The Reverend W.L. Moody was raised in New Kent County, VA. He is the third child born to the late Elise M. Moody and the late Joseph J. Moody, Sr. He is married to Evangelist Susan S. Moody and they have three children: Vanessa, Andre’ and Jonathan. They are the proud grandparents of seven.
Rev. Moody is a member of the Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church in New Kent where he was licensed to preach the gospel in 2001 and ordained in 2005. He holds membership in the New Kent Baptist Minister’s Union, the Ministers and Diaconate Conference of Amelia, Chesterfield and Powhatan, Chesterfield County Public School Faith Leadership Council and American Legion Post 186. He is a current member of the Central Virginia Basketball Official Association.
Rev. Moody attended New Kent Public Schools graduating in 1981. He then went to join the U. S. Army where he served for 26 years achieving the rank of Sergeant Major. He is retired from the U. S. Postal Service and currently employed by Chesterfield Police Department as a Child Safety Officer.
Rev. Moody attended Kansas State University and St. Leo’s College in Florida. He is a 2004 graduate of Virginia Union University Evans-Smith Religious Study Program. He graduated in 2007 from Atlantic Baptist Bible College and received his Master of Divinity from Virginia Triumphant College and Seminary in 2008. He graduated from John Tyler Community College in 2012 where he became certified as a counselor in Bereavement and Grief Counseling. He received his Associate of Arts Degree in Health and Human Services from John Tyler Community College in 2019.
Rev. Moody was called to Pastor the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in April 2007 and began that assignment from God on May 6, 2007. He often quotes, “It is in him we live, move and have our being.”