William Culbertson,1905-1971,President,Moody Bible
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Born in Philadelphia and educated there at the Theological
Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church and Temple Univer-
sity, he pastored Reformed Episcopal churches in Pennsylvania
and New Jersey. At age 31, his denomination elected him
bishop of the New York and Philadelphia Synod. For 23 years
(1948-1971), Dr. Culbertson served God as president of Moody
Bible Institute. Under his leadership, the Moody Bible Insti-
tute grew steadily, increasing its day school enrollment to
over 1,000 students. Five major buildings were added to the
Dr. Culbertson's ministry extended beyond Chicago as
he spoke at Bible conferences around the world and also
served as president of the Accrediting Association of Bible
Colleges. In 1971, he was appointed the school's first
chancellor. Above all, he lived in God's Word, and therefore
always had a word from God. As they trained at Moody, thou-
sands of young people for a quarter of a century looked to
William Culbertson as their spiritual father because of his
His last words, "God...God...yes!" concluded a life
characterized by affirmative responses to God's commands.
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