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CHICAGO – (Aug. 26, 2004) On Aug. 26, Moody Bible Institute (MBI) President Dr. Joseph M. Stowell announced to students, faculty and staff his resignation effective February 2005.
He told those gathered in Torrey-Gray Auditorium, on Moody’s campus, that his decision was guided by a growing sense of calling that the next season of his life should be focused more strategically on using his gifts to encourage the Church and advance the cause of Christ through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word.
In his statement, Dr. Stowell explained, “God has laid on my heart a calling that I cannot deny. Over the last few years I have had a growing and now unshakable conviction that God is calling me to give myself singularly to His Word and its life-changing impact though the ministry of preaching and teaching.”
Dr. Stowell plans to pursue this calling through being fully engaged in a local church, as well as an ongoing involvement with writing and speaking at conferences.