored as the ‘Female Star of the Year’ at the 2012 Cinema Con Awards, Men, Women and Children,  Juno, Arthur, Valentine’s Day, The Invention of Lying, Ghosts of Girlfriends PastThe Kingdom, 13 Going On 30, Daredevil and Pearl Harbor.

She is Artist Ambassador and on the Board of Trustees with Save the Children’s US Programs and advocates on Capitol Hill on behalf of the organization. 

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Darrel Girardier
Digital Strategy Director
Brentwood Baptist Church

Darrel Girardier is the Digital Strategy Director for Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN, where he currently oversees social media, web, design, and the mobile presence for the church. Previously, Girardier was a Creative Director at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, TN, where he served for 12 years. He blogs at

Anne Graham Lotz
Founder and President
AnGeL Ministries

Anne Graham Lotz, Founder and President of AnGeL Ministries, has proclaimed God’s Word around the world for more than 30 years. In 2000, Lotz launched “Just Give Me Jesus” revivals, which have been held in more than 30 venues in the United States and internationally. She is also a prolific writer and award-winning author of 15 books. In all aspects of her ministry, Lotz’s aim is clear – to bring revival to the hearts of God’s people.  And her message is consistent – she calls people to a personal relationship with God through His Word. 

Steve Green
Founder / Chairman of the Board
Museum of the Bible

Hobby Lobby is the largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer in the world. It employs approximately 30,000 people and operates more than 600 stores in 47 states. Hobby Lobby sales for 2014 totaled more than $3.65 billion.

In 1981, Steve Green began working full time as the Store Operations Supervisor for Hobby Lobby. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2000 and named President in December of 2004.

In 2009, the Green Family purchased its first biblical artifact. Today, Green devotes half his time to what has become known as The Green Collection, which is among the world’s newest and largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts. The collection of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities will become the core of the international, non-sectarian Museum of the Bible.  

Ken Ham
President and Co-Founder
Answers in Genesis

Ken Ham is the President and Co-Founder of Answers in Genesis. The visionary behind the Ark Encounter (a life-size Noah’s Ark and other attractions) and the popular, high-tech Creation Museum near Cincinnati (more than 2.5 million visitors in eight years), Ken is a best-selling author (The Lie and Already Gone), popular conference speaker, and host of a daily radio feature on 880 outlets. has twice received the NRB award for Best Website. Ham, a native of Australia, holds four honorary doctorates and has been a guest on several national TV news and talk show programs, including Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, CBS News Sunday Morning, The NBC Nightly News, and CNN’s Situation Room.

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Venatus Group
Robb Hansen
Next Level Insights Inc.

Robb Hansen is president and founder of Next Level Insights, Inc.  Next Level is a full service agency supporting Christian ministries in media development, production, and placement.  The firm’s expertise is in the cost-effective execution of strategic communication efforts to expand the donor support and impact of ministry-oriented nonprofits.  Prior to founding Next Level Insights (2003), Robb provided senior leadership in missions (International Teams), higher education (Trinity International University), and media (Walk in the Word).

Katie Harbath
Global Politics and Government Outreach Director

Katie Harbath is the Global Politics and Government Outreach Director at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Harbath was the Chief Digital Strategist at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She previously led digital strategy in positions at DCI Group, the Rudy Giuliani for President Campaign, and the Republican National Committee. Harbath holds a B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Walter Hegel
Manager, Integrated Media Sales
Christianity Today

For nearly 16 years, Hegel has functioned as an Account Executive at Christianity Today. Altogether, his career in sales and marketing spans 30 years. Hegel prides himself on an intensive work ethic and commitment to the needs of his clients. He understands the necessity of understanding the customer’s marketing objectives and situational factors, and only then presenting creative and targeted product solutions to satisfy their need(s).

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Parables TV
Jack Hibbard
President & CEO
The Hibbard Group

Jack Hibbard is President and CEO of The Hibbard Group, an agency he founded in 2009 out of his passion to strengthen ministries through media. He has more than 40 years of experience in radio, television, and media. He has previously served on NRB’s Executive Committee and is past Chairman of the ENRB. He and his wife, Erin, married in 1983 and are the parents of two sons.


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Provident Films
Dave Johnson
Director & Producer
Salt Entertainment Group

In the nearly two decades that Dave Alan Johnson has worked in Hollywood, he has created, produced, written, and directed nearly a half billion dollars worth of entertainment. His work has received accolades from critics in every corner of the country and won innumerable awards. He has also collaborated with some of Hollywood’s top names (including Steven Spielberg, with whom he teamed up to co-create and executive produce DreamWorks’ premier production, the ABC hit drama High Incident), and he’s worked with virtually every major entertainment company in the business. Johnson recently formed a new entertainment company, Salt Entertainment Group, with former top Disney executive Steve McBeth. Salt is currently involved with writing, producing, directing, and marketing various feature film and television projects, including Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation, The Star, Woodlawn, and Coffee Shop

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President and CEO
National Religious Broadcasters
Dr. Jerry A. Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). Located in the Washington, DC metro area, NRB is an international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of viewers, listeners and readers worldwide. The mission of the NRB is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. This is accomplished by expanding opportunities for the Gospel in electronic media; providing educational and networking opportunities for its members; and protecting the rights and interests of Christian broadcasters in legislative and regulatory arenas.

