Nyquist Named New Moody President
By Kevin Peterson
Updated 6 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s) ago
Dr. Paul Nyquist has been named president of Moody Bible Institute and was introduced to staff and students in a chapel service on the Chicago campus.
On June 1, 2009 he will officially become the ninth president of the institution, founded in 1886 by evangelist D.L. Moody. After an extensive nine-month presidential search, the Board of Trustees selected Dr. Nyquist. He comes to Moody with more than 25 years of successful ministry experience: 19 years as a senior pastor in two vibrant churches in Iowa and Nebraska, and most recently eight years as the president and CEO of Avant Ministries.
"Dr. Nyquist’s skill set and character uniquely match our search committee’s profile," said Jerry Jenkins, Moody board chairman. "He’s a proven leader, team builder and visionary who also happens to be a theologian. We look forward to many years of inspired leadership."
Nyquist's leadership of Moody Bible Institute includes overseeing Moody Publishers and Moody Radio