Our Leadership

A Message from Dr. Liddell, GNU’s President:

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Great Northern University. It is my hope that after learning more about GNU, you will choose to join with our community in some way.

Great Northern University is building on an incredible 46-year legacy of biblically-based higher education in Spokane, Washington. We trace the lineage of GNU back through Moody Bible Institute – Spokane, where many of our faculty and staff served previously, Spokane Bible College, and Inland Empire School of the Bible, which was founded in the very same building that GNU now calls home! Over many decades all of these schools impacted the City of Spokane and the surrounding area for the better, by raising up pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders, whose love for the Lord was manifested through their diligent study of scripture and their love and work in the church. We are grateful to continue that legacy, and we praise God that His work in biblical higher education in Spokane is not done.  

It perhaps goes without saying that the 21st century has brought with it significant challenges for those who would follow Christ, especially for those who would pursue biblical higher education. At GNU, one of our values is to seek out biblical solutions to the many real-world problems that the world faces today. Toward this end, the faculty and staff of GNU feel a great passion and responsibility to train the next generation of Christian leaders, who will creatively share the light of the gospel through their ministries and their professions, both near and abroad.

We are encouraged that the Lord is on the move in Spokane, Eastern Washington, and the entire Pacific Northwest. As we serve him, we are excited to be a resource to the local community by offering biblically-based B.A. programs, certificates, and class auditing options, hosting prayer gatherings, and conducting weekly chapels that are open to the public. You are invited to join our community in these things!

With gratitude, 

Dr. Wendy Liddell

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