Moody Church Media Announces Expansion of Teaching Team
Chicago, IL — January 8, 2024
Moody Church Media is thrilled to announce a significant expansion in its teaching team with the introduction of Pastor Philip Miller, who became the 17th Senior Pastor of The Moody Church in July, 2020. In this pivotal role, Pastor Philip brings a love for the gospel, insightful biblical teaching, and a passion for radio and online outreach which is aligned with the vision of Moody Church Media.
Starting February 18, 2024, Pastor Philip Miller will be the primary preacher and host on the weekly broadcast of the Moody Church Hour. Pastor Philip's teaching is now available on moodymedia.org alongside timeless resources from previous senior pastors (including Dr. Warren Wiersbe, Alan Redpath, and more) throughout 160 years of rich history.
Pastor Erwin Lutzer, the longest serving Senior Pastor to date (1980-2016), will continue to preach, travel, and write for Moody Church Media as Pastor Emeritus. Moving forward, Pastor Lutzer’s teaching, which has ministered to millions over the last four decades, will continue to broadcast on the daily program, Running To Win, as well as Songs In The Night.
As Moody Church Media continues to grow, Pastor Philip’s strategic addition to the teaching team underscores our commitment to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to new generations and around the world.
— Michael Pitts, Executive Director of Moody Church Media
Welcome by Pastor Lutzer
Upon Pastor Philip's Acceptance Of The Moody Church's Call, March, 2020
Let me be among the first to congratulate Philip Miller on being called as the new Senior Pastor of The Moody Church!
I am pleased that after years of prayer and waiting, God has brought him to us. When he and I met some time ago, I sensed that he was the man of God we had been waiting for. He has my complete support and blessing and I look forward to doing all that I can to make his ministry at The Moody Church successful!
Rebecca joins me in celebrating this important moment. We are excited as The Moody Church embarks on a new future.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church
Pastor Lutzer Interviews Pastor Philip Miller
Learn More About Pastor Philip Miller
He believes people flourish as followers of Jesus when they live deeply in the gospel, experience the healing of true community, and join Jesus on mission in their world. He is committed to cultivating a gospel-centered church that welcomes spiritual explorers, promotes gospel clarity in culturally-engaging ways, inspires passionate worship, fosters deep spiritual vitality, empowers people to holistic discipleship, and catalyzes a multiplication movement of gospel renewal both locally and globally.
I grew up in a Christian home and at the age of four accepted Jesus as my Savior. While I didn’t fully realize what I was doing, I knew Jesus loved me and had died for my sins. Much time during my early years was spent learning to obey and do what was right. I considered myself a pretty good person.
But then I hit my early teens. I found myself thinking and feeling things that I knew were wrong. There was a part of my heart that was monstrous: vicious, lustful, and wicked. Yet on the outside, I played the part of the perfect Christian kid. While I was getting awards at church I was crying myself to sleep at night, ashamed of the monster inside me. I lived in fear that if people ever discovered who I really was, they would never accept me. I was disintegrated and my life was disintegrating.
It was then that I discovered the wonder of God’s grace. Discovering my brokenness, I realized that I was not a good person who occasionally messed up; I was a sinful person deeply in need of a Savior. I needed Jesus, not only as the one who saves me from my sins, but as the one who saves me. I cried out for help, and God began to teach me to live in him by grace. It was sweetness from beyond.
I began my ministry career in 2008 as a staff intern at Chuck Swindoll’s Stonebriar Community Church. Under Chuck’s leadership, I gained valuable teaching and leadership skills. I was honored to be ordained by Dr. Swindoll in May 2010.
In 2010, following my time at Stonebriar, I became an Associate Pastor at Christ Community Church in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles. I oversaw all of the Adult Ministries at the DeKalb campus of this large multi-site church—the equivalent of The Moody Church’s combined Communities and Equipping ministries.
In August of 2013, I answered the call to become Senior Pastor of Westwood Baptist Church in Olympia, WA, transitioning leadership from the outgoing founding pastor, who had served for 41 years.
And now, since July of 2020, I’m delighted to be serving as Senior Pastor of The Moody Church!
Pastor Philip's Installation Service
On September 19, 2021 with messages from Pastor Alistair Begg, Dr. Paul Dixon, Dr. Mark Jobe, Pastor Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Scott Ridout, Dr. Mark Yarborough, and Dr. Mark Young
About Moody Church Media:
Moody Church Media is an international, listener-supported media and resource ministry of The Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois. Since 1864, we’ve been focused on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Like our founder Dwight L. Moody, who never lost an opportunity to spread the gospel, our mission is to bring glory to God through transformed lives. Through solid, biblical teaching from the pulpit of The Moody Church, we produce four syndicated broadcasts, minister to listeners around the world, and publish books and resources, all helping people explore the deep truths of the Bible and the Christian faith.
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About Moody Church Hour:
This Sunday morning program, which broadcasts on 700 stations nationwide, provides a meaningful worship service for those unable to attend a local church. With insightful teaching from Senior Pastor Philip Miller and joyous congregational worship, you’re invited to join Jesus on The Journey Of A Lifetime.Watch More Sermons