Antioch, TN - 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.
Bro. David Shores, pastor of 1st Free Will Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois is the Promotional Secretary for the State Association and organizes & distributes the State Association Newsletter and is involved with denominational promotion across the state.