Michael Easley (born 1957) is teaching pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee and the former president of the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) in Chicago, Illinois.

Life and career

Easley married his wife, Cindy, in 1980 and they have four children: Hanna, Jessie, Devin and Sarah. He earned his Masters of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1985 and earned a Doctorate of Ministry from DTS in 2003.

Before becoming president of MBI, Easley served as a pastor for twenty-four years, beginning as a youth pastor intern at Trinity Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. He then became senior pastor at Grand Prairie Bible Church in Texas, and then at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia,[1] where he served for eleven and a half years. Since 1993, he and his wife have also spoken together at FamilyLife marriage conferences.

In the Summer 2005, Easley became the president of MBI. He was the host of two radio programs sponsored by the Moody Bible Institute:Moody Presents and the 24-minute inContext, formerly a 15-minute program called Proclaim!. The latter program debuted May 5, 2008.[2] Easley wrote Interludes: Prayers And Reflections Of A Servant's Heart and contributed to The Da Vinci Code Controversy by Dillon Burroughs. He has also stood against the TNIV's gender inclusive language.[3]

On May 16, 2008, Easley submitted his resignation from Moody due to continuing back troubles, which he felt were impeding his abilities to be an effective president. His successor, Dr. Paul Nyquist, officially became the ninth president of MBI on October 23, 2009.

On Sunday, September 14, 2008, the Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee announced that Easley will be joining their pastoral staff as of January 1, 2009.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Broadway, Bill (2005-02-02). "In Brief - Pastor Moving On". Washington Post: B09. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  2. inContext. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  3. Statement of Concern by Evangelical Leaders. Retrieved on 2008-02-17.

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