Emmitt Mitchell is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of D. L. Moody Center, an organization dedicated to sharing the uncomplicated Gospel with a world that needs to hear it and to preserving the legacy of the 19th-century evangelist D. L. Moody. D. L. Moody Center and Emmitt believe deeply in the transformative power of God’s word to change lives and save souls.
Emmitt has enjoyed a significant business career in banking, real estate development and the automobile dealership business. He has served the spiritual needs for the community as a Founder and Chairman of the Board of Urban Youth Leaders, a large inner-city youth mentoring and training organization. He also served as aYouth Pastor and Sr. Pastor of Victory Temple Christian Life Center. In the civic arena he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Emmitt is a founding Board member of the of The Signatry-AGlobal Christian Foundation. The Signatry has facilitated charitable contributions of $3 billion dollars in the last 20 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Bott Radio Network and The Woodson Center. Emmitt is passionate about the Gospel of Christ and often volunteers his time, talent, and resources to many other ministries nationally and locally.Emmitt and Karen have been married for 50 years and share a passion for faith, family, and community. They are the parents of fourchildren and nine grandchildren. Emmitt is an active instrument rated pilot with over 3,000 hours flying time. In his leisure time he enjoys fishing, jogging and bicycling.