MyPillow Inventor Mike Lindell to Speak at Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

MyPillow Inventor Mike Lindell to Speak at Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Mike LindellMyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell will speak at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention that will be held February 27-March 2, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Mike Lindell’s story is more than a rags-to-riches story or a classic example of the American dream-come-true; it’s a testimony of how God can turn a situation around and work through those who turn their lives over to Him,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president & CEO of NRB. “I am looking forward to interviewing this faithful entrepreneur at our 75th annual Convention, and hearing more about how God is using and blessing him.”

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 be coming out soon.

By NRB Staff

Published: December 14, 2017

Talk Show Host Larry Elder to Speak at NRB’s Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Talk Show Host Larry Elder to Speak at NRB’s Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Larry ElderBest-selling author and radio talk show host Larry Elder will speak at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention that will be held February 27-March 2, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition to speaking, Elder, Host of The Larry Elder Show, will be broadcasting his daily radio program live from the Convention that week.

“We are delighted that Larry Elder will be joining us for our 75th annual Convention,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “His insightful, engaging, and entertaining approach to today’s issues will be a great addition to our robust speaker lineup.”

Elder, the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has hosted the longest-running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles, beginning in March 1994. A top-rated daily program, The Larry Elder Show airs on Salem’s AM 870 The Answer in Los Angeles 6-9 p.m. PT with syndication on the Salem Radio Network weekday afternoons 3-6 p.m. PT/6-9 p.m. ET. The program is also available to his fans — the Elderados — via audio podcasts at www.larryelderado.com.

Known to his listeners as the “Sage From South Central,” Elder sizzles on the airwaves with his thoughtful insight on the day’s most provocative issues, to the delight, consternation, and entertainment of his audience. The “Sage” engages political and cultural leaders in meaningful debates over race, government, personal responsibility, and education that have elevated the talk radio genre. A blend of fiscal conservative and social liberal-with attitude, Elder’s limited government/personal responsibility views have fueled controversy and made him one of the most in-demand radio personalities cable news pundits in the country.

Other speakers at Proclaim 18 will include Kay Arthur, Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus of Precept Ministries International; David Jeremiah, Founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries; writer, director, actor, and author Alex Kendrick; Billy Kim, Chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea; nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author David Limbaugh; Eric Metaxas, Host of The Eric Metaxas Show; evangelist Luis Palau of the Luis Palau Association; Dennis Prager, Host of The Dennis Prager Show; actor Dennis Quaid; Joel C. Rosenberg, Founder and Chairman of The Joshua Fund; FOX News anchor Kelly Wright; Rick Warren, Pastor and Founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California ; and many more.

In addition, musical artists will include MercyMe, Fernando Ortega, and Michael W. Smith. The emcees of the Convention will be twin brothers, authors, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham.

Proclaim 18 will take place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open February 28-March 2. The annual Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications.

For the Proclaim 18 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

For questions related to registration, contact the NRB Convention Registrar at nrb@pcm411.com, or call 212-460-9700.

Also, for opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at Proclaim 18, contact Jim Buckley at jbuckley@pcm411.com/203-502-8283 or Joe Nemchek at jnemchek@pcm411.com/203-502-8338.

By NRB Staff

Published: December 7, 2017

Rick Warren to Speak at Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Rick Warren to Speak at Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Rick WarrenInnovative pastor, renowned author, and global influencer Rick Warren is scheduled to speak during Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

Proclaim 18 will take place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open February 28-March 2. The annual Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications.

“Just two years after his last appearance at our Convention, Rick Warren will be joining us again as we celebrate our 75th annual Convention,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “We are thrilled to have Pastor Rick back with us and look forward to seeing how God uses him to inspire the Christian communicators who will be gathered with the desire to make a greater impact for Christ.”

As a pastor, Warren founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, in 1980 with one family. Today, it is an evangelical congregation averaging 30,000 weekly attendees, and has more than 300 community ministries, including the nationally recognized Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program now implemented in more than 25,000 churches. His New York Times best-selling book Purpose Driven Life has sold more than 32 million copies, been translated into 85 languages, was the subject of a major motion picture, and is the best-selling hardback book in American history, according to Publishers Weekly. Warren also leads the Purpose Driven Network of churches, a global coalition of congregations in more than 160 countries.

Other speakers at Proclaim 18 will include Kay Arthur, Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus of Precept Ministries International; Hugh Hewitt, Host of The Hugh Hewitt Show; David Jeremiah, Founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries; writer, director, actor, and author Alex Kendrick; Billy Kim, Chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea; Eric Metaxas, Host of The Eric Metaxas Show; evangelist Luis Palau of the Luis Palau Association; Dennis Prager, Host of The Dennis Prager Show; actor Dennis Quaid; Joel C. Rosenberg, Founder and Chairman of The Joshua Fund; FOX News anchor Kelly Wright; and many more.

