Dwight Lyman Moody

1837-1899 An American evangelist. Dwight L. Moody was born in Northfield, 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 individuals. 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.

Artist Note: The wearing of the green is indicative of Moody's Irish descent. A ruggedness has been worked into the face to emphasize a part of Moody's character, which is apparent even in his most tender sermons. Dwight Lyman Moody

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