Speakers


Main Session Speakers

David and Jason Benham

Benham Companies

David and Jason Benham are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and bestselling authors. Their rise to success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014 – yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC’s Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benhams continue to stand up for what they believe and encourage others to do the same.

Greg Laurie

Senior Pastor | Harvest Christian Fellowship

Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship with campuses in California and Hawaii. He began his pastoral ministry at the age of 19 by leading a Bible study of 30 people. Since then, God has transformed that small group into a church of some 15,000 people. Today, Harvest is one of the largest churches in America.

In 1990, Greg Laurie began holding large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades. Since that time, in-person attendance and live webcast views for these events have totaled more than 9.4 million, with 520,183 people deciding to make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Laurie was also the speaker at Harvest America in Arlington, Texas, in 2016; with an attendance of 350,000 it was deemed the largest live one-day evangelistic event in US history.

Greg Laurie has a daily nationally syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, which is broadcast on more than 1,000 radio outlets around the world, as well as a weekly television program.

Greg Laurie has authored over 70 books including Jesus Revolution, Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon, Live Love Fight, Tell Someone, Greatest Stories Ever Told, Hope for Hurting Hearts, and his autobiography, Lost Boy. The accompanying documentary film, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter has won eight awards at international film festivals. His 2013 film Hope for Hurting Hearts features his story of trusting God through tragedy. His newest documentary film, Steve McQueen: American Icon, premiered in September 2017.

Along with his work at Harvest Ministries, Greg Laurie served as the 2013 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, and holds honorary doctorates from Biola University and Azusa Pacific University.

Whether speaking or writing, God has gifted Greg Laurie with the ability to apply biblical principles to current events in a way that is relevant and easily understood by people of all ages, from all walks of life. The trademark of his sermons, books, or radio programs is a contemporary yet straightforward style and format.

Greg has been married to Cathe Laurie for more than 40 years and he has two sons, Christopher and Jonathan. Christopher went to be with the Lord in 2008. Greg and Cathe also have five grandchildren.

John MacArthur

Pastor-Teacher | Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA

John MacArthur, a fifth-generation pastor, author and conference speaker, has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. MacArthur’s teaching reaches around the globe through his media ministry, Grace to You. In addition to producing radio and television programs for more than 2,000 outlets worldwide, Grace to You develops and distributes audio, video, and best-selling books by John MacArthur, including The Gospel According to Jesus, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series, and The MacArthur Study Bible. MacArthur also serves as president of The Master’s University and Seminary.

Rick Warren

Pastor | Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California with campuses in major cities around the world. He is the author of The Purpose Driven Life, which has been translated into 74 languages and sold more than 50 million copies in all formats. You can listen to his daily radio broadcast at www.PastorRick.com.


Super Session Speakers

Stacie de Armas

VP of Strategic Initiatives and Consumer Engagement | The Nielsen Company

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Sam Brownback

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom | United States of America

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Brad W. Dacus

President and Founder | Pacific Justice Institute

Brad Dacus served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas, School of Law. He founded Pacific Justice Institute in 1997. Dacus can be heard weekly on The Dacus Report on more than 170 radio stations. Additionally, he has appeared on America Live, CBS Evening News, CNN, Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, MSNBC, NBC News, News Talk TV, and The Today Show and FOX News.

Kevin Downes

Kingdom

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Andy Erwin

Kingdom

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Jon Erwin

Kingdom

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Joe Kennedy

Coach, First Liberty Institute

Joe “Coach” Kennedy made national headlines as the Washington State high school football coach who lost his job in 2015 by taking a knee in a private and silent prayer on the 50-yard line. Kennedy continues to capture headlines with his law firm, First Liberty Institute, as their lawsuit makes its way back to the United States Supreme Court. Prior to coaching, Kennedy spent 20 years serving his country as a United States Marine.

Larry Rosin

President | Edison Research

Larry Rosin is President of Edison Research, which he co-founded in 1994.  Since then he has been a primary force in building the company into one of the world’s most respected survey research companies, with a particular specialization in media and election polling.  Edison is best known as the company that performs Exit Polls for all U.S. Elections for the National Election Pool.  In addition, Edison is well known for its groundbreaking media research series “The Infinite Dial” which tracks developments in digital media, and “Share of Ear” which measures all audio usage in the U.S., among many other things.