In addition, musical artists will include MercyMe, Fernando Ortega, and Michael W. Smith. The emcees of the Convention will be twin brothers, authors, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham.

For the Proclaim 18 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

For questions related to registration, contact the NRB Convention Registrar at nrb@pcm411.com, or call 212-460-9700.

Also, for opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at Proclaim 18, contact Jim Buckley at jbuckley@pcm411.com/203-502-8283 or Joe Nemchek at jnemchek@pcm411.com/203-502-8338.

By NRB Staff

Published: November 30, 2017

FOX News Anchor Kelly Wright to Speak at Proclaim 18

FOX News Anchor Kelly Wright to Speak at Proclaim 18

Kelly WrightFOX News anchor Kelly Wright is scheduled to speak during Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

Proclaim 18 will take place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open February 28-March 2. The annual Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications.

“We are glad to have Kelly Wright speak at our Convention,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “Kelly is an award-winning journalist whose experience in newsrooms large and small will offer an insightful perspective to Convention attendees.”

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.

Other speakers at Proclaim 18 in Nashville will include Kay Arthur, Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus of Precept Ministries International; Hugh Hewitt, Host of The Hugh Hewitt Show; David Jeremiah, Founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries; writer, director, actor, and author Alex Kendrick; Billy Kim, Chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea; Eric Metaxas, Host of The Eric Metaxas Show; evangelist Luis Palau of the Luis Palau Association; Dennis Prager, Host of The Dennis Prager Show; actor Dennis Quaid; Joel C. Rosenberg, Founder and Chairman of The Joshua Fund; Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California; and many more.

In addition, musical artists will include MercyMe, Fernando Ortega, and Michael W. Smith. The emcees of the Convention will be twin brothers, authors, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham.

For the Proclaim 18 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

For questions related to registration, contact the NRB Convention Registrar at nrb@pcm411.com, or call 212-460-9700.

Also, for opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at Proclaim 18, contact Jim Buckley at jbuckley@pcm411.com/203-502-8283 or Joe Nemchek at jnemchek@pcm411.com/203-502-8338.

By NRB Staff

Published: November 22, 2017

Christian Filmmaker Alex Kendrick to Speak at Proclaim 18

Christian Filmmaker Alex Kendrick to Speak at Proclaim 18

Alex HendricksWriter, director, actor, and author Alex Kendrick is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at a Super Session during Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We are excited to have Alex Kendrick speak again at our Convention,” said Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “In this new generation of Christian filmmakers, Alex is a pioneer, and his films reflect and have encouraged the rise of quality Christian films in recent years.”

Alex Kendrick has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations through movies, books, speaking, and prayer. Kendrick and his brothers, Stephen and Shannon, operate Kendrick Brothers Productions and are active members of Sherwood Church in Albany, Georgia.

In 2002, Kendrick founded Sherwood Pictures with the blessing of his church’s senior pastor, Michael Catt, and with his brother Stephen began production on their first movie, Flywheel. After an overwhelming response, he partnered with his brother once again to write and produce Facing The Giants. More recently, in 2014, Kendrick co-wrote the screenplay for War Room with his brother Stephen. The film was released theatrically in August of 2015 and became the #1 movie at the box office.

The Kendricks have also co-authored multiple best-selling books. Their last book, titled The Battle Plan for Prayer, made the New York Times best-sellers list.

Other speakers at Proclaim 18 in Nashville will include Kay Arthur, Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus of Precept Ministries International; Hugh Hewitt, Host of The Hugh Hewitt Show; David Jeremiah, Founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries; Billy Kim, Chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea; Eric Metaxas, Host of The Eric Metaxas Show; evangelist Luis Palau of the Luis Palau Association; Dennis Prager, Host of The Dennis Prager Show; actor Dennis Quaid; Joel C. Rosenberg, Founder and Chairman of The Joshua Fund; Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California; FOX News co-anchor Kelly Wright; and many more.

In addition, musical artists will include MercyMe, Fernando Ortega, and Michael W. Smith. The emcees of the Convention will be twin brothers, authors, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham.

Proclaim 18 will take place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open February 28-March 2.

For the Proclaim 18 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

For questions related to registration, contact the NRB Convention Registrar at nrb@pcm411.com, or call 212-460-9700.

Also, for opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at Proclaim 18, contact Jim Buckley at jbuckley@pcm411.com/203-502-8283 or Joe Nemchek at jnemchek@pcm411.com/203-502-8338.

