Speakers and Musicians

Featured Speakers 2016

 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 - 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.

 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, Neb. 

He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for more than 30 years and have four children and four grandchildren.

 BI - Joe Stowell

Joe Stowell, 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, Ind., and Highland Park Baptist Church in Southfield, Mich. 

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 - 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.