The Rev. Otis Moss III returns to Union Chapel this Sunday, August 11, for the 10 am worship service. Over the years, Pastor Moss has not only filled the chapel with spiritual fans, but the crowd pours out onto the street. He has a unique gift to communicate across generations, and preaches prophetically that the messages of love and justice are inseparable companions, forming the foundation of the gospel. This intergenerational preaching gift has made Moss a popular speaker on college campuses, and at conferences and churches across the globe.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Moss is an honors graduate of Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School, and earned a doctor of ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary. He is the former pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga., his first pastorate, and is currently senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
An ordained minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the United Church of Christ, Pastor Moss carries dual standing in both denominations. He is a life member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, board member of the Christian Century Magazine, and chaplain of the Children’s Defense Fund’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor Child Advocacy Conference.
Moss’s sermon is titled “By Any Means Necessary.” Union Chapel is an interdenominational church located at the intersections of Narragansett, Kennebec, and Circuit avenues in Oak Bluffs.