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The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.

Theologian, pastor, and civic leader the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., is one of America’s most influential religious leaders and highly sought-after public speakers. He is pastor emeritus at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. President Barack Obama named him in February 2009 to serve on a newly established 25-member White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He also serves on the board of trustees at Morehouse College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956. He earned a Masters of Divinity Degree from the Morehouse School of Religion/Interdenominational Theological Center in 1959. He also completed special studies at the Inter-Denominational Theological Center from 1960 to 1961 and earned a Doctorate of Divinity degree from the United Theological Seminary while leading the Olivet Flock in 1990. From 1954 to 1961 Moss served as pastor of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in LaGrange, Georgia. From 1956 to 1961, he also served as pastor of Atlanta’s Providence Baptist Church and therefore, simultaneously led two congregations from 1956 to 1959. From 1961 to 1975 he pastored the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Lockland, Ohio, and in 1971 he served as co-pastor, with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. In 1975, Moss was called to pastor the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio.

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