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Moody Founder’s Week Feb. 2−6, 2015


All sessions to be streamed live online at

Updated: 1/28

Moody Bible Institute will host its 115th annual Founder’s Week conference Feb. 2−6. The conference is open to the public and will feature speakers including Voddie Baucham, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, David Jeremiah, Billy Kim, Josh McDowell, Ramesh Richard and many other notable ministry leaders.

“I am especially looking forward to this year’s theme, ‘Running the Race,’ which is taken from Hebrews 12:1,” said Dr. Paul Nyquist, president of Moody. “It is our prayer that you will be motivated to passionately follow and serve Christ. Whether you participate in person, by radio broadcast or the live online stream, we look forward to you joining us for what is sure to be a powerful week.”

Dr. Nyquist will kick-off Founder’s Week on Monday, Feb. 2, at 7:15 p.m., at The Moody Church in Chicago, Ill.

Founder’s Week celebrates the Feb. 5 birthday of 19th century evangelist and Moody founder, Dwight Lyman Moody. The conference features worship, music, fellowship and teaching from today’s foremost Christian leaders.  

Evening sessions (7:15 p.m.) will take place at The Moody Church, while the morning (9:30 a.m.) and afternoon (2:15 p.m.) sessions will take place on Moody’s Chicago campus in Torrey-Gray Auditorium. Special guests leading worship during the conference will be Rend Collective, Sara Groves and Tim Stafford, as well as music ensembles from Moody.  

Conference speakers, Dr. Paul Nyquist, Dr. Billy Kim and Dr. Charles Dyer will each be greeting attendees and signing copies of their new books.

Dr. Nyquist’s book, Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture, establishes a biblical, theological and practical approach to navigating life in a culture that is hostile to Christianity, while highlighting the power of the gospel and the possibility of societal transformation. Dr. Nyquist will host a book signing on Monday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m., at The Moody Church, in the Exhibit Hall, following his message.

Dr. Billy Kim’s book, The Life of Billy Kim: From Houseboy to World Evangelist, details the remarkable journey of this renowned preacher and visionary, and reveals why he has become known as the Billy Graham of Asia. In 2000, Dr. Kim became the first Asian elected as president of the Baptist World Alliance.

Dr. Kim is now the senior pastor of the Suwon Central Baptist Church, which grew from 12 members to more than 15,000, and the chairman of the Far East Broadcasting Company. Dr. Kim will be speaking on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7:15 p.m., at The Moody Church. A book signing will follow at 9 p.m., in the Exhibit Hall.

Dr. Charles Dyer’s book, The ISIS Crisis: What You Really Need to Know, co-authored by Mark Tobey, draws from history, current events, and biblical prophecy, guiding readers through the various conflicts in the Middle East. The book then explores the role of ISIS in all of these matters and encourages Christians to look to Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Dr. Dyer formerly served as provost for Moody Bible Institute and is the host of a weekly radio program, The Land and the Book, heard on Moody Radio. Dr. Dyer will be speaking about his book on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m., in Torrey-Gray Auditorium. A book signing will immediately follow.

These titles are being released by Moody Publishers in February.

Other speakers will host book signings immediately following their messages. Further details below:

Moody Bible Institute (Torrey-Gray Auditorium):
Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon
Daniel Carroll: Thursday, Feb. 5, at noon
Erwin Lutzer: Thursday, Feb. 5, at noon
Voddie Baucham: Friday, Feb. 6, at noon
Ramesh Richard: Friday, Feb. 6, at noon

The Moody Church (Exhibit Hall):
Mike Fabarez: Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 9 p.m.
Josh McDowell: Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 9 p.m.

No registration is required to attend Founder’s Week. For the most up-to-date information about the conference, including the live online stream of each session, parking and hotel information, please visit

(All times listed are Central)


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