The NRB Convention has long been a highlight of the Ambassador year … and this year being no different—in fact, perhaps a best ever as we review the variety of speakers, connection opportunities, workshops and panels and great fellowship in the halls!  We no longer gather in “The Pit” (for old-timers who remember the Washington Sheraton years) but rather in so many options for private conversations or impromptu hymn-singing.

We look forward to seeing so many friends.  And, if we may … your prayers for the event will be appreciated as our own Jim Sanders serves as Chairman for the Executive Committee.  That team, alongside the tremendous NRB staff, have labored earnestly to ensure a week that is informative as well as inspirational.

So … let us know you’re coming!


→ Monday 7-9PM (Suite C6138)
Join us for this special NRB Kick-Off session with ministry partners including:  John Fuller, Jim Garlow, Ron Hutchcraft, Brad Mattes, Barry Meguiar, Charles Morris, Raeanne Newquist, Adriel Sanchez, John Sorensen and David Wollen.

→ Wednesday 1:30-2:45PM (Suite C6138)
Please join us for fellowship with Ron Hutchcraft (A Word with You) to hear ministry updates and get to know the rest of the RHM team.

→ Wednesday 2-4PM (Suite G4062)
Open house with Adam Holz, (Plugged In) and Lisa Anderson (The Boundless Show).

→ Thursday 2-4PM (Suite G4062)
Open house with Adventures in Odyssey producer Dave Arnold and character voice Chris Anthony.  A Celebration of Odyssey’s 1,000 episode!

→ And more …
Jay Flowers (Grace to You), Catherine Cobb (Joni and Friends) will be attending and hope to greet you personally!

Special Sessions

There are so many opportunities at NRB to learn and grow in what we do … but these are two workshops we’d especially like to recommend.

Expanding Your Reach with Podcasting” | Thursday 12:15PM | Hosted by Focus on the Family’s Rob Kirkpatrick.

Radio Listener Reach – It’s Still About Radio First” | Thursday 2:15PM | Panelists include our own Lee Ann Jackson.


Are you broadcasting live or recording interviews at NRB? We want to help you! The speakers below are available for interviews throughout the Convention. Send a note to to let us know who you’d like to interview!

John Fuller  —  Focus on the Family
Jim Garlow  — The Garlow Perspective
Mark Gauthier  — New speaker for Cru
Adam Holz — Plugged-In
Ron Hutchcraft  — Ron Hutchcraft Ministries
Brad Mattes  — Life Issues Institute
Barry Meguiar  —   Ignite/Revival Outside the Walls
Charles Morris  — Haven
Raeanne Newquist  — Mercy Ships
Adriel Sanchez  — Core Christianity
John Sorensen  —  Share Life Today
David Wollen  —  New speaker for Haven


While we are surrounded by faithful Kingdom workers, it’s a joy to recognize outstanding impact this year in these awards …

Sharing Life Today” … receives the NRB’s Radio Program of the Year award. Launched in 2015, the 1:00 feature is produced by Evangelism Explosion and features the voice of EE’s president John Sorensen.

→ Don Stephens …. will be recognized with the Board of Directors Award. Founder of Mercy Ships (now operating two hospital ships throughout Africa), Don was also the voice of “The Mercy Minute” for more than 20 years. (The program now features a Mercy Ships alum, Raeanne Newquist.)

From the TV Committee, Focus on the Family receives the “Messaging Campaign of the Year” award for the “It’s a Baby” TV spot.


Whatever You Need …

Check out the layout of the resort and, even more interesting, the dining options! To help you, we have gathered some information and a map of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

NRB Convention Website

NRB Convention Schedule

NRB Exhibitor List and Floor Plan

Resort Information

Dining Options

An Accessible Guide to Having Fun in Nashville


Representing Ambassador and Amb-OS at NRB …

These Ambassador team members are at the Convention to help you with anything you need.

Dick Becvar
Ben Bryggman
Peggy Campbell
Lee Ann Jackson
Charley Mefferd
Jennifer Perez
Rebecca Richardson
Jim Sanders
And special guest… Margaret Sanders!