The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III will be the evangelist during the revival on Dec. 13 and 14 at Peoples Congregational UCC, 4704 13th St., NW. He is pastor of Trinity UCC in Chicago, Ill. and is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching prophetically that the message of love and justice are inseparable companions, forming the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

He has a unique gift to communicate across generations. His creative Bible-based messages have inspired young and old alike. His intergenerational preaching gift has made him a popular speaker on college campuses, at conferences and churches across the globe.

Moss, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is an honors graduate of Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School, and earned a doctor of ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.

An accomplished author, he published his first book, {Redemption in a Red Light District} in 1999 and co-authored {The Gospel Re-Mix; How to Reach the Hip-Hop Generation} in 2006. His sermons articles and poetry have appeared in many publications.

He is an ordained minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the United Church of Christ, carrying dual standing in both denominations. He is a life member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, board member of the Christian Century Magazine, Chaplain of the Children’s Defense Fund’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor Child Advocacy Conference.

Moss is married to his college sweetheart, the former Monica Brown of Orlando, Fla., Spelman College and Columbia University graduate, and they are the proud parents of two creative and humorous children, Elijah Wynton and Makayla Elon.