Wesley Seminary Hires Theologian Joy J. Moore as Associate Professor of Homiletics and Christian Ministry

Joy J. Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Homiletics and Christian Ministry (Credit: Wesley Seminary)
Joy J. Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Homiletics and Christian Ministry (Credit: Wesley Seminary)

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University has hired Joy J. Moore, Ph.D., to join the faculty as an associate professor of homiletics and Christian ministry.

Moore will begin her duties at Wesley Seminary on July 1, 2017.

“I’m among those who have watched Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University from its inception,” said Moore, who comes to Wesley Seminary from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. “I have been impressed by the intentionality of the faculty to design interdisciplinary courses taught by theologians and practitioners. I’ve been encouraged by the attentiveness to prepare ministers for the realities of the 21stcentury.”

Moore, who is an ordained Elder in the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church, was the founding associate dean of the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, where she also served as an assistant professor of preaching since 2012.

Prior to that, Moore served as associate dean for Black Church Studies and Church Relations at Duke University, in Durham, N.C., where she also was a visiting professor of preaching.

“Dr. Moore is practically and theologically trained, both by the academy but more so by her service to the local church,” said the Rev. David Smith, Ph.D., dean of Wesley Seminary and a professor of New Testament and Christian ministry. “She is a nationally respected academic leader, ordained in the United Methodist Church, who has taught at several prestigious seminaries. Moreover, she loves the local church and is called to serve through preparing local church pastors for their respective Kingdom Mission.”

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SOURCE: EEW Magazine
Michele Lemmon