Greg Thornton, interim president of Moody Bible Institute, along with Randy Fairfax, Board of Trustees chair, announced today the appointment of Dr. Mark Jobe (left) as the 10th president of the historic and influential institution.
Dr. Jobe is the founding pastor of New Life Community Church in Chicago. He grew up on the mission field in Spain and came to Moody Bible Institute at the age of 17. At 21, Dr. Jobe and a small congregation of 18 people began meeting on the Southwest side of Chicago with the mission to reach people from all walks of life with the gospel. The church has grown to more than 5,000 members meeting at 27 locations throughout Chicagoland, including eight cities internationally.
“I am honored and deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve as 10th President of this world-class Christian ministry,” said Dr. Jobe. “Moody has had a powerful spiritual impact on Chicago as well countless people throughout the world for over a century. It continues to have a strong passion to train men and women of character who are biblically-grounded, gospel-centered, full of faith and ready to be agents of change in this world.” He added, “My wife, Dee, and I are convinced we need this dynamic historic school in the heart of Chicago and its influence around the world more than ever before. I plan to lead Moody with an unwavering commitment to the Word of God and with a compassionate heart to impact our world with the love of God.”
Dr. Jobe’s tenure as president for the 133-year-old Moody Bible Institute will begin on January 2, 2019.