Dr. Johnson previously served as President of Criswell College in Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of Criswell College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. He received a Master of Arts in Historical and Theological Studies from Denver Seminary in Denver, CO, and a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Johnson also studied at Oxford University in England.
Tracy Johnson
Tracy Johnson Media Group

Tracy Johnson has a long and decorated career as a broadcast executive, specializing in programming, marketing, talent coaching, and management. He has been recognized as “Best Programmer in America” by Radio Ink magazine and won numerous industry awards.

Johnson has written three books about developing on-air superstars that have been described as “The Bible of Personality Radio.” The books have been a guide for tens of thousands of personalities and programmers in more than 40 countries.

Johnson’s career has been built on creating dynamic brands (both on and off the air) through personality and promotion. Since 2007, he has helped more than 700 brands increase their influence through engaging audiences and building direct one-to-one relationships with existing and new listeners, viewers, readers, visitors, and customers.

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CMD Distribution
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Movie to Movement
Dave Kalahar
Director of Media & Broadcasting
Valley Baptist Church
Roger Kemp
Roger Kemp and Company

For more than 30 years, Roger Kemp has devoted his career to helping non-profit organizations achieve their ministry goals. Located north of Los Angeles, Roger Kemp and Company is a media agency specializing in fundraising strategies, marketing, production, and distribution of Christian programming. Clients include Insight for LivingTruth For LifeWalk in the Word, Focal Point Ministries, Our Daily Bread Ministries, Know The Truth, Thru the Bible, Pathway to Victory, Life Without LimbsHope Out Loud, All Things New, and Parenting Today's Teens

Alex Kendrick
Writer, Director, Actor, Author
Kendrick Brothers Productions

Alex Kendrick has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations through movies, books, speaking, and prayer. Alex and his brothers, Stephen and Shannon, operate Kendrick Brothers Productions.

In 2002, Alex founded Sherwood Pictures with the blessing of his church’s senior pastor, Michael Catt, and with his brother Stephen began production on their first movie, Flywheel. After an overwhelming response, he partnered with his brother once again to write and produce Facing The Giants. Most recently, in 2014, Alex co-wrote the screenplay for War Room with Stephen. The film was released theatrically in August of 2015 and became the #1 movie at the box office.  Alex and Stephen have also co-authored multiple bestselling books. Their latest book, titled The Battle Plan for Prayer, made the New York Times bestsellers list.

Stephen Kendrick
Writer, Director, Actor, Author
Kendrick Brothers Productions

Stephen Kendrick has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations through movies, books, speaking, and prayer. Stephen and his brothers, Alex and Shannon, operate Kendrick Bros. Productions.

While serving as an associate pastor at Sherwood Church in Albany, GA, Stephen, together with Alex, helped establish Sherwood Pictures in 2002. Today, Stephen co-writes and produces feature films and works with Provident Films and LifeWay to develop Bible study resources for each movie. The Kendricks’ latest production, War Room, was released theatrically in August of 2015, garnered an A+ Cinemascore and became the #1 movie at the U.S. box office. Stephen and Alex have also co-authored the bestselling books The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men, and The Battleplan for Prayer

Juha Ketola
International Director
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

A native of Finland, Juha Ketola has been in the fulltime ministry since 1985 serving as an Evangelist and a Pastor both internationally and in Finland. He is a graduate of the International Bible Institute of London Kensington Temple in England and is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and Finland. Juha has preached the Gospel and ministered the Word of God in more than 40 nations around the globe. He has also served with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in various capacities since 1996 and presently he serves as the ministry’s International Director, overseeing the organization’s worldwide network of national branches.

Steven Khoury
Calvary Church, Jerusalem

Pastor Steven Khoury is an author, renowned speaker, TV personality and religious writer for the largest Arabic newspaper in the Holy Land (Al-Quds). Pastor Khoury shepherds the largest Arab Evangelical church in Israel and the Palestinian territories. His transformation from a boy involved in the first intifada with Israel turned believer is a message for all to hear. Preaching the message of Christianity to Arabs in the region has often put him in the most precarious situations, making his church a target of retaliation over the years. Pastor Khoury has made it his mission to be on the forefront in reconciliation between Jews and Arabs. His educational background is in ministry with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministry and Basic Masters in Theology. He is an affiliate with the BBFI, a member of the National Christian Foundation, and a Premiere Speakers Member.

Dolores King-St. George
Station Manager
WRMB-FM Moody Radio South Florida

Dolores has worked in media, marketing, and business management for over 35 years. She has led or consulted for a weekly newspaper, local television programs, radio stations, churches, ministries, and live events. Moving from secular media to Christian radio, she developed the GraceFM Radio Network from the flagship station WAFG-FM, founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy. Dolores is humbled by how the Lord continues using her for His glory as she serves at Moody Radio South Florida. Dolores has one daughter and is married to voice/audio producer John St. George. 

Kathleen Kirby
Wiley Rein LLP

Kathleen A. Kirby is a Partner with Wiley Rein, LLP in Washington, DC, and Chair of the firm’s Media Group. Ms. Kirby’s practice involves advising some of the country’s largest media groups on regulatory and policy matters, representing radio and television stations in connection with the full realm of FCC compliance, and counseling clients on the sale and acquisition of broadcast properties. She regularly advocates on behalf of media clients before Congress and the FCC. In addition, Ms. Kirby assists television, radio, and news media clients on any number of business matters. Ms. Kirby was chosen by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s 75 Outstanding Women Lawyers, and she is regularly rated by Chambers USA as one of Washington, DC’s “Leading Lawyers” in her field.

Before attending law school, Ms. Kirby worked for almost a decade as a radio broadcaster in New York and Connecticut.

