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Tour Hosts


Tour Host

Dr. Michael Rydelnik

Dr. Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute and the host of Moody Radio's Open Line. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York.  Michael trusted in Jesus the Messiah in high school and began teaching the Bible almost immediately. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Azusa Pacific University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where his doctoral research focused on the messianic hope of the Hebrew Bible. He is the co-editor of The Moody Bible Commentary and the author of Understanding the Arab Israeli Conflict and The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic? Michael and his wife, Eva, love leading groups to Israel, hiking in the Adirondack Mountains with their dogs, and hearing from their two adult sons who call and write all the time.


Dr. Jim Coakley

Dr. Jim Coakley has taught for 20 years as professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, specializing in Old Testament and Biblical Languages. Prior to teaching at Moody he served as a pastor for thirteen years. He has traveled to Israel over ten times as a tour leader and has also toured throughout Turkey and Greece. Jim is married to Gayle, and they have two grown children and three grandchildren. He was a contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary (Moody Publishers) and is one of the hosts of the weekly syndicated Moody Radio program, The Land and the Book.


Mark Jobe

Mark Jobe is president of Moody Bible Institute. He is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call (Moody Publishers) and can be heard on Straight Talk, a daily radio program on Moody Radio. He is also the lead pastor of New Life Community Church, meeting at 27 locations throughout Chicago. Mark earned a diploma from Moody in 1984, 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.

Bible Teachers


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Dr. Ryan Cook

Assistant Professor of Bible; Program Head of MA [Biblical Studies]

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Eric Redmond

Associate Professor of Bible


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Elizabeth Smith

Associate Professor of Children and Family Ministry; Program Head

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Dr. Ben Wilson

Assistant Professor of Bible

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