Speakers and Musicians

Featured Speakers

SM - Darrell Bock 2016

SM - John Dickerson 2016 SM - Tony Evans
Darrell Bock John Dickerson Tony Evans

SM - Deborah Gorton 2016

SM - David Henderson 2015 SM - D.A. Horton 2016
Deborah Gorton Daniel Henderson D.A. Horton
SM - Pastors 09 - Chip Ingram SM - JamesMacDonald SM - Pam MacRae 2016
Chip Ingram James MacDonald Pam MacRae
SM - Al Mohler SM - Paul Nyquist SM - Juli Slattery 2016
Al Mohler Paul Nyquist Juli Slattery
SM - Elizabeth Smith 2016 SM - Janet Stiven 2016 SM - John Trent
Elizabeth Smith Janet Stiven John Trent
SM - RalphWest SM - Christopher Yuan 2016  
Ralph West Christopher Yuan  

Plenary Panel Discussion on Sexuality

 SM - Christopher Yuan 2016 SM - Darrell Bock 2016 SM - John Dickerson 2016  SM - Paul Nyquist
Christopher Yuan Darrell Bock John Dickerson Paul Nyquist
SM - Juli Slattery 2016  SM - Christopher Brooks    
Juli Slattery
Christopher Brooks

Featured Musicians

 SM - Aaron Shust      
Aaron Shust      



 BI - Darrell Bock 2016 Darrell Bock is Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also executive director of cultural engagement at the seminary's Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement, where he hosts The Table podcasts. He received his PhD from Scotland's University of Aberdeen. A New York Times best-selling author, Bock has authored more than 30 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of historical Jesus. He is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and a board member of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. He is also elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. He and his wife, Sally, have two daughters, a son, and several grandchildren.
 BI - Christopher Brooks Christopher Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600 member church in the heart of Detroit. After graduating from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Finance, Christopher began his theological training at Michigan Theological Seminary (now Moody Theological Seminary) and he completed his M.A. in Christian Apologetics at Biola University. Christopher is the founder of the Detroit Bible Institute, a seminary preparatory institution targeting inner city Christians. In 2009, Christopher published his first book, Kingdom Dreaming, and finished his second book, Urban Apologetics in 2014. He is also the daily host of two Equipped for Life, airing daily on the Salem Network, 1500 AM and a national live show Equipped with Chris Brooks, airing daily on Moody Radio. He was appointed Campus Dean of Moody Theological Seminary's Michigan Campus in 2013. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 5 children and live near Detroit, Michigan.
 BI - John Dickerson 2016

John S Dickerson, author of The Great Evangelical Recession, is the teaching pastor in residence at Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, where he teaches with senior pastor Chip Ingram. Previously, he was senior pastor of Cornerstone (Evangelical Free) Church in Prescott, Arizona. A third-generation minister, he has a deep love for the church and desires to see Christ honored as its true leader. An award-winning journalist, Dickerson has written for The New York Times, USA Today and CNN, and others. His work has earned dozens of national and regional honors, including the nation's highest, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, given by Tom Brokaw and charles Gibson in 2008. He lives in California's Bay area with his wife, Melanie, and three children.

 BI - Tony Evans

Tony Evans is the founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a ministry that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in America through the church. He has served as senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas for more than 34 years. Evans earned a ThD degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and served as associate professor of their Pastoral Ministries department. He is the bestselling author of more than 50 books, including Oneness Embraced, The Kingdom Agenda, Marriage Matters, and The Battle is the Lord's. His Moody Radio program, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, is heard daily on more than 500 stations in 40 countries. In 2014 the Moody Broadcasting Network honored him with the Robert Neff Award. Evans and his wife, Lois, have four children and ten grandchildren.

 BI - Deborah Gorton 2016  Deborah Gorton is the founding president of  SIV Consultation, an organization that helps individuals, small businesses, and emerging leaders establish their place in the world. Dr. Gorton graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Journalism. After working for NBC and Fox Broadcasting Corporation, her passions for problem solving and engaging in effective communication strategies led her to pursue further education in the field of psychology. Dr. Gorton earned both her MA in Psychology and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. Additionally, she holds an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Gorton currently resides in Chicago and serves as the Director of Moody Theological Seminary's Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
 BI - David Henderson 2015

Daniel Henderson has been guiding individuals, leaders, and churches to embrace experiences of powerful spiritual renewal for three decades. He has served as a senior pastor to thousands in congregations in California and Minnesota, and today speaks across the nation on the principles of living a strategic and spiritual significant life. Daniel and his wife live near Denver, Colorado.

 BI - D.A. Horton 2016 D.A. Horton is preparing to plant Reach Fellowship in Los Angeles, having completed his residency at Summit Church in Durham, NC. Previously he served as an urban church planter, pastor, and lead teaching elder in Kansas City, MO. He was also a national coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board, and the executive director at Reach Life Ministries, the nonprofit arm of Reach Records. D.A. is pursuing his PhD in applied theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored two Moody Publishers books, G.O.S.P.E.L and DNA: Foundations of the Faith. He and his wife, Elicia, have two daughters and a son.
 BI - Chip Ingram

Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and CEO and teaching pastor of Living on the Edge, an international, multi-media teaching and discipleship ministry reaching more than a million people a week. His teaching can be heard on hundreds of radio stations and multiple television outlets worldwide, as well as the internet. Ingram holds a master's degree in education from West Virginia University and a master's in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. A bestselling author, he has written 15 books, including Good to Great in God's Eyes, True Spirituality, Overcoming Emotions That Destroy, and his most recent, Culture Shock. He and his wife, Theresa, live in the Silicon Valley of northern California. They have four adult children and nine grandchildren.

