The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody

Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)
Organization: Academy of Preachers

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.


Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody

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Dwight Moody: This Is My Story

Tuesday December 20, 2016
The whole glorious story of Jesus' nativity is our story, says Dwight Moody. We sing about it, role play in pageants, and it's a deep part of our lives. But it's easy to lose the story in the midst of the cultural celebration, so it's vital for believers to keep their focus on Jesus in the midst of it all.

The Prepositions of Praise

Tuesday December 22, 2015
We have a singing faith. The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody unpacks Colossians 3:16, which encourages us to sign psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs TO God, ABOUT Christ, FOR each other.

Ending Well

Tuesday December 24, 2013
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.

Where Is Jesus?

Tuesday December 25, 2012
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.

Video by The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody

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A Year of Forgiveness - Dwight Moody

Monday July 28, 2014
The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody shares a personal story that drives home our need to forgive others and ourselves.

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

Tuesday December 18, 2012
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.