D.L. Moody's Story
Evangelist, teacher, urban ministry leader
D.L. Moody arrived in Chicago in 1856 with dreams of making a fortune in the shoe business. Deeply burdened by the city's poor, uneducated children, Moody's mission quickly shifted to teaching them the Bible. These initial Sunday school meetings in a converted saloon birthed Moody Bible Institute and the ministries that followed.
D.L. Moody's passion for honoring God's call on his life and his heart for serving others is the foundation for each of Moody's ministries. From its beginnings and through today, Moody Global Ministries has followed the example of its founder to be a practical, compassionate pioneer in training a multicultural, multi-generational worldwide network of influencers to impact the world for Christ.
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Explore the key moments in the history of Moody Global Ministries, like the founding of the Moody Evangelical Society (which would become Moody Bible Institute) and Moody Aviation.
Meet the influential people of its ministries, like Emma Dryer, the teacher who inspired D.L. Moody to begin his training school and George Beverly Shea, award-winning soloist on the Billy Graham Crusades.
Discover groundbreaking milestones in Christian media, like the launch of WMBI, the oldest non-commercial Christian radio station in the U.S., and the Moody Institute of Science, whose films taught a generation about God's creation.
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