World Christian Broadcasting is grieving the loss of J. D.
Elliott, the chairman of our Board of Directors and an important
figure in the Nashville business scene.
J.D. Elliott, 1936-2015
He was President of The Memorial Foundation and also chairman of
the Metro Sports Authority in Nashville. He served on many
boards including the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of
America, Lipscomb University, Nashville Zoo, American College of
Healthcare Executives, American Red Cross, Alive Hospice,
Goodpasture Christian School, and the American Hospital
Association. He was a Paul Harris Fellow at the Rotary Club.
J.D. was voted one of the Nashville Business Journalís Most
Admired CEOs last year.
J.D. Elliott loved his friends and they loved him. He was known
for his hospitality and welcoming spirit. He was the definition
of a servant leader: humble, kind, giving, and a true gentleman.
He had a quiet but strong presence, and was respected by all.
He loved God, and his life was a testimony to Godís love and
presence. He served as an elder for the Madison Church of
Christ, Madison, Tennessee, for 25 years. He regularly taught
adult Bible classes.
J.D. and his wife, Anita, have three grown children, two
daughters and a son, six grandchildren, and one great
granddaughter. His impact on the community, the church, and his
family was far-reaching. His loss is deeply felt.
After reflecting on his own grief, Charles Caudill, President of
World Christian Broadcasting, wrote to the Board and the staff,
ďLetís not focus on our loss. Instead letís focus on the
wonderful life he lived and the amazing amount of good he
accomplished and the countless number of people he influenced.
J. D. would not want us to be sad. He would want us to get it
together and move forward. So letís honor him by doing that. He
would consider it his greatest honor. What a great and Godly
June 2015 Newsletter
PIERCE THE DARKNESS
Take a few minutes to watch our 2015 video. Youíll learn the latest on our programming, our mission, and our plans for the future.
Kent Brantley, M.D., and his family went to Liberia to treat
people who came to the clinic with a variety of illnesses. While
they were there, Dr. Brantley was diagnosed with Ebola, a disease
that is generally fatal. Word of his condition spread across the
globe, and his name became a household word.
Dr. Kent Brantley
Paul Ladd, World Christian Broadcastingís Senior
Correspondent, interviewed him in early July of this year. In Part 3
of this 5-part interview, Paul asked Dr. Brantley three questions:
How did it make you feel when you learned that people all
over the world were praying for you?
Did you ever feel that God had left you?
When did you know you would be OK?
Dr. Kent Brantley and his wife have written a book that has
just been published: Called for Life: How Loving Our Neighbor
Led Us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic. It is available at
As you listen to this interview you will see into the heart of
this godly, sacrificial man.