Proclaim 18 - Convention Registration
 
 
 
FEBC Korea’s 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.
 
Luis Palau
 
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.
 
Karyn Ablin
Member
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C.

Karyn Ablin is a member of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., and has devoted much of her over 20 years of experience to litigating music licensing and other copyright issues before the Copyright Royalty Judges, the ASCAP Rate Court, and federal courts. Most recently, Karyn represented both the National Association of Broadcasters and the National Religious Broadcasters Noncommercial Music License Committee in the webcasting proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Judges to set sound recording performance rates for 2016-2020. Karyn also negotiates music licenses and counsels broadcasters and other clients on issues related to the use of music and other copyrighted content. Karyn was named by The Legal 500 US as a “recommended lawyer” for copyright law in both 2015 and 2016, and she graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Virginia School of Law and summa cum laude from Oral Roberts University.

 
Megan Alexander
News Correspondent
Inside Edition

Megan Alexander is a correspondent on the syndicated national news magazine television show Inside Edition.

She has a successful career as a national news correspondent, author, speaker, and actress.

Alexander began her television career as a reporter for Tennessee Mornings on Fox 17 where she was a traffic and weather radio reporter for MetroNetworks. While in Nashville, she hosted a teen show for LifeWay Christian Resources entitled Fuel. She then went on to be a reporter/anchor for KENS5, the CBS station in San Antonio, Texas, and co-hosted the morning show Great Day San Antonio before joining the Inside Edition. She was also a frequent guest commentator on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight and the Wendy Williams Show.

Her first book, Faith in the Spotlight – Thriving in Your Career While Staying True to Your Beliefs, was released by Simon and Schuster in 2016. In addition to her writing and television career, Alexander is an actress and producer and her film credits include roles in the movies Space WarriorsRedeemedHeartbeats, and in the television dramas Nashville on ABC and Still the King on CMT. She hosts the nationally televised Inspirational Country Music Awards each year from Nashville.

She is a married Mom of two young boys and my website www.MeganAlexander.com


 
Matt Alheim
Vice President
United Teleports

Matt Alheim joined United Teleports as Vice President of Sales in April 2016. He has extensive experience in global broadcast production, operations, transmissions and management. Over his 20+ year career, Matt has held numerous technical and sales roles at companies such as Bexel Broadcast Services, Quince Imaging and Arqiva. He has a strong track record supporting the religious broadcasting community, including collaborating with Inspiration Networks, SonLife Broadcasting Network, Faith Broadcasting, TBN and Daystar TV.

 
Joseph Amodei
DISTRIBUTOR
Virgil Films & Entertainment
 
Mike Antonovich
CEO
Eutelsat Americas

Mike Antonovich joined Eutelsat Americas as CEO in April 2017. He has over 30 years of experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry.

He began his career at ESPN as a broadcast engineer and held a number of sales and marketing functions at PanAmSat, including leading PanAmSat’s global sales team. He has more recently been CEO of Genesis Networks, SVP for the Americas for ATEME and SVP Global Sales for Global Media Links in Japan.

 
Neal Ardman
President
Broadcast Partners TV

Neal Ardman has been forming and distributing broadcast networks over the last 20 years. He was one of the founders of the Retro Television Network, which reached over 49 million cable homes within the first year of launch. Neal has worked privately on distribution, ad sales and syndication for many networks including; DreamWorks Animation, FETV, Sky Angel , RFD TV and Weather Nation. He has also secured multiple carriage deals with Comcast, DIRECTV, Dish Network, ATT Uverse and Version Fios. 

 

 
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.
 
Glenn Atamaniuk
DISTRIBUTOR
Cinedigm
 
David Austin
DISTRIBUTOR
BMG/Bridgestone
 
Bryan Bailey
Director of Media
Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas
Bryan Bailey is the Director of Media at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. He recently joined the Prestonwood team after serving at First Baptist Dallas as the Minister of Media for 6 years.

Throughout the years, Bryan has developed a desire to train volunteers to operate technology at the highest levels of excellence. The training program he designed at First Baptist Dallas allowed a team of almost entirely volunteers to produce services on some of the most technologically advanced gear available.
 
Stephen Baldwin
Actor, Producer

Actor and producer Stephen Baldwin stars in the upcoming movie Staines. Baldwin landed his breakthrough role in The Usual Suspects in 1995. His subsequent films included Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). From January to March 2008, Baldwin appeared on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, Season 7 on NBC. In September 2006, Baldwin released his book The Unusual Suspect, which details highlights from his personal life, career, days of drug abuse, and ultimately, his turn to becoming a born-again Christian after the 9/11 attacks.

More recently, Baldwin starred in the faith-based films God’s Club (2015) and The Apostle Peter: Redemption (2016). He also stars in a new TV series on global TV news network RT called Great American Pilgrimage… the GAP, which follows him and his friend Max Keiser on an RV journey across the United States to learn and examine what people believe, what they perceive, and how they define living in America in the wake of its most controversial presidential election.

In addition, Baldwin is co-founder of LIGHTBEAMedia with MyPillow inventor Mike Lindell.

 
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
Screenwriter, Producer

Brian Bird is executive producer and co-creator of the Hallmark Channel original series When Calls the Heart, now in its fifth season, and co-author of the new book, When God Calls the Heart. In his three decades in Hollywood, he has written or produced two dozen films, including The Case for Christ, Captive and Not Easily Broken, and nearly 300 episodes of such shows as Touched by an Angel, Step by Step, and Evening Shade. He is currently developing three new films, Northern Lights, Junction 395 and The Case for Miracles, along with a new television series, Big Sky.

 
Diane Black
(R-Tenn.)
United States Congress

As a registered nurse, small businesswoman and former educator, Congressman Diane Black brings a unique and dynamic perspective to her work in Congress. Diane’s faith in America’s promise was shaped from an early age. The middle daughter of Great Depression era parents, Diane spent the earliest years of her life in public housing and, upon the encouragement of a high school guidance counselor, would go on to become the first person in her family to attain a college education.

Named among the 25 most influential women in Congress by Roll Call, Black was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and represents Tennessee’s 6th district, comprised of 19 counties across middle Tennessee. Prior to that, Black served in the Tennessee state legislature, where she built her legacy on fighting back against a state income tax proposal and successfully passing legislation to make home healthcare more accessible for Tennessee seniors.

 
Marsha Blackburn
(R-Tenn.)
United States Congress

Marsha Blackburn is an American politician and former businesswoman. A member of the Republican Party, she represents southwest Tennessee's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Additionally, Blackburn served the Tennessee Senate from 1999 to 2003. In October 2017, Blackburn announced that she will run for the United States Senate seat, being vacated by Bob Corker in the 2018 Tennessee U.S. Senate election.

 
Carl Bliss
Manager of Interactive Media
Northwestern Media

Carl Bliss serves as Manager of Interactive Media for Northwestern Media. Carl has worked with Northwestern since 1998, and has helped guide the radio network through digital media growth. Carl and his wife, Katie, are raising three girls near Stillwater, MN. Carl and his family are actively involved at Hope Church in Oakdale, MN, where he has served on the Elder board, and leads a highly energetic group of K-5th graders on Wednesday nights. Carl holds a Master of Organizational Leadership degree from the University of Northwestern.

