NATIONAL BIBLE ASSOCIATION WHOSE MEMBERS ARE of the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths, all joined together for the sole purpose to “Encourage Everyone to Read the Bible…whatever version“.
The National Bible Association is a non-profit, educational association operating in the public square that provides a platform for our Nation’s Leaders to encourage people to read the Bible. The purpose of the National Bible is to Encourage the Reading of the Bible…whichever version is used.
The National Bible Association was created in 1940 by a group of business and professional leaders in New York City. Their purpose was to find hope for America while war raged in Europe. By 1941 these leaders agreed that the Bible, a proven source of hope and encouragement throughout history, should be the focus of their efforts.
Today, the strength of National Bible continues as an association of dedicated members who encourage Bible reading locally, through events and special projects, and nationally, through media campaigns. This is done primarily through our three main program areas: International Bible Week, National Bible Week, Media & Literature, and Awards and Recognition. Our goal is to encourage everyone to read the Bible and raise awareness of the Bible’s importance and relevance to our nation as a whole, as well as in the lives of individuals.
Ambassador Gilbert Robinson (ret)
Chairman & CEO
Ambassador Gilbert A. Robinson is Chairman of GAR Inc., an international firm advising companies on international trade, governmental relations and communications. The company has been operating since he left the State Department. From 1998-2003, he was also National Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for the Study of the Presidency with headquarters in Washington, DC. From 1983-1985, Ambassador Robinson served as Ambassador and Special Advisor for Public Diplomacy to Secretary of State George Shultz. In February 1981, President Reagan appointed him as Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency, and he was confirmed unanimously by the Senate.
He has held numerous other governmental appointments, including: Member, US Delegation of the OAS Foreign Ministers Conference (1987); Counselor of Public Affairs, Commission on Long-term Defense Strategy (1987-1988); Chairman, International Information Committee of the US government under the National Security Council (1981-1983); Member, Delegation for the Independence of Antigua (1983); and, Commissioner-General of the US Exhibition for the International Exposition of Tsukba, Japan (1982).
Ambassador Robinson was a businessman in New York City for 20 years before he returned to government. He was Chairman of The Public Relations Board Inc., a major public relations firm. As Chairman of the New York Board of Trade, Ambassador Robinson led this country’s first business delegation to China for the development of new trade relationships. Earlier, he was a consultant to the Director of the Peace Corps and then Coordinator of the American National Exhibition in Moscow where he brought together Vice President Nixon and Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev in the famous “Kitchen Debate.”
Ambassador Robinson is Chairman of the Corporations to End World Hunger Foundation, Chairman Emeritus of the National Bible Association, Founding Chairman of the 21st Century Space Foundation, former President of the Reagan Alumni Association, and is a member of the Metropolitan Club of Washington, DC, the Gipsy Trail Club of New York and the Council of American Ambassadors. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission.