Joe Battaglia is the founder and president of Renaissance Communications, a media company whose mission is to provide media platforms for gifted communicators of Biblical truth. Current clients include Sony Affirm Films, Promise Keepers, Prison Fellowship, Dr. Steve Brown and the Key Life Radio Network, author/teacher Kim Crabill, and actress/director Shari Rigby.
Joe is an executive producer of the nationally syndicated radio program “Keep the Faith,” the #1 faith-based music radio show in the country, heard nationally in over 200 markets and numerous countries overseas with a weekly audience of 1.5 million.
Renaissance has been heavily involved in the promotion of successful hit movies to the faith-based marketplace, such as The Passion, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, The Polar Express, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, Soul Surfer, Son of God, God’s Not Dead, Heaven Is for Real, When the Game Stands Tall, Left Behind, Do You Believe, War Room, Miracles from Heaven, The Star, I Can Only Imagine, Breakthrough and Overcomer.
Prior to forming Renaissance in 1992, Joe was vice-president of Communicom Corp. of America, the parent company of WWDJ/ New York, WZZD/Philadelphia and KSLT/San Antonio. Joe served on the board of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) for 20 years, and 14 years as Chairman of the Steering Committee for the National Christian Radio Seminar (now renamed CMB), a division of the Gospel Music Association.
Joe graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1972. He is the author of Unfriended: Finding True Community in a Disconnected Culture; The Politically Incorrect Jesus; That’s My Dad! and Fathers Say, published by BroadStreet Publishing.