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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Dynamic Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III to Speak at the 2013 Festival!

“Many times God will bring out new colors when we experience the blues of a storm - we must allow, the tears of God to beat across the canvas of our soul and God will paint a new picture in our spirit.” – Otis Moss III

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Otis Moss III currently serves as the senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ Church in Chicago, IL. He is an accomplished author and leading progressive Christian activist; part of a new generation of preachers who believe in the message that love and justice are inseparable entities forming the foundation of Christ’s message found in the Gospels.  Rev. Moss is a popular speaker at conferences, churches and college campuses across around the world due to his creative and inspiring bible-based messages. His appeal reaches both the young and the old alike. Otis is a native of Cleveland, OH and has earned degrees from Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School and the Chicago Theological Seminary. He credits Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, Howard Thurman, as well as Jazz and Hip-Hop music as influencing his work. Otis views Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his father, Dr. Otis Moss Jr., as mentors in his spiritual formation. He is an ordained minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the United Church of Christ, carrying dual standing in both denominations. Rev. Moss  is a lifetime  member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, board member of the Christian Century Magazine and Chaplain of the Children’s Defense Fund’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor Child Advocacy Conference. He is married to Monica Brown and they have two children, Elijah and Makayla.

Rev. Moss, often referred to as the “hip-hop pastor”, is sure to bring his dynamic energy and insight to the festival this year in Nashville. Come listen to him speak and you are sure to come away inspired and uplifted. To see Rev. Moss in action be sure to check out his video.

Rev.Otis Moss III "God Is Our Refuge!"



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