Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Retired, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. is a theologian, pastor, and civic leader. Raised in LaGrange, Georgia, Rev. Moss received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehouse College. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary. He was called to ministry at the age of 17. Reverend Moss has consulted with presidents, been honored for his work in civil rights, and has delivered the Word of the Gospel all across the globe. He was named to the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership panel by President Barack Obama in 2009, where he served a one-year term. This panel is a newly established 25-member White House Advisory Council that works to form partnerships between government at all levels and non-profit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to more effectively serve Americans in need.
He is recognized and revered for his dedication to all humankind. Reverend Moss has an impressive career in the ministry. He formerly served as co-pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and worked closely with the Senior Pastor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. Rev. Moss enjoyed a close and personal relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and has continued his important work fighting the ills of our society. Active in many causes, he unceasingly pursues equal opportunity for all in making a more just society, including Ohio’s families and children.