NRB | Rick Warren to Speak at Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

Innovative 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

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

Also, for opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at Proclaim 18, contact Jim Buckley at or Joe Nemchek at

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