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.
Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and the coauthor of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World (with Dr. Gary Chapman). Arlene’s other books include 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife and 31 Days to a Happy Husband. She has been a featured guest on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, The 700 Club, and Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Arlene worked as the associate producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah. Arlene earned her BA from Biola University and her master’s in journalism from Regent University. Arlene lives in San Diego with her husband, James, and their three children. To learn more and for free family resources, such as a monthly Happy Home podcast, visit ArlenePellicane.com
Lina Abujamra is a pediatric ER doctor, author, and speaker who loves Jesus. Although she loves taking care of kids in the ER, her first passion in life is to tell others about Jesus and the love He has for them.
Lina was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and now calls Chicago home. She has written two books, Thrive: The Single Life as God Intended and Stripped: When God’s Call Turns from Yes to Why Me?, both published by Moody Publishers. Her next book, Resolved: An Invitation to Change Your World (Baker), will be available in May 2016.
Lina is single and thriving. She is the host of Today’s Single Christian, a Moody Radio segment where she invites others to experience the freedom and joy of following God’s unique plan for their lives. Lina continues to practice medicine while running her nonprofit organization Living With Power Ministries, a Bible-teaching global ministry with a Middle Eastern focus that helps people get stronger by providing Biblical answers to everyday life.
Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio. He has written more than seventy books for children and adults. His latest is War Room, a novelization of the film by the Kendrick Brothers. He has also written the novels Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, Not In The Heart, Borders of the Heart, Every Waking Moment, and The Song. He has won three Christy Awards and an ECPA Christian Book Award. He has also written two books with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman: A Marriage Carol and Extraordinary Grace.He and his wife, Andrea, live in Tucson, AZ, have been married for more than 30 years, and have nine children. Chris is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University in Huntington, WV.
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.
John F. MacArthur
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
DANNAH GRESH is the bestselling author, speaker, and founder of True Girl (formerly Secret Keeper Girl), America's most popular Christian tween event. She has authored over twenty books that have been translated into twelve languages, including And the Bride Wore White and Lies Girls Believe. Considered one of the leading experts on the subject of sexual theology and parenting tweens and teens, her resources have equipped over one million moms and leaders as they seek to raise their girls in confidence and Truth. Over 400,000 have attended her live events. Dannah is a frequent co-host for Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth's Revive Our Hearts as well as a popular guest on programs like Focus on the Family and Family Life. She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and the TEDx stage. She lives on a hobby farm in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bob, and over twenty animals.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is the pastor emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago, where he served as senior pastor from 1980-2016.
Dr. Lutzer earned a BTh from Winnipeg Bible College, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, an MA in philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LLD from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law. A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world.His speaking engagements outside of The Moody Church include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and in places like Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He also leads tours to Israel and to cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.
Colin S. Smith
Colin was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Before coming to the States in 1996, Colin served as the Senior Pastor of the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London for 16 years. While in London, he was active in the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in England, and has served the Fellowship as President.
Colin is the author The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life, 10 Keys for Unlocking the Christian Life, Unlocking the Bible Story Series and 10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible. He can be heard daily on the Unlocking the Bible radio broadcast (www.unlockingthebible.org).
Colin and his wife, Karen, reside in Arlington Heights and have two sons. Visit his website, Unlocking the Bible, to learn more about his ministry.
Crawford W. Loritts Jr.
Dr. Loritts has written numerous articles and is the author of six books, including Leadership as an Identity, Lessons from a Life Coach, and For a Time We Cannot See. He co-authored Developing Character in Your Child with his wife, Karen.
Dr. Loritts and his wife have four grown children and live in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Married more than 45 years to Karolyn, Dr. Gary Chapman is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over forty years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The 5 Love Languages®: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Millions of readers credit this continual #1 New York Times bestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate their love to their partner.
Since the success of his first book, Dr. Chapman has expanded his 5 Love Languages® series to specifically reach out to teens, singles, men, and children.
Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 400 stations. Dr. Chapman also serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate truth and challenge people to live out their faith. Chip is the author of many books including Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships, The Real Heaven, and God: As He Longs for You to See Him. Chip and his wife, Theresa, live in California and have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
Dr. Evans has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for nearly 4 decades, witnessing its growth from 10 people in 1976 to now over 10,000 congregants with 100 plus ministries.
Dr. Evans also serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,200 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 130 countries. Dr. Evans has written over 50 books, including The Kingdom Agenda, Tony Evans' Book of Illustrations, Oneness Embraced, Marriage Matters, and The Battle is the Lord’s. Dr. Evans served as chaplain for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and continues to serve as chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
Through his local church and national ministry, Dr. Evans has set in motion a Kingdom Agenda philosophy of ministry that teaches God’s comprehensive rule over every area of life as demonstrated through the individual, family, church, and society.
Dr. Tony Evans is married to Lois, his wife and ministry partner of over 40 years. They are the proud parents of four, grandparents of twelve and great-grandparents of one.