“PROPHETIC LEADERS EMPOWERING THE CHURCH!”
Atlanta, GA – October 18, 2011 - The 15th Inaugural Ceremony and The 128th Founders’ Day Observance for Gammon Theological Seminary, October 18-19th took an especially celebratory turn with the installation of The Reverend Dr. Albert D. Mosley, as the 15th President-Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary at Cascade United Methodist Church. Gammon is the United Methodist component of The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC). Rev. Mosley was elected by the Board of Trustees of Gammon Theological Seminary in its regular Fall meeting on Monday afternoon, October 18, 2010.
The Reverend Dr. Albert D. Mosley, an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, before coming to Gammon served as the University Chaplain of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Mosley served as the Senior Pastor of the historic Janes Memorial United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, PA (the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s largest African American congregation). Concurrent with his service at Janes Memorial, Mosley served as Interim Director of the Center for Civic Engagement and an Adjunct Professor.
Prior to Janes Memorial UMC, He served in a cross-racial Appointment as the Senior Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven, PA (one of the Eastern PA Annual Conference’s largest white congregations). Before that, Reverend Mosley was Interim Chaplain and Director of Multi-Faith Studies at Albright College, Reading, PA. Prior to Albright, he held the position of Assistant Dean and Director of Religious Life at Duke University, providing oversight and leadership for a university department that included over 25 chaplains. He co-led the Design Team and was one of the principal authors of a successful $2 million grant proposal from the Lilly Endowment to establish the Church and Society Servant-Leader Initiative, which eventually became the Duke Pathways Program.
Today’s clergy person must be able to speak prophetically and intelligently about health-care reform, the volatile economy, prospects for world peace, and how these issues affect persons in our pews. Prophets are always contemporary, addressing the needs and concerns of the current culture with a gospel whose core message is the same throughout eternity.”
Gammon’s 15th President-Dean Albert D. Mosley is from Shuqualak, Mississippi. He has earned degrees from Millsaps College, Duke University, and Yale University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors – including the Bishop’s Medal given by the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church for meritorious service to church and society. Mosley is also the recipient of the William J. Griffith Distinguished University Service Award given by Duke University, and the Distinguished Preaching Award given by the Divinity School at Duke University. Recently, Reverend Mosley received the Harry Denman Award for Evangelism from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. The Northwest Interfaith Movement of Philadelphia also recently honored him with the first annual Richard R. Fernandez Religious Leadership Award.
Gammon Theological Seminary is a historically African American graduate professional institution, one of the founding four seminaries of the six schools in the ecumenical consortium of The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), with a mission to recruit, support, and educate pastors and leaders for The United Methodist Church.