National Religious Broadcasters

Ministry Code:  NRB



National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations reach millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth, promote media excellence, and defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members.

By the grace of God, Christian radio, television, and internet broadcasters have an extraordinary impact on the world today, bringing the claims of Christ to people desperately in need of Truth.

Survey data reveals that 45 percent of people in America alone consume some form of Christian media (TV, radio, podcast, or books) at least sometimes. That figure is more than the percentage of people who attend church weekly or near-weekly.

Yet the remarkable impact of Christian broadcasting also must be viewed next to equally dramatic emerging threats to the rights and freedoms of Christian broadcasters. In this regard, there are many dark and ominous clouds on the horizon, and even at our door. The designation of historic Christian teaching as hate speech, the demand that religious entities hire unbelievers in key staff positions, and the threat to statutorily re-impose the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” are examples of significant contemporary threats to the interests and rights of Christian broadcasters.

Spiritual opposition to the proclamation of the Gospel is neither unexpected nor new. NRB is familiar with this battlefield and has fought since its beginning in 1944 to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel.