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The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody is the founder and president of the Academy of Preachers, based in Louisville, KY.

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The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody, founder and president of the Academy of Preachers based in Louisville, KY--a national organization that nurtures and inspires young preachers. Dwight is an ordained Baptist minister, and formerly served as pastor of churches in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. The author of four books and numerous articles, he has also served as professor and dean of the chapel at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, and is an adjunct professor of Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. He earned his master of divinity and Ph.D. degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

Founder and President, Academy of Preachers: Beginning in January, 2009, serving as Founder and President of a new national initiative of the Lilly Endowment, designed to identify, network, support, and inspire young people of all Christian denominations who aspire to be preachers of the Gospel:

Dean of the Chapel: Served at Georgetown College in Kentucky from 1997 until 2008 as director of the religious life, preacher and worship leader, adjunct professor of religion, counselor to faculty, staff and students, and author.

Campus Experience
Adjunct Professor, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, 2004-present (Theology)
Trustee, Georgetown College, 1994-1997
Adjunct Professor, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, KY 1995-97 (New Testament)
Visiting Professor of Scripture, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA 1990 (Torah)
Adjunct Professor, LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, PA 1987-1990
Founder and Chairman, Northeast Task Team on Theological Education, 1985-1989

Pastoral Experience
Hopewell Baptist Church, Holton, IN, 1975-1981
North Park Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982-1991
Third Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY, 1991-1997
Many interims (Midway, Rosemont, Georgetown, Lexington Avenue, Highland Heights, etc)

Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY 1972, BA
Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel 1973-74, Graduate Studies
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY 1977, MDiv
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY 1982, PhD

Other: Search Committees, Pittsburgh and Owensboro Associations, Georgetown College; Personnel Committees, Pittsburgh and Owensboro Associations; Supervisory Training, Home Mission Board; Public Radio Host, The Meetinghouse: Conversations on Religion in American Life; Keynote Speaker, Guest Preacher, Bible Teacher, Interim Pastor; National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion; Founder and Chairman, Festival of Faith, Owensboro, KY; Tour Guide, Israel and the Middle East; United Way of Allegheny County; Hospice of Owensboro; Commission on Christian Unity, Kentucky Council of Churches; Trustee, Georgetown College;

Publications: Four books and many scholarly, popular, and sermonic articles.

Married for 40 years to Jan Gregg Moody; 3 grown children (2 married), 2 grandchildren.


Latest Content by The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody

The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody

Dwight Moody: This Is My Story

Luke 2:1-14

Christmas - Year A

December 25, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)


On Christmas Eve when I was 23, my wife and I traveled to Bethlehem from our apartment in Jerusalem. We gathered with hundreds under a clear canopy of stars at the place where Jesus was born. We sang hymns, listened to a preacher or two, and of course, read the entire narrative from the Bible. Joseph and Mary away from home; Jesus born in a barn; shepherds startled by angels; and wealthy wise men bringing their gifts on that first Christmas night.

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The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody

The Prepositions of Praise

Colossians 3:12-17

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year C

December 27, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)


Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach one another (in all wisdom and with gratitude in your hearts), singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.

The grammar of the gospel gives first place to the verbs: create, elect, redeem, save, justify, call. These are the locomotives that propel the saving, redeeming purpose of God through the centuries and around the world.

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Other Recent Content by The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody


A Year of Forgiveness - Dwight Moody

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody shares a personal story that drives home our need to forgive others and ourselves.
The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody Transcript

December 29, 2013

Ending Well

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)

As we face the beginning of a new year, we all want to end this year well. And in his sermon, Dr. Dwight Moody challenges us to consider forgiving somebody--as Paul encouraged the Colossians--as part of doing so.
The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody Transcript

December 30, 2012

Where Is Jesus?

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)

In his sermon for the 1st Sunday after Christmas, the Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody focuses on Jesus' experience as a youth in the Temple--and encourages us to foster the calling and gifts of young people in our midst today.

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody - Day1 Conversation with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody joins us in the studio for a discussion about his work with the Academy of Preachers and their ministry aimed at lighting and leading the way for young preachers as they find their calling.