Speakers and Musicians

Featured Speakers 2015

SM - Voddie Baucham SM - Christopher Brooks SM - Daniel Carroll SM - Bryan Clark
Voddie Baucham Christopher Brooks Daniel Carroll Bryan Clark
SM - Nancy DeMoss 2015 SM - Mike Fabarez SM - Ron Hutchcraft SM - David Jeremiah 2015
Nancy Leigh DeMoss Mike Fabarez Ron Hutchcraft David Jeremiah
SM - Billy Kim SM - Erwin Lutzer  SM - Pam MacRae SM - Josh McDowell 2015
Billy Kim Erwin Lutzer Pam MacRae Josh McDowell
SM - Paul Nyquist SM - Ramesh Richard 2015 SM - John Trent SM - Phil Vischer
Paul Nyquist Ramesh Richard John Trent Phil Vischer

Featured Musicians 2015

SM - Sarah Groves SM - Moody_Chorale2011 SM - Moody_Mens2011 SM - Moody_Band2011
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 - Rend Collective SM - Tim Stafford SM - Womens_Choir2011
Rend Collective Tim Stafford Women's Concert Choir
Performing Thursday Evening and Friday Performing Tuesday and Wednesday Evening Performing Tuesday and Wednesday Evening

BI - Voddie Baucham 2012

Voddie Baucham serves as the pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. He is also a conference speaker and author of several books, including Family Shepherds, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, and Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors.

Baucham, who first heard the gospel while in college, emphasizes “cultural apologetics” to help people think biblically about marriage, family, and other areas of life. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas, and has lectured at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Baucham holds a DMin from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He did post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England. Married since 1989, Voddie and his wife, Bridget, have nine children and are committed home educators.

Twitter: @VoddieBaucham

BI - Christopher Brooks

Christopher Brooks is the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1,600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He is also the host of Equipped for Life, aired daily on the Salem Network. He has served as campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Michigan since September 2013. Brooks is the founder of the Detroit Bible Institute, a seminary preparatory institution targeting inner-city Christians. He published Kingdom Dreaming in 2009 and authored his second book, Urban Apologetics, in 2014. Brooks has a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University and began his theological training at Moody Theological Seminary. He completed his M.A. in Christian Apologetics at Biola University and is also a graduate of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics at Oxford University. He and his wife, Yodit, have four children and live near Detroit.


BI - Daniel Carroll

Daniel Carroll is distinguished professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has served since 1996. Dr. Carroll helped establish IDEAL (Instituto para el Desarrollo y Adiestramiento de Líderes), a Spanish-language training program at Denver Seminary. He is a member of the board and the national spokesperson on immigration for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC). He earned a PhD from the University of Sheffield, England, and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Carroll has authored such books as Contexts for Amos: Prophetic Poetics in Latin-American Perspective, and his latest, Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. He has contributed to Bible commentaries and edited or co-edited books on Old Testament ethics, social science approaches to the Bible, and other issues. Dr. Carroll and his wife, Joan, have two adult sons and a grandson.

BI - Bryan Clark

Bryan Clark has been pastor of Lincoln Berean Church, Lincoln, Neb., since 1994. Previously he served as senior pastor and youth pastor at Broken Bow Berean Church in Broken Bow, Neb. In 1982 he graduated with a BA from Moody Bible Institute, where he was senior class president. Clark received his master’s degree in Christian Education from Talbot School of Theology and his DMin from Denver Seminary. He and his wife, Patti, have been married since 1981 and have three adult daughters. 

BI - Nancy DeMoss

Nancy Leigh DeMoss has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts (an outreach of Life Action Ministries in Buchanan, Michigan) and the True Woman Movement, calling women to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for the Word and the Lord Jesus are infectious. A passion for God permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him with Nancy Leigh DeMoss. She has authored 17 books, including Lies Women Believe, Lies Young Women Believe, A Place of Quiet Rest, and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than 2.5 million copies.

