|D. L. Moody (1837-1899) was an American evangelist who founded the Northfield Schools in Massachusetts, Moody Church and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and the Colportage Association. Ira Sankey was solo singer/music director for their evangelistic campaigns in both the United States and Great Britain.|
|1837||Born in Northfield, Massachusetts, United States. (Feb 5)|
|1855||Converted to Christ in Boston.|
|1856||Joins Mount Vernon Congregational Church, Boston.
Moves to Chicago, Illinois, to continue work as shoe salesman.
|1858||Starts the North Market Hall (Sunday) School, Chicago.|
|1860||Gives up shoe business.
Begins work with Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
|1861-65||Ministry to soldiers during Civil War.|
|1862||Marries Emma Charlotte Revell. (Aug 28)|
|1864||Birth of daughter Emma Reynolds. (Oct 24)|
|1864-66||Organizes and pastors Illinois Street Church (later called Chicago Avenue Church).|
|1866||Instrumental in erection of the original Farwell Hall for
Elected president of Chicago YMCA.
|1867||First visit to Great Britain; meets George Müller and Charles Spurgeon.|
|1869||Birth of son William Revell. (Mar 25)|
|1870||Meets Ira Sankey at YMCA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.|
|1871||Ira Sankey joins Moody in Chicago to assist with music and
Home, church, and Farwell Hall consumed in great Chicago Fire.
|1872||Second visit to Great Britain.|
|1873||Moody and Sankey publish Sacred Songs and Solos; sold for use in meetings.|
|1873-75||First campaign in the British Isles.|
|1875||Decides to make Northfield, Massachusetts, his permanent home; buys house.|
|1875-76||First American campaigns in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and New York.|
|1876||Death of friend and co-worker P.P. Bliss in a train accident. (Dec. 29)|
|1876-77||Campaigns in Chicago and Boston.|
|1877-78||Fall and winter meetings in New England cities.|
|1879||Birth of son Paul Dwight. (Apr 11)
Founded Northfield Seminary for Young Women.
|1878-79||Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland.|
|1879-80||Six months of meetings in St. Louis, Missouri. (winter)|
|1880||First Northfield Bible Conference.|
|1880-81||Pacific coast meetings, primarily in San Francisco, California.|
|1881||Founded Mount Hermon School for Young Men.|
|1881-84||Second campaign in the British Isles.|
|1886||Chicago Evangelization Society chartered (renamed Moody Bible Institute, March, 1900).|
|1891-92||Third campaign in the British Isles.|
|1892||Visits the Holy Land.|
|1893||Evangelistic campaign at World's Fair in Chicago.|
|1894||Begins the Bible Institute Colportage Association (BICA), Chicago. Became Moody Press in 1941.|
|1895||Fall campaign in Atlanta, Georgia.|
|1897||Meetings in Boston. (Jan-Feb)|
|1899|| Last public service in Kansas City, Missouri. (Nov 16)
Died at his home in Northfield, Massachusetts. (Dec 22)
Buried on Round Top, Northfield, Massachusetts.
Compiled by Dorothy Ross for WholesomeWords.org 2011.