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Featured Speakers 2016

SM - Alistair Begg 2012 SM - HB Charles SM - Charlie Dates SM - Stephen Davey
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SM - Mark Jobe SM - Ian Leitch SM - Erwin Lutzer SM - Winfred Neely 2016
Mark Jobe Ian Leitch Erwin Lutzer Winfred Neely
SM - Paul Nyquist SM - Ray Pritchard 2016  SM - Michael Rydelnik SM - Joe Stowell
Paul Nyquist Ray Pritchard Michael Rydelnik Joseph Stowell
SM - Don Sweeting  SM - Ann Voskamp  SM - Kelli Worrall 2016 SM - Ravi Zacharias
Don Sweeting Ann Voskamp Kelli Worrall Ravi Zacharias

Featured Musicians 2016

SM - Tim Stafford 2015 SM - Moody Chorale 2014 SM - Moody Men's Collegiate Choir 2014 SM - Moody Symphonic Band 2014
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 SM - Charles and Donna Butler 2016 SM - Shane and Shane SM - Jon Guerra 2016 SM - Moody Women's Concert Choir 2014
Charles & Donna Butler Shane & Shane Jon Guerra Moody Women's Concert Choir
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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.

Twitter: @AlistairBegg

BI - Charles and Donna Butler 2016

Charles and Donna Butler are members of The Moody Church in Chicago, where Charles serves as pastor of men's ministry and shepherding. Previously, Charles served as worship pastor at Armitage Baptist Church and minister of music at Rock of Our Salvation Evangelical Free Church. He has led worship at Moody Founder's Week, Pastors' Conference, Promise Keepers reconciliation rally, and the Luis Palau campaign. Donna attended Moody Bible Institute as a voice major, served as choir director at Rock of Our Salvation Church and youth choir director at Armitage Baptist Church, and has participated with Charles in several music and leadership events. In addition to music ministry, they have been active in marriage ministry, conducting premarital and marital counseling from their home and teaching in the premarital class at The Moody Church. Charles ('81) has his diploma from Moody Bible Institute. Charles and Donna have been married for over 34 years and have six grown children and two grandchildren.

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. 

Twitter: @hbcharlesjr

BI - Charlie Dates

Charlie Dates is the senior pastor of Chicago's Progressive Baptist Church. Rev. Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and Rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Divinity Degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. 

In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Charlie has served as an adjunct professor at Moody Bible Institute and currently serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Chicago Fire Department. He is a contributor to the 2014 book Letters To A Birmingham Jail

Pastor Charlie is married to Kirstie Dates and is the proud father of their children, Charlie Edward Dates II and Claire Elisabeth Dates.

Twitter: @CharlieDates

BI - Stephen Davey

Stephen Davey is the founder and senior pastor of Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, N.C., 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. 

 Twitter: @StephenDDavey

BI - Jon Guerra 2016

Jon Guerra is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter and leads worship with the Vertical Church Band of Harvest Bible Chapel. The Wheaton, Ill. native, and Moody alum, wrote songs for their albums Live Worship from Vertical Church and Rock Won't Move before launching a solo career with his single "I Will Follow."

Known for his thoughtful, faith-based lyrics and artful melodies, he has released Glass, Little Songs, and It's Almost Christmas. Guerra has also been a jingle writer for Comcast, Chase Bank and Allstate Insurance. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Chicago. 

Twitter: @iamjonguerra

BI - Mark Jobe

Mark Jobe is the lead pastor of New Life Community Church, a multi-site church that has grown to 25 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 have three children.

Twitter: @markjobechicago

BI - Ian Leitch

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 M.A. 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 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 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 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 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 - Winfred Neely 2016

Winfred Neely is professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute. Neely served as missionary to Senegal, West Africa from 1986–1995. He has degrees from Trinity College, Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has contributed to The Moody Handbook of Preaching.

Twitter: @wneelymoodyedu

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.

BI - Ray Pritchard 2016

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.

Twitter: @raypritchard

BI - Rydelnik

Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line, answering listener Bible questions on over 200 stations nationwide across Moody Radio. The son of Holocaust survivors, he was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, N.Y., and became a follower of Jesus the Messiah during his high school years. 

He is the author of several books and contributor to many Bible teaching programs.

BI - Shane_ Shane

Life looks a lot different for Shane Barnard and Shane Everett from their days at Texas A&M University. Since 2001, the evergreen college favorites have toured with many artists from Mat Kearney to David Crowder Band, garnered three Dove awards, and sold more than 500,000 records. The two men are not only husbands and fathers now, but they are also on staff at a local church in Dallas, Texas, where they lead worship each month and teach a class at the church's ministry leadership school. Music is second to the calling they have to share Jesus with their voices and mission.

Twitter: @shaneandshane

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 Tim Stafford, visit The Moody Church website.

Twitter: @stafford_tim

BI - Joe Stowell

Joseph 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.

 Twitter: @strength_journy

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 Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 

Sweeting 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.

Twitter: @Dsweeting

BI - Ann Voskamp

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, everyday-holy life."

Twitter: @AnnVoskamp

BI - Kelli Worrall 2016

Kelli Worrall Kelli Worrall is a Professor of Communications at Moody Bible Institute. Her first book, 20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething Selves (coauthored with husband Peter), released in October. More information about the book and additional free resources are available at their website (www.peterandkelli.com)

Kelli studied Communications at Cedarville University, Religious Education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MRE), and Creative Writing at Roosevelt University (MFA). She enjoyes speaking at women's events and retreats. She and husband Peter speak together at marriage, college, and young adult events. Kelli blogs at www.thisoddhouse.org

Twitter: @KelliWorrall

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.

Twitter: @RaviZacharias

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