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Speakers and Musician

 BI - Bryan Loritts Bryan Loritts is the lead pastor of Fellowship Memphis Church, a multicultural church ministering to the urban Memphis community. He has a master's degree in theology and is currently working on his PhD. In addition to serving the community of Memphis, Loritts' ministry takes him across the country as he speaks to thousands annually at churches, conferences and retreats. He is the author of God on Paper and his latest book is A Cross Shaped Gospel published by Moody Publishers. He is also a contributing author for the book entitled Great Preaching. Loritts was recently voted as one of the top thirty emerging Christian leaders in the country by Outreach magazine. For more information about Bryan Loritts, visit the church website.

Twitter: @bcloritts
 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 - Roy Patterson  

Roy Patterson is station manager of Moody Radio Chicago (WMBI). He also hosts two nationally-syndicated radio programs,Celebration of Praise and Music for Sunday. Patterson is also a praise and worship leader, arranger, producer and vocalist. He has led praise and worship throughout America and internationally, and led seminars on biblical diversity. Roy has served as a youth pastor for 10 years and has provided substance abuse counseling to youth and adults. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity International University. Roy has been married to his wife, Lynette, for 30 years, and has three children.

Twitter: @RoyPatterson8

William Torgesen William Torgesen is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute. Prior to coming to Moody he served as the senior pastor of StoneRidge Community Church for over eleven years. Bill has a deep passion for the health of the church and for the health of the pulpit. He is a contributing author of The Moody Handbook of Preaching, and Preparing for Ministry. In addition to preaching throughout the year he consults local churches in the areas of leadership development and ministry realignment. Torgesen developed the Mentoring Internship Model for the Pastoral Studies Department. He earned a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute, an M.A.R. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is currently a Candidate for Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

 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