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Center for Compelling Biblical Preaching

Training and Resources for Proclaiming God’s Word Boldly and Accurately

It’s fairly evident that American society continues to drift farther and farther away from traditional biblical truths. Believers today find themselves surrounded by a post-Christian culture where more Americans are spiritually lost than ever before. As a result, there is an unprecedented need for pastors and teachers who can persuasively preach the unwavering truth of God’s Word and the life-changing message of Christ.

The Moody Bible Institute created the Center for Compelling Biblical Preaching (CCBP) to provide exceptional biblical training, expertise, and resources to pastors and teachers for proclaiming the Scriptures accurately and courageously by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our overarching goal is to train 6,000 aspiring and maturing preachers across the country and 10,000 international church leaders over the next seven years. We endeavor to support the underserved populations and to play a part in equipping Christian leaders around the world who are unable to access formal biblical and theological training.

The CCBP is fully funded by the Lilly Endowment Compelling Preaching Initiative, and it was established in conjunction with the debut of five doctoral programs in 2024, Doctor of Ministry at Moody.

Training Resources

The CCBP offers a series of workshops and webinars that will explore biblical preaching while unveiling the Center’s purpose and commitment.

    CCBP's Mission, Vision, and Values


    To improve and transform skills in proclaiming Scripture dynamically and faithfully, for the glory of Christ among the nations. When we speak of dynamically, we mean accurately, faithfully, boldly, courageously, and relevantly by the power of the grace of God through the Holy Spirit. 


    By the year 2030, the CCBP’s vision is to train 6,000 aspiring and maturing preachers across the country and 10,000 church leaders among the nations who currently reside outside the reach of formal exegetical, theological, and ministerial training.


    The primary goal of the CCBP is to foster and support preaching that inspires, encourages, and guides others to know, love, and faithfully follow Christ. We hold to six core values that support the CCBP’s Mission and Vision.

    Living with Integrity before God and Others


    Expositional Preaching


    Freedom in Expression


    Theological Soundness


    The Global Witness of the Church


    The Grace of God in All Things


    Executive Director

    Moody Theological Seminary has named Professor Dr. Eric Redmond as Executive Director of the CCBP. Dr. Redmond has served as a professor for more than 27 years in both Bible and homiletics, and he has been preaching for more than 33 years.

    Dr. Eric Redmond has served on the faculty of Moody Bible Institute as a Bible professor since 2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Washington Bible College, a Th.M. at Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Biblical Studies at Capital Seminary and Graduate School. He has authored a number of journal articles and books, including Christ-Centered Exposition: Judges and Ruth and Say It! Celebrating Expository Preaching in the African American Tradition.

    Center for Compelling Biblical Preaching Contact Information

    For questions or additional information, please email


    Moody Bible Institute

    820 N. LaSalle Blvd.

    Chicago, IL 60610