Meet Our Pastor
Dr. Charles A. Moody Jr.
M.A., ED, DSL
With a compelling determination to expand the Kingdom of God by any means necessary, Dr. Moody engages his listeners and takes them on an incredible journey, through the use of creative illustrations and props. His audiences often find themselves listening with rapt attention as they experience his exceptional style of preaching and teaching. His uniqueness is further exemplified by his ability to teach the uncompromised Gospel while incorporating the psychological and sociological concerns of today; thus bridging the Gospel with modern-day issues. His training in psychology also provides him with a strong understanding of the complexities, intricacies, and needs of the human psyche; so that he can provide listeners with time-tested Biblical remedies.
Academically, Dr. Moody is well versed. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, he completed a Master of Arts in Developmental Education from Texas State University. He completed his Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University in 2012. Dr. Moody’s work in ministry has been all-inclusive; from counseling and administration, curricula and training course design, to teaching pedagogy classes at seminars throughout the country. Moreover, he excels in the area of relationship seminars, both for married couples as well as singles.
Dr. Moody has also served the community in the academic sector as an adjunct professor at Austin Community College, and in the non-profit sector as director of Americorp Austin. Additionally, Dr. Moody has for several years served as lead chaplain for the Austin Police Department in East Austin.
After serving as an Elder and the Leadership Development Director under the tutelage of Dr. Dana Carson, Dr. Moody assumed Pastoral responsibility of the outstanding and distinctive ministry that is The R.O.C.K. ATX. Under his leadership, The R.O.C.K. ATX is a growing ministry that has touched the lives of many!
Dr. Moody’s gifts extend beyond the academic to the fine arts. He has written several original songs that have become worship favorites within the congregation and is the lead playwright for the popular play series entitled Fighting Our Roaming Enemy (F.O.R.E Play), that has been staged in the Austin, Round Rock, and Houston areas.
Dr. Moody’s vision is expansive and impactful. He is the founder of C2H (Community Coalition for Health), Alpha Prep School and Moody Housing – organizations that change lives in the area of health, primary education and community housing. He is also the Chair of the Black Health and Wellness Coalition in the City of Austin. Dr. Moody is rapidly being noted as a recognizable proponent for health across the State of Texas, and a catalyst for change in the fight to end diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Dr. Moody is the proud husband of Mrs. Felicia Moody and the devoted father of Charlae Alexia, Charles Allen III, Chase Anthony, and Chanceller Alexander.
Visit Dr. Charles A. Moody Jr.’s website here for more information about his seminars, books, media and more of his work!