Rev. Dr. Marvin A. Moss is the Senior Pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He assumed this position on June 22, 2006, having served as Senior Pastor as St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia since 1999. St. James UMC grew from fewer than 200 members to more 1200. Prior to his pastoral duties there, he was Associate Pastor at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Decatur, GA from 1994- until he was re-assigned in 1999. Since coming to Cascade, Pastor Moss has completed (2) mission trips to Africa: Malawi in 2007 and Ghana in July 2008. He was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees at Gammon Theological Seminary. Pastor Moss is involved in the greater Atlanta community at many levels including the Grady Health System Board of Visitors, the Regional Council of Churches, the Board of the Andrew and Walter Young Family YWCA, and the Georgia Department of Corrections Faith and Community -Based Advisory Board.
Rev. Dr. Marvin Anthony Moss was born on May 23, 1963 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He was educated in the public schools of North Carolina and graduated from Goldsboro High School. He is a graduate of Hampton University, the Naval Chaplains Reserve Officers School, and holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Gammon Theological Seminary at The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew University.
He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.. He was the recipient of the Denman Evangelism Award for Church Growth in 2003, and the Freeman United Methodist Men Leadership Award in 2005.
Rev. Dr. Moss is the recipient of the NAACP’s 2009 Emancipation Award presented by the Atlanta Branch NAACP during the Emancipation Proclamation “Jubilee Day” service held at Cascade UMC. In April of 2009, he became one of 58 highly selective inductees into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College. He was honored as of of the 2009 Chosen Pastors at the 15Th Annual Gospel Choice Awards, 2011 and 2010 .com Guest Columnist. He was also the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Spiritual Leadership Award by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association, and a member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011.