Emmitt Mitchell is President of the Moody Center. The Moody Center’s work is focused on three broad areas: evangelism, education, and Christian entrepreneurship. Emmitt leads with strategic vision and oversight, helping the Moody Center to realize its vision of equipping and inspiring today’s ministry leaders to become more effective through innovation and continuous learning.
Emmitt is a long-time Kansas City businessman with significant experience in banking, real estate and the automobile industry. He owned and operated three automobile dealerships in the Kansas City area, Mitchell Oldsmobile, Mitchell Cadillac Inc. and Mitchell Lincoln Mercury Inc.
Emmitt has served the Kansas City community in many positions ranging from Chairman of Urban Youth Leader, and Senior Pastor of Victory Temple Christian Life Center to serving as Vice- Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Emmitt is a founding Board member of the Servant Foundation, recently renamed The Signatry: A Global Christian Foundation. The Signatry has facilitated charitable contributions of almost $3 billion dollars to Christian nonprofits and ministries worldwide since 2000.
Emmitt continues to offer his services to ministries with a passion for faith and community. He also serves as a board member for Bott Radio Network, an organization that reaches over 100 million listeners daily.
Emmitt has been married to Karen for over 46 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren. Emmitt is an active instrument rated pilot with over 2,000 hours of flying time. In his leisure time he enjoys fishing, jogging and bicycling.