Moody Bible Institute

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Moody exists to reach across the globe, cultures and generations to equip people with the truth of God's Word to impact the world for Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Moody Bible Institute
820 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60610


Phone: (312) 329-4000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 362167792

CEO/President: Dr. Mark Jobe

Chairman: Richard E. Warren

Board size: 14

Founder: D.L. Moody

Ruling year: 1933

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Vision: The Gospel Available for Every Person.

Everything we do at Moody falls under the authority of the Bible, which declares timeless truth that is relevant today and throughout every generation. We believe that understanding and sharing God's Word is a lifelong journey. And we're committed to providing encouragement for you in your walk with Christ.

Mission statement

Across the globe, cultures and generations Moody will equip people with the truth of God's Word using new technology in an agile and innovative community.

Statement of faith


God is triune, one Being eternally existing in three co-equal Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; these divine Persons, together possessing the same eternal perfections, work inseparably and harmoniously in creating, sustaining, and redeeming the world.

Genesis 1; John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:1-3; Deuteronomy 6:4: Ephesians 4:4-6; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Timothy 2:5; John 14:9-10, 26; Matthew 28:18-19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Revelation 4:11


The Bible, including both the Old and the New Testaments, is a divine revelation, the original autographs of which were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit.1

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21


Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, which is to say, He is Himself very God; He took upon Himself our nature, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary;2 He died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world;3 He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into heaven in that body glorified, where He is now our interceding High Priest; He will come again personally and visibly to set up His kingdom4 and to judge the quick and the dead.

Colossians 1:15; Philippians 2:5-8; Matthew 1:18-25; 1 Peter 2:24-25; Luke 24; Hebrews 4:14-16; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 11:15-17; 20:4-6, 11-15


Man was created5 in the image of God but fell into sin, and, in that sense, is lost; this is true of all men, and except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God; salvation is by grace through faith in Christ who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree; the retribution of the wicked and unbelieving and the rewards of the righteous are everlasting, and as the reward is conscious, so is the retribution.6

Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:10, 23; John 3:3; Acts 13:38-39; 4:12; John 3:16; Matthew 25:46; 2 Corinthians 5:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10


The Church7 is an elect company of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body; its mission is to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel among all nations; it will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air ere He appears to set up His kingdom.8

Acts 2:41; 15:13-17; Ephesians 1:3-6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:6-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

Institutional Positions Related to the Moody Bible Institute Doctrinal Statement (1928) Notes elaborating the 1928 Doctrinal Statement

1 The Bible is without error in all it affirms in the original autographs and is the only authoritative guide for faith and practice and as such must not be supplanted by any other fields of human learning.

2 Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is fully God and fully man possessing both deity and humanity united in one person, without division of the person or confusion of the two natures.

3 An individual receives the benefit of Christ's substitutionary death by faith as the result of responding to the message of the gospel. Salvation is the free gift of God's grace through faith alone, in Christ alone, therefore not dependent upon church membership, intermediaries, sacraments or works of righteousness to attain or sustain it.

4 It is Moody's position that this refers to the premillennial return of Christ at which time He will set up His millennial reign, during which time He will fulfill His promises to Israel.

5 This affirms that the first human beings were a special and unique creation by God as contrasted to being derived from any pre-existing life forms. Further, God created everything "after its kind," which excludes any position that allows for any evolutionary process between kinds.

6 This statement excludes any position which asserts a temporary or complete cessation of consciousness or merging with eternal oneness or annihilation of the damned or a "second chance" or a period of suffering or purification in preparation for entrance into the presence of God.

7 The Church of Jesus Christ is a distinct entity from Israel in the ongoing program of God. Further, this universal Church consists of all who possess saving faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from Pentecost to the Rapture of the Church and which will represent every language, people and nation.