Rosin is a graduate of Princeton University where he majored in Public and International Affairs, and he received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kelly Shackelford

President & CEO | First Liberty Institute

Kelly Shackelford, Esq., 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 the author of Supreme Irony, and recipient of the prestigious William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Freedom Defense.

Todd Starnes

Fox News

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Mike Lindell

Founder & President | My Pillow

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Mark Ramsey

Mark Ramsey Media LLC

Mark Ramsey heads his own media consulting firm, Mark Ramsey Media, in San Diego, California. Ramsey has worked with television and radio broadcasters over his career, including all the biggest names in United States and Canada, including iHeartMedia, CBS, Bonneville, Sirius XM, and more. Clients from outside broadcasting have included EA Sports and Apple. Ramsey has authored two bestsellers, Making Waves: Radio on the Verge and Fresh Air. His blog at Mark Ramsey Media is among the most popular in the industry. He also serves as podcast co-host of Media Unplugged.

Ben Stroup

Director of Strategic Development | Christian Broadcasting Network

Ben Stroup is a natural disruptor, content activist, digital native, idea and data visualization junkie, and completely geeky about marketing, fundraising, and technology. He is committed to data-driven growth strategies that result in leads, donors, revenue, and engagement. Stroup serves as Director of Strategic Development at The Christian Broadcasting Network. You can find him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. When not working, Stroup loves spending time with his wife and two boys.


Digital Media Summit Speakers

Lisa Anderson

Director of Young Adults | Focus on the Family

Lisa Anderson is director of young adults for Focus on the Family and manages the ministry Boundless with the goal of helping 20- and 30-somethings navigate adulthood, own their faith, date with purpose and prepare for marriage and family. She is the author of The Dating Manifesto: A Drama-Free Plan for Pursuing Marriage With Purpose and hosts The Boundless Show, a national radio program and weekly podcast. Her previous career was in media and public relations.

Kenny Jahng

Founder & CEO | Big Click Syndicate

Kenny Jahng is the founder and CEO of Big Click Syndicate, a strategic communications agency that works with nonprofit, cause-related, and Christian ministries.  Jahng’s team has worked with brands such as American Bible Society, California Baptist University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and The United Methodist Church. Jahng recently launched www.Butler.Church to provide social graphics and content for churches. Connect with him at www.KennyJahng.com or follow his #DailyKJTV vlog on LinkedIn.

Nona Jones

Leads, Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook

Nona Jones leads Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook and is recognized as a leading expert on digital discipleship. She has been profiled by Essence Magazine as one of “Under 40 Woman to Watch” and Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s “30-Something All Stars.” She is a graduate of Leadership Florida and the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, led by Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. She and her husband pastor Open Door Ministries in Gainesville, Florida.

Rob Kirkpatrick

Executive Producer | Focus on the Family Broadcast

Rob Kirkpatrick, executive producer of the Focus on the Family broadcast, joined Focus in 1987. He has been instrumental in setting the standard of excellence in Focus’ audio programming, which is heard by over six million people, weekly. In 2008, Focus on the Family was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Focus on the Family has been podcasting since 2006 featuring custom and repurposed programming that has been well received by an ever-growing digital audience.

Greg Outlaw

Co-founder | AllAboutGOD.com

Greg Outlaw co-founded allaboutgod.com in 2002. The website has become the most cost-effective online evangelistic outreach in the world. Historically, at least one person has indicated a decision for Jesus and the gospel has been presented over 100 times for every dollar spent. Outlaw has been a practitioner SEO expert since 1995 and has spoken at NRB, CLA, Internet Evangelism Coalition and Liberty University. Additionally, Outlaw has consulted for compassion.com, focusonthefamily.com, biblica.com, gotquestions.org, and more.

Nick Runyon

Executive Director | CV North America

Nick Runyon, executive director of CV North America, is a nonprofit leader and entrepreneur. He leads a team that is using social media and marketing technology to connect people to the local church through CV Outreach. Runyon is also the owner and President of Media Tractor and the co-host of Social Media Church Podcast, which was recently listed as the No. 1 Religious Podcast by iTunes. Follow him on Twitter @runyonski and on Instagram @nicholasrunyon.