By NRB Staff

Published: November 16, 2017

Dennis Quaid to Speak at NRB’s Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Dennis Quaid to Speak at NRB’s Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Noted actor Dennis Quaid is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, during the afternoon Super Session at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition, the upcoming movie I Can Only Imagine, starring Quaid and inspired by Christian band MercyMe’s 2001 hit song of the same name, will be screened later that night – just two weeks before its release in theaters on March 16, 2018.

“We are looking forward to having Dennis Quaid speak at Proclaim 18,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “And we are excited to show I Can Only Imagineon the opening night of our Convention. It will be a night of inspiration, and a great way to kick off our week together.”

Quaid grew up in the Houston suburb of Bellaire and was raised a Baptist. When he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career, he initially had trouble finding film roles, but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away in 1979. He earned strong reviews for his role in The Right Stuff. Among his many other roles are the recent television series American Crime Story and the movie A Dog’s Purpose. Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician and plays with his band, The Sharks.

Quaid plays the role of Arthur Miller in the movie I Can Only Imagine, which tells the story behind the song penned by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard.

Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October BabyMoms’ Night Out, and Woodlawn), I Can Only Imagine also stars Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, and Cloris Leachman.

The movie will be shown on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. during Proclaim 18, shortly after the Convention’s Opening Session, which will feature performances by MercyMe.

Proclaim 18 will take place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open February 28-March 2.

For the Proclaim 18 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

For questions related to registration, contact the NRB Convention Registrar at nrb@pcm411.com, or call 212-460-9700.

By NRB Staff

Published: November 2, 2017

 

Eric Metaxas to Speak at NRB’s Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Eric Metaxas to Speak at NRB’s Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Eric MetaxasBest-selling author and nationally syndicated daily radio show host Eric Metaxas will speak at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention that will be held February 27-March 2, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition to speaking, Metaxas, Host of The Eric Metaxas Show, will be broadcasting live from the Convention that week – Tuesday through Friday, 1-3 p.m. CT/2-4 p.m. ET.

“I am happy to announce that Eric will be speaking at Proclaim 18, NRB’s 75th annual Convention,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “Eric is a dynamic, multi-talented speaker and writer who can entertain, encourage, and enlighten. Convention attendees will be blessed to hear from him when he takes the stage and when he’s broadcasting his program live from the Convention Center.”

In addition to hosting The Eric Metaxas Show, Metaxas is Founder and Host of Socrates in the City, the acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God, and other small topics.” He is also a senior fellow and lecturer at large at the King’s College in New York City. And he is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of If You Can Keep ItBonhoefferAmazing Grace, and Miracles.

Most recently, Metaxas released his latest book, Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World – a biography of the German monk who launched the Protestant Reformation in 1517 when he nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. The book was released ahead of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which was highlighted at Proclaim 17 in Orlando.

Other speakers and musical artists at Proclaim 18 in Nashville will include Hugh Hewitt, Host of The Hugh Hewitt Show; Billy Kim, Chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea; award-winning Christian music band MercyMe; critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Fernando Ortega; evangelist Luis Palau of the Luis Palau Association; Dennis Prager, Host of The Dennis Prager Show; Joel C. Rosenberg, Founder and Chairman of The Joshua Fund; and many more.

The emcees of the Convention will be twin brothers, authors, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham.

Proclaim 18 will take place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open February 28-March 2.

For the Proclaim 18 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

For questions related to registration, contact the NRB Convention Registrar at nrb@pcm411.com, or call 212-460-9700.

Also, for opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at Proclaim 18, contact Jim Buckley at jbuckley@pcm411.com/203-502-8283 or Joe Nemchek at jnemchek@pcm411.com/203-502-8338.

The best registration rates will be available through November 1, 2017 — that’s next week! To save up to $200, register before then! Special discounts are also available for students, faculty members, international attendees, spouses of registered attendees, and first-timers.

By NRB Staff

Published: October 26, 2017

Proclaim 18 to Feature Radio Talk Show Host Dennis Prager

Proclaim 18 to Feature Radio Talk Show Host Dennis Prager

Dennis PragerRadio talk show host Dennis Prager has joined the lineup of speakers for Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention that will be held February 27-March 2, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition to speaking, Prager, Host of The Dennis Prager Show, will be broadcasting live from the Convention that week – Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT/noon to 3 p.m. ET. He will also emcee the Special Israel Session the evening of Thursday, March 1, that will feature, among others, Kay Arthur, Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus of Precept Ministries International; David Jeremiah, Founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries; and award-winning singer and songwriter Michael W. Smith.

