About

Dr. Moodley is a native of South Africa, born and raised in the city of Durban. He and his family came to the United States in 1994.

Dr. Moodley currently serves as Director of the Intercultural Studies Program and Professor of Intercultural Studies at Lee University, Cleveland Tennessee. He first joined Lee University in 1996.

Dr. Moodley has a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, E. Stanley Jones School of Missions and Evangelism, Wilmore Kentucky.

His other earned academic degrees are:

  • Master of Divinity, Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN
  • Bachelor of Theology, University of South Africa, Durban, South Africa.
  • Diploma of Divinity, Bethesda Bible College, Durban, South Africa.

Dr. Moodley has done post-doctoral work at the University of South Africa in the area of Sociology.

Prior to his tenure at Lee University, Dr. Moodley taught at Bethesda Bible College in Durban South Africa. He founded the Alethea Bible School for lay pastors in Durban South Africa in 1985.

Dr. Moodley is an ordained minister in the Church of God. He has several years of pastoral experience. Dr. Moodley and his brother Bishop Emmanuel Moodley together with 17 charter members planted a church in Phoenix Durban (a predominately Indian township) in 1975. Today the church has a membership of some 8,000 members. Dr. Moodley was also responsible for the planting of a new church in the Indian township of Chatsworth Durban in 1991. From the initial seven families in 1994 the church grew to some 370 members by 1994 when he left to transition to the US.

Dr. Moodley has traveled to almost 100 countries in all six continents, as conference speaker, presenting papers at international conferences, and preaching in local churches around the world.

Dr. Moodley is widely published with essays, articles, and books on theological, missiological and topics on ecclesiology. His monograph: “Shembe, Ancestors, and Christ: A Christological Inquiry with Missiological Implications” was published by Pickwick Publication (Wipf & Stock Publishers) in 2008.