Rob Walch

VP of Podcaster Relations | Libsyn

Rob Walch was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016 and is vice president of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn (LSYN) He is co-author of the book Tricks of the Podcasting Masters (Que 2006), which was an editor’s pick Top 10 Reference Book for 2006 by Amazon. Rob started podcasting in 2004 as host of the podCast411. He has done podcast consulting for Jack Welch, eBay, and Dr. Mark Hyman, to name a few.


Great Commission Summit Speakers (International)

Arnold-Enns

President | COICOM

Arnold Enns is the President of COICOM – Iberoamerican Confederation of Communicators, Pastors and Christian Leaders. He holds degrees in Theology and Business Administration and a master’s in communications. COICOM is a movement that represents thousands of Christian communicators and leaders, networking with over 10,000 active leaders throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Additionally, COICOM represents more than 3,000 Evangelical radio stations, approximately 1,500 TV stations and over 1,000 periodicals.

Ron Harris

Founder & President | MEDIAlliance

Dr. Ron Harris is a broadcast veteran with over five decades in the media world, which includes radio, television, church media, Christian radio, writing, and media consulting. Harris was the vice president and general manager of KCBI Radio in Dallas for 15 years.  Harris has been involved in National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) for over 35 years. In 2013, Harris founded MEDIAlliance International, a nonprofit ministry that trains, mentors, and encourages Christians in broadcasting around the world.

Johnny Hunt

Pastor | First Baptist Church Woodstock

Seung Kook Paik

Christian Television System (CTS) Korea

Lee Sonius

Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa | Reach Beyond, Ghana

Lee Sonius is the Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa for Reach Beyond (formerly known as HCJB Global). Lee was born in Sierra Leone to missionary parents and grew up at Radio Station ELWA in Monrovia, Liberia. Lee and his wife Michelle have served for 30 years in radio ministry in Liberia, Ivory Coast, and currently, Ghana. Their passion is to share the Gospel in Africa through media, healthcare, and development.

Soner Tufan

General Manager | Shema Media Group

Soner Tufan was born to a Muslim family in Ankara, Turkey. At age 17, he gave his life to Christ. He has faithfully served the Lord through media, first as a Christian children’s publisher, and now at Shema Media Group.  Being with Shema since 2003, Tufan has seen the ministry grow and expand to reach 15 percent of the population through FM radio, and millions more through internet ministries. Shema’s prayer is to see 20 million Turkish Christians by 2030.


Radio Summit Speakers

Derrik Bakker

President | Dickerson, Bakker & Associates LLC

Derric G. Bakker  has worked with dozens of organizations across the United States, Canada, and overseas, helping to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for ministry. A recognized expert in fundraising, Bakker has successfully solicited countless major gifts, including some in excess of $10 million. Serving since 2000 as a fundraising consultant— Bakker now serves as president of Dickerson, Bakker & Associates, a 30-member consulting team with offices in Dallas, Texas and Asheville, North Carolina.

Yvonne Carlson

Director of Digital Strategy and UX | Moody Radio

Yvonne Carlson 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 serves 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. Carlson is married to Steve, a pastor, and has two children.

Chuck Finney

President | Finney Media

Chuck Finney, president, Finney Media in Dallas, Texas, worked in AC, News/Talk, Sports, Country, and even classical radio prior to joining Salem’s KLTY in Dallas. As program director, he led a successful team that resulted in record audience levels, engaging listeners with a message of hope. For the past 10 years, Finney has led a research and consulting team that works with Christian formatted stations, teaching ministries, hosts and talent. Connect with him at finneymedia.com.

Jon Hull

Senior Director of Education | KSBJ Radio

Having been in Christian music radio since 1974, Jon Hull is a frequent seminar speaker serving on the board of directors for the Gospel Music Association, Christian Music Broadcasters, and National Religious Broadcasters. Jon trains broadcasters in the U.S. and abroad through KSBJ Mentoring and has coached and hosted radio station fundraisers for more than 40 years. He and his wife Karen, have two daughters and four grandchildren. Jon is an Ordained Deacon at Founders Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.

