2Ti_2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
I submit Cris Jackson’s very fine Facebook post of December 2, 2015 below to which I appended a couple of my own comments and responses. Pastor Emery Moss, Jr. was a student in my English 6 Early American Literature class which I taught at Cass Technical High School. When my student, Pastor Moss asked me one Tuesday if he might be able to see me after school because he had some questions to ask me about the Bible. I agreed to meet with him. A couple weeks or so after, Pastor Moss asked me if he could see me again after school, like before. We met again, and he excitedly showed me how he was studying a little red book received, as I recall, from a neighbor. He had taken careful notes on his reading. He showed me the book, and his notes.
I explained to Pastor Moss back then that he must carefully go by the Bible itself. I said what he was reading was literature from a mistaken or false cult. I further explained that any religious group, faith, or denomination must be true to the Bible or it should be avoided. I said that if the literature or teaching any such group publishes does not contain the emphasis and balance of truth found in the Bible, to that degree the group is false or mistaken. I asked Pastor Moss what he learned about salvation, about the resurrection of Christ bodily from the grave, about prayer, about holiness, from that little red book. He embarrassingly had to answer, “Mr. Smith, this book does not address any of those things.” He was a bit disappointed that all his recent study and note taking were in vain. He said, “Here, Mr. Smith, I’ll give you the little red book and you can do with it as you please.”
I still have that little red book, and I may even have Pastor Moss’s notes too, I forget.
But Pastor Moss was a good student, and learned the lesson well. I loaned him books from my own personal library to help him go further in the right direction. I loaned him Irwin Linton’s helpful volume, A Lawyer Examines the Bible. I also loaned him Simon Greenleaf’s The Testimony of the Evangelists, and no doubt many more volumes. I took him with some of our young people to the Voice of Christian Youth bimonthly rallies at the Masonic Auditorium in Detroit.
Some years later I received a telephone call from Emery, who was then, he told me, stationed in Texas, for he was now in the Air Force. He told me he had met a wonderful Christian young lady, and would soon be married. I told him I would continue to keep him in my prayers.
Some years later my brother Mark told me he had met up with Pastor Moss in one of the Detroit suburbs at a Burger King or MacDonald’s restaurant, and they readily recognized each other. Mark shared my new telephone number with him. At that time Pastor Moss was attending Tyndale College. Pastor Moss called my home, and my wife Sue answered. Pastor Moss said to Sue, “Well, you probably would have no idea who I am….” My wife told him, “Oh yes I do! We pray daily for you by name!”
Many years later, Mrs. Mary Moss, Pastor Emery Moss’s wife, shared with me that she will never forget how deeply impressed and appreciative her husband was to learn of our continuing prayer support.
Pastor Moss has an amazing ministry today. I am thankful to the Lord I could have a very tiny impact on my student’s life, such that the Lord now uses him to His glory every day to reach more souls for Christ in the whole Southeastern Michigan area.
Biography of Pastor Emery Moss, Jr. : (Acts 20:28) “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.”
Pastor Emery Moss, Jr. has served as a pastor for over 40 years, he was ordained and licensed as a Baptist Minister at the age of 19, while serving on Active Duty at Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, TX. (1971) He was later called into the Full Gospel Ministry while serving on active duty at George A.F.B. in Victorville, California (1975). There he served as Senior Pastor of a Full Gospel congregation for 2 ½ years. After returning to Detroit, Michigan, Pastor Moss was licensed and ordained as a Full Gospel Non-Denominational Pastor. He and his wife Mary were led by the Lord to start a Christian Center that would minister to children and adults. Pastor Moss then went on to serve as Senior Pastor of Christian Fellowship Church in Detroit and Roseville, Michigan for 4 years.
From there God called him to do a work at Evangel Ministries in 1985, where he served as an Associate Pastor under the leadership of Pastor Bogel for 11 years. In 1997, Pastor and Sister Moss were then led to start Strictly Biblical Bible Teaching Ministries (where there is no spiritual abuse) of Detroit, Michigan, where he now serves as Senior Pastor. Pastor and Sister Moss were married on May 16, 1970 and have been married for over 40 years now. They are the proud parents of three beautiful children, and also the proud grandparents of four beautiful grandchildren AJ, Jalen, CJ, and Katie. Pastor Moss served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force for 23 years. While in the military, he was assigned to the Social Actions Department, where he provided drug and alcohol counseling, He was certified as a Human Relations Instructor, and also taught human relations classes.
Pastor Moss retired as a Major from the Air Force. Pastor Moss worked as a Mental Health Tech. for Holy Cross Hospital, Cottage Hospital and St. Joseph’s form 1979-1996. In 1990 he became a facilitator for “Chalk Talk” a business that he started. He taught Human Relations at the Judson Center and several other organizations. Pastor Moss attended Wayne State University, where he majored in Psychology and Sociology. He graduated from William Tyndale College in Farmington Hills, MI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary in 1998. Pastor Moss has recently received his Diploma in Biblical Counseling from A.A.C.U.
Pastor Moss has authored several books; “Twisted Teaching of the Word Faith Movement,” “Twisted Teaching of the Homosexual Church” and “The Twisted Teaching of the Secret”, “just to name a few”. Along with Pastoring the Strictly Biblical congregation located in Detroit, Michigan, Pastor Moss is the Founder of Bible Boot Camp, Inc., where he and his wife, Mary Moss, conduct various seminars on marriage and relationships, as well as cult seminars, etc. Pastor Moss currently serves as Chaplain of the Dearborn Police Department and Instructor of Human Relations classes for the Dearborn Police Department. Pastor Moss can currently be heard on WLQV radio 1500 AM, Monday—Friday, from 6pm—7pm on the “Bible Talk Show”