December 12—Frank Wright, Ph.D. will come to Northwestern to serve as commencement speaker for the fall 2011 graduation on Friday, December 16. Dr. Wright is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). Located in the Washington, DC area, NRB is an international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of viewers, listeners and readers worldwide.
An ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church (PCA), Dr. Wright has a long history of involvement in Christian ministry, including a 25-year association with the ministries of Dr. D. James Kennedy. Before he became the president of NRB, he was the executive director of the Center for Christian Statesmanship, a spiritually based outreach to members of Congress and their staff.
Now in his seventeenth year working on Capitol Hill, Dr. Wright has close working relationships with congressmen, senators and influential staff, as well as administrative officials at the highest levels.
Dr. Wright holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Florida Atlantic University, but he has accomplished more than earning a doctorate and publishing academic papers. He has distinguished himself in many areas of ministry, including being elected as an Elder at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is also a certified Clinic Teacher, a founding member of Fort Lauderdale crisis pregnancy center and executive director of the Alliance for Responsible Growth. Currently, he serves on the board of the Evangelism Explosion International, Truth in Action Ministries and the NRB Network.
As an accomplished speaker, Bible teacher and ministry leader, Dr. Wright has a unique blend of executive presence, practical ministry experience and significant influence in Washington that few people in America have.