Fall Convocation to Feature Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
The Fall Convocation will take place on the first day of classes, Monday, September 26th from 6:30pm – 7:15pm in the Lindner Conference Center. Our guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (see biography below). Current student and Director of Admissions, Greg Armstrong, will lead the Northern community in a time of worship and a brief reception will follow.
The public is invited to this special occasion. Invite your friends, families, and pastors to join us.
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill., Dr. Moss spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice and economic inequality.
Dr. Moss is part of a new generation of ministers 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 who earned a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary. Dr. Moss is an ordained minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the United Church of Christ.
He is married to his college sweetheart, the former Monica Brown of Orlando, Fla., a Spelman College and Columbia University graduate. They are the proud parents of two creative and humorous children, Elijah Wynton and Makayla Elon.
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