Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III


Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Rev. Otis Moss III is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching prophetically that the message of love and justice are inseparable companions, forming the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Rev. Moss is a native of Cleveland, OH, an honors graduate of Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School, and he has earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.  The work and legacy of Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the pastoral ministry of his father, Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. of Cleveland, OH, have been primary mentors for his spiritual formation.  He is the former pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, GA., his first pastorate, where the church grew from 125 members to over 2100 disciples during his tenure.  Rev. Moss is currently Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL.   Pastor Moss is an accomplished author.  He published his first book, Redemption in a Red Light District in 1999 and co-authored The Gospel Re-Mix; How to Reach the Hip-Hop Generation in 2006.  His sermons articles and poetry have appeared in publications such as 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.  In 2012, he published, with his father, He Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.,  Preach!: The Power and Purpose Behind Our Praise.  He is married to his college sweetheart, the former Monica Brown of Orlando, Fl, a Spelman College and Columbia University graduate.  They are the proud parents of two creative and humorous children, Elijah Wynton and Makayla Elon.

Rhymes:  Public Enemy “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos,” Common “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” and The Roots ft. Jill Scott “You Got Me (Live)”


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Songs from this Interview:

Public Enemy “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”

Isaac Hayes “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic”

The Staples Sisters “Respect Yourself”

Levert ft. Heavy D “Just Coolin'”

Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony “Cleveland is the Reason (Instrumental)”

Winans ft. T. Riley “Time”

Joey Bada$$ ft. CJ Fly “Hardknock”

Killer Mike “Reagan”

Morehouse Glee Club “I’m Building Me a Home”

Dick Gregory “Race, Comedy, and Justice”

Common “I Used to Love H.E.R.”

Wale “The Skit”

GZA “The Labels (Instrumental)”

A Tribe Called Quest “Skypager”

The Roots ft. Jill Scott “You Got Me (Live)”

Richard Pryor “Little Feets (Mudbone)”

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