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DR. PAUL NYQUIST
Dr. J. Paul Nyquist is president of Moody Global Ministries, a higher education and media ministry founded by evangelist D. L. Moody in 1886. He has theological training, a pastoral heart, and more than 30 years of ministry leadership and pastoral experience. Nyquist is leading Moody across the globe, cultures, and generations to equip people with the truth of God’s Word.
Education ministries include Moody Bible Institute, Moody Theological Seminary, and Moody Bible Institute Distance Learning, with campuses in Chicago, Spokane, Washington, and Plymouth, Michigan. Media ministries include Moody Radio and Moody Publishers.
Prior to coming to Moody in 2009, Nyquist served as president and CEO of Avant Ministries, an international church planting missions agency. He was also the senior pastor of churches in Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska.
Additionally, he has served on the boards of Avant, Philadelphia Biblical University, and CrossGlobal Link, and taught as an adjunct professor at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska, and Phoenix Seminary in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Nyquist graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a BS in Architectural Studies, and he received a ThM and a PhD in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of Moody Publishers’ Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture, The Post-Church Christian (coauthored with his son Carson), and Is Justice Possible?: The Elusive Pursuit of What is Right.
Paul and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for more than 35 years and have four children and six grandchildren.