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November 04, 2020

The Elections are Over, Now What ? Dr. Mark Jobe, MBI President

It's the day after the elections and we are still uncertain about who will be the next President of the United States. Despite this, there is much for the people of God to do. Dr. Jobe gives sound wisdom to help us prepare for the days ahead.

Dr. Mark Jobe serves as Moody Bible Institute’s 10th president, taking office on Jan. 2, 2019. He and his wife, Dee, have been married 32 years and have three adult children, Marissa, Josiah, and Grant. The Jobes currently reside in Chicagoland area where they are active members of New Life Community Church, a nondenominational multisite church where Dr. Jobe has served as senior pastor since 1986. Dr. Jobe and his son Josiah are both graduates of Moody Bible Institute. Dee also received training at Moody.

The son of missionaries, Dr. Jobe grew up in a small rural village in Spain. He came to Christ at age 15, and shortly thereafter a family friend began to send cassette tapes to Mark’s father in Spain of recorded preachers at Moody Bible Institute’s Founder’s Week. “The messages were so powerful, so biblically based, so compelling,” Dr. Jobe recalls. “I had never heard of Moody, but I told my parents, ‘I want to go learn the Bible at that place.’”

At age 17, he left his village of 200 people to attend Moody Bible Institute in the big city of Chicago. After experiencing culture shock, he considered leaving after graduating but was challenged by a pastor who said, “The nations have come to the city. If we reach the city, we are reaching the nations.” That statement stuck with him.

As a student living on campus, he built a solid foundation in Bible and theology balanced with practical ministry experience. “That’s why I think Moody has produced so many missionaries and pastors,” Dr. Jobe says. “Moody Bible Institute is filled with people who want to make a difference for Christ and who keep evangelism at the forefront.”


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