Dwight L. Moody

1837: Born February 5 at Northfield, Mass.

1854: Leaves home for Boston; begins work in S.S. Holton shoe store; joins, YMCA

1855: Converted April 21 through Sunday school teacher; denied membership at Mt. Vernorn Congregational Church

1856: Accepted as member of Mt. Vernon Church; moves to Chicago; employed by C.E. Wiswall as shoe salesman

1858: Meets Emma C. Revell; organizes North Market Hall sabbath School

1860: John V. Farwell elected superintendent of the North Market Mission; Abraham Lincoln visits

1861: Gives up business

1862: Marries Emma C. Revell on August 28; as delegate of U.S. Christian Commission, works with Civil War soldiers

1863: Appointed missionary of YMCA of Chicago

1864: Helps form Illinois Street Independent Church

1865: Enrolls as student in Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicago

1866: Elected president of Chicago YMCA

1867: First visit to Great Britain; meets Earl of Shaftesburv, Charles H. Spurgeon, and George Muller

1870: Meets Ira Sankey at International Convention of YMCA; second visit to Great Britain

1871: Great Chicago Fire destroys Illinois Street Church and Moody’s home; Moody experiences new endowment of power

1872: Third visit to Great Britain; preaches in London and Dublin

1873: First great campaign in U.K. begins in June (continues until July 1875); first form of Sacred Songs and Solos used

1874: Meetings in Scotland (Jan Aug.); Ireland (Sept.-Nov.); Manchcster (Dec.)

1875: Meetings at Oxford and Cambridge; in Great London campaign March July, speaks to 2.5 million; campaigns in Brooklyn and Philadelphia

1876: Elected president of Illinois Sunday School Union; purchases farm at Northfield; Chicago Avenue Church dedicated; evangelistic campaigns in Chicago, Nashville, Kansas City

1877: Evangelistic ...

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