The professors at Moody Bible Institute are more than just scholars and experts in their fields of study. They're also experts at real life—men and women who know pastoral ministry and understand the issues that people are facing on a daily basis. What the church needs today isn’t more fluff, but truly biblical thinking—the deep theology of God’s Word explained, applied, and made relevant to believers’ needs. That’s the kind of faculty we have at Moody. And that’s why their books are sure to be relevant to your life.
Deborah E. Gorton, PhD
Gary J. Bredfeldt
Gary J. Bredfeldt, PhD, has been married to Marlene for nearly 40 years and is the father of four adult children—Lynne, Stephen, Michael, and Amy. He is a resident of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he serves as vice president for Global Impact at Lancaster Bible College.
Prior to his employment at Lancaster Bible College, Gary served as an administrator and faculty member at four prominent theological institutions—Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY), Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL), and Tyndale College and Seminary (Toronto, ON)—where his many roles have included vice president, dean, department chair, faculty member, and doctoral program director.
Gary has served five churches, ranging from 30 members to 4000, as senior pastor, executive pastor, minister of education, and youth pastor.
Gary is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (PhD), Denver Seminary (MA), Faith Baptist Bible College (BA) and Moody Bible Institute (Diploma).
C. Fred Dickason
Charles H. Dyer
Charles Dyer (BA, Washington Bible College; ThM and PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) served as provost and dean of education at Moody Bible Institute before becoming professor-at-large of Bible at Moody and host of The Land and the Book radio program. Before coming to Moody, Charlie served for 20 years in multiple administrative and faculty roles at Dallas Theological Seminary, ultimately serving as executive vice president under Chuck Swindoll. In addition to his role as host of The Land and the Book radio program, Charlie is an Old Testament scholar and an authority on Middle Eastern history and geography. He also serves as associate pastor of Grace Bible Church in Sun City, Arizona.
Charlie has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East for more than 30 years and has led more than 80 trips. Charlie is the author of numerous books. His most recent book is The ISIS Crisis: What You Really Need to Know. Charlie and his wife, Kathy, have been married for more than 40 years and have two grown children.
Rosalie de Rosset
Dr. Fuder is the author of three books, A Heart for the Community, A Heart for the City, and Training Students for Urban Ministry. Dr. Fuder lives in Chicago’s Edgewater community with his wife, Nel, and their three children.
Gerald W. Peterman
Gerald Peterman is a Bible professor at Moody Bible Institute and the director of the Biblical and Theological Studies program at Moody Theological Seminary. Before coming to Moody he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida, spent 4 ½ years doing church planting for the Evangelical Free Church in Florida and Iowa, and also served 8 years in the Air National Guard as a Chaplain. In addition to teaching at Moody, Peterman also serves part-time at his local church. For Moody Publishers he has written Joy and Tears: The Emotional Life of the Christian (2013) and Between Pain and Grace: A Biblical Theology of Suffering coauthored with Dr. Andrew Schmutzer (2016). Research interests include New Testament Greek Language and Exegesis, Greek and Roman Backgrounds to the New Testament, and Biblical Theology. Gerald is married to Marjory since January 1984, with two adult daughters, Bethany and Grace.
Marvin J. Newell
Jamie Janosz is a wife, mother, writer, and content development manager for Moody Global Ministries. She studied theology and writing at Moody Bible Institute, Columbia College, and Illinois State University. Jamie writes monthly devotionals for Today in the Word and has published non-fiction essays with Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics blog. In her off hours, you will most likely find her poking through antique shops, adding to her collections of old books, mid-century furniture, and vintage purses. Jamie and her husband, Milt, have been married 23 years. They live with their daughter, Sabrina, on the Atlantic coast of Florida.
Kelli studied communications at Cedarville University and spent the first part of her career writing church curriculum products for children and youth at Regular Baptist Press. Kelli studied religious education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MRE) and creative writing at Roosevelt University (MFA).
Kelli enjoys speaking and writing. She authored the popular article "20 Things I Wish I Had Known in My Late 20s," published in Relevant Magazine. She enjoys speaking at women's events and retreats. She and husband, Peter, speak together at marriage, college, and young adult retreats, and Kelli blogs at www.thisoddhouse.org. They are parents of Daryl (6) and Amelia (3) through adoption. Kelli's hobbies include running, cooking, and decorating their Craftsman house.
Eric C Redmond
Andrew J. Schmutzer
Harry E. Shields
Dr. Sweeting has written numerous books, including The Joys of Successful Aging, Too Soon to Quit, Lessons from the Life of Moody, and Don’t Doubt in the Dark. He is the host of the radio program Climbing Higher and a former columnist for Moody Magazine.
Dr. Sweeting resides in Antioch, Illinois.
William D. Thrasher
J. Brian Tucker
John Koessler serves as chair of the pastoral studies department at Moody Bible Institute, where he has served on the faculty since 1994. He is an award-winning author who has written thirteen books and numerous magazine articles. He writes the monthly “Theology Matters” column for Today in the Word and is a frequent workshop leader at the Moody Pastor’s Conference. Prior to joining the Moody faculty, John served as a pastor of Valley Chapel in Green Valley, Illinois, for nine years. He is married to Jane and they have two adult sons. John and Jane live in Munster, Indiana.