Speakers and Musicians

Featured Speakers 2015

SM - Alistair Begg 2012 SM - HB Charles   SM - Mark Jobe
Alistair Begg H.B. Charles Jr. Stephen Davey Mark Jobe
  SM - Erwin Lutzer SM - Paul Nyquist  
Ian Leitch Erwin Lutzer Paul Nyquist Ray Pritchard
SM - Joe Stowell SM - Don Sweeting   SM - George Waddles
Joe Stowell Don Sweeting Ann Voskamp George Waddles
SM - Ravi Zacharias      
Ravi Zacharias Ramesh Richard John Trent Phil Vischer

Featured Musicians 2015

  SM - Moody Chorale 2014 SM - Moody Men's Collegiate Choir 2014 SM - Moody Symphonic Band 2014
Sara Groves Moody Chorale Moody Men's Collegiate Choir Moody Symphonic Band
Performing Monday Evening and Tuesday Morning Performing Thursday Morning and Wednesday Evening Performing Wednesday Morning and Evening Performing Monday and Wednesday Evening
    SM - Tim Stafford 2015 SM - Moody Women's Concert Choir 2014
    Tim Stafford Moody Women's Concert Choir

  Performing Tuesday and Wednesday Evening Performing Tuesday and Wednesday Evening

 BI - Alistair Begg 2012

Alistair Begg, senior pastor of Parkside Church near Cleveland, Ohio, was born in Scotland and raised in the United Kingdom. Following graduation from London School of Theology and Westminster Seminary, he served in two Scottish churches: Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh and Hamilton Baptist Church is Glasgow. Begg is heard daily on the national radio program Truth For Life, which stems from his weekly Bible teaching at Parkside, where he has served since 1983. He is the author and co-author of several books, including Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure, Made for His Pleasure, What Angels Wish They Knew, and The Hand of God. Begg was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Cedarville University. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 40 years and have three grown children.


 BI - HB Charles 2015

H.B Charles Jr., senior pastor of the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, published his first book, It Happens After Prayer (Moody Publishers), in 2012. He is also a contributing author to Power in the Pulpit, Secret Sex Wars, and The African American Pulpit. Charles speaks at various churches and conferences around the world on biblical subjects, expository preaching, and pastoral ministry. Charles has been married to his best friend, Crystal, since 1998, and they have three children.


Stephen Davey is the founder and senior pastor of Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, North Carolina, and the president of Shepherds Theological Seminary. He is the principal Bible teacher on the wisdom for the Heart Radio broadcast, heard throughout the U.S. and on five continents on Trans World Radio. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Sacred Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from an STS sister seminary in Chennai, India. Davey has written three commentaries and numerous smaller books published by Charity House, Ambassador/Emerald, and Wisdom for the Heart. Married more than 30 years, he and his wife, Marsha, have been blessed with twin sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren.

 BI - Mark Jobe

Mark Jobe is the lead pastor of New Life Community Church, a multi-site church that has grown to 20 locations throughout the Chicago area. He hosts Straight Talk, a Bible teaching program that is broadcast daily on Moody Radio Chicago 90.1 FM. Jobe also founded New Life Centers, an organization focused on mentoring at-risk youth in Chicago, and New Life Cities, dedicated to planting churches in cities around the world. He is the author of Unstuck (Moody Publishers) and a contributing author to various books, including A Heart for the City and Amazing Faith. Jobe received his master's degree from Moody Theological Seminary and his doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He and his wife, Dee, and three children.


Ian Leitch has pioneered ministries of evangelism and training across the world for 45 years. Following his graduation from Moody in 1969, Leitch pastored Fairfield Avenue Baptist Church in Chicago before returning to Scotland to lead The Heralds Trust, an evangelistic ministry. He pioneered a traveling Bible School called the New Life Seminars, started Each One Bring One evangelistic events, and developed the Rock-Solid Apologetics course. Leitch is the author of Life Before Death: A Restored, Regenerated, and Renewed Life and a DVD, Honest Questions Deserve Honest Answers. Leitch has served Moody as a member of its European and Alumni boards and was named the Alumnus of the Year in 2011. Married since 1964, he and his wife, Morag, live near Edinburgh, Scotland. Their son, Steve, and three grandchildren live in the U.S. 

 BI - Erwin Lutzer 2015

Erwin Lutzer has served as senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago since 1980. He earned a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, an MA in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law. Three radio programs feature his exposition of Scripture on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world: Moody Church HourSongs in the Night (since 1943), and Running to Win. Lutzer has written many books, including The Cross in the Shadow of the CrescentThe King Is ComingCovering Your Life in PrayerOne Minute After You Die, and Christian Bookseller’s Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. He has spoken at Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally. He also leads tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Lutzer and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. 

For more information on Erwin Lutzer, visit The Moody Church website.

Twitter: @ErwinLutzer


 BI - Moody Chorale 2014

Moody Chorale Founded in 1946, the Moody Chorale has long been established as one of the leading collegiate choral organizations in the United States specializing in sacred music. Its purpose is to minister the Word of God through music, leading men and women in the worship of our Creator and Redeemer. 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 occasional overseas tours. The group has ministered in Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, the Far East, France, Guatemala, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Mexico and the former Soviet Union. The Chorale's most recent ministry tour was to Brazil in 2013. Membership in the Chorale is open to qualified undergraduate students upon audition. For more information, visit the Moody Chorale Web page.

