The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL. A leading progressive Christian activist and cultural critic, Dr. Moss is a Jazz influenced Pastor with a Hip Hop vibe. He is committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ rooted in love and justice and is inspired by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, and Howard Thurman. His creative bible-based messages have inspired young and old alike. His intergenerational preaching gift has made Dr. Moss a popular speaker on college campuses, at conferences and churches across the globe.
Dr. Moss authored Redemption in a Red Light District, co-authored The Gospel Re-Mix; How to Reach the Hip-Hop Generation and with his father the Rev Dr. Otis Moss Jr., co-authored, Preach! The Power and Purpose Behind Our Praise His sermons, articles, and poetry have appeared in publications and blog sites such as HuffingPost, Urban Cusp, The Root, Power in the Pulpit II: America’s Most Effective Preachers, Joy To The World: Sermons From America’s Pulpit, Sound The Trumpet: Messages of Hope for Black Men, The Audacity of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama, Sojourners Magazine and The African American Pulpit Journal. His book of sermons, The Gospel According to the Wiz: ?And Other Sermons from Cinema, will be released in May 2014.
A native of Cleveland, OH, Dr. Moss is an honors graduate of Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School, and has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.