Twitter: @NancyDeMoss

BI - Mike Fabarez

Mike Fabarez is the founding pastor of Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has been in pastoral ministry for more than 25 years. Dr. Fabarez is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Talbot School of Theology, and Westminster Theological Seminary in California. He is heard on hundreds of stations across the country on the Focal Point radio program and has authored several books, including Lifelines for Tough Times, Preaching That Changes Lives, Getting It Right, Why the Bible? Praying for Sunday, and Bible Survey for Kids. He and his wife, Carlynn, live in Laguna Hills, Calif., with their three children.

Twitter: @PastorMike

BI - Sarah Groves

Sara Groves is a mom, wife, singer/songwriter, poet, and recording artist known for exploring universal issues and beyond-the-basic spiritual truths. She has been nominated for several Dove Awards and has produced a string of successful albums including her latest, The Collection, a thoughtful two-disc mix of songs from her past 10 studio albums. Sara’s passion for justice and mercy led her to join forces eight years ago with International Justice Mission, advocating for victims of human trafficking. She and her husband, Troy, and their three children reside in St. Paul, Minn., where they cultivate an artist support community, Art House North, out of a 100-year-old church.

Twitter: @grovesroad

BI - Ron Hutchcraft

Ron Hutchcraft is an author, speaker, radio host, and contemporary evangelist. As president of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Hutchcraft and his team facilitate city-wide evangelistic outreaches and produce the daily radio program A Word with You, which has been broadcasting hope to unsaved adults and young people for the last 25 years. Hutchcraft has written several books including A Life That Matters: Making the Greatest Possible Difference with the Rest of Your Life (Moody Publishers). He is also the founder of On Eagles’ Wings, an outreach to Native Americans. Hutchcraft served as the chairman of the 1991 Billy Graham Crusade and has frequently spoken at pre-Crusade events. Hutchcraft was honored as Moody Bible Institute’s 1997 Alumnus of the Year. He and his wife, Karen, have three children and nine grandchildren.

Twitter: @RonHutchcraft

BI - David Jeremiah 2015

David Jeremiah is founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of the Shadow Mountain Community Church, which is also the home of Southern California Seminary and Christian Unified Schools. His daily Bible teaching program, Turning Point, launched in 1982 and can now be heard on 2,500 radio stations. He has won several awards, including Broadcaster of the Year in 1999 from the National Religious Broadcasters. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Prayer: The Great Adventure and My Heart’s Desire (both Gold Medallion Award winners), the bestseller The Coming Economic Armageddon, and his most recent book, Agents of the Apocalypse. Dr. Jeremiah received a master’s degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a DD degree from Cedarville College. He and his wife, Donna, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren.

Twitter: @davidjeremiah

BI - Billy Kim 2015

Billy Kim is chairman of the Far East Broadcasting Company in South Korea, directing a network of 11 radio stations, including two AM transmitters that send the gospel into China, Russia, and Japan. He is also pastor emeritus of the 15,000-member Central Baptist Church in Suwon, South Korea, where he served as pastor for 45 years. Additionally, he is the director of Christian Service, Inc., and chaplain of the Korean National Police. He is also the founder of Suwon Central Christian Academy and Capital Bible College and Seminary. He has written several books on Christian living. A highlight of his ministry was interpreting for Billy Graham at the 1973 Korean Crusade where more than a million people attended a single service. Dr. Kim earned a master’s degree in New Testament and theology from Bob Jones University and has honorary doctorates from nine institutions. He and his wife, Trudy, reside in Seoul, South Korea, and have three children and ten grandchildren.

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 Hour, Songs in the Night (since 1943), and Running to Win. Lutzer has written many books, including The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, The King Is Coming, Covering Your Life in Prayer, One 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 - Pam MacRae

Pam MacRae an assistant professor of pastoral studies, has worked at Moody Bible Institute since 2004 and has more than 30 years of experience in ministry to women. She helped develop Moody’s BA in Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation. She also was instrumental in developing a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in spring 2014, Introduction to Human and Sexual Exploitation. Dr. MacRae holds a master’s from Moody Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Bethel Seminary.

