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.
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has taught for more than 25 years in the United States, Canada, China, and Vietnam. He currently leads the TESOL programs at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He is the author of Religious Faith and Teacher Knowledge in English Language Teaching
, co-editor of the International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching
, and writes devotional studies for Moody's Today in the Word
(B.A. Arizona State University; M.A., Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary) is the Gary Chapman Chair of Marriage, Family Ministry, and Therapy at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School. For more than fourteen years Deb has worked as a change agent for individuals, organizations, and emerging leaders, helping them refine, embrace, and thrive in their purpose. Built on the foundation of relationship, her core philosophy is that collaboration in community produces radical transformation. She resides in Chicago and loves the Cubs. If she's not home in the city or traveling for work, you're likely to find her with family in Colorado, Oregon, or Oklahoma.
(B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Th.M., Talbot School of Theology; Ph.D., University of Durham) is Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, where he has taught since 2010. John's teaching and writing focus on the literature, context, and theology of the New Testament, with a particular interest in the interpretation of the Pauline epistles. He also is deeply committed to the church and to training people to be active in ministry. He has been married to Christin since 2005 and together they enjoy following UCLA football and spending time with their son, Justin.
(B.A., D.Min. Trinity International University; M.A. Wheaton) is currently working towards an advanced research degree in Old Testament at the University of Bristol, England. He is an ordained minister of the Gospel and a full time professor of hermeneutics, homiletics, and pastoral studies at Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at Moody, Winfred served churches in the City of Chicago and is currently interim pastor of the Judson Baptist Church in Oak Park, IL. He brings to his ministry a global perspective, having served as a missionary/pastor in Senegal, West Africa for nine years. He is also involved in a global equipping ministry, speaking and conducting workshops and training events at churches and conferences in the US and abroad. He and his wife Stephne have been married for forty years and have four adult children and nine grandchildren. He takes acting classes from time to time and is an ardent fan of science fiction films such as Star Wars and Star Trek.
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.
DR. ROSALIE DE ROSSET
is a professor of Literature, English and Homiletics at Moody Bible Institute where she has been for forty-two years. She earned her M.A. in English from Northeastern Illinois University, M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric from The University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to teaching, she regularly appears on Moody Broadcasting Network programs as a guest and co-host, and speaks at conferences and seminars. She lives on the northside of Chicago.
(PH.D., Biola University) is currently a professor at the Moody Bible Institute’s Graduate School in the heart of Chicago. He spent twelve years with City Team Ministries in San Jose, California, and two years with Impact Ministries in Chicago. For his doctoral research he worked with people on Skid Row in Los Angeles.
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 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.
is the president of Moody Bible Institute and host of Moody Radio's Bold Steps. He is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call
. He is also the founding pastor of New Life Community Church, a Chicago-based ministry with 27 locations throughout Chicago. Mark has a Master's degree from Moody Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He and his wife, Dee, have three adult children.
DR. JOHN JELINEK
(Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary) is Interim Provost and Dean of Education as well as Vice President and Academic Dean at Moody Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Moody Seminary, Dr. Jelinek was professor of Theology and Academic Dean at the Michigan Theological Seminary for ten years and an associate professor at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA and at Alaska Bible College. He has published numerous articles and reviews in periodicals and books. His commentary on the biblical books of Amos and Leviticus is featured in The Moody Bible Commentary
, published by Moody Publishers. Dr. Jelinek and his wife of 37 years, Linda, live in Willow Springs, IL and have three adult children, Rebekah, Micah John, and Anna.
DR. MICHAEL RYDELNIK
is Professor and Program Head of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Host/Bible Teacher on Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik
, answering listener Bible questions on over 225 stations nationwide across Moody Radio. The son of Holocaust survivors, he was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York. As a high school student, Michael became a follower of Jesus the Messiah and began teaching the Bible almost immediately. Besides his work on the Moody Bible Commentary
as Co-Editor and contributor, Michael is also the author of numerous books and articles and his doctoral research focused on the Messiah in the Hebrew Bible. Michael and his wife Eva live in Chicago, love hiking with their collie and boxer, and have two terrific adult sons.
has been teaching in the Communications Department of Moody Bible Institute since 1998. She teaches both writing and public speaking courses. She has also directed many of the plays and advises several of the drama teams on campus.
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.
(M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Purdue University) is the Vice President and Dean of Moody Distance Learning, as well as Interim Dean of Moody Undergraduate School. He relishes the opportunity to partner with the Moody students, staff, and faculty in the challenge of loving God with all our minds. He edited and contributed to Standing Firm: The Doctrinal Commitments of Moody Bible Institute
and was a contributor to The Moody Handbook of Preaching, Proclaiming Jesus
, and The Moody Bible Commentary
. He and his wife Denise have been married for over 30 years and have three wonderful daughters and one wonderful granddaughter.
ERIC C. REDMOND
is Assistant Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. He also serves as Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL. Formerly he served as Senior Pastor of Reformation Alive Baptist Church, Temple Hills, MD; Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology at Washington Bible College, Lanham, MD; and on the board of The Gospel Coalition. Eric is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD Candidate at Capital Seminary and Graduate School. He and his wife Pam have been happily married since July 1991. They have five children -- Charis, Chloe, Candace, Calvin, and Codell -- and they reside in Brookfield, IL.
(PhD, Trinity International University) is Professor of Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, Illinois). In addition to numerous articles and essays on the Old Testament, he has written the exegetical theology Be Fruitful and Multiply
and two forthcoming commentaries on Ruth and Esther.
hosts several nationally syndicated programs for Moody Radio and is an award-winning narrator of more than 45 audio books. As a journalist and speaker, he has traveled to 35 countries. From Billy Graham to Chuck Norris, Jon is never more at home than when hosting an interview. An ordained minister, Jon is an avid photographer and videographer. He is married to Diana, and they have two children and several grandchildren. He enjoys camping (trailers, not tents), reading, travel, and great Mexican food. His weekly blog, The Thursday Thought, is available at jongauger.com.
DR. GEORGE SWEETING
is a former president and chancellor of the Moody Bible Institute He received a diploma from Moody Bible Institute, his B.A. from Gordon College, and his Doctor of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Sweeting has served as a pastor in several churches, including Grace Church, Madison Avenue Baptist Church, and The Moody Church and also spent nine years traveling the world as an evangelist.
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
(B.S., Auburn University; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is a graduate professor of Bible and theology at Moody Theological Seminary and is a frequent speaker for churches and retreats across the country. His ministry interests include campus discipleship, singles ministry, and evangelism. He is author of Believing God for His Best, A Journey to Victorious Praying, Principles of Christian Living from Romans 5-8, The Attributes of God in Pauline Theology
, and Living the Life God Has Planned
. Bill and his wife, Penny, live in the Chicago area and have three sons.
DR. J. BRIAN TUCKER
(BS, Lee College; MA, Liberty University; MDiv, Michigan Theological Seminary; DMin, Michigan Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Wales, Lampeter) is Professor of New Testament at Moody Theological Seminary and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David in the United Kingdom. He is co-editor of The T & T Clark Handbook to Social Identity in the New Testament
and the author of Reading Paul in Context: Explorations in Identity Formation
, edited by Kathy Ehrensperger; Remain in Your Calling: Paul and the Continuation of Social Identities in 1 Corinthians
; and You Belong to Christ: Paul and the Formation of Social Identity in 1 Corinthians 1-4
. In his spare time he enjoys science fiction and playing and listening to jazz.
is an interim pastor and previously served as a church planter, District Superintendent, and an Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute (2007-2018). He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (1980) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2012). He and his wife Meloday make their home in Streamwood, IL.
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.
DAVID B. FINKBEINER
is Professor of Theology at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, where he has taught since 1998. He served as Chair of the Theology Department for several years and he ministers in Chicago-area churches through preaching, teaching, and serving as an elder. David earned his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Kathy, have three daughters, Katie, Emily, and Rebecca.
is a Professor of Bible at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, having served for ten years on the faculty of Moody Bible Institute in the division of Applied Theology and Church Ministries. She has a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD in Biblical Theology-New Testament from Wheaton College. Laurie's ministry centers on the communication of God's Word and equipping of the church through teaching, speaking, writing, and mentoring in both academic and non-academic settings. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she presently lives in West Chicago with her husband Bob, four dogs, and a cat.
KERWIN A. RODRIGUEZ
is an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute where he teaches homiletics, spiritual formation, and cultural dynamics for congregational ministry. He has an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Seminary and is currently completing a PhD at Baylor University's Truett Seminary with a particular interest in Latino preaching. Kerwin is passionate about preaching and teaching others to preach. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Meredith and their two children, Ezra Joel and Elias Rowe.
obtained a Master's Degree in Historical Theology from Wheaton Graduate School in 2016. She has a BA in Bible and Theology from Moody Bible Institute and was trained as a Spiritual Director at North Park Seminary. Her ministry experience spans from youth ministry to small groups, discipleship and connection ministry. She currently works with Dr. John Trent at Moody Bible Institute. She is learning to be an advocate for her children with special needs and enjoys serving her local church. Becky has been married to her husband, Steve, for 19 years and has four children. In her spare time she enjoys connecting with people, reading, photography, writing and exploring the awesome city of Chicago. You can connect with her at www.moody.edu/chapman-chair
or on her blog https://coffeehousetheo.tumblr.com
has taught Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over twenty years in both the Seminary and Undergraduate school. He is married to Gayle and has two adult children and three grandchildren. He is a frequent tour leader to Bible lands and a frequent guest on several Moody Radio programs. He contributed to the Moody Bible Commentary
and the Moody Handbook of Messianic Prophecy
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