Proclaim 18 - Convention Registration
 
 
 
Korea Children's Choir
The Children’s Choir was organized as a ministry of the Far East Broadcasting Company in Korea. The Choir members are selected through a rigorous audition process. The children, ranging in ages from seven to thirteen, receive training from a voice trainer, choreographer and conductor. A variety of concerts are performed throughout the year at churches, cultural centers, theme parks, schools, and universities both in Korea and the United States. Cheerful adaptations, warm smiles and thorough professionalism characterize the performances. Colorful costumes and traditional Korean dance add to the excitement and pageantry of the concerts.

FEBC-Korea is pleased to offer concerts free from required fees or honorariums. All love offerings support the ministry of FEBC in Korea. The children’s families provide for their international air travel expenses. However, assistance with the children’s housing and local transportation is always appreciated. Choir members often stay in the homes of host church families, which add to the cross-cultural ministry impact.
 
Mercy Me
Musicians, Songwriters
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, multiple American Music Award and Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 28 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC), and “So Long Self.” In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe's "Word of God Speak" the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry's most notable talents. In 2014, MercyMe made history as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain.

Their radio success has continued with recent singles “Flawless” (No. 1 for 15 weeks) and “Greater” (No. 1 for 16 weeks), landing them the Top Christian Airplay Artist spot on Billboard's 2015 Year End charts.

They have sold out venues throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, FOX New Channel's FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News, and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today, and more. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, garnered two GRAMMY® nods, four radio hits, has been certified gold by the RIAA and continues to be a top selling title. LIFER, their latest chart-topping album, is available now.
 
Kay Arthur
Co-Founder
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 was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2011. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tennessee Temple University.
 
David Benham
Benham Companies
Twin brothers David and Jason Benham are former professional baseball players and nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. Their recent accomplishments include: Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists, Franchise 500's Top New Franchise, Wall Street Journal's Top Real Estate Professionals, and Business Leader Media's Top 50 Entrepreneurs.

Their business success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014. The show was abruptly cancelled, however, because of their commitment to traditional/biblical values. The Benhams immediately found themselves in the midst of a cultural firestorm, but they decided not to back down. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, and ABC's Nightline and Good Morning America, among others, the Benhams continue to stand up for what they believe. Since their show was cancelled, the Benhams have trended nationally on social media and more than 51 million tweets about the Benham brands have been delivered to Twitter streams.
 
Jason Benham
Benham Companies
Twin brothers David and Jason Benham are former professional baseball players and nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. Their recent accomplishments include: Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists, Franchise 500's Top New Franchise, Wall Street Journal's Top Real Estate Professionals, and Business Leader Media's Top 50 Entrepreneurs. Their business success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014. The show was abruptly cancelled, however, because of their commitment to traditional/biblical values. The Benhams immediately found themselves in the midst of a cultural firestorm, but they decided not to back down. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, and ABC's Nightline and Good Morning America, among others, the Benhams continue to stand up for what they believe. Since their show was cancelled, the Benhams have trended nationally on social media and more than 51 million tweets about the Benham brands have been delivered to Twitter streams.
 
Brian Bird
 
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.
 
Phil Cooke
Co-Founder & President
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 philcooke.com, he’s also been a contributor to Fast Company, Wired, Forbes.com, and FoxNews.com.
 
Laurie Cordoza Moore
Founder and President
Proclaiming Justice to the Nations
Laurie Cardoza-Moore is a successful leader, businesswoman, wife, mother of five, founder and President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations. She has devoted her life to educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and the State of Israel. Laurie Cardoza-Moore is an Emmy nominated and Telly Award-winning producer whose film projects and TV series have now reached more than 200 nations globally with an estimated audience reach of more than 950 million viewers.
 
Kevin Downes
 
Larry Elder
Talk Show Host
Salem Radio Network
For nearly 20 years, “The Sage from South Central” aired his afternoon drive radio program on KABC in Los Angeles. He was previously syndicated nationally on the ABC Radio Network from 2002 to 2007. Last year Larry moved to Salem’s AM 870 The Answer in Los Angeles. 

Larry says his philosophy is to entertain, inform, provoke and “to hopefully uplift.” His calling card is “we have a country to save,” and to him this means returning to the bedrock Constitutional principles of limited government and maximum personal responsibility. Larry added, “I see the Constitution as a contract that restrains the federal government, leaving everything else to the states and to the people.” As for those who need help, Larry says, “It’s the moral responsibility of the people, not the federal government, to assist. Compassion is our job, not the Feds.” 

Larry is a New York Times best-selling author of four books, including his latest “Dear Father, Dear Son.” His national TV show “Moral Court” was syndicated across the country and was at one time top rated in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
 
Mike Gallagher
The Mike Gallagher Show
Salem Radio
Mike Gallagher is one of America’s most entertaining conservatives, displaying a sense of humor and timing honed over three decades in the cauldron of local and national radio talk show experience. His interviews with people like U.S. Senator John McCain, Vice- President Dick Cheney, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and other leading conservatives consistently generate national headlines. Now in his 11th year of national syndication, Mike is also second to none in bringing a radio audience live reports from the scenes of major events, wherever and whenever they happen. Mike continues to be a leading contributor to the top-rated FOX News Channel as well as a columnist at Townhall.com. Despite his successes in the field of broadcasting, Mike’s proudest achievement is his family – to include his late wife, Denise, and their four boys.
 