Furthermore, Prager will speak during the invitation-only breakfast event being hosted by Salem Media Group on Thursday, March 1.

“We are excited to have Dennis Prager join us in Nashville for Proclaim 18,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “Dennis is a perfect fit for our Convention given his noteworthy experience in radio, television, film, music, academia, and more. Convention attendees will be inspired to hear from this gifted and influential speaker and writer.”

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 FriendsRed EyeHardballHannityCBS Evening NewsThe 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.

Other speakers and musical artists at Proclaim 18 will include Hugh Hewitt, Host of The Hugh Hewitt Show; Billy Kim, Chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea; award-winning Christian music band MercyMe; Eric Metaxas, Host of The Eric Metaxas Show; critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Fernando Ortega; evangelist Luis Palau of the Luis Palau Association; Joel C. Rosenberg, Founder and Chairman of The Joshua Fund; and many more.

The emcees of the Convention will be twin brothers, authors, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham.

Proclaim 18 will take place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open February 28-March 2.

For the Proclaim 18 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

For questions related to registration, contact the NRB Convention Registrar at nrb@pcm411.com, or call 212-460-9700.

Also, for opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at Proclaim 18, contact Jim Buckley at jbuckley@pcm411.com/203-502-8283 or Joe Nemchek at jnemchek@pcm411.com/203-502-8338.

The best registration rates will be available through November 1, 2017. To save up to $200, register before then! Special discounts are also available for students, faculty members, international attendees, spouses of registered attendees, and first-timers.

By NRB Staff

Published: October 19, 2017

Proclaim 18 to Feature Evangelist Luis Palau

Proclaim 18 to Feature Evangelist Luis Palau

Luis PalauEvangelist Luis Palau is scheduled to make a special appearance at Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We are thrilled to have an effective and impactful evangelist such as Luis Palau join us in Nashville for Proclaim 18,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “And we are excited about what he’ll be presenting to Convention attendees on the heels of his 65th anniversary of Christian broadcasting.”

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 65 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.

Other speakers at Proclaim 18 will include Kay Arthur, Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus of Precept Ministries International; David Jeremiah, Founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries; Billy Kim, Chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea; Joel C. Rosenberg, Founder and Chairman of The Joshua Fund; and many more.

In addition, musical artists will include Michael W. Smith, Fernando Ortega, and MercyMe. The emcees of the Convention will be twin brothers, authors, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham.

Proclaim 18 will take place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open February 28-March 2.

For the Proclaim 18 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

For questions related to registration, contact the NRB Convention Registrar at nrb@pcm411.com, or call 212-460-9700.

Also, for opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at Proclaim 18, contact Jim Buckley at jbuckley@pcm411.com/203-502-8283 or Joe Nemchek at jnemchek@pcm411.com/203-502-8338.

The best registration rates will be available through November 1, 2017. To save up to $200, register before then! Special discounts are also available for students, faculty members, international attendees, spouses of registered attendees, and first-timers.

By NRB Staff

Published: October 12, 2017

Proclaim 18 to Feature MercyMe, I Can Only Imagine Movie

Proclaim 18 to Feature MercyMe, I Can Only Imagine Movie

Mercy MeThe award-winning Christian music band MercyMe is scheduled to perform on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the Opening Session of Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

In addition, the upcoming movie I Can Only Imagine, inspired by MercyMe’s 2001 hit song of the same name, will be screened later that night – just two weeks before its release in theaters on March 16, 2018.

“We are excited to have MercyMe join us for Proclaim 18, and to show I Can Only Imagine before it reaches theaters,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “The opening night will set the tone for the Convention as thousands across the nation come together for a week of inspiration, Kingdom business, and fellowship.”

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 ShowCBS This MorningThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno, FOX New Channel’s FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News, and in the pages of Entertainment WeeklyThe New York TimesUSA 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.

I Can Only Imagine, the movie, tells the story behind the song of the same name, which was penned by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard in mere minutes, but took a lifetime to craft.

Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October BabyMoms’ Night Out, and Woodlawn), I Can Only Imagine stars Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, and Cloris Leachman.

Proclaim 18 will take place February 27-March 2, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, while NRB’s award-winning Exposition – featuring around 200 exhibitors – will be open February 28-March 2.

For the Proclaim 18 schedule, hotel information, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, space and event reservation, registration, and more, visit nrbconvention.org.

For questions related to registration, contact the NRB Convention Registrar at nrb@pcm411.com, or call 212-460-9700.

Register by November 1, 2017, and save up to $200!

By NRB Staff

Published: October 5, 2017