The MH Program

The Meetinghouse is a media initiative hosted by Dr Dwight A Moody to promote conversation on religion and American life.


The News, Commentary, and Conversations on this web site will relate religion to every area of life, including the person and the public: from organized religion to spirituality, books and movies, politics and public life, business and enterprise, media and entertainment, and private morality and social justice. Throughout 2020, the focus of much of the content will be the role of religion in the presidential (and general) election and the impact of the global pandemic on the practice of religion. 


The program features news, book reviews, commentary, and conversations with noted guests, including, but not limited to: actors, artists, authors, athletes, entertainers, professors, ministers, agitators, organizers, politicians, mayors, governors, presidents, and–for the next few months–candidates. All interviews/conversations shows are recorded, edited, and published as podcasts; the News and Commentaries are also archived elsewhere on this web site. Here is a sample of recent guests in The Meetinghouse.


Since March 5, 2020, The Meetinghouse has taken to the airwaves, through a weekly radio show, Thursday afternoon at 1, with a rebroadcast Sunday morning at 7.  It is hosted by Rejoice Radio in Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia, on 94.7 FM and 97.5 FM.  The best way to listen is through the radio station LISTEN LIVE link at There is also a link to the show on the home page of


Beginning March 4, 2021, The Meetinghouse is also aired through the television ministry of St. Stephens Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky. You can watch the show on the Facebook page of both The Meetinghouse and St. Stephens Baptist Church, and also through the YouTube pages of Dwight A. Moody and St. Stephens Church.


Your feedback is valued! write to with recommendations of radio guests, topics, events, questions, and books to review.

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The MH Host

Dwight A Moody has fulfilled his ministerial calling as a pastor, preacher, author, administrator, professor, social entrepreneur, and radio host. 


Born, raised and educated in Kentucky, he graduated from Georgetown College (1972) and studied also at Jerusalem University College and Notre Dame University. He holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree in systematic theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1982).


Dr Moody has served as pastor of churches in Holton, Indiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Owensboro, Kentucky. From 1997 to 2008, he was dean of the chapel and professor of religion at Georgetown College in Kentucky. In 2009, he founded the Academy of Preachers and served as its first president until 2017.


Dr. Moody is the author of five books (including two memoirs, Heaven for a Dime: Memoir of a Small Town Preacher, and It’s About Time: A Memoir of Ministry at Georgetown College) and many scholarly and popular articles (a collection of which was published as On the Other Side of Oddville). He is the editor of the festival sermon book series published from 2010-2018 by the Academy of Preachers, now totaling nine volumes all published by Chalice Press. His weekly column on religion and American life is distributed each Thursday morning and interested persons may join the weekly readers by using the subscription feature at the bottom of this page.


To invite Dr. Moody to preach at your church or event, to write an article or column, to speak at your church or civic event, to coach you as a preacher, leader, or parent, or to serve as interim pastor, president, or executive, please  call him at 859-229-8642 or write him at dwightamoody@gmail.

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Board of Advisors

Valerie Bridgeman
Dean & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Methodist School Theology of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio


Lori Carrell
Chancellor, University of Minnesota at Rochester, Rochester, MN


Lawrence Carter 
Dean, Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia


Bill Crouch
Founder and CEO, BrightDot National Fundraising Consultants, Raleigh, North Carolina


Charles Kimball
Recently retired from the Chair, Religion Department, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma


Everett McCorvey
Director of Opera, University of Kentucky, National Chorale, and American Spiritual Ensemble, Lexington KY


Bob Mong
President, University of North Texas at Dallas, Texas


Jay Akkerman
Dean, Northwest Nazarene University, Idaho


Tom Krattenmacker
Columnist USA TODAY newspaper, Director of Public Relations, Yale Divinity School, New Haven CT


Molly Marshall
Author, Theologian, Columnist (Baptist Global News), President, United Seminary of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota


Jennifer Cronin
Teaching Professor of Business Communication, University of Notre Dame


Brian McLaren
Minister, author, public speaker