 BI - James MacDonald

James MacDonald is founding pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, a church with seven Chicagoland locations. He also founded Walk in the Word, a Bible teaching ministry for radio and television. In addition, he operates a training center for pastors, a year-round camp, a center for biblical counseling, a disaster-recovery organization, and an accredited Christian school. Through his leadership, the church-planting ministry Harvest Bible Fellowship was founded in 2002. More than 100 independent Harvest Bible Chapels now minister across North America and internationally. MacDonald, who has a DMin from Phoenix Seminary, is the author of several books, including Act Like Men, Vertical Church, Lord, Change Me; and gripped by the Greatness by of God. Originally from Ontario, Canada, he and his wife, Kathy, have three children and six grandsons.

 BI - Pam MacRae 2016 Pam MacRae is a Professor in the Pastoral Studies department at Moody Bible Institute where she oversees two majors: Ministry to Women and Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation. She is a contributing writer for Unseduced and Unshaken: The Place of Dignity in a Young Woman's Choices by Dr. Rosalie e Rosset as well as The Moody Handbook on Preaching. She is on the executive team for Naomi's House, a residential program for sexually exploited women that will be opening the summer of 2016. Pam and her husband, Bob, have two married daughters and four grandchildren.
BI - Al Mohler

Al Mohler is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He hosts two programs on albertmohler.com and writes a blog and a commentary about moral, cultural, and theological issues. Mohler holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Southern Seminary. He has served as pastor and staff minister of Southern Baptist churches and is the author of several books, including Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth, He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World, and Words from the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the Ten Commandments. Mohler is a leader within the Southern Baptist Convention, a member of the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and a council member for The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Mary, have two children.

  BI - Paul Nyquist OG

Paul Nyquist is the ninth president of Moody Bible Institute. He came to Moody from Avant Ministries, where he also served as president. Before joining Avant, Dr. Nyquist served as senior pastor at First Federated Church in Des Moines, Iowa, and Evangelical Bible Church in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1981 and a PhD in systematic theology in 1984. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for more than 30 years and have four children and two grandchildren.


BI - Aaron Shust

Aaron Shust has a passion to write and sing songs that glorify God and proclaim His faithfulness. Besides leading worship at his home church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, he tours with his worship band and especially loves playing at conferences for pastors. A mulitple Dove Award winner, he has recorded several worship albums, including Doxology and This Is What We Believe. He and his wife, Sarah, have three sons.

 BI - Julie Slattery 2016  Juli Slattery is the co-founder of Authentic Intimacy, a ministry passionate about God's design for intimacy and sexuality. She's a widely known clinical psychologist, author, and broadcast media professional, with a weekly radio program call Java with Juli. Juli's commitment to biblical principles, relatable style, and quick wit have made her a highly sought-after speaker. She currently sits on the board of trustees for Moody Bible Institute. Julie and her husband Mike have been married for 20 years, and are raising their three boys in Colorado Springs.
 BI - Elizabeth Smith 2016 Elizabeth Smith received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with an emphasis in Systematic Theology; she is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Elizabeth has been teaching at Moody Bible Institute as a professor in the Undergraduate Children's Ministry and Youth Ministry majors for 8 years; she has recently begun teaching at the Moody Theological Seminary within the MA in Clinical Mental Health and with Moody Distance Learning where she both teaches and writes curriculum. Elizabeth won the 2016 Coty Award for the Best Online Course written for Christian Higher Education Institutions. In addition to her teaching and speaking, Elizabeth is a senior pastor's wife to her husband, Brian, for 27 years, and they have 3 children. 
 BI - Janet Stiven 2016 Janet Stiven is the Vice President & General Counsel of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago where she serves on Moody's senior executive team and also provides legal advice and consultation to Moody's board of directors, President, and other senior executives on a broad range of legal issues related to Moody's education, radio, and publishing operations. Janet leads Moody's Legal Department and oversees all legal matters for Moody. Janet is an active member at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carol Stream, Illinois where she has served in a variety of roles, including chairman of the congregation. Janet also serves as a volunteer in the local refugee community through the ministry of Exodus World Service.
BI - John Trent John Trent is Moody Theological Seminary's Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry, as well as a counselor and best-selling author. He has written more than 20 marriage and family books, including The Blessing (an ECPA Gold Medallion winner) and a number of children's books. He is also president of StrongFamilies.com Trent earned a ThM degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD from Texas Women's University. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 36 years and reside in Phoenix, Arizona. They have two daughters.
 BI - Ralph West Ralph West is the founder and pastor of Brookhollow Baptist Church, a Houston congregation known as "The Church Without Walls" because of the broad reach of its ministries. Pastor West also serves as adjunct professor of preaching at Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas, and has lectured in such institutions as Princeton Theological Seminary and Morehouse College. He is the author of Finding Fullness Again: What the Book of Ruth Teaches Us About Starting Over and Left Alone. West holds a DMin degree from Samford University's Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL, and completed advanced studies at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He has two honorary DD degrees. He and his wife, Sheretta, have two sons. 
 BI - Christopher Yuan 2016 Christopher Yuan is a speaker, author, AIDS activist, and adjunct Bible professor at Moody Bible Institute. He co-authored with his mother Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God, A Broken Mother's Search for Hope. He speaks about sexuality and transforming faith on college campuses, in churches and prisons, and at conferences such as InterVarsity's Urbana and Moody Men's and Pastors' conferences. He is featured in the award-winning- documentary HOPE Positive: Surviving the Sentence of AIDS. After graduating from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Yuan earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School and his DMin from Bethel Seminary

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