About Otis Moss III
Otis Moss III is an American Christian preacher and lead pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. He assumed this role in May 2009 and he has embraced it with grace. He believes in black theology and is passionate about reaching out to inner-city black youths.
Dr. Moss is part of a new wave of preachers dedicated to delivering a prophetic message of a just and loving society which he sees as inseparable friends that constitute the basis of Jesus Christ’s Gospel.
His brilliant Bible-based sermons have enlightened young and old alike, and he has a unique ability for communicating across generations.
His ability to preach to people of all ages has made him a sought-after speaker on college campuses, at conferences, and in churches all over the world. Dr. Moss has been greatly influenced by authors such as of Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, Howard Thurman, jazz, and hip-hop music.
His spiritual growth on the other hand has been influenced by the career and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King as well as his father, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio.
Otis Moss III Age
Dr. Moss is currently 52 years old. He was born on September 16, 1970, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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Otis Moss III Height
The Cleveland native stands at an average height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Otis Moss III Education
Dr. Moss is an intelligent man. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy in 1992. Three years later, in 1995, he received a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and, in 2012, a Doctor of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary.
Otis Moss III Wife
Moss III is married to his college sweetheart, Monica Brown, a Spelman College and Columbia University graduate. They are blessed with two wonderful children namely; Elijah Wynton and Makayla Elon.
Otis Moss III / Trinity United Church of Christ
Moss was approached with two job proposals. One was to take over as pastor of the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, while the other was to relocate to Chicago and serve at Trinity United Church, a United Church of Christ (UCC) church led by Jeremiah Wright.
Actually, he was to be Wright’s replacement at the approximately 8,500-member megachurch. Moss claims that after praying and fasting, he sensed God’s call to move to Chicago, which he did in 2006, initially as Wright’s assistant. He assumed the role of regular preaching at Trinity on March 9, 2008, and was ordained as senior pastor in May 2009.
Moss was one of four more writers to Fuller Theological Seminary Professor Ralph C. Watkins’ book The Gospel Remix: Reaching the Hip Hop Generation, which was published in early 2007.
He was also one of several black preachers who spoke at the NAACP’s mock burial for the term “nigger” during that time, describing it as “the greatest child that racism ever birthed.” He III founded his ministry on community progress and campaigning for social justice.
As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Moss has spent the last twenty years living and preaching a Black theology that openly addresses issues of racial injustice, climate change, and economic disparity.
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Otis Moss III Salary & Net Worth
Moss III received approximately $150,000 on an annual basis. He has a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2023. Much of his wealth has come from the sale of his books.