THE REVEREND DR. DIANE L. GIVENS MOFFETT

The Reverend Dr. Diane L. Givens Moffett is a native of Oakland, California. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and both her Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry degree at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California. In addition to being a preacher and pastor, Reverend Moffett is the author of Beyond Greens and Cornbread: Reflections of African American Christian Identity published by Judson Press. The book received excellent reviews from various publications including Ebony Magazine. Dr. Moffett’s sermon, Giving Birth is featured in Outstanding Black Sermons published by Judson Press and her sermon Mustard Seed Faith was published in Those Preachin’ Women, Volume 4, Judson Press. Included in the journal, Call To Worship – Liturgy, Music, Preaching & The Arts, the official journal of The Presbyterian Association of Musicians, are two articles written by Doctor Moffett- Celebrating The Birthday of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Celebrating Black History Month. The journal is published by the Office of Theology & Worship of The Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.). In 2008 her sermon, A Fruitful Partnership, was published in the African American Pulpit Journal Winter Edition 2008, and in March of 2009 three essays in the Feast for the Soul Commentary published by Westminster John Knox Press.

Dr. Moffett is a revival speaker and guest preacher. She is currently Senior Pastor at Saint James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina and Moderator of the Salem Presbytery consisting of 145 congregations. She is married to Mondre’ Moffett and they have three daughters, Reverend Eustacia Moffett-Marshall, Campus Minister at Saint James Presbyterian Church and Minister of Music at Grace Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem; Jessica Moffett-Lee, an elementary school teacher in West Orange, New Jersey and Kayla Moffett an elementary school teacher at Faulkner Elementary School in Greensboro. She also has three beautiful grandchildren, Jeremiah Toure’ and Jessica Monet Marshall and Joella Diane Lee .

 

 

Community Service:

Board Member Cone Health – Present

Board Member Cone Health Community Foundation – Present

 

Member – Steering Committee Greensboro Faith Leader’s Council – Present

Past Member of Guilford County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council 2010-2014

Workshop Presenter for:

Epworth United Methodist Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2010

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference 2008

University of North Carolina Greensboro Equity & Diversity Conference 2008

Winston-Salem State University Fall Lecture Series – The Black Church & Ethics in the 21st Century 2008

Presbyterian Church (USA) Evangelism Conference 2005

Massanetta Springs Bible Conference 2005

Fuller Theological Seminary Conference 2005

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Urban Ministry Institute (late 90’s)

Korean and African American Church Dialogue early 80’s

Current Church Related Activities

Salem Presbytery:

Moderator of Salem Presbytery

Chair of the General Assembly’s Climate for Change Task Force on “Cultural Profiency” 2010-2012

Member of Salem Presbytery’s Adhoc Team formulating a response to the Greensboro Truth & Reconciliation Commission – 2008

Member of Salem Presbytery’s Rehobeth Minister’s Group

Member of Salem Presbytery’s General Council 2006-2007

Member of the Black Advisory Council of the Presbyterian Church USA 2005 – 2008

Member and past Vice President of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus

General Assembly:

General Assembly Delegate 2008

Chair, Climate for Change Task force 2009 – present

General Assembly Preacher 2008 and 1991

Advisor for Theological Seminary Delegates General Assembly (early 90’s)

Vice President of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus (early 90’s)

Former Presbyteries (Late 80’s early 90’s):

Member of Newark’s Presbytery’s Committee for Preparation for Ministry

Member of San Francisco Presbytery’s Discipleship and the World Committee

Member of San Francisco Presbytery’s Candidates Committee

Member of San Francisco Presbytery’s Judicial Commission