January 10, 2022
The D. L. Moody Center (moodycenter.org), one of the nation’s top spiritual renewal destinations, is proud to announce Dr. James Spencer as the new president. Spencer has served the D.L. Moody Center since June 2018 as Chief Operating Officer and is a theologian specializing in biblical interpretation and the intersection of theology with other disciplines such as sociology, decision-making science, media studies, and organizational leadership and strategy.
“I have always believed that the life and message of D. L. Moody is one that is especially relevant to modern Christianity,” stated Spencer. “His dedication and devotion to the Lord is one that all can learn from, and I am honored to lead the D. L. Moody Center in seeking God’s will every step of the way.”
After completing his PhD in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Spencer spent eleven years in higher education administration. He continues to consult with Christian colleges, seminaries, and non-profit organizations. Most recently, Spencer will be teaching a special session as part of the course, “Developing a Christian Mind” for the International Alliance of Christian Education (IACE). The course will be offered to faculty whose institutions are members of IACE. Spencer will also be teaching at the Wheaton College Graduate School (Biblical and Theological Foundations of Leadership). The course is part of the Wheaton MA in Global Leadership program.
Spencer previously released “Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind,” and his upcoming book, “Useful to God: Nine Lessons from the Life of D. L. Moody,” will be launched in February, 2022.
Emmitt Mitchell, D. L. Moody Center founder and CEO, stated, “We are so thrilled to have James in this new role on our team, and are looking forward to seeing how the Lord will use him to expand the D. L. Moody Center to encourage spiritual transformation by preparing God’s people to proclaim the uncomplicated gospel.”
The D.L. Moody Center is an independent non-profit organization located in Northfield, Massachusetts. Dedicated to preserving and advancing the legacy of Dwight Moody, the D. L. Moody Center is a catalyst for spiritual formation in New England and beyond through evangelism and discipleship.
The D. L. Moody Center is a destination for spiritual renewal, yet not a school. Nevertheless, there is much to learn by studying D. L. Moody and what God accomplished through his life which began in New England, at the Northfield, Massachusetts campus, the heart of Moody’s ministry as well as his childhood home.
The D. L. Moody Center is honored to sponsor the annual “Go Dark, Shine Bright” ministry campaign in partnership with The Shine Bright Project. The innovative initiative is designed to help Christians let go of the daily distractions of social media and focus on daily devotions in the Word of God.