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Walk Worthy 2019 Speakers and Musicians


Mark Jobe

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.


Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he hosts Moody Radio’s Ed Stetzer Live, ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, and teaches at Wheaton College. He also serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.


James Meeks

James Meeks founded and pastors Salem Baptist Church in Chicago and is on the Moody Bible Institute Board of Trustees. He served three terms in the Illinois State Senate and currently sits as the chair of the Illinois State Board of Education. James is the author of Life-Changing Relationships (Moody Publishers) and How to Get Out of Debt and Into Praise (Moody Publishers). He and his wife, Jamell, have four children and three grandchildren. 


Walter Owens

Walter Owens serves as the minister of music, media, and arts at Salem Baptist Church of Chicago. Walter has traveled around the world proclaiming the gospel on every continent except Antarctica. While in Prague, he was featured with the Czech Symphony Orchestra. Walter currently lectures as an adjunct professor at Columbia College of Chicago where he conducts the Gospel Choir and the Gospel Repertory Ensemble. He is professionally affiliated with the International Worship Leaders Institute and several other music fraternities. He also served on the editorial committee for the first edition of the African American Heritage Hymnal at Howard Divinity School. Walter and his wife, Terri Hord-Owens, live in Chicago.


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