Speakers and Musician

 BI - Juri Ammari 2015 Juri Ammari Raised internationally, Juri Ammari has a knack for navigating cultures and places without changing who he is.  He has lived, worked, & served the church in urban America for over 20 years.  Juri enjoys teaching on Sundays, on street corners in casual conversation, and even as an adjunct faculty whenever he's allowed to play in the academy. He enjoys running with Jesus, walks with his wife, biking with his kids, playing sports, and trying new things just to get as much “failing” out of his system as possible. Christ has given Juri a reckless faith to believe God will do the impossible.  He challenges himself and others that God’s initiative motivates people to know Christ. He insists that he & other believers need to know God’s Word, pray, & act.  In that vein of faith, & at the invitation of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Juri & his wife Karen moved from Illinois to build a team to plant a church in urban Cleveland in 2000. Now his work is focused on contributing to multiplying leaders and faith communities all over urban Cleveland.

 BI - James Ford 2013 James Ford and his wife, Leslie, have been serving the Lord at Christ Bible Church (CBC) on the South Side of Chicago since 1982, He is the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry of CBC committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago. Ford's radio program, Treasured Truth, airs on Moody Radio. He is the author of When a Man Loves a Woman and Seven Reasons Why God Created Marriage. Ford is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute ('84) and holds a master's degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
 Paul Nyquist  

Paul Nyquist is the ninth president of Moody Bible Institute. Nyquist comes to Moody from Avant Ministries, where he served as president. Before joining Avant, Nyquist served as senior pastor at First Federated Church in Des Moines, Iowa, and Evangelical Bible Church in Omaha, Neb. Nyquist received a master of theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1981 and a Ph.D. in systematic theology in 1984. For more information about Paul Nyquist, visit Moody's website.

Twitter: @Moody_Bible

BI - John Trent
John Trent a counselor, pastor, and bestselling author, was recently appointed Moody Theological Seminary’s Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry. In addition to teaching courses in counseling, marriage, and family at Moody Theological Seminary, he guest lectures at Moody’s undergraduate school and is publishing with Moody Publishers on marriage and family topics. Dr. Trent holds a BA in Religion and Psychology from Texas Christian University and a ThM in New Testament Greek from Dallas Theological Seminary. He received his PhD in marriage and family counseling from North Central Texas Federation of Colleges and Universities in 1984. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 35 years and reside in Phoenix, Arizona. They have two daughters.

 BI - Myron Davis 

Myron Davis is Minister of Music and Director of Programming and Worship Arts for New Community Bible Fellowship in Cleveland Heights, OH. As a playwright, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, he has served in this ministry for over a decade. A native of Cleveland, Davis continues to use the worship arts to share the gospel with those whom may not normally hear it. In December 2012, his original production, A Son is Given: An Urban Ballet, was performed at the Hanna Theater in the historic Playhouse Square theater district. Davis' prayer is that he will continue to serve the body of Christ through worship that will cause listeners to want to experience the true and living God, challenging them to grow in their relationship with the Lord.

Twitter: @myron_davis