People wanted to be like Mike because Mike wanted to be like Jesus. Thursday on Chris Fabry Live you’ll hear about the life and legacy of Moody Radio’s Mike Kellogg, who passed away Sunday. You’ll hear from people who knew him and benefited from his voice, his heart, and his love for God’s Word. Don’t miss this special tribute.
Mike Kellogg worked as a senior announcer with Moody Radio for 42 years until his retirement in 2014. He served as host of Music Thru the Night, as well as the two-minute daily broadcast Today in the Word. Mike was the winner of the 1980-1981 Religion in Media Award for his role in the dramatic radio presentation of Treasures of the Snow. He received his education at Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio. He and his wife, Nancy, have six children and 19 grandchildren. He passed away on June 25, 2023.
Jim Wick attended Moody Bible Institute as a music major. He also worked at Moody Bible Institute in several roles, including at WMBI as a producer and station manager, hosting the Sunday Night Sings and Friday Night Sings for over 20 years, in Public Relations and Conference Ministries, as well as the Stewardship Department. He retired from MBI in 2011 and lives in northwest Indiana.
Dr. Mark Jobe serves as the 10th president of Moody Bible Institute and as host of Moody Radio’s Bold Steps program heard nationally. He is the founding senior pastor of New Life Community Church, a multi-site church meeting in 27 locations throughout the Chicago area. He is also the founder of New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago. Dr. Jobe earned a diploma from Moody Bible Institute in 1984, a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He is the author of What Now?: How to Move into Your Next Season (Moody Publishers). A passionate proclaimer of the gospel, Mark and his wife, Dee, have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Dr. Joseph Stowell III served as 7th president of Moody Bible Institute from 1987 to 2005. After his tenure at Moody, he served as president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, until his retirement in 2021. He now joins Dr. Mark Jobe, president of Moody Bible Institute, as a special advisor and ambassador as Dr. Jobe leads Moody toward its 2030 vision of doubling Moody’s impact across the globe.
Kevin McCullough hosts Radio Night Live weekdays 7-8pm EST on AM970 The Answer. He is a political/cultural commentator on FoxNews’ America’s Newsroom and hosts a 2min The News That Makes You Think feature airing on 400+ radio outlets nationally. He also hosts nationally syndicated hybrid news/faith talk broadcast The Kevin McCullough Show airing on 200+ outlets.
Phil Shappard served at Moody Bible Institute as Moody Radio's National Operations Manager before retiring at the beginning of 2020. Starting as a part-time announcer at Moody's station WDLM in 1981, he came to Chicago in 1983 and joined the Moody Radio Network staff full-time in 1984. He studied at Toccoa Falls College and later graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from Elmhurst University in Elmhurst, Ill. Phil and his wife, Nora, have three grown children and nine grandchildren and make their home in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Ruth Dinwiddie, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, began her career in Cleveland with Moody Radio at WCRF, where she created a 15-minute daily program for women which aired on more than 100 stations. She also worked for Moody Radio in Chicago for 21 years, then came to Florida in 1991 as an on-air personality with the afternoon program Along the Way. After 46 years, Ruth retired her full-time position, but continues to work part-time as office support and on-air substitute. Ruth holds a bachelor's degree in music from Shelton College and is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, where she studied Sacred Music.
Miriam Neff is the founder and president of Widow Connection (a not-for-profit ministry) and author of 11 books, including From One Widow to Another and Women and Their Emotions. She is a counselor by profession, Bible study teacher, seminar and conference speaker, a mother, and a grandmother. She sponsors sewing projects and bakery training for widows in Africa and Albania. Her one minute features, New Beginnings and Starting Over Financially are heard on many outlets, and she is a frequent radio guest on Moody Radio and other networks. She is the co-creator of a video series, with her daughter Valerie Neff Hogan, Wise Women Managing Money. Miriam’s late husband, Bob, was the former vice president of Moody Radio.
Tricia McMillan is the senior producer of Chris Fabry Live and Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik. She has worked at Moody Radio since 2000 on a variety of programs. She is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and has a Master of Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary. Tricia is married to Nate, has three children and lives in the Chicago suburbs.
Larry Shackley is a composer and music arranger and pianist. He has been a keyboard, choral, and magazine editor at Lorenz Corporation and taught and directed the music program at Columbia International University from 1995–2007. Prior to that, he worked for several years at Moody Broadcasting in Chicago, creating original music and producing radio programs.
Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.
Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian men and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God.