Twitter: @PamMacRae

BI - Josh McDowell 2015

Josh McDowell founded Josh McDowell Ministry to reach people worldwide with the truth of Jesus Christ and the essentials of the Christian faith. Since 1961 McDowell has delivered more than 27,000 talks to more than 25 million people in 125 countries. Formerly an agnostic, he has written or co-authored 140 Christian books, including More Than a Carpenter and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict. In 1991 McDowell founded Operation Carelift to meet the physical and spiritual needs he discovered in orphanages, hospitals, schools, and prisons in the former Soviet Union. Through his work among the children of Russia, he received an honorary doctor of pediatrics degree from the Russian Academy of Medicine. McDowell earned a master of divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology, where he graduated magna cum laude. He and his wife, Dottie, have been married for 42 years and have four children and eight grandchildren.

Twitter: @josh_mcdowell

Moody Chorale

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.

Moody Men's Choir

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.

Moody Symphonic Band

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.

Paul Nyquist

Paul Nyquist is the ninth president of Moody Bible Institute. Nyquist came to Moody from Avant Ministries, where he also 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. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for more than 30 years and have four children and two grandchildren. For more information about Paul Nyquist, visit Moody's website.

BI - Ramesh Richard 2015

Ramesh Richard serves as professor of Global Theological Engagement and Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is founder and president of RREACH (Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health). An evangelist, philosopher, educator, and author, Dr. Richard travels extensively, clarifying the message of the Bible through lectures and preaching. His audiences range from non-Christian intellectuals at Harvard to poor pastors in Haiti, from gatherings of a few to a hundred thousand. He has discipled thousands of church leaders in more than 100 countries. He holds a ThD in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Delhi. He and his wife, Bonnie, live in Dallas, Texas, and have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Twitter: @rameshrichard

BI - Rend Collective

Rend Collective a worship band from Northern Ireland, offers a fresh expression of faith and belonging, using a mixture of native Irish folk instruments, guitars, and synth-pop inspired elements in their Christian indie-folk music. Led by Gareth Gilkeson, the band’s new breed of worship songs became the foundation for their first and critically acclaimed 2010 album, Organic Family Hymnal. The foot-stomping revival hymn, “Build Your Kingdom Here,” was a hit on Christian radio, and the accompanying concept music video, with views numbering in the millions, received a Dove nomination. Rend Collective also recorded a live acoustic-folk project, Campfire, that rose to number one on the iTunes charts in both the UK and US, as well as two additional studio albums, including their latest, The Art of Celebration.

Twitter: @rendcollective

Tim Stafford

Tim Stafford is pastor of Music Ministries at The Moody Church, where he has served for eleven years. He is also an adjunct faculty member in Moody Bible Institute's Music Department. Stafford received a B.M. from Moody Bible Institute and a M.M. in choral conducting from Northwestern University. As a vocalist, guitarist and conductor, he is committed to serving the local church by facilitating corporate worship that is God-directed, transformational and displays the unity of the Spirit. For more information on Tim Stafford,visit The Moody Church website.

Twitter: @stafford_tim

BI - John Trent

John Trent a counselor, pastor, and bestselling author, was recently appointed Moody Theological Seminary’s Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry. In addition to teaching courses in counseling, marriage, and family at Moody Theological Seminary, he guest lectures at Moody’s undergraduate school and is publishing with Moody Publishers on marriage and family topics. Dr. Trent holds a BA in Religion and Psychology from Texas Christian University and a ThM in New Testament Greek from Dallas Theological Seminary. He received his PhD in marriage and family counseling from North Central Texas Federation of Colleges and Universities in 1984. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 35 years and reside in Phoenix, Arizona. They have two daughters.

Twitter: @DrJohnTrent

BI - Phil Vischer 2015

Phil Vischer is an animator, puppeteer, writer, voice actor, songwriter, and the founder of Jellyfish Labs, a creative workshop where he develops new faith-based projects for kids and families. Vischer, who made his first animated film when he was nine years old, founded Big Idea Productions in 1993. He led his team in creating VeggieTales, the computer-animated children’s video series that teach biblical values and lessons through vegetable characters. Today, almost 50 million VeggieTales videos have been purchased, and his faith-filled stories can be found in one-third of all American homes with young children. After selling Big Idea Productions in 2003, Vischer has continued his creative involvement with VeggieTales through its current owner. He lives with his wife, Lisa, (a.k.a. Junior Asparagus) and their three children in Wheaton, Illinois.

Twitter: @philvischer

Womens Choir

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.

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