Dr. Satish Kumar
Calvary Temple, India

Dr. P. Satish Kumar is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Hyderabad, India, which is the fastest growing and third largest church in the world with more than 130,000 members in just ten years. Over the course of 25 years, he has preached the Gospel to more than 15 million people face-to-face through his Gospel festivals. Every month, he preaches on more than 300 television programs. Dr. Kumar has received the National Integrity Award and Mother Teresa Award. In addition to being the youngest pastor of one of the world’s largest churches, he is the author of 18 books.

Phil Kwiatkowski
Pacific Garden Mission

Philip Kwiatkowski started working at Pacific Garden Mission as a counselor while he was a student at Moody Bible Institute more than 25 years ago. On August 13, 2013, Kwiatkowski was elected the ninth President of Pacific Garden Mission.

In the first six months of Kwiatkowski’s appointment, he addressed and reformed the entire staff and the chain of command for leadership. He responded to the record numbers of more than 1,100 people in the facility in 2015 by successfully implementing a new mission and vision statement.

In addition to overseeing America’s oldest continuously operating Gospel rescue mission, Pastor Phil is actively involved in the UNSHACKLED! radio drama and the Pacific Garden Mission television program.


Rev. Ron Lambros
President / Executive Director
Touching Lives, Inc.
Paul Lauer
Founder & CEO
Motive Entertainment
Paul Lauer is the Founder of Motive Entertainment, which designed and managed the highly successful grass-roots marketing campaigns for The Bible miniseries, Son of God, The Passion of the Christ, The Polar Express, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many unexpected successes like Rocky Balboa, United 93, Secret Life of Bees, Expelled, Heaven Is For Real, and many other films. Films that Motive has worked on have grossed more than $2.4 billion worldwide. Motive has also marketed three books that have reached No. 1 bestseller status. Lauer has appeared on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC, and in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Chris Lemke
Executive Director
WCSG | Mission Network News

Chris Lemke is in his 31st year at Cornerstone University’s market leading station, WCSG-FM in Grand Rapids, MI. He serves as Executive Director for the station and its sister ministry, Mission Network News, an internationally distributed news release. From fall 2011 to fall 2013, Lemke also filled the role of interim Executive Director and Board Chairman for Christian Music Broadcasters. He now serves as the CMB Board Secretary.

Bob Lepine
Sr. Vice President and Chief Creative Officer

Bob Lepine is Sr. Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of FamilyLife and Co-Host of FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife's nationally syndicated radio program. A veteran of Christian radio, Bob has a degree in communications from the University of Tulsa. Prior to joining FamilyLife in 1992, Bob worked for local radio stations in Tulsa, Phoenix, Sacramento and San Antonio. He is the author of The Christian Husband and the on-air voice for Truth for Life with Alistair Begg. Bob also serves on the Executive Committee for NRB. He and his wife Mary Ann live in Little Rock, AR, where he also serves as an elder and teaching pastor at Redeemer Community Church.

Lori Lewis
Vice President, Social Media
Cumulus Media

Lori Lewis' radio career spans 25 years, starting out as an on-air talent with the nationally syndicated show Bubba the Love Sponge. In 2008, Lewis left day-to-day programming and created a new position at Duke Wright’s Midwest Communications: Director of Digital and Social Strategies. In 2011, Jacobs Media tapped Lewis to help their clients’ digital and social needs. Most recently, in 2015, Lewis joined Lew Dickey and Cumulus/Westwood One in another newly created position for the industry: Vice President, Social Media.

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JuceTV / TBN Network
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Word Network
Angie McGregor
Executive Director of Communications
Abba's House
Angie McGregor is the Executive Director of Communications at Abba's House in Chattanooga, TN. Under her leadership, Ron Phillips Ministries has grown to have a global impact through television, radio, publications, and social media. In addition to her behind the scenes leadership, Angie is Co-Host of the television program Ron Phillips from Abba’s House. An accomplished singer/songwriter, ordained minister, conference speaker, and new blogger, Angie hosts the community affairs Television program, Joy in Our Town, for TBN affiliate, WELF. Angie is also the Chairwoman of the Church Media Standing Committee. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she began her career at ABC affiliate, WTVC. 
Eric Metaxas
New York Times #1 Best-selling Author
Nationally Syndicated Radio Host

Eric Metaxas, New York Times #1 Best-selling Author and Nationally Syndicated Radio Host

Eric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, Amazing Grace, and If You Can Keep It (June 2016). He has written more than thirty children's books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It's Time to Sleep, My Love. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S. He is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, an interview series of “entertaining and thought-provoking discussions on `life, God, and other small topics'” featuring such guests as Malcolm Gladwell, Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel, Francis Collins, N.T. Wright, Os Guinness, Peter Kreeft, and Dick Cavett. Metaxas is a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Large for the King's College in New York City.

Susan Michaels
USA Director
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

For more than 30 years, Susan Michael has pioneered the development of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) in the United States and around the world. She currently serves as the ministry’s USA Director and is a member of the ICEJ’s international Board of Directors.

A graduate in Theology from Oral Roberts University, Susan is often called upon to address complex and sensitive issues, such as anti-Semitism, Islam, Jewish-Christian relations, and current events in the Middle East, to a diverse range of audiences. Her experience working with Arabs, Jews, and Christians from many national and denominational backgrounds has equipped Susan to handle delicate topics central to an understanding of Israel with extraordinary clarity and grace. In recent years, she has pioneered a number of educational tools to enable other Christians to do the same, including the website, a series of highly accessible educational seminars.


