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Lou Butterfield, Center for Christian Broadcasting

After working 38 years with Harding University, Lou chose early retirement as a Professor of Communication to work full-time with CfCB. He also opted for early social security benefits so he could work for CfCB without the burden of being paid a salary. He remains on an unpaid status with CfCB.

He has also served as pulpit minister, deacon and youth director in various churches in Arkansas, Mississippi and Indiana. For the past 17 years he has served as pulpit minister for the Remmel church in Newport, Arkansas, 11 of which he has also served as an elder. Under his tenure the church has grown from just over 30 to nearly 200 in weekly attendance, which Butterfield attributes to “The work of the Holy Spirit, a lot of prayer and dedicated workers.”  Butterfield continues to be a columnist for the Newport Independent, where his weekly articles have appeared for over eleven years. He is a sought after speaker on church growth and on the dangers of Internet pornography.

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Ryan Butterfield is the Vice-President of CfCB, Inc. and a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). He received a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding University and began working as a full-time therapist at Capstone Treatment Center in 2008.  Capstone is a Christ-centered, dual-diagnosis; residential treatment center for males ages 14-24 struggling with addiction. Along with treating chemical dependency issues, Ryan has a specialization in sexual addiction (CSAT IV) and is one of the few certified sexual addiction therapists who is producing materials addressing sexual addiction and compulsion in adolescents and teens. Butterfield is a member of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and holds a specialization in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR II), a leading form of therapy addressing trauma.

His passion is helping people better understand sexual addiction and in helping them find freedom from addiction and the shame it brings. His philosophy is that real freedom is provided through God.  He is the author of various articles on sexual addiction and has been published in Think Magazine and The Christian Chronicle, and featured in Searcy Living, a regional magazine in White County, Arkansas. In addition to being a Licensed Therapist and author, Ryan is a sought after speaker in a variety of venues.

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After working in the production business for 17 years, mostly in secular positions, Hammonds decided he wanted to use his skills for the Lord on a full-time basis and accepted an offer from CfCB, Inc. to work as an editor and videographer.

Hammonds and wife, Shannon, live in Searcy, Arkansas where Shannon is employed by the White County Medical Center. They are members of the Highway congregation in Judsonia, Arkansas.

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tammieTammie Caldwell is a teacher in the Jackson County School District (Arkansas) where she has been teaching for 22 years. The majority of her teaching experience has been in 7th & 8th grade science.

She has completed many hours of professional development in the following areas: Higher Level Thinking Skills; Technology; Strengthening Partnership between Home and School; Signs of Abuse: Alcohol, Drug, Physical, Sexual and Neglect; School Ethics and Law.

Tammie explains her passion for working with CfCB, Inc. "I would like to help serve with this board to further the cause [fighting pornography] which I feel very strongly about. I see the devastation caused by this overwhelming "plague" in our society, and it grows daily. I will do anything in my power to help fight the industry by whatever task I am best equipped to complete."

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Foster is a committed Christian woman, businesswoman, homemaker, mother, grandmother, and tireless worker in the church.  She has been actively involved in the pro-life movement in Arkansas, serving as president of Jackson County Right to Life for three years (1993-1996). She and her husband, Robert, co-own Bad Boy Mowers in Batesville, Arkansas. They attend the Olyphant church, Olyphant, Arkansas, have three grown children, a son, Brandon, and twin daughters, Kristen and Kellee all married and living in Batesville.  She modestly claims her biggest accomplishment is “being the grandmother of four healthy, rambunctious, and sometimes destructive grandsons.”

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Rhett Maris is the Secretary/Treasurer for both the Jackson-Griffin Insurance Company, which is headquartered in Newport, Arkansas, and also Jackson Funeral Homes, Inc., with locations in Newport, Harrisburg, and Newark. He has worked with his wife, Jan, in these businesses since 1987. In 2004, the Maris’s added Thompson-Wilson Funeral Homes in Wynne and McCrory and Thompson-Wilson Burial Association to the businesses. Rhett oversees the investment portfolio management of the businesses, the reporting requirements and the general accounting. He is a licensed insurance agent and a licensed funeral director.

Before that, Rhett attended Arkansas State University and worked for eight years as an analytical laboratory operator for Arkansas Eastman Company. Rhett and Jan have one daughter, Jessica Maris Hubbard who lives with her husband, Jonathon, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Rhett is a deacon of the Remmel Church in Newport, Arkansas and is a member of the Newport Rotary Club.

Kyle Reeves is the founder of My Town TV, a low-power broadcast station located in Searcy, Arkansas. The quality of the station is demonstrated by the fact that a number of cable outlets in the Central Arkansas area have picked up the signal for broadcast.  Reeves has testified several times before the Federal Communications Commission as an expert in the area of small market television, low-power television and the effects of cable companies in local markets. Reeves built the first all digital LPTV station in the US.

Having worked as executive producer, producer, videographer and editor for numerous productions, both secular and religious, Reeves brings great experience to CfCB. He has also been active in the political realm having served Searcy as a member of the City Council and being involved in a number of political campaigns.  He is a member of the Downtown church in Searcy, Arkansas, where he attends with his wife, Christy, and their four children.

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Bob Ritchie, M.ED, is a long time resident of Searcy Arkansas having resided there since 1979. He is married to the former Lisa Ann James. Both Bob and Lisa serve as faculty of Harding University, Bob in Communication and Lisa in Family and Consumer Sciences. Bob holds degrees in Public Relations and Education. He has had a long time interest in Christian education serving as counselor, assistant director and director at several brotherhood Christian camps as well as teaching, preaching and song leading in congregations in the Searcy area. Bob currently serves as director of the TV studio at Harding University where he oversees operations of the television studio and teaches television production and speech. Formerly, he owned and operated Action Video Productions and worked for the NBC affiliate in Little Rock.

Mark Sullivan is a 2004 Harding University alumnus with a B.A. in Communication. Residing in Nashville, Tennessee since graduation, Mark is currently employed by DWM Facilities Maintenance Company where he works as a Customer Service Representative, heading the L.L. Bean and JoAnn Fabric and Crafts stores national accounts. 

Sullivan, his wife Kristen, and their twin daughters Ruthie and Maddie are members of the Hillsboro church in Nashville where he has worked with the worship ministry, the “Lads to Leaders” program, driven in the bus ministry, read in the “Friend Speak” ministry and is a very active worker with the youth.  He is excited to use his experience with teens and adolescent Christians and non-Christians to create media presentations that will especially reach those in that age bracket by use of entertaining and exciting material.  He is also excited about the opportunity to incorporate new broadcasting media into worship in the corporate church setting as well as in members daily lives.

Marlin WilliamsIn 2009, Marlin left broadcast news after 16 years. Currently, he is the Communications Manager for Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association where he handles the internal and external communication. In addition, he works extensively with the Economic Development and Government relations team within the company.

Marlin Williams graduated from Harding University in 1993 with a B.A. in Mass Communication. While at Harding, he received live training as a news anchor and Sports Director/sports anchor for the Harding nightly news. After graduation, Marlin was hired as a sports anchor by WBBJ in Jackson, Tennessee. During his time there, he covered all aspects of sports including several stories that aired on ESPN’s Black College Sports. 

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