According to Jesusfreakhideout, Lead singer of the multi-platinum selling rock band P.O.D. Sonny Sandoval was awarded the 2017 Briner Impact Award at a ceremony at the Biola Media Conference held on the 21st Century Fox lot. The award is given annually to recognize those who have made significant contributions in the world of media. Sandoval is the second rock musician to be honored with the award which since its inception in 2001.
Sandoval joins a group of well-known past recipients including former Disney Films President Mark Zoradi, Star Wars producer Howard Kazanjian, VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer, Lou Carlozo, former Chicago Tribune Editor, X-Men producer Ralph Winter and others.
The award was created in honor of author and Emmy award winning television producer Bob Briner, best known for his book, “Roaring Lambs,” which encouraged greater participation among people of faith in the arts and media.