Marianne Milano
Director of Audience Engagement
98.5 KTIS

Marianne Milano’s broadcast career spans 30 years, starting out as a TV news producer, anchor, and reporter at a few television stations on the East Coast and then moving on to host a nightly entertainment program, PM Magazine, in Providence, RI.  Through this role, Milano had opportunities to host various TV specials in Boston and Rhode Island as well as LIVE community events for various non-profits.

After her move to Minnesota, Milano became an executive producer and host for video promotions at Internet Broadcasting in Minneapolis, where she produced and hosted TV and online promotions and programs for more than 50 TV stations across the country.

Three years ago, after being a long-time major donor to 98.5 KTIS, Milano joined the radio station, where she now directs the Audience Engagement department.

Dr. Albert Mohler
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., is the President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues and has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals.

In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview, and Thinking in Public, a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural, and theological issues.

Johnnie Moore
Founder / President
The KAIROS Company

Johnnie Moore is an author, speaker, commentator, media personality, and public intellectual who is best known for extensive humanitarian work in the most difficult places in the world. In addition to serving as the Founder and President of The KAIROS Company (, which serves many of the best-known Christian organizations in the world, Moore is a host of Canada’s longest running daily television show, 100 Huntley Street; a senior fellow at the Liberty University Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement; a senior contributing editor at The Christian Post; a contributor to The Blaze and Fox News, and a spokesperson for the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. He is also the Co-Founder of The Cradle Fund, and the Executive Director of the Persecution Intervention Fund and The Nazarene Fund. Prior to founding The KAIROS Company, Moore served as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Faith Content for Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s LightWorkers Media.

Steve Newton
Newton Media
Two decades ago, Steve Newton founded Newton Media with a desire to do better for his clients. Since then, Newton Media has generated more than $500 million in donations and product sales for their clients. Newton provides media planning, buying, and ROI tracking to faith-based ministries, humanitarian organizations, and direct response programmers across the globe. Newton had previously served as Director of Media at the Christian Broadcasting Network and as COO/Partner of Features International. Newton Media is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, with offices in Dallas, TX, and Cave Creek, AZ.
Robert Norton
Endgame Entertainment

Robert Norton has worked for more than 25 years in the production and financing of feature films.  For six years he was Chief Operating Officer of Scott Free, the film production company helmed by directors Ridley and Tony Scott, during the production of Crimson Tide, G.I. Jane, and Gladiator. He began his career at Lucasfilm, Ltd.                               

In 2013, he was a producer of the feature film Grace Unplugged, released by Lionsgate Entertainment and starring A.J. Michalka and James Denton. 

Norton is a member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Becky Norton Dunlop
Vice President, External Relations
The Heritage Foundation

Becky Norton Dunlop’s duties and travel itinerary as The Heritage Foundation’s vice president for external relations have made her the think tank's “chief ambassador” outside the Beltway.

Dunlop, who joined Heritage in 1998, oversees four program areas – Coalition Relations, Lectures and Seminars, Young Leaders Program and Strategic Outreach – that are focused on spreading conservative ideas in a host of outside forums. Her responsibilities include advising and consulting with fellow leaders in the private and public sectors.

She previously served inside the White House, at the Department of Justice and at the Department of the Interior as a senior official in the Reagan administration from 1981-1989. She ran her own strategic management and communications consulting firm, Century Communications, and also served from 1994-98 as secretary of natural resources in Virginia under Gov. George Allen.


Cyrus Nowrasteh
Director, the Young Messiah

Credited as a writer, producer, and director, Cyrus Nowrasteh has worked in the motion picture and television business for more than 25 years. He has won two PEN awards, a Golden Satellite Award, Orson Welles Award, a Freedom of Expression award, an NAACP award, and a MovieGuide Award.

In 2006, Nowrasteh wrote and produced the acclaimed and controversial ABC miniseries The Path to 9/11, which aired to incredible ratings, attracting nearly 28 million viewers.

He co-wrote and directed the feature film The Stoning of Soraya M. (Lions Gate Entertainment), released theatrically in 2009 to strong reviews and much acclaim.

Most recently, Nowrasteh completed The Young Messiah, slated for release on March 11, 2016, via Focus Features. It is a dramatization of young Jesus as a seven-year-old boy. Nowrasteh co-wrote the screenplay with his wife, Betsy, and directed the film.

Star Parker
Founder & President
The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Star Parker is one of the names on the short list mentioned when anyone speaks of national black conservative leaders. She is the Founder and President of The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a public policy think tank that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty. 

Parker founded CURE to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America's poor from government dependency. Parker has addressed more than 190 colleges and universities about anti-poverty initiatives, has authored several books, and is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. She also regularly consults with both federal and state legislators on market-based strategies to fight poverty.
Rod Payne
Christian Family Network Television (CFNT)
Rich Peluso
Senior Vice President
Affirm Films

Rich Peluso is the Sr. Vice President of AFFIRM Films, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) focused on the development, production, acquisition, and marketing of faith-based and inspirational films.

Peluso works with writers and independent producers at various stages of production –from concept and script through production and completion – to produce and distribute quality entertainment that inspires, uplifts, challenges, and captivates. 

Recent films he has worked on include the No. 1 box-office hit War Room, Heaven Is For Real, Soul Surfer, Courageous, When The Game Stands Tall, Moms’ Night Out, and The Remaining. Upcoming releases include Risen (2/19/16) and Miracles From Heaven (3/18/16).

