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Featured Speakers 2017

SM - Bryan Loritts 2017 SM - David Anderson 2017 SM - Don Sunukjian 2017 SM - Duane Litfin 2017
Bryan Loritts David Anderson Don Sunukjian Duane Litfin
Friday Morning Tuesday Morning Wednesday Evening Thursday Morning
SM - Eric Rivera 2017 SM - Gary Chapman 2017 SM - Jamie Rasmussen 2017 SM - Janet Parshall
Eric Rivera Gary Chapman Jamie Rasmussen Janet Parshall
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SM - Josh Moody 2017 SM  Michael Easley 2017  SM - Paul Nyquist SM - Terry Streeter 2017
Josh Moody Michael Easley Paul Nyquist Terry Streeter
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SM - Tony Evans 2017      
Tony Evans      
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Featured Musicians 2017

 FW2017 Jonathan McReynolds  FW2017 Chorale  FW2017 MMCC  FW2017 MSB
Jonathan McReynolds Moody Chorale Moody Men's Collegiate Choir Moody Symphonic Band
Thursday Morning and Evening  Tuesday Morning, Friday Evening Tuesday Evening, Friday Evening Monday Evening, Friday Evening
 FW2017 WCC  FW2017 Vertical Church Band    
Moody Women's Chamber Choir Vertical Church Band    
Friday Morning and Evening Wednesday Morning    

Featured Speakers 2017

BI - David Anderson 2017

David Anderson is the founder and senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, a large multicultural congregation in Columbia, Maryland. He is also founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network, helping organizations increase their multicultural effectiveness. A sought after speaker, he hosts RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson, a radio talk show on WAVA (105.1 FM) in the nation’s capital and on ABC2 Baltimore in Maryland. He earned his PhD in 2001 from Oxford Graduate School’s American Centre for Religion and Society Studies. He has authored Letters Across the Divide (Baker), Multicultural Ministry (Zondervan), the award-winning Gracism: The Art of Inclusion (IVP), and I Forgrace You: Doing Good to Those Who Have Hurt You (IVP). Anderson lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with his wife, Amber, and three children.

BI - Don Sunukjian 2017

Don Sunukjian is professor of preaching and chairman of the Department of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. Prior to coming to Talbot, he served 14 years as senior pastor of churches in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Austin, Texas, and also taught preaching for 10 years at Dallas Theological Seminary. Sunukjian has doctorates in theology from Dallas Seminary and communications from UCLA. He wrote Invitation to Biblical Preaching and three volumes of biblical expositions covering Philippians, James, and the life of Jacob. Until recently, he also served as pastor of the Armenian Christian Fellowship of Orange County. He and his wife, Nell, have five children and eighteen grandchildren.


BI - Duane Litfin 2017

Duane Litfin is president emeritus of Wheaton College. He has doctorates in rhetorical theory from Purdue University and in New Testament from Oxford University. He previously worked as a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and as the senior pastor of The First Evangelical Church in Memphis, Tennessee. His writings have appeared in numerous journals and periodicals, and he is the author of a half dozen books, most recently Conceiving the Christian College (Eerdmans), Word vs. Deed: Resetting the Scales to a Biblical Balance (Crossway), and Paul’s Theology of Preaching:  The Apostle’s Challenge to the Art of Persuasion in Ancient Corinth (IVP Academic). He and his wife, Sherri, have three married children (including Moody professor Bryan Litfin) and nine grandchildren.


BI - Eric Rivera 2017

Eric Rivera is the Lead Pastor at The Brook, a multiethnic church in Chicago that he and his team planted in 2013. Eric is passionate for urban pastoral ministry and seeing God raise gospel-centered leaders. He has a B.A. in Bible Theology from Moody Bible Institute, M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology at Trinity. He married his wife Erikah in 2003 and together are parents to three children. In addition to serving at The Brook, Eric and Erikah are on the speaker team for FamilyLife’s Weekend To Remember conferences.


BI - Gary Chapman 2017

Gary Chapman, a marriage counselor for more than 35 years, wrote The 5 Love Languages, a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into 50 languages. He directs The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted conferences and hosts two radio programs: A Love Language Minute and Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. He has served as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., for more than 40 years. An alumnus from Moody Bible Institute, Chapman earned Master of Religious Education and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Married for more than 45 years, Chapman and his wife, Karolyn, reside in Winston-Salem, N.C., and have two grown children. 


BI - Jamie Rasmussen 2017

Jamie Rasmussen is the senior pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church in Arizona, which has grown from one church to three campuses since he came on board in 2007. He is on the boards of Phoenix Seminary, Forum of Christian Leaders, and United Pastors of Arizona. He speaks frequently and is an authority on church leadership and current Christian thought. He has an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Ordained for more than 25 years, he has served churches in Detroit, Michigan, London, Ontario, and Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife, Kim, have three adult children. 


BI - Janet Parshall

Janet Parshall hosts the daily two-hour Moody Radio program In The Market with Janet Parshall, carried on more than 700 stations across the country. She has been broadcasting from the nation’s capital for over two decades. Her passion is to equip the saints through intelligent conversation based on biblical truth. When she is not behind the microphone, Janet is speaking across the country on issues impacting Christians. She has authored several books, including Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in the Marketplace of Ideas. Parshall and her husband, Craig, live in Virginia, and have four children and six grandchildren.


