I just returned from the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Tennessee. This annual event convenes broadcasters from around the world who gather to network, share ideas, and learn about what God is doing through Christian media across the globe.
This year, our founder, Larry Burkett, was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The award is the most prestigious award given by the NRB, and only a handful of broadcasters have received it. This announcement brought the overflowing crowd to their feet to celebrate the legacy of one of God’s choice servants.
Larry was a visionary, and the work he began back in 1976 continues today thanks in a large part to our friends and partners in Christian broadcasting. Larry commented nearly 25 years ago that he believed religious radio was a “window of opportunity” for us to leverage for the Kingdom. He certainly leveraged that technology to the fullest.
Accepting the award for Larry, was his widow, Judy Burkett; long time friend and radio co-host, Steve Moore; Howard Dayton, and me. It was quite a picture of Larry’s legacy.
As we look ahead, Crown has the joy of extending Larry’s legacy and teaching to the far corners of the world.