Prior to joining AFFIRM, Peluso served 15 years at EMI Christian Music Group/EMI Music as the President of EMI CMG Distribution.

Tom Perrault
Vice President Digital Services
Dunham + Company
Tom Perrault has been involved in Christian media and marketing for 25 years, with extensive experience in traditional and digital media. His lengthy tenure with Salem Communications included his work for the east coast office of the company’s national radio rep firm, followed by 11 years with the Salem Web Network, which Perrault helped to build – and eventually operate, as Senior Vice President and General Manager – into the world’s largest Christian digital media platform. After leaving Salem, Perrault remained at the forefront of the growth and success of Christian online platforms, via his consulting work with numerous other digital media brands. He joined Dunham + Company in early 2015.
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GVN Releasing
Judge Jeanine Pirro
Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News Channel
Jeanine Pirro joined the Fox News Channel in 2006 and currently serves as a legal analyst as well as the host of "Justice with Judge Jeanine," a weekend prime-time program (Saturday, 9 p.m. ET) that presents her legal insights on the news of the week, current high profile cases, as well as recent issues and trends in the world of crime and justice.

Formerly Westchester District Attorney, Judge Pirro was also the host of a syndicated weekday court show distributed by Warner Brothers -- for which she won an Emmy. Her notable legal career spans over 30 years. 

Pirro earned a BA from the University of Buffalo, magna cum laude, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from Albany Law School, where she was on law review. She is a native of New York.
Jake Press
CEO and Co-Founder
HelloMogo Inc.

As a technology entrepreneur, Jake Press’s primary focus is on digital innovation with publishers, ministries, and training organizations. He has been responsible for implementing strategy and deployment for top companies; experienced success producing the #1 book app, Jesus Calling; and most recently launched as a co-founding member of the new tech brand. Press resides in Orlando, FL, and enjoys coffee dates with his wife, mentoring his son, and connecting with people who love Jesus! 

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Skipstone Pictures
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James M. Roberts
Research Fellow Economic Freedom and Growth
The Heritage Foundation
As Research Fellow For Economic Freedom and Growth, Roberts' primary responsibility as one of The Heritage Foundation's lead experts in economic freedom and growth is to edit the Rule of Law and Monetary Freedom sections of Index of Economic Freedom. An influential annual analysis of the economic climate of countries throughout the world, the Index is co-published by Heritage and The Wall Street Journal.

Before joining Heritage in 2007, Roberts served in the State Department for 25 years. As a Foreign Service Officer, he completed tours of duty at U.S. embassies in Mexico, Portugal, France, Panama and Haiti. He also worked on a wide variety of international trade issues and helped to coordinate major U.S. assistance programs, including efforts to reform Eastern Europe economies and to reconstruct Iraq.

Roberts is pursuing a doctorate in public policy at the Alexandria campus of Virginia Tech. He received a master’s degree in international and development economics from Yale University and also holds a master of business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He received a bachelor's degree in international affairs from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.  
Gordon Robertson
Chief Executive Officer
The Christian Broadcasting Network
Gordon Robertson was named chief executive officer of CBN on December 1, 2007, having previously served as vice president of CBN International, executive producer of The 700 Club, and a member of CBN’s board of directors. The son of Pat and Dede Robertson, Gordon graduated from Yale University in 1980 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University in 1984. Gordon has founded CBN Asia, the Asian Center for Missions, and created CBN Asia’s flagship television show, The 700 Club Asia. Following that model, Gordon started CBN centers throughout Asia. Gordon now co-hosts CBN’s The 700 Club and 700 Club Interactive. He is executive producer of the new Superbook animation series, and oversees television and digital programming for CBN.
Brian Russell

For more than a decade, Brian Russell was active in cross-cultural work and Kingdom business ventures in North Africa. Now Russell is the Director of YouVersion, maker of the Bible App and the Bible App for Kids, which is installed on more than 190 million devices around the world. 

YouVersion is a ministry of, one of the largest churches in the United States, with approximately 75,000 people attending 24 physical locations each weekend. In addition, more than 100,000 attend its online campus every week. 

Davina S. Sashkin
Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth, PLC

Davina Sashkin is a Member of the boutique media and telecommunications firm Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth, PLC. She specializes in broadcast media regulation and compliance, telecommunications policy matters, and media and telecommunications transactions. Ms. Sashkin has significant expertise in all matters of FCC regulation, licensing, and compliance of broadcast television and radio stations, and she frequently represents client interests in legal and policy proceedings before the FCC. Prior to joining Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth in 2008, Ms. Sashkin was an associate with the communications firm Irwin, Campbell & Tannenwald, P.C., and completed legal clerkships with the FCC and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to law school, Ms. Sashkin worked in the field of corporate communications.

Ms. Sashkin is a graduate of the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, where she earned a certificate in Communications Law Studies and served as editor-in-chief of the Commlaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law & Policy. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University. Ms. Sashkin is a frequent speaker to industry groups and trade associations.

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Pure Flix
Michael Scott
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Pure Flix Entertainment

Michael Scott, an experienced and successful film production veteran, has earned him multiple awards, including the KLOVE Impact Award and the Movieguide® Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2014 for “God’s Not Dead” which made $60 million at the box office.

Because of his faith and passion to create high-quality, culture impacting films and television programs to influence future generations, 10 years ago he launched Pure Flix Entertainment with partners Russell Wolfe and David AR White. It is now the world's leading faith-based film production studio & distributor.

