Reverend Dennis W. Moody
Rev. Dennis W. Moody, a native of Gaston, North Carolina, attended the Northampton County Public Schools and is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. A former Investigative Specialist with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rev. Moody was assigned to FBI Headquarters and to Field Offices in Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; and Baltimore, Maryland. Rev. Moody is happily married to DeShea, and together they have four children: ShaLandra, Carey, Terrence, and Ashley; seven grandchildren: Jaia, Jamal, Cameron, Corey, Cobe', Chloe, and Jose; and a goddaughters, Oksana and Angelica.
Rev. Moody's Christian Walk
Rev. Moody accepted Jesus, the Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of ten and joined the Gaston Missionary Baptist Church. It was during his FBI assignment to the Baltimore Office that Rev. Moody accepted his call to the Gospel Ministry at the Mt. Pisgah Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church. An ordained Deacon and Elder in Full Connection, Rev. Moody served as Pastor of St. Stephens CME - Winchester, Virginia; St James CME - Lynchburg, Virginia; and Mt. Pisgah CME - Evington, Viriginia. Having served the CME Church for six years, Rev. Moody then accepted an appointment with the United Methodist (UMC) Church. He served as Pastor of the Kelly Circuit for seven years: A four church charge consisting of Court Street UMC - Bedford, Virginia; Halesford, UMC - Moneta, Virginia; Mt. Zion UMC - Goode, Virginia; and New Hope UMC - Chamblissburg, Virginia. After resigning his appointment with the UMC church, Rev. Moody joined the Washington Street Baptist Church - Bedford, Virginia. Believing that all things should be done decently and in order, he was licensed and ordained according to the Baptist Doctrine under the hand of the Rev. Dr. Henry Alvin Henderson. Currently, Rev. Moody jointly serves as First Vice-Moderator of the Peaks of Otter Baptist Association. Rev. Moody is ever conscious of the two-fold nature of his calling: To preach the Word of God and to love God's people. His guiding conviction: to be a witness for Christ and not a judger of men. His ardent desire: To be a Pastor after God's own heart; feeding God's people with knowledge and understanding. His tranforming revelation: The people who seem to deserve love the least, need love the most.
Rev. Moody's Civic Involvement
Rev. Moody is a State of Maryland Certified AIDS Awareness Counselor. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Human Rights - Lynchburg, Virginia; President of the Bedford City and County Voter's League; and President of the Bedford County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).