Communications Stalwart Takes Helm at D. James Kennedy Ministries

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Leading influential broadcast ministries is what Frank Wright does best. And as of April 15, the former head of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and Salem Communications Corporation, will bring his extensive leadership experience to D. James Kennedy Ministries (formerly Coral Ridge Ministries).

D. James Kennedy Ministries—re-named for its founder the late Christian minister, best-selling author and nationally-known evangelist, Dr. D. James Kennedy—is founded upon Kennedy's passion to communicate the gospel in 'ways yet undreamed of" to the ends of the earth. Wright, an accomplished ministry leader, speaker, Bible teacher and personal friend of Dr. Kennedy, is perfectly positioned to advance the ministry's mission.

"Beyond a shadow of a doubt, God has led Dr. Wright and our ministry to this partnership 'for such a time as this,'" said Jim Carlson, Chairman of the Board. "Along with Jennifer Kennedy Cassidy and the entire board, I look forward to what we will accomplish together for the Kingdom of God under Dr. Wright's leadership, bold vision, and proven experience."

Carlson cites Dr. Wright's strategic experience and success in the field of broadcast management, his knowledge of public policy, and his recognized leadership and influence in Washington, D.C., as accomplishments that make him uniquely prepared for his new role as president of D. James Kennedy Ministries.

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Previously, Wright served as president and chief operation officer at Salem Communications Corporation, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and media publisher in the Christian industry. He also spent 10 years serving as the president and chief executive officer of the National Religious Broadcasters and as the executive director of the Center for Christian Statesmanship based on Capitol Hill. Wright holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

"But beyond Dr. Wright's professional expertise, he is a decade-long friend and student of the late Dr. Kennedy and he shares an incredible understanding of Dr. Kennedy's biblical perspective, his commitment to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and this ministry's cultural mandate," Carlson said. "We are proud and excited to welcome Dr. Wright to the D. James Kennedy ministry family."

D. James Kennedy Ministries is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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