Recent leading films he has produced include: “God’s Not Dead”, “Book of Daniel”, “What If”, “The Mark 1&2”, “Silver Bells”, “Revelation Road 1&2, “Travel The Road Series”, “Escape”, “Apostle Peter & The Last Supper”, “Jerusalem Countdown”, “Christmas Angel”, “Encounter 1&2”, and “Christmas With A Capital C”, and more. Pure Flix released “Do You Believe” and “Woodlawn” in 2015 and is set to release “God’s Not Dead 2" in April 2016. 

Michael holds degrees in theology from Vision Christian Bible College, and in photography from Colorado’s Institute of Art. 


Michael Shelley
Executive Assistant to the President
NewLife FM & Life Radio Ministries, Inc.

Michael Shelley has been in Christian radio for nearly 30 years. He currently serves as Executive Assistant to the President, NewLife FM and Life Radio Ministries, Inc. He is a long time member of National Religious Broadcasters and currently serves as a member of the board of directors. He has served on the NRB Radio Committee and as First Vice Chairman of the NRB Southeast Chapter. He has served as station manager for WJYO-FM in Ft. Myers, FL, Director of Media Services for Dr. Charles Stanley’s In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, and as Assistant Station Manager at WRAF, Toccoa Falls, GA. He recently earned fellows positions with The Colson Center for Christian Worldview and The C.S. Lewis Institute in Atlanta, GA.


Wayne Shepherd
Wayne Shepherd Communications

Wayne Shepherd is a veteran radio broadcaster with 45 years of experience as a voice talent, interviewer, radio host, and producer.

Shepherd is the host of several nationally syndicated radio programs, including First Person, a weekly interview program.

His volunteer work includes serving on the boards of The Far East Broadcasting Company, Mission Eurasia, and the National Religious Broadcasters.

Shepherd and his wife, Rebecca, live near Chicago and are the parents of two adult children. 

Noah Sidhom
Director Web & Social Media
Bellevue Baptist Church

Noah Sidhom serves as the Online Pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Memphis and Master of Christian Studies from Union University. Noah desires to see churches use technology to connect people with the story that God has given us. He has been married to his wife, Rose, for two years.

Jordan Smith
2015 Winner of The Voice

The 22-year-old from Whitley County, Kentucky, Jordan Smith stands out as the highest-selling artist to ever emerge from NBC’s EMMY AWARD®-winning The Voice. In less than six months, he sold over 1 million singles and made Voice history by landing 4 songs in the Top 10—the most of any artist from the show. Meanwhile, eight of his songs went Top 10, 6 hit Top 3, and 3 captured #1 on all of iTunes. He is one of only two artists, alongside Cassadee Pope, to notch three #1’s during the show’s season. Smith released a full-length album, Jordan Smith: The Complete Season 9 Collection, on iTunes one day after his win. Overnight, the album skyrocketed to the Top 5 on the iTunes Overall Album Chart and debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #11.  His take on Queen’s “Somebody To Love” unseated Adele’s “Hello” from #1 on iTunes Overall Top Songs chart in a matter of hours, moving 164 thousand-plus copies first week and clinching #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs Chart.  The following week his performance of “Mary Did You Know” also shot up to the #1 spot on iTunes and topped SoundScan's Digital Songs Chart at #1, selling 161 thousand copies in the first week.  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” and “Hallelujah” went #1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs Chart, and he became “the first artist to replace himself at #1 on the chart.”  Jordan also holds the record on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs Chart for “the first act to own both the #1 and #2 titles concurrently” with “Mary Did You Know” and “Hallelujah.”

Michael W. Smith
Singer, Songwriter, and Musician

Michael W. Smith is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold more than 15 million albums, achieved 32 No. 1 songs, and earned three GRAMMY® Awards, one American Music Award, and more than 40 Dove Awards. 

In honor of ASCAP’s 100th anniversary, Smith, along with Amy Grant, was honored as “a cornerstone of Christian music” for his groundbreaking career and significant influence on the genre.

He actively supports the teen club Rocketown, Compassion International, and Samaritan’s Purse, the ministry headed by Franklin Graham.


Tim Smith
Chief Development Officer
Museum of the Bible
Tim Smith has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit administration, management, and fund-development. Having served as a Development Officer in nonprofit organizations and Executive Pastor for two mega churches, Smith provides a wide range of expertise and resources in nonprofit leadership and management. Currently, Smith serves as the Chief Development Officer at the Museum of the Bible. In this role, he provides the executive global management of all fundraising activities. Smith has also authored Donors Are People Too, a book on the art of personal relationship with major donors.
Nate Smoyer
New Products Marketing Manager

Nate Smoyer currently serves as New Products Marketing Manager at Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software. He’s also the product manager of Previously he managed social media, developed a thriving partnership program, and led the partnerships and advertising team.

During his spare time, Nate is a reader of blogs that cover news, politics, social media, nonprofits, Christianity, and people doing awesome things. He is known for his ability to promote events, ride BMX, give talks in front of crowds (big and small), and perform via social media.

Jeff Smulyan
Chairman, CEO & Founder
EMMIS Communications
Widely recognized as one of the most visionary leaders in the radio industry, Jeffrey H. Smulyan serves as Founder and Chairman of the Board of Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis–based radio and magazine publishing company with operations in nine U.S. markets. 