Fred Jacobs

President | Jacobs Media

Founded by Fred Jacobs, Jacobs Media provides research and consulting guidance to brands throughout North America, including commercial, public and digital media. Jacobs, a National Radio Hall of Famer, has been credited with the creation and popularization of the Classic Rock format, launched in the early 1980’s. Jacobs Media’s annual Techsurveys continue to provide relevant data to the industry. Additionally, Jacobs’ mobile app company, jācapps (JAKE-apps) is a leader in the mobile media space.

Mark levy

Co-Founder | Revenue Development Resources

Mark Levy  has more than 35 years of experience and expertise in growing organizations’ teams, profits and impact. Levy has been a frequent speaker for organizations such as NAB, RAB, SMTE, International IDEABANK, NABOB and BEA conferences, both in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he trains National Guard Battalions and is a member of the National Speakers Association. He and his wife of 34 years, attorney Holly Levy, co-founded Revenue Development Resources (RDR) in 2011.

Matt McNeilly

Station Manager | WMBI-90.1 FM
Matt McNeilly got his start in Christian radio in 1996 at KYIX in Paradise, California. He did not dream of being on the radio as a child like many of his friends did, but God had this path planned for him. Throughout his career, holding a variety of roles in radio, McNeilly has been blessed to work for amazing organizations like the Calvary Satellite Network, Horizon Broadcast Network, WAY Media (WAY-FM), ReachFM, and Moody Radio.

Paul Virts

Senior Consultant | Advocace Media, LLC

Dr. Paul Virts, Ph.D., is a senior consultant for research with Advocace, a company specializing in major donor consulting and coaching in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he served as senior vice president for media at University of Northwestern as well as the chief operating officer at Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Virts has also served as a fundraising consultant and director of media at KMA and as a broadcasting professor at Regent University.


TV / Film Summit Speakers

Evy Baehr Carroll

Host & Director of Creative Content | Movieguide

Evy Baehr Carroll serves as the on-camera host of the Movieguide® television program and acts as Movieguide®’s director of creative content. As the host of the show, she asks probing questions about faith and values to actors, directors and crews of upcoming movies, along with writing articles, reviews, and print interviews for Movieguide.org. Baehr Carroll  has spoken in Moscow, Russia, and has been interviewed by CNN, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, among other media outlets.

Ted Baehr

Founder, Chairman & Publisher | Movieguide

Ted Baehr is the founder and Chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission™ and Publisher of Movieguide, (www.movieguide.org). As an award-winning media authority on television, radio and print, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the mass media and to encourage families to use wisdom in selecting entertainment. His books include Reel to Real: 45 Movie Devotions for Families and How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul), among others.

Greg Bogdan

Chief Operating Officer | Total Living International

Greg Bogdan currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Total Living International. In this role he manages the operations of Total Living Network (TLN), a multimedia ministry with broadcast and cable channels in California and Illinois, as well as being seen in Eastern Europe. Greg also manages FOUR:2 Media, TLN’s creative and production division. In this role, Greg has been the Executive Producer of the award winning documentaries INK180 and A Call For Freedom.

Greg has been involved in Christian media for more than 20 years, with a heavy focus on advertising and media sales, operations and most recently, content development. Greg’s passion is to continue to raise the quality of faith-based productions, not only to make them competitive commercially, but also to bring glory to God.

Since 2015, Greg has served as Chairman of the National Religious Broadcasters Television Committee and is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside industry experts to educate, guide and inspire Christian television professionals in their gospel pursuits.

Cindy Bond

CEO, Founder | Mission Pictures International

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Madeline Carroll

Actress/Writer/ Producer & Speaker

Madeline Carroll is an actress, writer, producer, speaker and California native. Carroll began acting when she was “discovered” by talent agent, Wendy Green, when she was three-years-old. She has starred in films such as, Kevin Costner’s Swing Vote, Jim Carrey’s Mr. Poppers Penguins, Gerard Butler’s Machine Gun Preacher, Rob Reiner’s Flipped, and most recently the Erwin Brothers smash hit I Can Only Imagine. Carroll also serves with the Los Angeles Dream Center, feeding LA’s homeless.

