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Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute names Mark Jobe its new president

Mark Jobe, new president of the Moody Bible Institute.

Mark Jobe, new president of the Moody Bible Institute. | Provided photo

Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute, whose roots trace to the 19th century and famed Christian evangelist Dwight L. Moody, has a new president after undergoing recent turmoil that included high-level staff departures and tensions over the school’s direction.

Mark Jobe, 54, who studied at the school on the Near North Side, starts in January.

In the 1980s, Jobe founded a small nondenominational Christian congregation on the Southwest Side that now has more than two dozen Chicago-area locations and more than 7,000 members.

A school official said he “will bring a palpable energy” to Moody.

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