Smulyan formed and became principal shareholder of Emmis in 1980. A public company since 1994, Emmis owns and operates 19 FM and four AM radio stations in the nation’s largest markets and city/regional magazines, including national titles Texas Monthly and Los Angeles. Emmis owns the two top hip-hop brands in the world, KPWR Power 106 in Los Angeles and HOT 97 in New York City. 

Radio industry newspaper R & R voted Smulyan one of the 10 most influential radio executives of the past two decades. He has been inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and the Indiana Business Hall of Fame.
Kevin Sorbo
Kevin Sorbo received international stardom when he landed the lead role in Hercules, the Legendary Journeys (1993-1999), the most watched TV show in the world, airing in 176 countries. 

Following that success, Sorbo had the lead role in Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, which debuted as the No. 1 hour-long show in first run syndication and remained at No. 1 for its entire run from 2000 to 2005. 

 Other notable movies include Kull, the Conqueror, Walking Tall, the Payback, Avenging Angel, Meet the Spartans, and the independent film What If, for which Sorbo received Movie Guide’s Most Inspirational Performance of the Year Award. 

2014 saw the release of God’s Not Dead, which became the most successful independent faith-based movie ever. 

Today, aside from acting, Sorbo leads A World Fit for Kids, a successful mentoring model that trains inner-city teens to use school, fitness, sports, and positive role models for themselves. World Fit is the No. 1 afterschool program in California.
Todd Starnes
Fox News & Commentary

Todd Starnes has been at Fox News Channel for more than a decade. He is the host of Fox News & Commentary - heard on more than 450 radio stations around the nation. He also writes a popular syndicated column and hosts a weekly podcast. Todd is the author of four books - including “Silencing the Lambs” - set to be released this summer. He is an award-winning journalist and speaker. He is a longtime Southern Baptist and Tennessee Volunteer - who calls Brooklyn, New York home.

Tore Stautland
TMG Inc.

Tore Stautland is a seasoned executive and innovator with over 25 years of experience in Christian market strategy in over 30 countries.  Founder and CEO of The Trillennium Media Group Inc., which operates a full production studio and manages Christian programming on three national television networks. Stautland currently serves on the NRB Television Committee.


Greg Stormans
Ralph’s Thriftway

Always knew he wanted to follow in his grandfather & father’s footsteps, Greg started working in the stores at age 12 as a stock boy. He now oversees Human Resources and store operations for the company. Active in his church and community, Greg was chairman of the Board of Providence St. Peter Hospital from 2008 to 2010, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Thurston County Food Bank, Past President of Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Thurston Country Graduate. Greg and his wife, Cristina, served as the Chairs for Christmas Forest in 2008 and 2009, Thurston County’s largest auction which supports the Providence St. Peter Hospital Foundation. He enjoys spending time with his family including his three wonderful kids, playing tennis and rocking out on the drums.

Barronelle Stutzman
Arlene’s Flowers

Barronelle Stutzman, the sole owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., has for her entire career served and employed people who identify as homosexual. Despite this, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Washington attorney general allege that she is guilty of unlawful discrimination because she acted consistent with her faith and declined to use her creative skills to beautify the same-sex ceremony of a long-time customer, Robert Ingersoll, and another man, Curt Freed.

Matt Thomas
Executive Director
Know the Truth

Matt Thomas serves as the Executive Director of Know The Truth Ministries, the Bible teaching ministry of Pastor Philip De Courcy. For over 20 years, Matt has served within Pastoral and Educational ministries in the church and Christian college arena. Motivated by the joy God allows people to experience when they eternally invest in the life of another, he desires to assist gospel-centered ministries in accomplishing the beautiful work of reaching people with the truth of God’s Word.

Matt and his wife, Beth, have been married for 21 years and have three daughters, Emma, Eliana, and Abby. He is currently a doctoral candidate, researching mentoring and leadership at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

John Turver
INFORM Media & Analytics

John is President of INFORM Media & Analytics, a media agency that uses state-of-the-art media tools and broadcast television’s best practices in media placement.  INFORM supplies clients with ongoing audience analysis, and program content analysis that links programming to fundraising.

He served as VP of Marketing for CBN for 13-years responsible for—CBN program placement, CBN Audience Research, CBN Program Analysis, CBN Program Promotion, CBN Advertising Sales, and oversaw CBN Donor Research, and CBN Creative Services.

John spent 26 years in secular broadcasting management working for NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates in New York, Phoenix, Sacramento, and Norfolk VA.  Positions held were, LSM, NSM, GSM – VP for The New York Times Broadcast Group. 

Richard Viguerie
Chairman & Founder
American Target Advertising
In 1965, Richard Viguerie, with 12,500 Goldwater for President $50+ donors, founded the world’s first ideological/political, direct marketing advertising agency. Today, the 12,500 conservative donors have grown to 10 million. For 51 years, Viguerie and the world-class American Target Advertising marketers have raised $7 billion and mailed 4 billion letters for traditional Judeo/Christian charities, colleges, cause organizations, and candidates using their 10 million donor names. In 2015, the agency’s 75 employees mailed 100 million postal letters.
Dr. Paul Virts
Virts Media

Dr. Paul Virts recently opened his own media consulting business, Virts Media. From 2002 to 2015, he was the Senior Vice President for Media at the University of Northwestern, overseeing Northwestern’s 15 radio stations and one satellite radio network, with a staff of 90 employees and an annual budget of $18 million. 

Prior to joining Northwestern’s radio network, Virts served for four years as the Chief Operating Officer of Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Before that, he was the Director of Media at the KMA agency in Dallas, TX.

