Reverend Jess Moody

Reverend Jess Moody, Founder and First President of Palm Beach Atlantic University, portrait statue by artist Zenos Frudakis. Moody, a former pastor at First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, came to West Palm in 1961 at the urging of Billy Graham to create a Christian university. He served as both pastor and president of Palm Beach Atlantic from 1968-1972. Palm Beach Atlantic University opened with only 84 students and now has a growing enrollment of 3,865 students.

Size: Seven-Feet Tall
Media: Bronze
Location: Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach, Florida
Collection: Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach, Florida

In the Media
Palm Beach Atlantic University unveils 7-foot statue of founding president, Palm Beach Post Palm Beach Atlantic University today honored Jess Moody, the school's founding father and first president, by unveiling a 7-foot, 715-pound bronze statue of the charismatic Baptist preacher.... [PDF]