Phil Cooke

Founder and CEO | Cooke Media Group

Founder and CEO of Cooke Media Group, Phil Cooke has produced media programming in more than 60 countries. He’s produced many of the most influential Christian television programs in history, and his book The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get it Back challenges Christians to confront the real reasons our faith is losing influence in the culture. He’s been called “one of the most innovative communicators of our generation.”

Matt Crouch

Chairman and President | Trinity Broadcasting Network

Matt Crouch has been involved in nearly every facet of video production since his parents, Paul and Jan Crouch, launched Christian television’s Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in 1973. He has also produced some of the most well-received films in Christian cinema, beginning with 1990’s China Cry. Through Gener8Xion Entertainment, the film production company they launched in 1993, Matt and his wife, Laurie Crouch, were the driving force behind such popular faith-and-family films as The Omega Code, Megiddo: The Omega Code II, Carman: The Champion,One Night With the King, and the unforgettable documentary The Cross, about global evangelist Arthur Blessitt.

Since 2015 Matt has served as TBN’s Chairman and President, leading a successful strategy that has expanded TBN’s family of networks to over thirty members worldwide. As a visionary and innovator for creative content, he has also introduced cutting-edge technology and broadcast platforms to extend the impact of faith-and-family television to new generations and global demographics.

DeVon Franklin

President & CEO | Franklin Entertainment

Devon Franklin is an award-winning film and TV producer, best-selling author, renowned preacher, and spiritual success coach. Franklin serves as President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment. He produced the inspirational true story Breakthrough (Easter 2019) starring Chrissy Metz, along with The Star and Miracles from Heaven. Franklin is the author of The Truth About Men (February 2019), The Hollywood Commandments, New York Times best-seller The Wait (co-written with his wife, actress Meagan Good) and Produced By Faith.

Jerilyn Esquibel

Executive Vice President of Creative Development | Kingdom

Jerilyn Esquibel began her career as a production coordinator and production manager on commercials, music videos and hit feature films like I Can Only Imagine and Woodlawn. She has since produced television movies and theatrical documentaries like Coffee Shop and Steve McQueen: American Icon. Currently, she serves as a feature film producer and executive vice president of creative development at Kingdom, a new production company whose goal is to produce high-quality, faith-based films and television series in partnership with Lionsgate.

Issac Hernandez

Vice President, Parables TV

Isaac Hernandez has over 40 years of experience in the industry, which includes directing and producing hundreds of television shows for the Trinity Broadcasting Network, where he served as a programming executive. As vice president of Parables TV, Hernandez is responsible for the acquisition and scheduling of Christian movies. Additionally, he is launching his own show Faith On Film, which is sponsored by Parables, and it will be seen on various platforms and networks, worldwide.

Beverly Holloway

Casting Director and Producer | Beverly Holloway Casting

A proud member of The Casting Society of America, Beverly Holloway, CSA, has been a casting director for almost 25 years. Recent credits include the hit indie film of 2018, I Can Only Imagine, starring Dennis Quaid. Throughout her career, Holloway has cast many talented actors including Jim Caviezel, Matt Dillon, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Brian Dennehy, Tim Conway and Don Knotts.

Alex Kendrick

Writer, Director, Actor | Kendrick Brothers Productions

Alex Kendrick has dedicated his life to following Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations. After serving in church ministry for 20 years, he now writes, speaks, and produces Christian films with his brothers, Stephen and Shannon. Alex directed the movies Overcomer, War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants and co-wrote the NY Times Bestselling books: The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men, and The Battle Plan for Prayer. He has been interviewed by FOX and FRIENDS, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and serves on the boards of the Fatherhood CoMission and the Christian Film foundation. He and his wife, Christina, live in Albany, Georgia with their six children and are active members at Sherwood church.

Erwin McManus

Lead Pastor | Mosaic

Tom Newman

Head of Content and Development | TBN

Tom Newman, currently the Head of Content and Development for TBN, is launching a comprehensive rebranding strategy, including new programming with the Hillsong Channel, Mike Huckabee, and Mike Rowe. As an award-winning producer, Newman’s work has been featured around the world in movie theaters, live stages, and on numerous television networks such as ABC Family, TBN, and LifeTime. His feature film credits include End of the Spear, Home Run, and The Christmas Candle.