Virts served as Vice President for Development at The King’s College (New York), Director of Client Services and Manager of Corporate Research at Christian Broadcasting Network (Virginia), and Professor of Broadcasting at Regent University (Virginia). He also spent two years as a researcher, administrator, and consultant with Daystar Communications, Nairobi, Kenya.

Phil Vischer
Big Idea Productions and Jellyfish Labs

In 1990, Phil Vischer created VeggieTales, an animated video series crafted to teach Christian values to kids in a delightfully different way. More than 60 million VeggieTales videos have been sold around the world. These days, Vischer continues to pursue innovative new ways to integrate faith and storytelling through his creative company, Jellyfish Labs. His latest projects include a 13-DVD series called Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible?, which walks families all the way through the Bible, and JellyTelly, an interactive, online network that provides faith-based daily programming for families. In addition, Vischer hosts a lighthearted weekly podcast called The Phil Vischer Show, in which he discusses pop culture, media, theology, and Christian life.

Kristen Waggoner
Senior Counsel & Senior Vice President of Legal Advocacy
Alliance Defending Freedom

Kristen K. Waggoner, Esq., serves as senior counsel and senior vice president of legal advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she leads the organization’s legal and media efforts.

Waggoner joined ADF in 2013 to support thousands of allied attorneys in their efforts to preserve religious freedom. She has trained allied attorneys and organizations on religious liberty issues and rights of conscience. She has also provided allies with legal support on cases pertaining to life, marriage, and family.

Waggoner is a Martindale-Hubbell AV© peer-review rated attorney. She earned her J.D. from Regent University School of Law, graduating cum laude. Waggoner is admitted to practice in Washington, Oregon, and Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court, and many federal courts. 

0Beth Wakefield
Wakefield Family
Dr. Rick Warren
Saddleback Church

Dr. Richard Warren is a global strategist, philanthropist, pastor, and author. His influential book The Purpose Driven Life has sold more than 35 million copies, and is published in more than 50 languages.

In 1980, Dr. Warren founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. Today, it may be America’s most influential congregation with more than 100,000 names on the church roll, a 120-acre campus, and more than 500 ministries.

He has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations, the Global Health Summit, the Aspen Ideas Institute, TED, and numerous world congresses. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Robin Webster
President & CEO
The RMB Agency, Inc.

Robin has over 25 years of experience in advertising with a specialization in radio, TV, and print. She has worked extensively with non-profit organizations as well as commercial groups; however, her heart is in ministry. Robin’s expertise in the industry provides her clients with an ideal foundation for any successful media campaign. Robin has represented hundreds of organizations in all forms of media from one station start-ups to national and international campaigns. With experience as a radio station GM, broadcast broker, nationally syndicated radio personality, and now an agency owner, she truly offers a full service, hands-on approach to her clients.

Steve Werkmeister
Director of Marketing
Salem Web Network

Steve Werkmeister’s career spans 16 years and multiple sectors, including work for the national brands SunTrust Bank, Circuit City, and since 2009, Salem Web Network. As the Director of Marketing, he has led the growth of one of the world’s largest faith-based, online communities, reaching millions of Christians through a rapidly evolving digital landscape. In addition to digital marketing, Werkmeister’s team manages the network advertising revenue, email acquisition, search engine optimization, and social media growth for some of the most recognizable online brands in Christian media. Werkmeister holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and lives with his wife and two children in the Richmond, Virginia area.

Canon Andrew White
FRRMEAmerica and Vicar Emeritus of St. George's Church, Baghdad

Canon Andrew White, known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” is the pastor of St. George’s Baghdad, one of the largest churches in Iraq and the only remaining Anglican church in Iraq.  In the face of significant threats to him personally and repeated bombings of the church, St George’s Baghdad ministers to over 4000 Iraqis and operates well outside the safety of the International Green Zone. Most of the members of the congregation are women and children – widows and orphans – since many of the men have been killed in the decades of violence in Iraq.  In addition, many of his staff have been kidnapped or killed, with up to 11 killings of his staff in a single year.

Canon White has also been heavily involved in conflict mediation and reconciliation efforts in Israel and Palestine, including negotiating the end of the Bethlehem siege in 2002, and has been the recipient of numerous peace prizes for his reconciliation efforts.

St. George’s Baghdad also operates a medical and dental clinic which delivers humanitarian relief to neighbors of the church, regardless of the patients’ religious or ethnic background. The clinic provides free medical and dental care to around 150 Iraqi patients every day.

David Wills
The National Christian Foundation

David Wills is President of National Christian Foundation (NCF), a position he has held since 1998. NCF is the world’s largest Christian grant-making foundation, serving more than 13,000 families. Historically, NCF has distributed more than $6 billion in grants to more than 40,000 charitable organizations all over the world. 

Wills has co-authored two books, Investing in God’s Business and Family.Money, as well as numerous articles. Wills serves on multiple boards, including The River Foundation, ProVision Foundation, Global Generosity Foundation, Issachar Initiative, Chick-fil-A Foundation, and Generous Giving, of which he is Co-Founder.

Justin Wise
Founder & CEO
Think Digital

Justin Wise helps people share what matters most. As the Founder & CEO of Think Digital, Wise and his team help clients through online coaching programs and done-for-you digital marketing. He speaks on the topic of digital marketing strategy at national conferences such as the NRB International Christian Media Convention, the CLA Internet & Ministry Technology Summit, and the Nonprofit Leadership Academy. Wise lives in Des Moines, IA, (by choice) with his wife and three children. Connect with him at