 
Bill Blount
President
Blount Communications Group
Bill Blount is President of Blount Communications Group, a Christian radio network of seven stations located throughout New England, which he and his wife, Deborah, founded more than 36 years ago. He currently serves as Chairman of the NRB Board. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the International, Membership, Ethics, Nominating, Awards, Public Policy, and Resolutions Committees, as well as a member of the NRB Music Licensing Committee. He has traveled extensively, partnering with international ministries such as TWR, HCJB, FEBC, The Bible League, Compassion International, and Gospel for Asia. For recreation, Bill enjoys motorcycles, snowmobiles, scuba diving, and hunting. He and Deborah live by a lake in a small New Hampshire town.
 
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.
 
Cindy Bond
DISTRIBUTOR
Mission Pictures
 
Rick Bonn
Head of Development and Acquisitions
Pure Flix Entertainment

As Head of Development and Acquisitions at Pure Flix Entertainment, Rick Bonn developed the feature films Samson, The Case for Christ, and God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness as well as the streaming series The Encounter. In two years, Rick has acquired more than fifteen completed films for distribution including The Stray, Until Forever, Wish For Christmas, and Little Notes From Heaven. In twenty years of development, he has consulted on 4,000 screenplays for Disney, Nickelodeon, Wind Dancer Films and other companies. His writings on film and theology have been published by Westminster John Knox Press, Prism Magazine, Christianity & Theatre and on the websites aint-it-cool.com, hollywoodjesus.com, and upperleftedge.com. He’s been a guest teacher at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles Film School and the Act One Program, and has coordinated media/theology conferences at Wheaton College and Fuller Seminary. He’s also an optioned screenwriter, published author, and creator of indie comic books.

 
Rich Bott
President and CEO
Bott Radio Network
Rich Bott is the President and CEO of Bott Radio Network, which broadcasts quality Bible teaching, Christian news and information 24/7. Operating 115 stations with a combined coverage of 59 million people across the heart of America, BRN also broadcasts worldwide online at www.bottradionetwork.com, BRN mobile apps, Apple TV, iTunes, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Rich has 45 years of Christian radio broadcast experience. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, NRB; Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Council for National Policy; Board of Directors, Far East Broadcasting Company and Life Issues Institute, Inc. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He lives in Overland Park, KS.
 
Chris Bueno
DISTRIBUTOR
Ocean Avenue Entertainment
 
Denise Bueno
DISTRIBUTOR
Ocean Avenue Entertainment
 
JOHN BULTER
SPOTIFY
 
Andrew Burchfield
Executive Producer
Burchfield Ministries International

Burchfield makes ministry happen as the Executive Producer of Burchfield Ministries International. With a background in broadcast television, he developed and distributed Young Believer’s Broadcast to 196 countries that continues to air weekly. Seasoned, yet savvy, he uses his innovative ideas to make systems simpler, processes more productive, while leading large teams that connect with their purpose. Serving on committees for the NRB and the State of Texas, he brings his spirit-led perspective to the table of influence a variety of industry professionals appreciate and admire. A proud Texan, avid coffee drinker, Burchfield is all about Building and Blessing His Church.

 
Jeremy Burton
Director of Communications
Museum of the Bible

Jeremy C. Burton, APR, serves as Director of Communications for Museum of the Bible and has previously served as Executive Director of University Relations for Oral Roberts University. He has spent decades providing leadership for award-winning public relations programs in the faith-based sector. Successes in social media include Museum of the Bible becoming a top 10 museum in the world on Facebook and ORU was ranked one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges.

 
Ed Cannon
President
Far East Broadcasting Company
Ed Cannon serves as President of Far East Broadcasting Company. Cannon’s unique professional career includes leadership experience in both large ministry settings and corporate settings. Prior to coming to FEBC, Ed served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. During his 8-1/2 years at Moody, Mr. Cannon had oversight of broadcasting, publishing, the legal department, fundraising and the operations of the Institute. Having served in executive positions in Amoco Oil and BP, Ed has focused on bringing various business disciplines to his work. Ed earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
 
Yvonne Carlson
Director of Digital Strategy & UX
Moody Radio Network
Yvonne has held leadership positions in multiple industries: advertising, digital media, higher education, and global manufacturing. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and has served on the National Religious Broadcasters Internet Committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado Christian University and completed graduate work in Information Communications Technology.
 
Jim Caviezel
Actor

Jim Caviezel was recognized for his role as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, which earned him a “Grace Award” from the Movie Guide Awards for the “Most Inspired Movie Acting.” Among other outstanding roles, Jim was casted in Terrence Malick’s Oscar-nominated film The Thin Red Line, a dramatic adaption of a popular book about World War II alongside Sean Penn and Adrien Brody. Other notable film credits include Ang Lee’s Civil War drama, Ride with the Devil, Mimi Leders dramatic romance, Pay it Forward & Luis Mandoki’s romantic thriller Angel Eyes. In 2002, Caviezel played the lead in an adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo based on the classic novel by Alexander Dumas. His next two roles included High Crimes opposite Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman and in Robert Harmon’s crime thriller in film Highwaymen.

In August 2013, Jim played Ward Allen in Savannah with acclaimed actors Sam Shepard, Hal Holbrook, Bradley Whitford and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The same year, Jim starred as the insidious villain Warden Hobbes in the prison break action film Escape Plan (Summit Entertainment) opposite Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2014, Jim portrayed the legendary Coach Bob Ladouceur, opposite Laura Dern in the real-life football movie When The Game Stands Tall. Jim’s role on the mini TV-series The Prisoner for six episodes allowed him to prepare for his biggest TV role. In 2012, Jim appeared in the drama thriller Transit, alongside James Frain and Elisabeth Rohm. Premiering in 2011 Jim starred as ex-CIA special operations agent Jon Reese in CBS’s critically lauded drama, Person of Interest for all five seasons. In 2017 Jim starred in The Ballad of Lefty Brown opposite Bill Pullman and Kathy Baker. His upcoming film releases include Jo, the Medicine Runner with Matt Dillon and Paul, Apostle of Christ portraying Luke opposite James Faulkner as Paul.

 
Joseph Chautin III
Managing Partner
Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin

Joseph C. Chautin III is managing partner of Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP, a boutique firm specializing in all aspects of broadcast law, from regulatory compliance to transactions. Joe periodically assists NRB with its efforts before agencies, courts and Congress. Joe served in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve from 1988-2008, retiring as a Lt. Colonel.

 
Catherine Clinch
Founder, Content Creator, Producer
Clinch Digital Media

Catherine Clinch began her career writing 18 produced episodes of network television for hit series. While her three sons were young, her “placeholder job” was Associate Publisher of Creative Screenwriting Magazine and the Co-Organizer of Screenwriting Expo 1-5. Over the past six years, Catherine has been awarded three US Patents for inventing a new mobile entertainment platform. Catherine loves every aspect of writing and storytelling. She plans to die with a pencil in her hand.

 
Carter Conlon
Pastor
Times Square Church

Carter Conlon can be heard daily on “It’s Time to Pray” and weekly on “A Call to the Nation.” He is senior pastor of Times Square Church in New York City—an interdenominational church representing over 100 different nationalities.

Carter joined the pastoral staff of the church in 1994 at the invitation of founding pastor, David Wilkerson. He was appointed senior pastor in 2001.

His passion for prayer was evidenced in launching Prayer in the Square, a gathering of 50,000 believers from many denominations to pray for one hour in the middle of Times Square.

