Rev. Garry D. Moore, Sr. 

BS, M.Div.

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arry D. Moore was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, was educated in the public schools there and graduated from Amherst County High School in 1976.  

Following graduation, he was granted the opportunity to join an international singing and educational organization, Up With People. Through this organization, he was afforded the opportunity to travel the world for three years visiting all continents except Australia, and every country except Afghanistan sharing his wonderful musical talent. One of his most memorable performances was at Super Bowl XIV in 1980 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the former Los Angeles Rams in Pasadena, California.  

OUR PASTOR

Call to Ministry

Reverend Moore continued his education by matriculating at the University of California at San Diego. After attending four quarters of college, he moved to Los Angeles and received his
life-changing call into the Christian Ministry and was licensed to preach on Palm Sunday, 1981 at the Second Benevolent Missionary Baptist Church. 

 

After moving back home to Lynchburg and continuing his ministry, the following Easter Sunday, 1982, he was ordained to preach by Lovingston Baptist Church of Madison Heights, Virginia. He and his family moved to West Virginia in 1970 to accept the call at Scott Street Baptist Church, this year he is celebrating his 28th anniversary with the family of Scott Street Baptist Church. 

Education

Reverend Moore received his Bachelor of Science from Bluefield College in 1993 at Bluefield, Virginia, and his Masters of Divinity from Virginia Union University, in 1997. He is presently a Doctoral candidate from Virginia Union University School of Theology in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Reverend Moore has completed all residency and academic requirements for this degree and plans to defend his doctoral project later due to obligations on a project at Scott Street Baptist Church, The Family Life Opportunity Center (FLOC), which received its 501(C)3 tax exempt status in April 2005.  

Legacy of Dr. King Jr.

Rev. Moore is a family and community oriented minister and truly believes in Dr. Martin Luther Kings’s vision about changing society for the better and instilling unity, love and forgiveness in our communities. Dr. King inspired communities across our country to improve and make a difference for others. This project (FLOC) is the  development of Rev. Moore’s  ministry and will do just that by blessing our church and community for years to come. Because of this vision, Rev Moore was presented the Dr. Martin Luther King Peace Award in Charleston, WV, in January, 2017, by the MLK Statewide committee.   

Civil Servant

Rev. Moore worked in the political field for several years. He served three terms on the city of Bluefield Board of Directors, later being elected to the office of Mayor, from 1997-2007.  In his 10 years of service, he served as vice mayor and mayor.  In January of this year he was certified as a substitute teacher and is now working as a substitute for the Mercer County Public School System. 

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everend Moore passionately serves as Pastor of Scott Street Baptist Church and is married to former Kimberly Harris of Lynchburg, Virginia.  

Mrs. Kimberly Moore is a West Virginia Probation Officer in Princeton, West Virginia.  God has blessed this union with two children, Kiara, and Dexter.  

Kiara a 2006 graduate of West Virginia University and now works as a Federal Probation Officer in Charleston, WV. She has also completed a Masters in Counseling from Liberty University in 2008. She is married to Robert Carper a West Virginia Deputy Sheriff for Kanawha County. They welcomed their first child in February 2019. 

Dexter, is a 2007 graduate of Hargrave Military Academy and a 2011 graduate of Coastal Carolina University, from 2013-2014, Dexter has played professional basketball after graduating from Coastal Carolina in Australia and presenting playing professionally in Israel.  He is presently employed by the Summit Bank in Bluefield, WV.  He is married to the former Amanda Buchanan and has two sons.