Congregational Development and Revitalization
Meet Reverend Dr. Marvin Anthony Moss, the Director of Congregational Development and Revitalization for the New York Annual Conference.
A native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Dr. Moss is a graduate of Hampton University and the Naval Chaplains Reserve Officers School. He earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew University.
Dr. Moss is the author of Next: Surviving a Leadership Transition, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, 100 Black Men of New York and Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011.
He is the recipient of the 2003 and 2011 Denman Evangelism Award for Church Growth, the NAACP Emancipation Award, the 2011 Gammon Theological Seminary Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Moss was inducted into the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers in April of 2009, serves as a Mentor/Coach and Consultant empowering other pastors and congregations to operate at their fullest God given potential.
About Congregational Development and Revitalization
Our Director of Congregational Development and Revitalization provides leadership in developing systems and implementing strategies for revitalizing existing congregations and new meeting places for creative and innovative worship. In addition to serving on the NYAC Cabinet, the Director of Congregational Development and Revitalization is a partner for the Bishop and District Superintendents in planning and implementing strategic ministry.
The director of congregational development and revitalization provides visionary and passionate leadership for developing new congregations and church revitalization across the conference. Dr. Moss is the third person to ever hold the position in the New York Annual Conference.
The Rev. Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble, the first person to hold this position in our Annual Conference. When Dr. Noble, regrettably, left the position due to health reasons in 2016, he was preceded by Rev. Dr. David Gilmore, who is stepped down effective, July 1, 2020 to become District Superintendent for the Missouri Annual Conference’s Heartland District.
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Spiritual Leadership by Thomas Bandy (Abingdon Press, 2016)
- Who Stole my Church by Gordon MacDonald (Thomas Nelson, 2010)
- Small Church Checkup by Kay Kotan and Phil Shroeder (Discipleship Resources, 2018)
- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero (Zondervan, 2017)
- Mission Possible: A Simple Structure for Missional Effectiveness by Kay Kotan and Blake Bradford (Market Square Publishing, 2019)
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