Soon after, the World Wide Prayer Meeting began. Every Tuesday night, thousands gather to pray at Times Square Church along with others from 199 countries and territories to participate through live streaming.

Carter is calling each of us to seize this moment for righteous prayer in unrighteous times.

 
Phil Cooke
Co-Founder & President
Cooke Pictures

An internationally-known filmmaker, writer, and media consultant, Phil Cooke has produced media programming in more than 60 countries around the world.  He’s created and produced many of the most influential and successful Christian and inspirational TV programs in history, and his book Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media is changing the way church and ministry leaders engage today’s culture with the gospel.  Joel Osteen calls him “one of the most innovative communicators of our generation.”  His new book, co-authored with Jonathan Bock is called The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Win It Back

 
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.
 
Bill Curtis
DISTRIBUTOR
Vision Video/Gateway Films
 
Marjorie Dannenfelser
President
Susan B. Anthony List

Marjorie Dannenfelser is president of Susan B. Anthony List, a national network of more than 600,000 pro-life Americans seeking to elect pro-life leaders and advance lifesaving laws. Since its founding, SBA List has elected more than 150 candidates to Congress and statewide offices across the country.

Dannenfelser was named one of Newsmax’s top 25 Most Influential Republican Women and among Newsweek’s top ten “Leaders of the Christian Right.” Marjorie and her husband Marty have five children and live in Arlington, Virginia.

 
Ashvin Dhyriam
Managing Director
GoodNews group
Ashvin Dhyriam is managing director GoodNews group, operating 4 government approved satellite tv channels in India. Co-founder of the Indian Christian media association which is an initiative taken to train Christian communicators in India . Ashvin serves as the Vice President of ICMA.
 
John Dickson
Author, Speaker

John Dickson (PhD, Ancient History) is the author of more than a dozen books including Rector of St Andrew’s Roseville, and a busy public speaker. He has hosted three TV documentaries including the forthcoming For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than You Ever Imagined, and he is a regular media commentator. In 2007 he founded the Centre for Public Christianity. He has held lecturing and research positions at both Macquarie University (Sydney) and the University of Sydney, where he teaches a course on the Historical Jesus. A Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University for 2017-18, he lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.

 
Lorna Dueck
CEO
Crossroads Global Media Group

Crossroads CEO Lorna Dueck loves evangelism in media. Context with Lorna Dueck and Lorna’s
column in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper have been compelling witness for post Christian
audiences. In 2016 Lorna was appointed CEO of the Crossroads Global Media Group which
oversees YES TV, Tricord Media, and multiple media productions including 100 Huntley Street.
Lorna has a Masters of Evangelism Degree from Wheaton College, and has co-authored Faith,
Life and Leadership; 8 Canadian Women Tell Their Stories.

 
Bob Elder
DISTRIBUTOR
Ocean Avenue Entertainment
 
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.
 
Arnold Enns
Executive Director
COICOM
Arnold Enns is executive director of COICOM, Confederation of Communicators, Pastors and Christian Leaders, which this year celebrated its 25th anniversary. He has a couple of degrees in Theology and Business Administration and a Masters in Communication. COICOM is a movement that represents thousands of Christian communicators and leaders, networking with over 10,000 active leaders throughout the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to the busy annual congress, Arnold Enns is married with two children and currently lives in Paraguay.
 
Jennifer Hayden Epperson
Director of Research and Learning
Moody Radio
Helping others in Christian media reach their potential is Jennifer Hayden Epperson’s passion. Currently, she serves on NRB’s Radio Committee and is Moody Radio’s Director of Research and Learning. Previously, she was a Station Manager with Moody Radio and Blount Communications. Jennifer 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 on both undergraduate and graduate levels
 
Jon Erwin
Writer, Director, Producer
Erwin Brothers Entertainment

Jon and Andy Erwin are a directing team that focuses on creating faith-based and inspirational feature films. The duo began their career when they were teenagers, working as camera operators for ESPN in their hometown of Birmingham, AL. They soon embarked on full time careers as sports cameramen covering University of Alabama games all over the country. The brothers had the opportunity to work with ESPN College Football Primetime, FOX NFL, and the NBA covering events like the XGames and the Superbowl. In 2002, the Erwin Brothers started their own production company. They ventured into creating commercials, documentaries and music videos. They found their greatest success in the world of music. Soon they were directing music videos and producing concerts and television programs for platinum artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Skillet, and others. The brothers received eleven nominations and were honored with wins for “Music Video of the Year” at the GMA Dove Awards for three consecutive years.

The Erwin Brothers have also produced and directed several documentaries. These include the multi-award winning 9/11 story, The Cross and the Towers, a music documentary with the band Third Day, titled Live Relations, The Mysterious Islands, a documentary filmed in the Galapagos Islands, and the international dramatic short film series, God Provides.

In 2010, the Erwin Brothers shifted their focus and began exclusively developing dramatic feature films. Their debut feature, released by Samuel Goldwyn, was a coming of age drama titled October Baby. October Baby opened in the top ten movies in America, and eventually earned over five million at the box office. Other films they have released include Moms’ Night Out and Woodlawn.

 
Karl Faase
Australian Christian Communicator

Karl Faase is an Australian Christian communicator, media presenter, leader and social commentator. He is the CEO of Olive Tree Media, an organization creating unique documentary series for broadcast and church use. Jesus the Game Changer is their most recent production.

 

Faase is regularly called upon as a Christian spokesperson and commentator on a variety of social issues.


With over 20 years of involvement in media, Faase is one of Australia’s most experienced Christian radio and television presenters. He is passionate about reclaiming the Christian Gospel as word as well as deed.

 
Joshua Feuerstein
Conservative Social Media Personality, Speaker, Evangelist, and Political Commentator

Joshua Feuerstein is a viral conservative social media personality, speaker, evangelist, and political commentator with more than two million daily Facebook followers. His bold perspective, cutting edge presentation, and resonating message have fueled several of his videos to break the coveted 100 million view mark. With between 30-50 million people viewing, reading, and interacting with his posts on a weekly basis, he remains one of the leading social media voices in the Christian conservative movement.

 
Chuck Finney
President
Finney Media
 
Opening Prayer: Ronnie W. Floyd
Senior Pastor
Cross Church

Dr. Floyd has served as Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, a multi-campus church, for 31 years. In August 2017 Dr. Floyd was named the President of the National Day of Prayer. He continues serving as Senior Pastor at Cross Church while fulfilling this calling on his life. He has also served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has been married to his wife, Jeana, for 41 years. They have two sons and daughter-in-laws and seven grandchildren.

 
Luna Fuss-Kaufman
Holocaust Survivor

Luna Fuss-Kaufman, a native of Krakow, survived the concentration camps of Krakow-Plaszow, Hasag-Skarzyskol and Leipzig. Following a Death March she returned to Krakow where she completed a degree in Musicology and immmigrated to Israel. In 1952 she moved to USA where she pursued a life of social activism. This included being President of Temple Sholom in Plainfield NJ, President of New Jersey State Opera, Member of NJ Holocaust Commission, and Chairman of Liberty State Park Monument Committee whose purpose was erecting survivor Nathan Rapoport's Liberation Holocaust monument in Liberty State Park, New Jersey.

