Dr. Edward Moody Selected As Choice For Executive Secretary by Executive Committee

After a lengthy search process, the Executive Committee of the National Association of Free Will Baptists has introduced 51-year-old North Carolina native, Dr. Edward E. Moody, Jr., as candidate for executive secretary of the denomination. The position will be vacated following Keith Burden’s retirement in September. Pending approval by the General Board, delegates to the 2019 National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, will vote on Moody’s confirmation as Burden’s successor during the annual business session. Dr. Moody has been pastor of Tippett’s Chapel FWB Church in Clayton, North Carolina, since 2000. He is professor of counselor education and associate dean of the School of Education at North Carolina Central University, where he has served since 1995. Dr. Moody is additionally vice-chairman of the Welch College Board of Trustees. A licensed professional counselor supervisor and health services provider, the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina named Moody Counselor of the Year in 2016. He holds a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in counselor education, an M.A. from Middle Tennessee State University in clinical psychology, and a B.A. from Welch College in pastoral training. Moody is author of Surviving Culture, First Aid for Emotional Hurts: Helping People Through Difficult Times, and the First Aid for Your Emotional Hurts training series, along with numerous professional journal and magazine articles. Eddie and his wife Lynne have two children, Mackenzie and Mitchell.