Jerry Johnson Abruptly Resigns as President of National Religious Broadcasters, Effective March 1st

National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson has resigned, NRB announced Feb. 13.

Though neither NRB nor Johnson has stated a reason for the resignation, NRB board chair Michael Little said in a news release Johnson’s departure “leaves no question about his outstanding moral character.”

Johnson stated in his Feb. 12 resignation letter according to NRB’s release, “With conviction that my work as president and CEO is concluded at NRB, I hereby submit my resignation, effective March 1, 2019. It has been a joy to serve the NRB family for over five years. I hope and pray for God to bless them in the days ahead.”

Based in Washington, NRB is an international association of Christian communicators whose organizations represent millions of viewers, listeners and readers worldwide via radio, television and the internet.

Johnson has served in numerous leadership roles in Southern Baptist life, including president of Criswell College twice and administrative posts at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Little said Johnson, who has served as NRB president since 2013, “has led NRB well and his tenure has been marked by significant growth for our association in a number of ways…. Dr. Johnson’s departure from NRB leaves no question about his outstanding moral character. Given the days in which we live, I feel obligated to make this clear.”

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SOURCE: Baptist Press