RadioACTive: November 12, 2020

  • November 12, 2020
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Dr. Moses, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church: Changing the Narrative on the discipline of being a disciple, Do Your Part: Change the Covid Story with the Salt Lake County Health Department

To mitigate the spread of Covid19, the Salt Lake County Health Department launched a new campaign to share real-life stories of people affected by the deadly virus. The following message is from the SLDH

COVID-19 is a major health risk to everyone—even you. As case numbers surge in Utah, the following stories are from people like you who have experienced the impact firsthand. Who are they? 

  • Families who couldn’t get the emergency medical services they needed for a loved one because rooms at the hospital were full
  • Doctors who are making choices today about prioritizing care for their patients
  • Exhausted nurses and healthcare workers trying to keep their colleagues and families healthy
  • Mothers who are still experiencing long-term health impacts from COVID like chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, and chest pain
  • Healthy adults who got COVID and were isolated and alone in a hospital bed

But we have also heard stories of hope and an insistence that we all have the power to change the narrative about COVID. The strategies to prevent COVID-19 infection are simple and effective. Be vigilant about avoiding confined or poorly ventilated spaces, washing your hands, and wearing a face covering and social distancing—even with people you love.

Dr. Oscar Moses, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City, spends some time talking about his path from law enforcement officer to a spiritual leader and community leader.

  • Dr. Moses is a graduate of Mendel Catholic Preparatory High School of Chicago. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Religious Studies from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. 

    On June 6, 2000, he received his Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from McCormick Theological Seminary. On May 21, 2001, he received a Certificate of Completion for one extended unit of level one CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. at Advocate South Suburban Hospital. Dr. Moses is a Mckissick Carter Fellow graduate of the United Theological Seminary where he earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree in 2014. 

    His dissertation was focused on Preaching That Challenges Congregations to Transform Community Hopelessness to Hope and Beyond. 

    Dr. Moses served as the Moderator for the Christian Unity Baptist District Association for 10 years. He is the Chairman of Evangelism for the Illinois National Baptist State Convention and the President of the Pastor’s and Ministers Auxiliary for the National Baptist Convention of America Inc. 

     He is currently an adjunct professor at Trinity Christian College in Palos, Illinois teaching Christian Worldview.  

 Dr. Moses is the author of the following books:

Views, thoughts, or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

  • Community Co-Host: Meligha Garfield, Changing the Narrative
  • Assoc. Producer/Host: Billy Palmer
  • Executive Producer, Host:  Lara Jones