Following a friendship with the late Sister Rose Thering, a tireless fighter of anti-Semitism, Luna became chairman of Seton Hall University's Sister Rose Thering Fund. Seton Hall University awarded Luna an Honorary Doctorate for her devoted work towards Jewish-Christian relations. Her autobiography "Luna's Life" was released in May 2009 for which she received 3 book awards.

Luna's commitment to freedom and human rights manifests in her constant efforts to promote an understanding of both the horrors of the Holocaust as well as the sacrifices of many Righteous Christians.

 
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 16 years where he developed the video and film program of the Mass Communication department (almost from the ground up.) Shur brings with him over three decades of in-the-field media experience. As a Principal Consultant, Shur has launched five satellite television stations, from concept to launch – four in India and one in Malaysia. He has been a Fulbright Fellow in Communication Technology during 1988-89. He is the Director of the South Carolina chapter of the Hollywood Prayer Network in Greenville, SC. Shur is a strong believer in networking and building contacts.

 
Steve and Jackie Green
Museum of the Bible
As the founders and visionaries of the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., Steve and Jackie Green have a unique perspective on the Bible’s journey—from its ancient beginnings, to its effect on the moral fiber of nations, to its transformative influence in individual hearts.
 
Billy Hallowell
Senior Editor
Faithwire.com

Billy Hallowell, 34, has worked as an author, journalist and commentator for nearly 20 years. He's written more than 11,000 articles on faith, culture and politics and has been published and featured in books, textbooks, and magazines; he’s also the author of three books: “Fault Line,” “Armageddon Code” and “Left Standing.” 

Hallowell is the senior editor at Faithwire.com and the former faith and culture editor at TheBlaze; he has appeared on and contributed to Fox News, HuffPo Live, The Washington Post, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Mediaite, and The Huffington Post, among others.

 
Julie Harding
 
Craig Harper
National Manager of Faith
Sony North America, Media Solutions Division

Craig Harper is National Manager of Faith for Sony North America, Media Solutions Division, a position he has held since April 2014.

Harper’s chief responsibility is serving churches while establishing and building relationships in the Faith Market. He works with ministries’ providing broadcast, production and content management solutions.

Before joining Sony, Harper was vice president and Chief Technology Officer for Belo Corp., an owner/operator of 20 television stations and 6 cable news channels. Harper had responsibility for Belo’s broadcast and IT technology, operations and strategy. Belo was sold in 2013.

Harper began his broadcasting career while still in Junior High School working as a disc jockey at a 3,000 watt Christian radio station in his hometown of Waco, Texas.

He is a 25 year plus member and Deacon at Prestonwood Church, Plano, Texas and a founding board member and continues to serve, PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham, the international broadcast of Prestonwood. 

Craig is the former Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters Television Technology Committee. He also served on the Technical Standards Group of the Advanced Television Systems Committee, ATSC, which is the standards organization for North American digital television.

 
Ronald L Harris
President
MEDIAlliance International
Dr. Harris is a long-time NRB member, having served on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, NRB Chairman, and International Committee Chairman. He has over 50 years in broadcasting and media, primarily in Christian radio and church media. In addition he has been a professor of broadcast and communications at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Harris earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Radio/TV/Film. He completed his Mastersof Communication degree at Dallas Baptist University. In 2004 Ron Harris was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from DBU.
 
Stuart Harris
General Manager
Australian Christian Channel
Stuart Harris is a passionate communicator,  and has an extensive career in marketing and the screen arts. He is the General Manager of ACCTV (Australian Christian Channel), their vision is to inspire all people with the life-transforming good news of Jesus through engaging television. Stuart was previously the Australia Country Manager for Christian Vision (CV), and prior to that worked for more than a decade in Product Marketing for Apple
 
Sarah Hawkyard
Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Live Entertainer

Sarah Hawkyard comes from Yorkshire, England. She was classically trained on the piano, vocals, and violin from the age of five. She performs regularly in some of London’s most exclusive venues, including The Savoy and George Club Mayfair. She has recorded her latest two songs at Abbey Road studios, gets flown out to Europe, America, and Canada to perform and has regular features on American radio stations. She will not stop until she has reached as many hearts as possible with her music, which is full of passion, honesty, and virtu-osic performance styles.

 
Isaac Hernandez
DISTRIBUTOR
Parables TV
 
Bob Higley
CEO
Upliftv

Bob Higley is the CEO of Upliftv, a faith and family national television network that features inspirational movies and ministry programs. A 40-year television industry veteran, he was previously CEO of Parables TV, President of Christians in Communications, Vice President of Distribution for TBN, Station Manager, WCLJ TV, Indianapolis, IN, Director and Editor producing live and taped programs on WGPR TV, Detroit, MI and Disc Jockey at Wurtsmith Air Force Base Radio Station, Oscoda MI.

 
Ben Howard
DISTRIBUTOR
Sony Provident
 
Chad Hugghins
Marketing and Content Manager
CV North America
Chad Hugghins serves as marketing and content manager at CV North
America. He is passionate about the organization’s goal of leveraging both
creativity and analytics to maximize the effectiveness of strategic initiatives to
reach people with the Gospel.

Chad received a degree in Theater from Southern Methodist University, after
which he pursued an acting career in Hollywood before transitioning to ministry.
The highlight of his experience in the entertainment industry was portraying the
role of Harmon McCoy in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning television
show, “Hatfields and McCoys.”

After deciding to lend his experience with new media to ministry, Chad joined
Joshua Expeditions, a non-profit Christian student travel company, to develop a
media department before joining CV Outreach.
 
Bob Hutchins
Marketing Expert, Author, and Cultural Interpreter

Since 2001, Bob Hutchins has participated in and strategically guided online campaigns for countless movie, book, and music releases and events. As a marketing expert, author, and cultural interpreter, Hutchins is uniquely positioned to help brands understand how to communicate digitally in a style that is human and relatable. He regularly writes and speaks on ways brands can use technology and social media to communicate in styles that are human, impactful, and restorative.

Hutchins’ client/partner roster includes Time Life, Sony Pictures, General Motors, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Warner Brothers, Thomas Nelson Publishers, and Zondervan. He has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, INC Magazine, Fortune Magazine, MarketingVOX, American City Business Journals, and Dallas Morning News, as well as various television/radio media outlets, including Fox News and MSNBC.

He is a frequent blog contributor at Social Media Today, Business2Community, and Digital Journal, and occasionally teaches Social Media Marketing to MBA students at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

 
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.

 
Tim Kachuriak
Chief Innovation & Optimization Officer
NextAfter

Tim Kachuriak is the Founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter, a fundraising research lab and consulting firm that works with businesses, nonprofits and NGOs to help them grow their resource capacity. As a nonprofit thought leader, Kachuriak is the lead researcher and co-author of the Online Fundraising Scorecard, Why Should I Give to You? (The Nonprofit Value Proposition Index Study), and The Midlevel Donor Crisis. Kachuriak has trained organizations around the world as far away as Bangalore, India and Oslo, Norway and is a frequent speaker at national nonprofit conferences including Christian Leadership Alliance, National Religious Broadcasters, the Data and Marketing Association, and others. Kachuriak is also the co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Human Coalition, a member of the board of directors for Open Doors USA and the Halcyon Movement, an Advisory Board member for Kids Prosper Kids, and is on the MECLABS Advisory Board for Optimization. Kachuriak lives in Prosper, TX with his wife Rebecca, and their four children: Max, Charlie, Gracie and Joey.