Shur Gopal
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 15 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 of networking and building contacts.

 
Dr. David Jeremiah
CEO
Turning Point
Dr. David Jeremiah is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. Messages preached in the pulpit at Shadow Mountain form the basis of Turning Point, his international radio and television ministries. Dr. Jeremiah has authored many books and is a sought-after speaker because of his commitment to the truth of the Bible and his special ability to help people understand how to apply biblical principles to everyday living.
 
Dr. Jerry A. Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Religious Broadcasters

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). 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.

 
Alex Kendrick
 
Billy Kim
Chairman
Far East Broadcasting

Dr. Billy (Jang Hwan) Kim is a pastor, evangelist, and broadcaster who has preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world to thousands of people in all walks of life.

He currently serves as Pastor Emeritus of the 15,000-member Central Baptist Church in Suwon, South Korea, where he has served 45 years as pastor. He is also the Chairman of the Far East Broadcasting Company in Korea, directing this network of 11 radio stations, of which two are high-powered AM transmitters sending the Gospel to China, Russia, Japan, and throughout Korea. In addition, he is the author of several books on Christian living, which are all published in Korean.

In 1992, Dr. Kim received South Korea's highest civilian award for radio broadcasting and media ministries from former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo. The citation recognized his efforts for improving Korea’s relationship with China and Russia.


In 2000, Dr. Kim was elected to serve a five-year term as President of the Baptist World Alliance.
 
Todd Komarnicki
 
Michael D. Little
Principle Representative to Israel
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.
 
Eric Metaxas
Author and Nationally Syndicated Radio Host
Salem Radio Network

The Eric Metaxas Show offers compelling perspective on American culture, political life, and stories making news around the corner and across the globe.

Heard on leading radio stations from coast-to-coast, The Eric Metaxas Show taps the unique talent of one of America’s best known authors, commentators, TV personalities and public speakers for radio unlike anything ever heard before: compelling, compassionate and interactive as Eric and his listeners seek answers to life’s toughest questions together.

 
Fernando Ortega
Musician , Songwriter

One of Christian music’s most respected composers, Fernando Ortega has three Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and a Billboard Latin Music Award to his credit, while Ortega’s Christian radio hits include “This Good Day,” “Jesus, King of Angels,” and “Sleepless Night.” Renowned for his stirring arrangements of beloved hymns — “Give Me Jesus” and “Be Thou My Vision,” among others — Ortega’s solo discography features 18 projects in a heralded career spanning more than 25 years. Last month, Ortega released The Crucifixion of Jesus, his first project in six years, which brings together 11 contemplative songs and six readings. His works encompass modern hymns, liturgical songs, and inspirational and praise/worship favorites.

 
Dennis Quaid
Actor
 
Ken Rather
 
Bill Reeves
 
Joel C. Rosenberg
New York Times Bestselling Author
Tyndale House Publishers, Author
Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 3 million copies sold. He has been interviewed on top national and religious radio and TV shows. Joel has spoken to many audiences and met with religious and government leaders all across North America and around the world. He has addressed audiences at the White House, Pentagon, Congress, Canadian Parliament and the European Union Parliament. He is the Founder and Chairman of The Joshua Fund, a charitable organization to bless Israel and her neighbors.
 
Nick Runyon
Executive Director
Christian Vision North America
Nick began his career as part of a tech startup, working to become the Marketing Director for PFL.com. In 2008, Nick moved from business to ministry, applying online metrics and analysis to online missions with Global Media Outreach. As Director of Outreach, and later COO, Nick led the organization to reach over 1 billion people with the Gospel. Today Nick, his wife, and their five children live in Dallas, where Nick is the Executive Director for Christian Vision North America. He participates in coaching, consulting, and speaking engagements globally, sharing learned experience and best practices to improve the ministries and businesses of others.
 
Michael Shelley
Executive Assistant to the President
NewLife FM
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 NRB 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 WJYOFM
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.
 
James Silvers
Partner
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
 
Michael W Smith
Singer, Songwriter
An acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician, Michael W. Smith 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 the 100th Anniversary of ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), Smith, along with Amy Grant, was honored as “a cornerstone of Christian music” for his groundbreaking career and significant influence on the genre.
 
Todd Starnes
Host Fox News and
Columnist FoxNews.com
 
Cary L. Summers
President
Museum of the Bible
Cary Summers began his involvement with Museum of the Bible in 2010 and was promoted to president after serving as chief operating officer from 2012 to 2015. Summers’ duties include overseeing a team of architects, design firms, and other contractors building the 430,000-square-foot international Bible museum set to open in Washington in 2017. He also provides oversight to Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative, its worldwide traveling exhibits, and its high school Bible curriculum currently under development. Before coming to Museum of the Bible, Summers served as President and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment /Silver Dollar City Corporation; Vice President for Retail, Catalog, and Wholesale for Bass Pro Shops; and General Manager of Abercrombie & Fitch. Summers has also founded a number of consulting ventures, serves as CEO of Nazareth Village in Israel, and sits on several nonprofit boards. He is a founding board member of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, an Israeli human rights group.
 
Michael Van Dyck