CIU alumnus to lead historic Bible institute

October 09, 2018

The new president of a revered and historic Bible institute is an alumnus of Columbia International University.

Dr. Mark Jobe has been appointed the 10th president of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He’ll begin his tenure at the 133-year-old school on Jan. 2, 2019.

Jobe earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from CIU in 1986. He is the founding pastor of the 5,000-member New Life Community Church in Chicago with 27 locations throughout greater Chicago and eight cities internationally.

In addition to his pastoral ministry, Jobe founded New Life Centers, an organization that creates programs for underserved communities in Chicago focusing on youth violence, gang violence, teen pregnancy, justice system involvement and unemployment. He is also author of the book, “Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call,” and hosts the daily radio show “Straight Talk” on Moody Radio Chicago.

Jobe says he plans to lead Moody “with an unwavering commitment to the Word of God and with a compassionate heart to impact our world with the love of God.”

Moody Bible Institute was founded by evangelist D.L. Moody in 1886.

Learn more about the appointment of Dr. Mark Jobe here.

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