 
Alex Kendrick
Writer, Director, Actor, Author
Kendrick Brothers

Alex Kendrick is best known as an actor, writer, and director whose film credits include FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS and WAR ROOM. He is co-writer of the New York Times best sellers, The Resolution for Men, The Love Dare and The Battle Plan for Prayer.  Alex is passionate about men’s discipleship and has spoken to churches and men’s conferences across the nation.  He has been interviewed by Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, Fox News, CNN, Glen Beck, Dr. Phil, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine.  He and his wife, Christina, have six children and live in Albany, Georgia where they serve as active members of Sherwood Church.    

 
Billy Kim
Chairman
FEBC Korea

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.
 
Dr. Susanna Kokkonen
Director
Christian Friends of Yad Vashem

Dr. Susanna Kokkonen, originally from Finland, is the Director of the Christian Friends of Yad Vashem. Dr. Kokkonen travels around the world to speak about Israel, the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. Fluent in six languages, she also writes regularly on Jewish and Israeli issues, and her articles have been published in various publications. Her book "Journey to the Holocaust: Hatred of Jews in Light of the Bible and History" came out in Finland in April 2014. She received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004 in Holocaust studies.

 
Collin Lambert
Vice President, Broadcasting
Moody Global Ministries in Chicago
Collin G. Lambert serves as Vice President of Broadcasting at Moody Global Ministries in Chicago. Moody owns/operates 38 stations (English and Spanish) covering 15 states, and Canada, a Christian broadcast network, plus numerous online-only stations. Collin has been with Moody for 14 years, serving in the areas of leadership, programming and promotions. Before joining Moody Radio, he worked in management and hosted various programs at country, talk, Christian, and jazz stations in his home state of Texas.
 
Greg Laurie
Senior Pastor
Harvest Christian Fellowship

Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, which has campuses in California and Hawaii.  Laurie has authored over 70 books, including Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon, Tell Someone, Hope for Hurting Hearts, and his autobiography, Lost Boy. Host of the nationally syndicated radio program A New Beginning and television program GregLaurie.tv, Laurie is also the founder and featured speaker for Harvest Crusades and Harvest America—large-scale evangelistic outreaches. The 2018 Harvest America event will take place on June 10, emanating nationwide from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

 
Darrell Law
 
Hannah Leary
Winner of the Inaugural National Bible Bee Game Show
National Bible Bee Game Show
Hannah Leary, winner of the inaugural National Bible Bee Game Show and competitor in the National Bible Bee Competition for six years prior to that, was co-host at not only the second NBBGS but also three other National Bible Bee Competitions.  Hannah is accompanied this year at Proclaim 18 by young people from NBB who will share Scripture from the hundreds of verses they have memorized. These participants, selected from the annual Competitions, are ranked among the top in the nation and bring wholehearted enthusiasm to the proclamation of His Truth.
 
Ivan Leon
Founder and Chief Strategist
Kerux Group, Inc.
Ivan Leon is an accomplished cross-cultural marketing strategist. He is credited with making GodTube.com and Logos Bible Software irresistible among Hispanics. Through his leadership, GodTube gained a-half-a-million Spanish registered users in its first year and Logos online sales grew 400 hundred percent during his five-year tenure. Drawing from this wealth of experience, he founded Kerux Group, an agency that partners with ministries to effectively attract and engage the Hispanic population, which is the largest and most influential minority in the United States, currently standing at 58 million. As the Chief Strategist, he leads a seasoned team of content creators and campaign activators that come alongside organizations such as FamilyLife, Back to the Bible, and HarperCollins to help them connect to Hispanics with authenticity.
 
Mike Lindell
Inventor, Manufacturer & CEO
MyPillow Inc.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell is a successful entrepreneur. After being fired from his job at a grocery store, Lindell pursued an entrepreneurial path by starting his own carpet cleaning company, which he expanded into a larger business. After that, he went on to run lunch wagons, nightclubs, and small-town bars. In 2004, Lindell had a dream about a pillow, which prompted him to invest all his time and resources into developing the world’s most comfortable pillow.

As Lindell struggled to grow his burgeoning pillow enterprise, he also battled with drug addictions. But those addictions came to an end in January 2009 after he prayed and asked God to take away his desire for drugs, promising in return that he would do whatever He wanted him to do. Lindell has been sober ever since that day.

And since then, Lindell has seen amazing success. MyPillow is now a thriving near-billion-dollar company that manufactures and sells more than 75,000 MyPillow products every day, has a workforce of 1,500, and has sold more than 25 million pillows worldwide. More importantly, Lindell made good on his promise to God, donating to several groups, including Teen Challenge, The Wounded Warriors, and the Salvation Army. He also formed The Lindell Foundation, which provides worldwide aid to the poor through a unique approach to loving and giving.

In addition, Lindell has turned his attentions to producing Christian-themed films, co-founding LIGHTBEAMedia with actor Stephen Baldwin. Lindell and Baldwin are currently working on a movie called Youth Group, which will soon be released.

 
Michael D. Little
Principal Representative to Israel
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.

Principle Representative to Israel, The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.

Michael D. Little is the Principal Representative to Israel for The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN). He serves on the Board of Directors for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), as well as several other organizations, and is the current Chairman of the Board for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). As an Emmy® Award-winning TV producer, he has served more than 40 years at CBN, working in more than 100 countries overseeing TV production and global distribution. Michael is a veteran officer of the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Becky are active members of the First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia.

 
Janet Luttrell
Former President
Rock Radio Network-Calvary Evangelistic Mission, Puerto Rico
Luttrell has served the Rock Radio Network for many years. It began as a ministry of her parents with the Christian radio station WIVV. Later stations WBMJ and WCGB were added to form the Rock Radio Network. The network is the only bilingual network in Puerto Rico, presenting Christian and family programming in English during the morning and afternoons, and in Spanish in the evenings. Janet has been a member of the NRB and COICOM for many years.
 
Gabe Lyons
Founder
Q Ideas

Gabe Lyons is the co-author of Good Faith (2016), unChristian (2007) and authored The Next Christians (2010), as a manifesto for how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture. He is the founder of Q, a learning community of Christian leaders where they are equipped to engage our cultural moment.  Their Q Conference (http://conference.qideas.org/) annually convenes thousands of leaders from all industries while Q Commons, their global event simultaneously unites 140 cities and over 10,000 people on an October evening (www.QCommons.com). Called "sophisticated and orthodox" by The New York Times, Q equips Christians apply their faith to daily life by addressing some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our time. Gabe speaks to over 100,000 people each year on topics of equipping the next generation, cultural issues and research related to the intersection of faith and public life. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Rebekah, and their three children.

 
John Paul Mains
CEO
Lumentis

John Paul Mains is the Product Leader for Lumentis.io and has spent the last 20 years as a digital marketing and technology leader for companies like Google, BMC Software and AT&T as well as small software start-ups and web agencies. John Paul brings a wide range of industry experience in B2B and B2C digital marketing, data management, e-commerce and technology best practices. These days, John Paul is changing perceptions on how to take the guesswork out of digital marketing through user data and engagement analytics.