Ray Nutt

Chief Executive Officer | Fathom Events

Ray Nutt is Chief Executive Officer of Fathom Events, the recognized leader in the event cinema industry and one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. He brings more than three decades of experience in the entertainment business at Regal Entertainment Group and United Artists Entertainment to his role as CEO of Fathom Events.

Shari Rigby

Actress & Director | The Women In My World

Actress, director, writer, and speaker, Shari Rigby’s projects include The Church That Never Sleeps, Dream Center, and Pursuing the Passion, for the re-released Passion of the Christ. Roles include October Baby, Wildflower, The Least of These, Extraordinary and 2019’s Overcomer. Rigby founded “The Women In My World,” focusing on identity, purpose and mentoring.

Suzy Sammons

Chief Executive Officer | Dove.org

Suzy Sammons is the Chief Marketing Officer for Giving Company, leading the portfolio of brands including iDisciple, Family Christian, Christian Cinema and dove.org. Her background is in major agency strategic and creative brand management, serving over 20 years at TBWA&92;Chiat&92;Day, 180LA and BBDO. In 2017, she accepted the role of CEO at The Dove Foundation, invigorating the brand. Dove merged to help form Giving Company, A Global Faith and Family Media Network in 2018.

Priscilla Shirer

Bible Teacher & Author | Going Beyond Ministries

Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies. She and her husband, Jerry, lead Going Beyond Ministries. Between writing and studying, you’ll find Priscilla at home cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) her three rapidly growing boys.

Jamey Schmitz

Founder & President/CEO | WLMB-TV 40 | YES-FM Radio Network

Jamey Schmitz is Founder & President/CEO of WLMB-TV 40 and the YES-FM Radio Network. These local broadcasting ministries are both headquartered in Toledo, OH. For 22 years, Jamey has been an active member of the NRB. He is a Founding Member of the NRB President’s Council, has served four terms on the NRB Television Committee, and has been a member of the NRB Resolutions Committee for several years. For the past year, Jamey has served the association as a Board Member of the NRB Network. WLMB-TV 40 has received the NRB Full Power TV Station of the Year Award on four occasions. His responsibilities often take him to Washington, DC, where he works diligently to preserve and expand Christian radio and television.

Jackelyn Viera Iloff

Author, Speaker, Senior Advisor | Joel Osteen Ministries

Jackelyn Viera Iloff is a senior advisor at Joel Osteen Ministries and Lakewood Church. She is a speaker and the author of What If You Could…Find Faith in the Face of Fear.  Viera Iloff, an ordained minister, has worked as a consultant and producer on numerous projects in the entertainment industry, including the 2018 film Walking With Herb, the History Channel’s The Jesus I Knew, and the 2016 Houston Ben-Hur film premiere event.


Church Media 101 Industry Session Speakers

John Carley

President | Trinet Internet Solutions

Dave Kalahar

Director of Media & Broadcasting | Valley Baptist Church – Today’s Walk

Dave Kalahar is blessed to lead a team of creative and technical folks who take care of Valley Baptist media needs. Originally from Chicago, he enjoys his family and many interests including baseball. Go Dodgers – Go Cubs. Kalahar has been a radio personality, music director, and a program director. He’s a certified broadcast engineer. He also serves as commander for the local squadron of the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.

Josh Weiss

Head of Technology | Valley Baptist Church

Joshua D. Weiss (@joshuadweiss) has nearly 20 years of experience in broadcast television, production, and church ministries. He serves as chief marketing officer for ARK Mediacom, and is general manager of IBN Television. He is producer of CrossTalk International, Today With God and Wize Flix. He serves as associate pastor at Abundant Life AG in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he and his wife, Nancy, lead worship and are responsible for media. Weiss also teaches Church Media at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.


Film 101 Industry Session Speakers

Ted Baehr

Founder, Chairman & Publisher | Movieguide

Ted Baehr is the founder and Chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission™ and Publisher of Movieguide, (www.movieguide.org). As an award-winning media authority on television, radio and print, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the mass media and to encourage families to use wisdom in selecting entertainment. His books include Reel to Real: 45 Movie Devotions for Families and How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul), among others.

