Founder’s Week

Today, Monday, February 1, is the first day of Founder’s Week2010! The festivities begin this afternoon with reunion dinners for the classes of 1960 (50th reunion), 1970 (40th reunion), 1985 (25th reunion) and 2000 (10th reunion). More information about these dinners and other alumni activities is available through the Alumni Association.

This evening, the first teaching session of the conference begins at 7:15 with Dr. Paul Nyquist, President of Moody Bible Institute. Come learn from Dr. Nyquist as he preaches from God’s Word and enjoy the music of the Moody Symphonic Band. If you cannot attend Founder’s Week, you can listen and watch live online or tune in through your local Moody Radio station. We hope you’ll join us!

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Speakers and Musicians

Featured Speakers 2010

Edward Cannon Noel Castellanos Nancy Leigh DeMoss Kevin DeYoung
Edward Cannon Noel Castellanos Nancy Leigh DeMoss Kevin DeYoung
Charles Dyer James Ford Jamie Janosz Jerry Jenkins
Charles Dyer James Ford Jamie Janosz Jerry Jenkins
David Jeremiah Mark Jobe Erwin Lutzer Walter McCord
David Jeremiah Mark Jobe Erwin Lutzer Walter McCord
Albert Mohler Josh Moody J. Paul Nyquist Janet Parshall
Albert Mohler Josh Moody J. Paul Nyquist Janet Parshall
Bill Rieser Andrew Schmutzer  Wes Stafford Joseph Stowell
Bill Rieser Andrew Schmutzer Wess Stafford Joseph Stowell
George Waddles
George Waddles

Featured Musicians 2010

Ben and Stephen Lynerd Tim Stafford
Benjamin and Stephen Lynerd Tim Stafford
Performing Wednesday through Friday Leading Congregational Worship
Moody Chorale Moody Men's Collegiate Choir Moody Symphonic Band Women's Concert Choir
Moody Chorale Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir Moody Symphonic Band Women’s Concert Choir
Performing Tuesday & Friday evening Performing Wednesday & Friday evening Performing Monday & Friday evening Performing Thursday & Friday evening