 
Travis Mann
DISTRIBUTOR
Cobalt Pictures
 
Paul Martin
Founder
Advocace Media, LLC
Paul Martin desires to help ministries flourish so the Gospel can be taken to more people. Specializing in Business Development Consulting, he imparts to nonprofit leaders decades of knowledgeable experience. With a degree in radio/TV management, Paul helped spread the Gospel at KCFO, starting KLTY-FM (twice) and running the radio Sales Division for CBN. In 2003, Paul started Advocace. Originally Advocace solely worked with Christian radio, growing station revenue. Currently, Advocace works with Christian nonprofits — from radio stations to rescue missions, Christian universities, and K-12 schools.
 
Mark McCallie
DISTRIBUTOR
TBN/Juce-TV
 
Patrick McDonough
DISTRIBUTOR
PURE FLIX Digital
 
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.

 
Lee Miller
CEO,MSGPR Ltd Co and Vice President of Public Relations
BroadComm, Inc.
Lee Miller, CEO, MSGPR Ltd Co, and communications director for the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance has been involved in the Broadcast business for over 30 years, working in television news operations, creative services, promotions, public service and television network management. As a conference speaker, he has taught on subjects ranging from television news operations to audio-video technology. Miller is a winner of multiple Addy and network television awards for production of television, radio and print.
 
Brad Mix
DISTRIBUTOR
Crown Entertainment
 
Jeff Myers
President
Summit Ministries
Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries, a highly respected worldview training program whose tens of thousands of graduates are making a difference in politics, law, academics, medicine, science, and business. In the last 20 years Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational young leader.” Evangelist Josh McDowell called him “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.” Through his appearances on Fox News and other media programs, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and teaches leadership courses through Lumerit and Belhaven University.
 
Jan-Erik Nyman
Regional Director
IBRA in East, Central & Southern Africa

Jan-Erik Nyman is the Regional Director for IBRA in East, Central & Southern Africa. He is also the chair of AbR Media, a network of more than 200 Christian media organizations across Subsaharan Africa. Jan-Erik has worked with media in the region more than forty years establishing Christian media work in almost 70 languages across the continent.

 
Stephen O'Doherty
Broadcaster, Chair of Hope Media
Hope Media
Stephen is a broadcaster, commentator and respected advocate for Christian issues in Australia’s secular public square.

He is Board Chairman of two of Australia’s largest Christian stations, Hope 1032 Sydney and 96five Brisbane.

He is a Director of Christian Media and the Arts Australia and represents the sector on a national Roundtable. Originally a journalist, Stephen was a senior member of the NSW Parliament and the inaugural CEO of Christian Schools Australia.

He is presently the host of Open House, a national current affairs program on Christian radio.
 
Wayne Odom
 
Bishop Sunday N Onuoha
President, Founder
Vision Africa & Vision Africa Radio

LEADERSHIP:

O President/Founder, Vision Africa & Vision Africa Radio

o ED, Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association

o Co-Chair, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace

o Served as Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun  Obasanjo on privatization

O Served on Presidential Task Force on Port Reforms

O Member Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication

O A Methodist Church Bishop

 

AWARD:

O Global Peace Award, 2013 in Malaysia

O 2016 NRB Media Award for International Individual Achievement among others.

 
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.

 
Matt Oser
DISTRIBUTOR
Vision Video/Gateway Films
 
David Oxenford
Partner
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

David Oxenford is a partner in the Washington DC law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP. He has represented broadcasters, broadcast associations and others involved in the broadcast industry for over 30 years, assisting on FCC, transactional and copyright issues. He is a frequent speaker at state and national broadcast and digital media conferences. He also is the editor and principal writer of the Broadcast Law Blog, www.broadcastlawblog.com, which has been covering legal issues of interest to broadcasters for almost a decade.

 
Peter Paik
Chief Strategy Officer
CTS Korea
Former Director of Broadcasting Dept. of CTS Korea
Former Senior Producer of CTS America
Former Media Director of Inver-Varsity Fellowship Korea
 
Luis Palau
Evangelist
Luis Palau Association

Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Good News of Jesus Christ with tens of millions of people through evangelistic events and media over the past five decades. He has spoken in 75 countries with more than one-million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world.

 

This year, Palau celebrates 66 years of Christian broadcasting, having started in 1952 at the age of 18 with a seven-minute daily radio program at a local radio station in Argentina. Today, in addition to Palau’s radio outreach, his evangelistic festivals have produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America. His ministry also includes an alliance of evangelists called Next Generation Alliance (NGA) that allows partner evangelists to collaborate, draw guidance and resources from Palau’s vast experience, and become equipped to reach the world for Christ. More than 650 evangelists are currently involved in NGA.

 
Wayne Pederson
Global Ambassador
Reach Beyond

Wayne Pederson is Global Ambassador for Reach Beyond, following 8 years as the organization's president. Wayne has served as Vice President for Broadcasting at Moody in Chicago, Executive Vice President for Radio at University of Northwestern in Minneapolis,


Wayne serves on the board of Evangelical Council for Financial  Accountability (ECFA) and National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) where he previously served as chairman and president.  Wayne earned his BA at University of Minnesota and M.Div at Free Lutheran Theological Seminary in Minneapolis.

 
Rich Peluso
DISTRIBUTOR
Sony Affirm Films
 
Mike Pence
Vice President
The United States

Michael R. Pence is the 48th and current Vice President of the United States.

Pence earned his bachelor’s degree in history at Hanover College, where he renewed his Christian faith which remains the driving force in his life. He later attended Indiana University School of Law and met the love of his life, Second Lady Karen Pence.

After graduating, Pence practiced law, led the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, and began hosting The Mike Pence Show, a syndicated talk radio show and a weekly television public affairs program in Indiana. In 2000, he launched a successful bid for his local congressional seat, entering the United States House of Representatives at the age of 40.

The people of East-Central Indiana elected Pence six times to represent them in Congress. On Capitol Hill he established himself as a champion of limited government, fiscal responsibility, economic development, educational opportunity, and the U.S. Constitution. His colleagues quickly recognized his leadership ability and unanimously elected him to serve as Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee and House Republican Conference Chairman. As a Congressman, Pence was honored in 2009 with NRB's prestigious Faith & Freedom Award, which the association annually presents to a stalwart defender of religious liberty.

In 2013, Pence left the nation’s capital when Hoosiers elected him the 50th Governor of Indiana. Four years later, after being chosen as his running mate by soon-to-become President Donald Trump, Vice President Pence was sworn into his current post of national leadership on January 20, 2017

 
Stephen Penn
EXPLORATION FILMS
 
Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council

Tony Perkins is president of Family Research Council, Washington D.C.’s largest Christian organization fighting for life, religious liberty, and economic freedom for families.

During his nearly 15-year tenure as FRC's president, Tony has substantially deepened the organization's influence on Capitol Hill and throughout the country. Tony has also expanded the organization's reach across the nation by building a major network of pastors and churches, encouraging them to impact the culture by thinking nationally, but acting locally.

An effective communicator, Tony is the host of a daily, nationally syndicated radio show, Washington Watch with Tony Perkins. He frequently appears as a guest on national news programs and talk shows. He is the author of No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth.

Tony, who is an ordained minister, remains active in Christian ministries serving as an elder in his home church and frequently filling pulpits across the country. He is a board member of Caring to Love Ministries, one of Louisiana's largest pregnancy resource centers.

