Tuesday, Feb. 4
Priscilla Shirer and Moody have agreed to re-schedule her Founder’s Week 2020 appearance, given all the loss that she and the entire Evans family have experienced in recent months. Watch for announcements on her return to Founder’s Week in the future. Dr. Crawford Loritts will now be the speaker for the opening session at Founder’s Week on February 4, 2020.
Crawford Loritts serves as senior pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia, and has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel, and around the world. He hosts two radio programs distributed by Moody Radio, Living a Legacy and Legacy Moments. His most recent book for Moody Publishers is Your Marriage Today…And Tomorrow, co-authored with his wife, Karen. They speak regularly at Family Life marriage conferences. Dr. Loritts was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree from Moody Bible Institute in 2008. He and his wife, Karen, have four married children.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Jared C. Wilson
Jared C. Wilson is an assistant professor of pastoral ministry at Spurgeon College, author in residence at Midwestern Seminary, and director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. With more than 25 years in local church ministry, Jared has authored numerous books and Bible study resources, including The Gospel According to Satan. Jared blogs regularly at For The Church and The Gospel Coalition. He has been married to Becky for 24 years, and they have two daughters.
Kelli Worrall is chair of the Music and Media Arts division and professor of Communications at Moody Bible Institute. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Cedarville University, then moved to Chicago to begin a career for a Christian publisher. She earned a Master of Religious Education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Master of Fine Arts at Roosevelt University. She is a contributor to The Moody Handbook of Preaching, author of Pierced and Embraced, and coauthor of 20 Things We’d Tell Our Twenty-Something Selves (Moody Publishers), written with her husband, Peter. They have two adopted children.
D. A. Horton
D. A. Horton serves as pastor of Reach Fellowship in Long Beach, California, and teaches at California Baptist University. He previously served as an evangelist and pastor for urban church planting ministries. A graduate of Calvary Bible College, he earned a master degree from Calvary Theological Seminary and is pursuing a PhD at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Horton is the author of several books including Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World. He is married to Elicia and has three children.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Steve Sanchez is chair of the Bible and Theology division and professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute. He graduated from Columbia University and earned a ThM and PhD at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of many journal articles and a contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary (Moody Publishers).
Ann Voskamp is the wife of a farmer, mama to 7, and the author of four New York Times bestsellers. Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, Ann is the co-founder of We Welcome Refugees. She passionately advocates for the marginalized and oppressed around the globe, partnering with The Justice Conference, Mercy House Global, and Compassion International.
Francis Chan is a church-planting pastor in his hometown of San Francisco. He was born to Chinese parents, graduated from The Master’s College and earned a Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary. From 1994 to 2005 he was teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California. Francis is the best-selling author of Letters to the Church, as well as several other books. He and his wife, Lisa, raise their seven children in Northern California.
Friday, Feb. 7
Kerwin Rodriguez is an instructor of pastoral studies at Moody Bible Institute, where he teaches classes in spiritual formation and preaching. After graduating from Moody in 2009, he earned an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Kerwin and his wife, Meredith, live in the Humboldt Park neighborhood and are active in their local church, Good News Bible Church.
Bryndan Loritts is pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up in Atlanta as the son of Crawford and Karen Loritts, who taught him the importance of following Jesus. Called into full-time ministry at 18, Bryndan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2003 and earned an MA in Urban Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is married to Lucretia Renee Loritts and has three daughters.
Mark Jobe serves as president of Moody Bible Institute and host of Moody Radio’s Bold Steps. He is also the founding pastor of New Life Community Church, a Chicago-based ministry with 27 locations. Mark earned a diploma from Moody in 1984, a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He is author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call (Moody Publishers). He and his wife, Dee, have three adult children.
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