Greg Bogdan

Chief Operating Officer | Total Living International

Greg Bogdan currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Total Living International. In this role he manages the operations of Total Living Network (TLN), a multimedia ministry with broadcast and cable channels in California and Illinois, as well as being seen in Eastern Europe. Greg also manages FOUR:2 Media, TLN’s creative and production division. In this role, Greg has been the Executive Producer of the award winning documentaries INK180 and A Call For Freedom.

Greg has been involved in Christian media for more than 20 years, with a heavy focus on advertising and media sales, operations and most recently, content development. Greg’s passion is to continue to raise the quality of faith-based productions, not only to make them competitive commercially, but also to bring glory to God.

Since 2015, Greg has served as Chairman of the National Religious Broadcasters Television Committee and is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside industry experts to educate, guide and inspire Christian television professionals in their gospel pursuits.

Catherine Clinch

Writer/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 flextime “placeholder job” was Associate Publisher of Creative Screenwriting Magazine and the Co-Organizer of Screenwriting Expo 1-5. She has been awarded three US Patents for inventing a new mobile entertainment platform for professionally created content. Recently, Clinch wrote a comic book [with a completely new Intellectual Property concept] for Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.

Aneesh Daniel

Writer, Director and Producer

Aneesh Daniel is a writer, director and producer by vocation and a poet by nature with 30 years of experience in the Indian film industry. Daniel has directed & produced diverse content ranging from telefilms, corporate films, 105 episodes of a TV serial, and 20 episodes of a live action TV serial of ‘Adventures in Odyssey’ for Focus on the Family. His latest feature film, ‘The Least of These’, was released in 400 theaters in the US on Feb. 1, 2019.

Awarded – CBN International President’s Award 1997, Bronze Award at the Houston Film Festival 1999, Nominated for Indian Tele Awards 2005, Galilean Film Festival – Mumbai 2012 & “Best Script treatment” at SAICFF – 2013.

Jared Geesey

Vice President | ChristianCinema.com

Jared Geesey is the general manager of Christian Cinema. Leading at the intersection of technology, entertainment, and ministry has been his mission for 20 years.  He recently led the company to develop and launch the first digital streaming platform exclusively for the Christian market with an app ecosystem spanning from mobile to OTT streaming devices to powering major online retailers, as well as launching a white labeled streaming platform in South Africa in 2018.

Ash Greyson

Founder & CEO | Ribbow Media Group

Ash Greyson, Founder and CEO, Ribbow Media Group, is a leader in digital technology and media. With more than 20 years of multimedia experience, Greyson is an innovator, a change-maker and expert in helping companies transition to the digital universe. His clients include Kingdom Films, TBN, UP Faith and Family, PureFlix, major studios in Hollywood, and countless others. Greyson resides in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Mindy, and their seven children.

Rob Hudnut

Owner | Rob Hudnut Productions

DJ Soto

Lead Pastor | Virtual Reality Church

D.J. Soto began preaching in the world of virtual reality in 2016. He is now the lead pastor of Virtual Reality Church, the first church to exist entirely in virtual reality. VR Church is intended to be radically inclusive and consistent with Christianity’s long history of adapting to new forms of technology. Soto is also the founder of Sonata 7 Studios, a film and virtual reality company that creates video products and performs production work

Gary Zelasko

Director of Marketing Development, Executive Producer | Harvest Films | Harvest Ministries

Gary Zelasko has extensive experience in advertising agency client research, television sales management, entrepreneurship and strategic partnerships in ministry. He serves as the director of marketing development at Greg Laurie’s Harvest Ministries and teaches film marketing as an Adjunct Professor at California Baptist University. Steve McQueen: American Icon, his most recent effort as a film producer, was produced with the Erwin Brothers (I Can Only Imagine) and debuted as a thousand-screen Fathom Event in 2017.



Radio 101 Industry Session Speakers

Jon Hull

Senior Director of Education | KSBJ Radio

Having been in Christian music radio since 1974, Jon Hull is a frequent seminar speaker serving on the board of directors for the Gospel Music Association, Christian Music Broadcasters, and National Religious Broadcasters. Jon trains broadcasters in the U.S. and abroad through KSBJ Mentoring and has coached and hosted radio station fundraisers for more than 40 years. He and his wife Karen, have two daughters and four grandchildren. Jon is an Ordained Deacon at Founders Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.