Ed Cannon Edward Cannon, vice president and chief operating officer at Moody Bible Institute, is responsible for overseeing day-to-day business operations for all of Moody’s ministries. He previously worked for British Petroleum Oil and Amoco Oil. Cannon attends The Moody Church and serves as a deacon on the Executive Committee. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
Noel Castellanos Noel Castellanos is chief executive officer of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and a speaker, motivator and mentor to young leaders. He has worked in full-time ministry in urban communities since 1982, serving in youth ministry, church planting and community development in San Francisco, San Jose and Chicago. He also established the CCDA Institute, which works to equip emerging church leaders in the philosophy of Christian community development.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss Nancy Leigh DeMoss is an inspirational speaker, author and radio host. Her books have sold more than 1,000,000 copies, and include Lies Women Believe, Choosing Forgiveness and A Place of Quiet Rest. DeMoss’ radio programs for women, Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, are heard daily on more than a thousand radio stations nationwide. Since 1980, she has served on the staff of Life Action Ministries, a revival ministry based in Buchanan, Michigan. DeMoss graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in piano performance. She received an honorary doctorate of letters from Moody Bible Institute in 2007. For more information about Nancy Leigh DeMoss, please visit her Web site.
Kevin DeYoung Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Mich. He is the author of Freedom and Boundaries: A Pastoral Primer on the Role of Women in the Church; Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will; and, co-author of Why We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be. DeYoung is a graduate of Hope College and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. For more information about Kevin DeYoung, please visit his Web page.
Charles Dyer Charles Dyer, provost and dean of Education at Moody Bible Institute, oversees all of Moody’s educational activities. Dyer is an Old Testament scholar and authority on Middle Eastern history and religion, as well as a licensed guide in Israel. He has authored and co-edited many books and articles on the Middle East and the Old Testament. Dyer earned his master of theology and doctor of philosophy degrees at Dallas Theological Seminary. For more information on Charles Dyer, please visit his Web page.
James Ford James Ford and his wife, Leslie, have been serving the Lord at Christ Bible Church (CBC) on the South Side of Chicago since 1982. He is the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry of CBC committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago. Ford’s radio program, Wisdom from the Word, airs on Moody Radio. He is the author of Seven Reasons Why God Created Marriage. Ford is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and is currently completing his master’s degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. For more information about James Ford, please visit the Moody Publishers Web site.
Jamie Janosz Jamie Janosz is the chair and associate professor of Communications at Moody Bible Institute. Janosz served as creative director and senior editor of Moody Bible Institute’s monthly devotional, Today in the Word for seven years and is currently a contributing writer. She has her diploma from Moody Bible Institute, a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago, and a master’s degree in writing from Illinois State University. For more information on Jamie Janosz, please visit her Web page.
Jerry Jenkins Jerry Jenkins is chairman of Moody Bible Institute’s Board of Trustees. The author of more than 170 books, including the 65,000,000-selling Left Behind series, Jenkins is former editor of Moody Magazine. He owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, as well as the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow’s professional Christian writers. He speaks widely, primarily on writing, and is a sought-after humorist. Jenkins has been awarded honorary doctorates from four colleges and universities. For more information on Jerry Jenkins, please visit his Web site.
David Jeremiah David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, is also a conference speaker and author. Some of his books include Escape the Coming Night, The Power of Encouragement, The Prayer Matrix and Captured by Grace, which put him on the bestsellers lists for USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Jeremiah received his master’s degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He was granted the doctor of divinity degree from Cedarville College in 1981. For more information on David Jeremiah, please visit his Web site.
Mark Jobe Mark Jobe is the lead pastor of New Life Community Church in Chicago. Under his leadership, New Life has grown from a handful to several thousand people that meet in fourteen different locations with hundreds of programs and ministries throughout Chicagoland. Jobe is also host of the radio program Straight Talk, which can be heard daily on WMBI AM 1110. He has been 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 is currently working on his doctorate degree in transformational leadership. For more information on Mark Jobe, please visit the New Life Community Church Web site.
Ben and Stephen Lynerd Benjamin and Stephen Lynerd currently live in Chicago. Benjamin teaches political science at College of DuPage and is the music director at Holy Trinity Church’s South Side congregation. Stephen is a touring musician with Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass. He is also interim music director at Holy Trinity Church’s downtown congregation. Stephen received his bachelor’s and master’s of music from the University of Maryland. For more information on Stephen Lynerd, please visit The King’s Brass Web site.
Walter McCord Walter McCord is assistant professor at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School. He is also a licensed guide in Israel and has led more than eight study trips to the Holy Land. McCord received a master of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and began Ph.D. studies there. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Indiana Wesleyan University. For more information on Walter McCord, please visit his Web page.
Moody Chorale Choir Moody Chorale has long been established as one of the leading collegiate choral organizations in the United States specializing in sacred music. 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 Central Europe in 2008. For more information on the Moody Chorale, please visit their Web page.
Moody Men's Choir Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir 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 Men’s Choir tours the United States twice each year and has occasional overseas tours. The group has traveled and ministered in Alaska, Australia, England, France, Hawaii, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The choir’s most recent ministry tour was to Hong Kong and China in the summer of 2009. For more information on the Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir, please visit their Web page.