 BI - Moody Collegiate Choir 2014

Moody Men's Collegiate Choir Founded in 1957, the Moody Men's Collegiate Choir is composed of students from the undergraduate division of Moody Bible Institute and, from time to time, graduate students in Moody Theological Seminary. The group presents a carefully designed program of the best in sacred music representing a variety of styles. With ministry in mind, the group is very committed to striving for musical excellence with the goal of encouraging believers and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. The choir tours in North America twice each year, presenting concerts in churches and schools. Extended summer tours have included England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Most recently, the choir sang in China (2009), Greece and Cyprus (2011) and Australia and New Zealand (2013). For more information, visit the Moody Men's Collegiate Choir Web page.

 BI - Moody Symphonic Band 2014

Moody Symphonic Band Founded in 1970, the Moody Symphonic Band is comprised of qualified students from Moody's undergraduate school. Their 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 various churches across the country on its winter and spring tours. Additionally, it has toured internationally in Hong Kong and China, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Israel. For more information, visit the Moody Symphonic Band Web page.

 BI - Moody Women's Concert Choir 2014

Moody Women’s Concert Choir Founded in 1955, the Women's Concert Choir has performed for enthusiastic audiences all over the United States and around the world. The ensemble, composed of women representing a variety of academic majors, seeks first and foremost to worship God with their music while emphasizing musical excellence. The ensemble has toured in Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Korea, Japan, Hawaii and Israel. The Women's Choir toured Italy in May 2013. For more information, visit the Women's Concert Choir Web page.

 BI - Paul Nyquist OG

Paul Nyquist is president of Moody Global Ministries, a higher education and media ministry founded 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.


Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries. He ministers extensively overseas and speaks frequently at conferences, on Christian radio, and on television talk shows. Pritchard is the author of 27 books, including An Anchor for the Soul, Stealth Attack, Names of the Holy Spirit, and Credo. He graduated with a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology. For 27 years Pritchard pastored churches in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago. Most recently he served as pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois. He and his wife, Marlene, have three sons.

 BI - Joe Stowell

Joe Stowel, president of Cornerstone University, is an internationally recognized conference speaker and has written more than 20 books, including The Trouble with Jesus, Following Christ, Simply Jesus and You, and The Upside of Down. From 1987 to 2005, he served as the president of Moody Bible Institute. Prior to Moody, he served as senior pastor of Southgate Baptist Church in Southgate, Ohio, Bible Baptist Church in Kokomo, Indiana, and Highland Park Baptist Church in Southfield, Michigan. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree from The Master's College in 1987. Stowell and his wife, Martie, are the parents of three adult children and have 10 grandchildren.


 BI - Don Sweeting


Don Sweeting was appointed president of Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando in 2010 and named the James Woodrow Hassell professor of church history the following year. He has 23 years of experience pastoring two churches and also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Denver Seminary. He earned a master's degree from Oxford University and a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has authored Acts of God and Lessons from the Life of Moody. He serves on the boards of the National Association of Evangelicals and Colorado Christian University. In 2013 he began a daily radio show called Take 5 on WTLN 950 AM in Orlando. He also blogs regularly. He and his wife, Christian, have four children.

 BI - Tim Stafford 2015

Tim Stafford is Pastor of Music Ministries at The Moody Church, where he has served since 2002. He is also an adjunct faculty member in Moody Bible Institute's Music Department. Stafford received a B.M. from Moody Bible Institute in 2001 and a M.M. in choral conducting from Northwestern University in 2008. As a vocalist, guitarist and conductor, he is committed to serving the local church by facilitating corporate worship that is Christ-exalting, transformational and displays the unity of the Spirit. He and his wife, Heidi, live with their 4 children in Evanston. For more information of Time Stafford, visit The Moody Church website.

Twitter: @stafford_tim


Ann Voskamp, a farmer's wife and homeschooling mother of six in Ontario, Canada, is the author of the New York Times bestseller, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (Zondervan). The book grew out of a dare she took after suffering from a tragic childhood loss and agoraphobia. She has also written The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas and a series, A Child's Geography, donating all royalties to Compassion International. Voskamp is an advocate for Compassion, traveling and speaking on behalf of needy children. In addition, she writes a daily blog, aholyexperience.com, about living a "wondrously messy, everday-holy life."

BI - George Waddles

George W. Waddles Sr. has served as pastor of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago since 1983. He is founder of WHW Ministries and founder and president of the Biblical Exposition Conference in Chicago. He also serves as president of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, an auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention, USA. He has a master's degree from the University of Kansas, a Doctor of Divinity degree from Arkansas Baptist College, and a doctorate of humane letters from the Tennessee School of Religion. He conducts revivals, lectures, workshops, and Christian education seminars nationally. He and his wife, Karen, have three adult sons and a daughter, as well as four grandsons and five granddaughters. 

 BI - Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias is founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, created in 1984. Well-versed in apologetics, comparative religions, cults, and philosophy, Zacharias has spoken in scores of universities, including Harvard and Cambridge. He has authored or edited more than 20 books, including Why Jesus and the Gold Medallion winner Can Man Live Without God? He is host of the radio programs Let My People Think, Just Thinking, and Just a Thought. His ministry includes a humanitarian arm called Wellspring, and also offers study and training in Christian apologetics and evangelism. Born in India, he received his Master of Divinity from Trinity International University and has been honored with six doctoral degrees, including a Doctor of Laws. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children and reside in Atlanta.






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