TV 101 Industry Session Speakers

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 serves as the Chairman of the NRB TV Standing Committee. 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.

Warren Marcus

Vice President of TV Media, Messianic Vision, Inc. | & It’s Supernatural

Warren M. Marcus, a Messianic Jewish believer, serves as vice president of TV media and fundraising at Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural TV & Messianic Vision, Inc. Marcus has worked on Madison Avenue as an award-winning writer, producer, film director/cinematographer and motion picture editor. Previously, he worked for The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), where he produced and directed the highest-rated religious television special of all time with over 16 million viewers, Don’t Ask Me, Ask God.

Steve Newton

President & CEO | Newton Media

Steve Newton has over 30 years’ experience in media planning and buying, direct response television and faith-based media. He is an entrepreneurial leader and creator of many successful media ventures. Prior to starting Newton Media in 1995, he served as director of syndication at the Christian Broadcasting Network; account executive and senior media buyer at Goldberg-Marchesano advertising agency in Washington, DC; COO/Partner of Features International, and on-air news reporter at KTSM TV, an NBC station.

Tore Stautland

Founder and CEO | The Trillennium Media Group Inc

Wiley Stinnett

Senior Vice President for Strategic Insights | Douglas Shaw and Associates

Wiley Stinnett’s 35 years of successful direct-response fundraising experience provides the clients of Douglas Shaw and Associates with a wealth of proven strategic insights. Now in his 12th year with Douglas Shaw & Associates, Stinnett previously served as director of marketing with RBC Ministries, and also served as director of marketing at Coral Ridge Ministries with Dr. D. James Kennedy.

Aubry Winfrey

Media buyer | Newton Media

For more than 20 years, Aubry Winfrey has purchased and planned media for a wide variety of companies and organizations, including Universal Studios, Atlas Van Lines and Disney. Winfrey holds an MBA, and has written for and consulted on several corporate history books and DRTV industry newsletters. She specializes in working with clients and their key vendors to plan and execute national, international and Spanish campaigns.

David Wollen

Vice President, Client Service, Host, ANCHOR Today | Douglas Shaw & Associates

With more than 13 years of experience in fundraising and broadcast media, David Wollen has a proven track record for helping ministries grow. He is passionate about coming alongside leaders to help their organizations reach their full potential. Wollen also writes and hosts the short radio feature ANCHOR Today, which is widely syndicated through Haven Ministries in the United States and Canada.


FCC Session Speakers

Karyn Ablin

Member | Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C.

Karyn Ablin, a member of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., focuses in music licensing and intellectual property matters.  She has over 20 years of experience litigating music licensing and other copyright issues before Copyright Royalty Judges, ASCAP Rate Court, and the federal courts. Ablin represented the National Association of Broadcasters and 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.

Joe Chautin

Managing Partner | Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP

Joseph Chautin is managing partner of Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin, LLP, a law firm advising hundreds of commercial and non-commercial broadcasters located in 43 states on all aspects of station operations, including FCC regulatory compliance, tower leases, asset sales, and intellectual property. As an original and continuing member of NRB’s President’s Council, Chautin frequently assists NRB on FCC broadcast regulatory matters, including preparing and filing comments in FCC regulatory proceedings, and serving as co-counsel.

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.



Musical Artists

Anthony Evans

Musician

For All Seasons

Artists, Musicians

Joni Eareckson Tada

Author, radio host, founder & CEO | Joni & Friends International Disability Center

Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an organization that accelerates Christian outreach in the disability community. Eareckson Tada is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story and When God Weeps. Eareckson Tada and her husband, Ken, reside in Calabasas, California.

Parable

Artists, Musicians

“An earthly story with a heavenly meaning” is a parable. In 1974, the band Parable were pioneers, inspiring Christians of all ages. Today, they are still walking with the Lord. Chuck Butler and John and Lisa Wickham passed on their musical passion to their children. Chad Butler, the drummer of Switchfoot, and Phil and Evan Wickham continue the gospel message in their songs. The spirit of legacy is launched opening night with Parable performing live.


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