Posts Record Growth, Announces Staff Promotion & Upcoming Partnerships

Boise, ID – (NRT), the largest Christian entertainment site online and part of the FrontGate Media group, continues to post record growth, welcoming over 525,000 visitors in February 2013 and seeing just under 1,000,000 pageviews for the month. For the fourth year in a row, the site posted double-digit growth.   With this explosive growth, the site now has over 100,000 email subscribers, has a social media following of more than 75,000 people and has secured 77,000 registered NRTeam members who maintain the biggest crowd-sourced Christian music and book database online.

“ is on the verge of a major overhaul having evaluated everything we do,” says President and Founder Kevin McNeese. “For the past two years, we’ve been focused on event marketing and starting this month, we’re diving into expansion and development as we reinvest in what is already one of the most interactive and robust entertainment sites online for the Christian entertainment consumer.”

NRT is also announcing the promotion of Marcus Hathcock into an expanded role as the new Editor-in-Chief. Hathcock has most recently served as NRT’s Senior Editor, having joined the editorial staff in 2010. His experience includes a degree in Communications (Journalism) from Portland State University, work as a newspaper reporter, editor and general manager, and working as Communications Director and Community Life Director at East Hill Church—a megachurch in Gresham, Oregon.

In his capacity as Editor-in-Chief, Hathcock will oversee the editorial team, oversee social and new media, assign and produce content, maintain certain aspects of the site and provide creative support for special projects.

“Working for NRT is a dream come true,” said Hathcock. “I’ve wanted to work as a writer and editor in the Christian entertainment industry for more than a decade, and to see God make this long-shot dream a reality is so humbling and awe-inspiring. I’m excited to forge ahead with NRT and the entire team.”

NRT also will also be announcing more site expansion through new partnerships with Grand Canyon University,, and that will continue site expansion.   

Established in 2001, FrontGate Media ( is the leading culture-engaged media group & marketing service reaching the faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to USA Today, and the only media group founded for the purpose of marketing others’ projects rather than publishing content.  This foundational focus on marketing has made FrontGate a leader for innovation in reaching the faith-based audience.

The firm has been recently honored with two WebAwards receiving Standards of Excellence in the categories of Marketing and of Faith-Based, and is the reigning Internet Advertising Competition Crystal Trophy winner as the single “Best Of” category web site in the Faith-based category. 

FrontGate’s ad network provides reach to more than 10 million people and 6 million email subscribers. The group includes the leading faith-based audience sites in their categories including,,,,,,, and more, as well as key magazines and events. A complete roster can be found on the Media Kits channel at In addition, the firm’s Audience Delivery Services include strategy and execution for Public Relations, Social Media, Media Buying, Global Pay Per Click campaigns and Merch Development. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists, and more seeking faith-based and faith-friendly audiences. 

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