Dwight Moody, 1837-1899, American Evangelist
AUTHOR: Ruckman
PUBLISHED ON: March 12, 2003
PUBLISHED IN: Biographies
TAGS: D.L. Moody

BIO:Dwight Lyman Moody 1837-1899 An American evangelist.

  Dwight L. Moody was born in North- field, Massachusetts. His father
died when Dwight was four years of age. He left school at the age of 17
to find work. Moody was led to Christ by his Sunday School teacher,
Edward Kimball, and later began his own Sunday School class with 13
street urchans.

  This class increased its enrollment to 1,500 in a period of four
years. Moody did personal work with the soldiers during the Civil War.
After the War, he built churches and started the Moody Bible Institute.
He traveled in Europe and America, holding campaigns, and personally
dealt with over 750,000 in- dividuals. He preached to more than
100,000,000 people, and had over 1,000,000 first-time conversions to
Jesus Christ. His work continues today through the Moody Memorial
Church and the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

  Ruckman ’65

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