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Joseph M. Stowell

Joseph M. Stowell
JOSEPH M. STOWELL currently serves as the president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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. From 1987-2005, he served as the president of Moody Bible Institute and from 2005-2008 he was on staff as the teaching pastor at 10,000-member Harvest Bible Chapel in suburban Chicago.

Dr. Stowell also works with RBC Ministries in Grand Rapids, partnering in media productions. 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. He also serves on the board of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and has a distinguished career in higher education and church leadership.

An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has also written numerous books including The Trouble with Jesus, Strength for the Journey, and The Weight of Your Words.

Joe and his wife, Martie, are the parents of three adult children and have ten grandchildren . They currently live in Ada, Michigan.

Joseph M. Stowell's Books

  • The Weight of Your Words
  • Shepherding the Church
  • Strength for the Journey
  • The Moody Handbook of Preaching
  • The Trouble with Jesus