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a former police officer, Tony brings a unique perspective to the public policy process. In addition to domestic law enforcement, he oversaw the training of hundreds of international police officers as the general manager for a Washington, D.C.-based firm contracted by the U.S. Department of State to provide the training and services in anti-terrorism.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Louisiana State University, and was awarded an honorary doctorate of divinity from Liberty University.

 
Tudor Petan
President
Alfa Omega TV, Romania
Tudor Petan President of Alfa Omega TV media ministry in Romania, founded in 1994.  Alfa Omega became a major content provider doing and being a “Mission through Media”. Using a variety of media channels as satellite broadcast TV, production & distribution for secular stations, online & social media.
 
Graham Pitman
CEO
European Television Guild

An entrepreneur and international television media professional, Graham Pitman is the Founder & CEO of The European Television Guild, Rapid TV News Publications Group, Dragon TV Productions and The African Television Guild.  He has launched and distributes over 165 television channels Worldwide. He has also successfully licensed over 200 channels around the globe. He has partnered with such religious networks as Inspiration TV, SonLife Broadcasting Network, and GOD TV in their global distribution efforts.

 
Harrison Powell
DISTRIBUTOR
Giving Films/Christian Cinema
 
Dennis Prager
Radio Talk Show Host
Salem Radio

Dennis Prager is one of America’s most respected radio talk show hosts. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. His popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon PT from his home station, KRLA. Widely sought after by television shows for his opinions, he’s appeared on Fox and Friends, Red Eye, Hardball, Hannity, CBS Evening News, The Today Show, and many others.

In 2011, Prager co-founded with Allen Estrin, Prager University, an institution of higher learning on the internet with a unique difference: all the courses are five minutes long. The courses distill the best ideas of the best minds in the world and cover the disciplines of Political Science, History, Philosophy/Religion, Economics, and Psychology.

 
Stephen Preston
RED SKY STUDIOS
 
Dennis Quaid
Actor

Dennis Quaid was born in Houston to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real-estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburb of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin-Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston but dropped out before completing his degree. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career where his brother, Randy Quaid, had already begun to build a successful career. However, Dennis initially had trouble finding film roles, but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away (1979) and earned strong reviews for his role in The Right Stuff (1983). Among his many other roles, recently are “American Crime Story” and A Dog’s Purpose along with the March 2018 film, I Can Only Imagine. Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician and plays with his band, The Sharks. He holds a flying license and is a five-handicap golfer.

 
Ken Rather
Vice President, Theatrical Distribution
Pure Flix Entertainment

Ken Rather is an experienced movie-industry executive with 20-plus years of experience in leading theatrical distribution on both major exhibitor and studio sides. Ken negotiates and oversees all theatrical distribution for films including calendar dating, terms, booking, settlements, collections, in-theatre marketing and exhibitor relations. He manages a team with an ability to handle release footprints up to 4,000-plus screens. As a former VP Film at Regal with an 18-plus year career, he booked thousands of films and developed strong relations with all of the major studios, mid-majors and independents. He formed and maintains strong relationships with all major exhibitors – including Regal, AMC and Cinemark as well as all regionals and independents, which allows the company to attain a footprint as large as a film dictates.

 
Bill Reeves
Founder
WTA Group

Bill Reeves has extensive experience in the Christian product industry since 1988. He has served in various Christian retail roles, including a position with Word Entertainment/Warner in distribution support for recording artists such as Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. At Big Idea Productions, Bill led Christian retail product licensing and distribution for the successful VeggieTales® brand and worked on the theatrical release of Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. During his tenure at Thomas Nelson Publishers/HarperCollins he served as executive producer of several children’s video properties, including Max Lucado's “Hermie & Friends”® series. As vice president of marketing for Propeller Consulting, he participated in the marketing launches of leading faith-based films such as, Fireproof, Courageous and Soul Surfer and led the consumer products campaigns for the Kendrick Brothers’ films, including the New York Times #1 best-selling book, The Love Dare, and many other top-charting books. In 2009, Bill launched The WTA Group. Since then, he has led the marketing campaigns for such films as 90 Minutes in Heaven, The Ultimate Life, and God’s Not Dead, and the agency has steered the release of films such as Heaven is for Real and War Room.

 
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.

 
André Roebert
CEO
The River Group

At a young age, André gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. He financed himself through Bible School being involved in business and commerce, honing much of the commercial experience he has today.  In 1998, André and his wife Jenny founded The River Church.  Today André and Jenny are the CEO's of the River Group, comprising of over 47 different companies including Faith Broadcasting Network whose daily television broadcasts reach millions of homes.

 
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
CV Outreach
Nick Runyon serves as executive director of CV Outreach, an organization that
empowers the church to intersect with individuals who are far from God through digital technology. Through this role, Nick leads a team of passionate individuals in leveraging social media, Google Adwords and other tools to touch people with the Gospel.

In addition to his role with CV Outreach, Nick is a sought-after speaker, coach
and trainer and has helped train over 50 ministries in improving evangelism
efforts through the use of technology.

After receiving a degree in Business Systems Administration from Taylor
University, Nick began his career with PrintingforLess.com, where he rose from a customer service role to director of marketing in just three years. During his tenure, his performance-based advertising strategy helped PrintingforLess.com become a four-time INC 500 winner as one of the fastest-growing companies in America.

In 2008, Nick joined Global Media Outreach (GMO) as chief operating officer,
where he was able to apply his business skills to ministry. During his time with
the organization, Nick developed a global outreach strategy and technology
processes that aided GMO in reaching over 1.2 billion individuals with the
Gospel.

Additionally, Nick is the co-host of the popular Social Media Church podcast,
which provides practical information to church leaders on how to leverage digital technology in their ministries.
 
Karen Rutt
DISTRIBUTOR
Vision Video/Gateway Films
 
Jim Schubert
DISTRIBUTOR
PURE FLIX Digital
 
Michael Scott
Managing Partner, CEO
Pure Flix Entertainment
 
Kelly Shackelford
President & CEO
First Liberty Institute
Kelly Shackelford, Esq., is President and CEO of First Liberty Institute. Mr. Shackelford has argued before the United States Supreme Court and testified before the U.S. House and Senate, and has won three state landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases, including Penley v. Westbrook and HEB Ministries, Inc., et al v. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, et al. He is also the author of Supreme Irony. Mr. Shackelford is the recipient of the prestigious William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Freedom Defense for his leadership and pioneering work protecting religious freedom. Mr. Shackelford is on the Board of Trustees of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society. He has been featured in the National Law Journal, Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, and The L.A. Times, among many others. He and his wife Karen, live in Dallas, TX.
 
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.
 
Shahar Shilo
Historian and Tourism Expert, Teacher
Ben-Gurion University

Shahar is a historian and tourism expert, teaching at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva.

He has a B.A. in History and Geography of the Land of Israel, an M.A. in History of Israel, and an M.B.A. in Tourism and Marketing.

This year, Shahar has submitted his Ph.D. thesis at Haifa University, specializing in Heritage Tourism in Jerusalem. Until recently, Shahar served as the Director of Marketing in the biblical City of David in Jerusalem. Also, for the past 25 years, Shahar has served as a senior tour guide and director of the National Tour Guide course for the Ministry of Tourism.

 
James Silvers
Partner
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Mr. Silvers assists employers with human resources and employment-related matters, including matters related to employee onboarding and background checks, termination, discrimination, and employment contracts. As a member of the firm's Background Checks Practice Group, Mr. Silvers regularly counsels clients on practical, lawful ways to comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, Title VII, and state mini-FCRAs. Mr. Silvers also regularly advises employers on ADA and FMLA matters and RIF matters (including ADEA, OWBPA, and WARN issues).