BI - Josh Moody 2017

Josh Moody, the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, is also the president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries. He is the author of such books as How Church Can Change Your LifeBurning HeartsJourney to JoyJonathan Edwards and JustificationNo Other GospelThe God-Centered Life, and Authentic Spirituality. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and was an associate fellow of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University. He has served as a college pastor at Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge, England, as a pioneer missionary in the former Soviet Union countries of Georgia and Azerbaijan, and as senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in New Haven. He is married to Rochelle, and they have four children.



BI - Michael Easley 2017

Michael Easley, former president of Moody Bible Institute, is on the pastoral teaching team at Fellowship Bible Church of Nashville. A regular conference speaker, his teaching has been featured at Billy Graham’s Training Center The Cove, Moody’s Founder’s Week and Pastors’ Conference, as well as FamilyLife Today Conferences. He is the author of Interludes: Prayers and Reflections of a Servant’s Heart and co-author of The Da Vinci Code Controversy. Easley earned a DMin degree in 2003 from Dallas Theological Seminary. He previously pastored Grand Prairie Bible Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Immanuel Bible Church near the nation’s capital. He and his college sweetheart, Cindy, have been married since 1980 and have four adult children. 


BI - Paul Nyquist OG

Paul Nyquist is president of Moody Global Ministries, a higher education and media ministry founded in Chicago by D. L. Moody in 1886. He serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Evangelicals and is the author of Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture and The Post-Church Christian. Nyquist has a Master of Theology degree and a PhD in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Moody in 2009, he served as president and CEO of Avant, an international church-planting missions agency. He was also the senior pastor of churches in Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for more than 30 years and have four children and four grandchildren.



BI - Terry Streeter 2017

Terry D. Streeter, the pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., has preached and taught across the U.S. and internationally. A graduate of Lear Siegler Institute and Washington Bible College, he is the president of the North Capitol Street and Rhode Island Avenue Ecumenical Council and is involved in local, national, religious, and civic bodies such as the Missionary Baptist Minister’s Conference. He served as the chair of the Board of Education and Publication for the Progressive National Baptist Convention as well as its vice president at large and former national dean of their Congress of Christian Education. He and his wife, Sherl Johnson, have four children.


BI - Tony Evans 2017

Tony Evans is the founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a ministry for spiritual renewal through the church. He is also senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. Evans earned a ThD degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and served as associate professor of their Pastoral Ministries department. He is the author of more than 100 books, booklets and Bible studies, including 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 nearly 1,000 radio outlets in the United States and in more than 130 countries. In 2014 Moody Radio honored him with the Robert Neff Award. Evans and his wife, Lois, have four children, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 


Featured Musicians 2017

FW2017 Jonathan McReynolds Jonathan McReynolds is a talented gospel musician and contemporary Christian songwriter who sings about the ebb and flow of living in Christ. His 2012 debut album, Life Music, includes the catchy single “I Love You.” His second album, Life Music: Stage Two, was nominated for Grammy, Stellar, and Dove awards. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Jonathan grew up playing drums in his church. He has a bachelor’s degree in urban and popular music from Columbia College in Chicago and a master’s in applied biblical studies from Moody Bible Institute Distance Learning. At age 27, his performances on Essence Fest, the Stellar Awards, and other platforms have earned him a spot as one of the leaders of the next generation of gospel and inspirational music.
FW2017 Chorale The Moody Chorale, founded in 1946, has long been established as one of the leading collegiate choral organizations in the United States specializing in sacred music. The repertoire includes a broad range of music chosen from all periods of music history. The Chorale tours the United States twice each year as well as overseas. The group has ministered in many countries ranging from Australia to the former Soviet Union.
FW2017 MMCC The Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir sings the best in sacred music including artful renditions of classic hymns, spirituals, and contemporary worship songs. Founded in 1957, the group includes students from Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary. In addition to its annual North American tours, the Men’s Collegiate Choir has ministered all over the world, including Southern Africa, their most recent trip.
FW2017 MSB The Moody Symphonic Band, founded in 1970, is comprised of qualified students from Moody’s undergraduate and graduate schools. The repertoire includes band and orchestral concert music as well as hymn and gospel song arrangements of both traditional and contemporary styles. The Symphonic Band ministers in churches across the country on its winter and spring tours, as well as overseas.
FW2017 WCC The Women’s Chamber Choir has ministered to enthusiastic audiences all over the world with its unique blend of choral and handbell music. Comprised of women representing a variety of academic majors, the choir presents winter and spring tours each year, along with frequent international tours. In 2015 the Women’s Chamber Choir celebrated its 60th anniversary and toured Colombia during the summer.
FW2017 Vertical Church Band Vertical Church Band creates compelling music used across the nation at the 70-plus locations of Chicago-based Harvest Bible Chapel. The band’s name implies more than a direction; it represents music that spurs people to forge a closer bond with God. Under the leadership of Andi Rozier, Meredith Andrews, Jon Guerra, and Kyle Fredericks, Vertical Church Band is a collection of people who play every week in places all over Chicagoland as part of Harvest Bible Chapel. Their recordings include Live Worship from Vertical Church, Rock Won’t Move, Church Songs, and Frontiers.
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