Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III

Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago)

Expect a powerful word, illuminating the intersectionality of the Civil Rights and Human Rights issues we find ourselves still addressing today with the same fierce urgency of previous generations.

With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill., Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III is a preacher, activist, and author. Over the last two decades, Dr. Moss has practiced and preached a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice and economic inequality.

A third-generation warrior for civil and human rights, Dr. Moss is committed to preaching a prophetic message of love and justice, which he believes are inseparable companions that form the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Moss is an honors graduate of Morehouse College, and earned a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary. Dr. Moss has a passion for preaching, which led him back to the classroom. In early 2022, Dr. Moss was named a professor of homiletics at McAfee, where he will help up-and-coming preachers build and strengthen their own preaching ministries.

The work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the pastoral ministry of his father, Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, have been primary mentors for his spiritual formation. Dr. Moss communicates with ease across generations, offering creative bible-based messages, that inspire young and old alike, making him a popular speaker on college campuses, at conferences, and churches across the globe.

He is an ordained minister in both the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the United Church of Christ.

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