The Right Reverend W. Darin Moore

Session: Closing Conference Preacher

The Right Reverend W. Darin Moore
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

The Right Reverend W. Darin Moore is the Presiding Prelate of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and the current Chairman of the National Council of Churches USA, the largest ecumenical body in the United States, comprised of 38 denominations with a total membership of more than 30 million. Bishop Moore is a native of Mt. Vernon, NY. He began his college education at Livingstone College, graduating from Purchase College, in Purchase, NY with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Theological studies includes Yale University Divinity School and a M.Div. from United Theological Seminary. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from UTS as well as an honorary Doctorate from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Pastoral assignments for Bishop Moore have included Clarksville and Morning Star A.M.E. Zion Churches, Monroe, NC, Mt. Olivet A.M.E. Zion Church, Greensboro, NC, and Jones Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church, Indianapolis, IN. While in Greensboro, he served on the Commission for the Greensboro Coliseum and the County Commission on Children and Youth. In Indianapolis, Bishop Moore served two terms as President of the Board of Directors for the Greater Indianapolis Church Federation and was the Presiding Elder of the Indianapolis District for the A.M.E. Zion Church. In July 2012, Bishop Moore was elevated to the episcopacy from Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, Mt. Vernon, NY as the 99th bishop in succession. During his tenure as pastor of Greater Centennial, the congregation grew from a few hundred to more than six thousand five hundred members.

A loving husband to Devieta C. Moore and devoted father to Daron (Elaina), Dana, and Dion, Bishop Moore uses as his theme: “It’s our OUTREACH that validates our UPREACH!”