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Erwin Lutzer

Erwin Lutzer is Senior Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, IL

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer was born and reared near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  His educational background includes a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, an MA in philosophy from Loyola University, an honorary LL.D. from Simon Greenleaf School of Law, and an honorary DD from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary.For five years Dr. Lutzer was the Pastor of Edgewater Baptist Church in Chicago and later became an assistant professor of Bible and Theology at the Moody Bible Institute.On January1,1980 he became the Senior Pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago.From this vantage point he has provided leadership to Chicago pastors though united events and prayer summits.

Dr. Lutzer is the featured speaker on “The Moody Church Hour” and the popular evening program “Songs in the Night,” as well as the fifteen-minute daily broadcast called “Running to Win,” available on the Moody Broadcasting Network, Bible Broadcasting Network, Calvary Satellite Network and hundreds of Christian radio stations around the country. His speaking engagements outside the pulpit of the Moody Church include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and in other parts of the world. He has led tours of the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and are the parents of three married children and six grandchildren.