Moody Symphonic Band 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 tours the United States twice each year and has occasional overseas tours. The group has traveled and ministered in Austria, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Hungary, Norway, Romania, and Sweden. Their most recent tour was to Israel in spring 2008. For more information on the Moody Symphonic Band, please visit their Web page.
Erwin Lutzer Erwin Lutzer has served as senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, Ill., since 1980. A prolific author, Lutzer is heard on radio programs The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win. He speaks at Bible conferences and seminars and has led tours of the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. He received his master of theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a master of arts in philosophy degree from Loyola University, as well as honorary degrees from Simon Greenleaf School of Law and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. For more information on Erwin Lutzer, please visit The Moody Church’s Web site.
Albert Mohler Albert Mohler currently serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. Dr. Mohler hosts a daily nationwide live radio program on the Salem Radio Network. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues. Dr. Mohler has contributed to several books including Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment, Here We Stand: A Call From Confessing Evangelicals, and The Coming Evangelical Crisis. For more information on Albert Mohler, please visit his Web site.
Josh Moody Josh Moody is senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, Ill. Dr. Moody has authored three books, The God-Centered Life: Insights from Jonathan Edwards for Today, Jonathan Edwards and the Enlightenment: Knowing the Presence of God and Authentic Spirituality. He also is a regular contributor to the online magazine, Evangelicals Now, with his Letters from America columns. He writes a bi-monthly column in The New Haven Register. His article, “What Would Jonathan Edwards Say About Harry Potter?” was published in Christianity Today Online in July 2007. Moody completed his doctorate in theology at Cambridge University. For more information on Josh Moody, please visit the College Church Web site.
J. Paul Nyquist J. Paul Nyquist is the ninth president of Moody Bible Institute. Nyquist comes to Moody from Avant Ministries, where he 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 27 years and have four children. For more information about J. Paul Nyquist, please visit Moody’s Web site.
Janet Parshall Janet Parshall is host of Talking it Over with Janet Parshall for Moody Radio. Effective May 3, 2010, Parshall will also become the new host of the nationally syndicated weekday afternoon program on the Moody Radio network from 4 – 6 p.m. CST. As a radio and television commentator, author and family advocate, Parshall often speaks to audiences on public policy issues that impact families. In 2008, Parshall was the recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters “On-Air Personality of the Year Award.” Parshall and her husband Craig have co-authored several books including Tough Faith: Trusting God in Troubled Times, The Light in the City: Why Christians Must Advance and Not Retreat and Traveling a Pilgrim’s Path: Preparing Your Child to Navigate the Journey of Faith. She is a graduate of Carroll College in Wisconsin. For more information on Janet Parshall, please visit the Talking it Over Web site.
Bill Rieser Bill Rieser serves as director of Recovery Ministries at Heartland Community Church in Rockford, Ill. His story of redemption from a self-destructive lifestyle of drinking, drug abuse, gambling and womanizing is one that will encourage and inspire. His book, They Called Me White Jesus: I Was a Legend…Now I’m Something More, released in 2009. For more information on Bill Rieser, please visit his Web site.
Andrew Schmutzer Andrew Schmutzer is professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute. He is also an adjunct professor at Wheaton College and Northern Theological Seminary. Dr. Schmutzer’s writing includes numerous essays and academic articles. He is currently working on a commentary on Ruth and Esther for a new Baker commentary series, Teach the Text. He is also editing over 25 essays for a new book on sexual abuse, The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused. Dr. Schmutzer received his doctorate in Old Testament Studies from Trinity International University. For more information about Andrew Schmutzer, please visit his Web page.
Tim Stafford Tim Stafford is pastor of Music Ministries at The Moody Church, where he has served for eight years. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Moody Bible Institute’s Music Department. Stafford received a bachelor of music from Moody Bible Institute and a master of music 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.
Wes Stafford Wess Stafford, president of Compassion International, is an internationally recognized advocate for children in poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion is one of the world’s largest Christian child development agencies, partnering with more than 65 denominations and thousands of local churches in order to serve more than one million children in 24 countries. Dr. Stafford is the author of Too Small to Ignore: Why Children Are the Next Big Thing. He received his doctorate from Michigan State University. For more information on Wess Stafford, please visit the Compassion Web site.
Joe Stowell Joseph Stowell serves as president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also works with RBC Ministries in Grand Rapids, partnering in media productions, writing and outreach to pastors.  His Web ministry, Strength for the Journey, features daily devotionals, weekly messages and commentary, downloadable Bible study curriculum and an audio library of his most requested messages. Dr. Stowell has also written numerous books, including The Trouble with Jesus, Following Christ, Simply Jesus and You, and Radical Reliance. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary and was honored with a doctor of divinity degree from The Master’s College in 1987. For more information on Joseph Stowell, please visit Cornerstone University’s Web site.
George Waddles George Waddles has pastored the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Ill. for the last 26 years. He is president of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education for Illinois. Dr. Waddles holds a master of arts in psychiatric social work from Kansas University and an honorary doctorate from Arkansas Baptist College. For more information on George Waddles, please visit the Zion Hill Web site.
Women’s Concert Choir Women’s Concert Choir includes traditional and classical sacred literature in its repertoire, as well as more recent compositions. The Women’s Choir tours the United States twice each year and has occasional overseas tours. The group has traveled and ministered in Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, and the Maritime Province of Canada. Their most recent ministry tour was to Singapore and Malaysia in the summer of 2008. For more information on the Women’s Concert Choir, please visit their Web page.


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