After graduation from law school, Mr. Silvers served as a Law Clerk to Chief Justice Jean H. Toal of the South Carolina Supreme Court.

 
Paul Sirmons
Independent Filmmaker, Faith & Family Films
 
Michael W Smith
Singer, Songwriter

Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith recently released two albums - a studio album, A Million Lights, and a live worship album, Surrounded from Rocketown Records and The Fuel Music. Michael has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 30-plus years. During his storied career, he’s written 32 No. 1 singles, been honored with three Grammy Awards and 45 Dove Awards, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums. He’s also given back to the global community. Michael has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono; started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope; and has helped more than 70,000 children through Compassion International. 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.

 
Nils Smith
Chief Strategist Social Media and Innovation
Dunham and Company

Nils Smith is the Chief Strategist Social Media+Innovation for Dunham+Company, co-founder of TVApp.Church and author of The Social Media Guide for Ministry. Smith also hosts the Social Media Church podcast for ministry leaders around social media, technology and media innovation. Over the past 10 years, Smith has been very active in online ministry as a practitioner, consultant and conference speaker. Most recently Smith served as the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church with an Online Ministry reaching over fifteen thousand each week and a Facebook community of over 800,000. Smith lives in New York City with his wife, Katie, and their two daughters, Emery and Shelby. You can learn more about Smith on his website at NilsSmith.com or connect on Twitter or Instagram @nilssmith.

 
Todd Starnes
Host Fox News and
Columnist FoxNews.com

Todd Starnes has been at Fox News Channel for over a decade. His daily short-form commentary is heard on more than 500 radio stations around the nation. In July 2017 Fox News syndicated The Todd Starnes Show, a daily, three-hour radio program.  He also writes a syndicated column and makes regular appearances on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. He is the author of four books and is a frequent speaker. Todd’s journalism has been honored by the Associated Press,the Radio, Television, News Director’s Association, and the National Religious Broadcasters.

The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again was released in 2017. Follow Todd on Twitter @toddstarnes and find him on Facebook at ToddStarnesFNC

 
Uri Steinberg
Israel Tourism Commissioner
North America
Uri Steinberg has a bachelor’s from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a master’s from Tel Aviv University. He served three years in a special reconnaissance unit in the IDF. Before joining the Israel Ministry of Tourism in 2005, Uri served four years as Senior Assistant to the Spokesperson of the Israel Ministry of Justice and Attorney General. From 2007 to 2011, Uri headed the Ministry of Tourism Chicago Office for the Midwest Region. He returned to Israel to lead the North American Marketing Department before his promotion to New York as Tourism Commissioner.
 
Ed Stetzer
Executive Director
Billy Graham Center

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Stetzer also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center, and as chair of the Evangelism and Leadership Department in the Graduate School.

Stetzer is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles.

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week.

Stetzer co-hosts (with John Stonestreet) BreakPoint This Week, a radio show started and formerly hosted by Chuck Colson, and now airing on over 500 media outlets.

He is the interim teaching pastor at Moody Church, a historic congregation in downtown Chicago.
 
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.
 
John Swafford
 
Michael Van Dyck
Founder
Inspired Entertainment

With an impressive resume as a TV/Feature Executive and longtime literary agent, industry veteran Michael Van Dyck has left Paradigm after 13 years to fulfill his vision of building unique, high quality inspirational brands with broad mainstream appeal through the launch of his management/production company, Inspired Entertainment with Pure Flix, the independent faith and family studio, backing the new entity. Inspired Entertainment, a management and production company, will develop, package, and broker original mainstream and inspirational content to broadcast, cable, and streaming networks, building a presence and fulfilling a need in the entertainment market

Van Dyck brings his extensive mainstream entertainment experience and work in and outside of the faith and family market to the new company. In his new role, Van Dyck will manage and direct Inspired Entertainment’s operations identifying and representing top accredited writers/content creators, actors, and directors through long standing relationships with the artists, TV and feature lit agents, managers, and studio/network executives. His successes in mainstream entertainment and growing inspirational genre include: James Mano’s Dexter (Showtime), Peter Barsocchini’s High School Musical (Disney Channel), Martha Williamson’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Hallmark), Karen Kingsbury’s The Baxter Series (MGM), A Time to Dance, and The Bridge (Hallmark) Kirk Franklin’s Sunday Best (BET), and John Sakmar and Kerry Lenhart’s Unveiled (NBC), and others. Van Dyck will also continue to work with staff writer and director clients on current network series.

 
Craig Van Gorp
DISTRIBUTOR
Virgil Films & Entertainment
 
Dr. Paul Virts
Consultant
Advocace Media, LLC

Dr. Paul Virts is a consultant for Advocace Media, LLC. 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 a 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.

 
Rick Warren
Pastor
Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

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.

 
Ron Weber
Chief Operating Officer
Trinet Internet Solutions

Mr. Weber is the Chief Operating Officer at Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc., a digital marketing firm with offices in Irvine, California, Alexandria, Virginia, and Dallas, Texas. Trinet has produced advanced digital media experiences including websites, web applications, social media advertising, emails, efundraising and media experiences for some of America’s best known ministries, parachurch organizations and Christian broadcasters, including Trinity Broadcasting Network, World Vision, and Focus on the Family. Ron speaks regularly about digital media at national conferences events such as the National Religious Broadcasters conference, CLA, and Outreach conferences.

 
Joshua Weiss
Vice President of Business Development
Edge Spectrum Inc.
Joshua D. Weiss has nearly 20 years of experience in broadcast television, production, and church ministries. He currently serves as vice president of business development for Edge Spectrum, Inc., and is general manager of IBN Television. He is producer of CrossTalk International, Today With God and Wize Flix television programs. He serves as associate pastor at Abundant Life AG in Grand Prairie, TX, where he and his wife, Nancy, lead worship and are responsible for all media. Joshua teaches Church Media at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He serves as the chairman of the Church Media Committee for the National Religious Broadcasters, has an MA in strategic communications, and is working on his Ph.D. in communications at Regent University.
 
Guy West
International Service Coordinator
FEBC International
Guy West, International Service Coordinator for FEBC is a full time missionary staff and the manager of FEBC’s International Service Team. The team is composed of 11 missionary staff responsible for providing technical assistance, training and back office services to FEBC’s 26 country organizations. The team works with one goal, to empower local Christians to reach their own people for Jesus Christ through media, using their own languages and cultural contexts.
 
Kelly Wright
Anchor
Fox News

Kelly Wright is an anchor on FOX News and an award-winning journalist. He has experience serving in newsrooms large and small.

Wright currently serves as a co-anchor on America's News Headquarters, as well as an overnight breaking news anchor based in New York.

Wright began his journalism career in 1977 while serving in the United States Army, and has received numerous awards for his reporting, including two local Emmy Awards for his developing, reporting, and co-producing a documentary and news series on the transatlantic slave trade.

Wright secured numerous rare interviews, including a 1996 exclusive interview with O.J. Simpson following the criminal court trial. Wright also was among the first reporters to cover the Abu Ghraib Prison scandal and the subsequent court martial cases held in Baghdad. Wright was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Sponsors at Morehouse College for his "Beyond the Dream" series.