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 Journal’s 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 God’s 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, “Let’s not focus on our loss. Instead let’s 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 let’s honor him by doing that. He would consider it his greatest honor. What a great and Godly man!!!





June 2015 Newsletter



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In the summer of 2014, Dr. Kent Brantly became infected with the Ebola virus.  As Medical Director of Samaritan's Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Dr. Brantly knew all too well the need for precaution as he treated his patients.  Somehow those precautions were not enough.  People around the world anxiously watched as news of his illness spread.  Eventually he was transported to the United States, and today he looks as if he had never been sick. 

Paul Ladd, World Christian Broadcasting’s Senior Correspondent, caught up with Dr. Brantly when he was speaking on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.  In this interview, Dr. Brantly gave insights into what he has heard about the ways in which his experience has impacted people all over the world.   

In the fifth and final installment of this interview sequence, Paul Ladd asked Dr. Brantly to explain the title of the book he and his wife have written, “Called for Life.”  Paul also asked, “What’s ahead for Dr. Kent Brantly?” 

The Brantlys’ informative, sensitive, and challenging book can be ordered through any bookstore.  Enjoy the interview!


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Andy Baker, Vice President - Development      World Christian Broadcasting
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