8 Christ will return in the air preceding the seven-year Tribulation at which time He will receive into heaven all believers who constitute His church. During that tribulation period, God will bring salvation to Israel and the nations while exercising judgment on unbelievers.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating891 of 1022110 of 118
Fund acquisition rating999 of 1025115 of 118
Resource allocation rating481 of 102552 of 118
Asset utilization rating787 of 1022102 of 118

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$19,050,412$19,807,720$19,453,213$18,638,625$17,299,284
Short-term investments$63,233,574$72,537,645$77,499,957$99,837,903$101,382,222
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$93,002,378$97,602,714$102,904,097$125,518,138$128,154,935
Long-term investments$8,633,343$8,887,715$9,707,493$7,940,831$8,670,034
Fixed assets$71,028,295$73,236,461$69,811,826$54,414,726$51,995,052
Other long-term assets$155,979,986$160,059,742$167,926,274$165,487,756$171,589,560
Total long-term assets$235,641,624$242,183,918$247,445,593$227,843,313$232,254,646
Total assets$328,644,002$339,786,632$350,349,690$353,361,451$360,409,581
Payables and accrued expenses$11,460,634$9,897,520$11,866,986$10,296,508$11,028,533
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$11,460,634$9,897,520$11,866,986$10,296,508$11,028,533
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$166,392,279$172,719,111$183,500,023$195,430,428$210,675,466
Total long-term liabilities$166,392,279$172,719,111$183,500,023$195,430,428$210,675,466
Total liabilities$177,852,913$182,616,631$195,367,009$205,726,936$221,703,999
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$61,440,966$67,388,797$64,711,056$50,792,269$41,825,569
With donor restrictions$89,350,123$89,781,204$90,271,625$96,842,246$96,880,013
Net assets$150,791,089$157,170,001$154,982,681$147,634,515$138,705,582
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$47,120,934$42,364,275$43,722,616$42,253,837$45,200,719
Program service revenue$55,745,402$64,868,528$63,914,169$62,548,964$63,753,872
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,197,298$6,123,926$7,600,377$5,737,935$2,127,614
Other revenue$943,436$1,018,741$897,343$731,275$884,365
Total other revenue$61,886,136$72,011,195$72,411,889$69,018,174$66,765,851
Total revenue$109,007,070$114,375,470$116,134,505$111,272,011$111,966,570
Program services$95,751,824$98,294,343$101,692,233$100,485,438$101,010,180
Management and general$6,142,060$6,295,260$5,973,343$4,957,667$4,903,723
Total expenses$112,482,779$114,927,481$117,809,723$116,214,248$116,110,573
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($3,475,709)($552,011)($1,675,218)($4,942,237)($4,144,003)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($3,475,709)($552,011)($1,675,218)($4,942,237)($4,144,003)


Mark JobePresident & CEO$320,018
Greg ThorntonEx Vice Pres$220,713
Kenneth D HeulittCFO Retired6/20$218,577
Mark A WagnerCOO$206,690
Samuel S ChoyCMO$186,931
Janet A StivenGen Counsel$180,106
James G ElliottVice President$174,266
Debbie A ZelinskiVice President$169,879
Paul J SanthouseVice President$165,679
Douglas W HastingsVice President$161,310
John D SaucedaVice President$150,692
Bruce EverhartVice President$149,959
Bryan L O'NealVice President$145,260
Linda M WahrController$142,655
Ryan JuneAsst Gen Counsel$136,596
Karl J ClausonRadio Host$134,778
Larry DavidhizarFormer VP as of 6/30/19$134,576
Pepi O ManiesonDir Enterprise App$133,619
Timothy E ArensVice President$128,401
Michael RydelinkProfessor$127,838
John A Jelinek left 71719Interim Provost$121,120
Heather ShalleyVice President$117,090
Winfred O NeelyVice President$111,057
Frank W LeberVP Left 9/2019$110,335
Dwight A Perry 1219Provost$1,212

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/3/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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 Bible Institute 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. There have been many key moments in the history of Moody Bible Institute, like the founding of the Moody Evangelical Society (the pre-curson to Moody Bible Institute) and Moody Aviation.

Many influential people have been behind Moody's far-reaching ministry, like Emma Dryer, the teacher who inspired D.L. Moody to begin his training school, and George Beverly Shea, the award-winning soloist on the Billy Graham Crusades.

Moody has also had many 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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