Leadership

DIOCESAN



Bishop Samuel R. Moore
Full Gospel Assembly
Huntington (WV)
diocesan@wvaetncouncil.org

Bishop Samuel R. Moore is a lifelong member of the West Virginia & East Tennessee Council and has served as pastor of the Full Gospel Assembly in Huntington (WV) for the past 27 years. He was elected and consecrated Bishop of the West Virginia & East Tennessee Council in August 2010 by the Board of Bishops of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.
He is an ordained minister of the P.A.W., under whose auspices he began his ministry while he was a member of the Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church in Bluefield (WV).
Through the years, Moore has served both his local assemblies and District 23 in various positions. Among the offices in which that he has served District 23 are Young People's President, Minister of Music, Auxiliary Advisor for the Christian Education Association, and member of the Bishop's Cabinet.
Moore was born in Welch (WV), received his secondary education from Graham High School in Bluefield (VA), and earned his a B.S. in Education from Bluefield State College. As well, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from at Marshall University.
He worked as a classroom educator for over 30 years in the Mercer County (WV), Tazewell County (VA), and Cabell County (WV) public school systems. He retired in 2010, after working his last few years in School Administration in Huntington (WV).
He has held leadership roles in his community including two terms as President of the Huntington-Cabell Branch of the NAACP. He is currently President of the Board of Directors for Ebenezer Community Early Childhood Learning Center, Co-Chairman of the Huntington Juneteenth Celebration Steering Committee, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Cabell Huntington Hospital and BASF Community Advisory Panel.
Bishop Moore is married to Sister Renna Moore and is the father of three children; Leland, Jakki, and Harrison. He has three grandchildren.
Bishop Samuel R. Moore is the son of Bishop Clarence and Sis. Dora Moore. Bishop Clarence Moore is the pastor of Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church in Bluefield (WV), a member church of District 23. Bishop Clarence Moore is also the diocesan of the Virginia State Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW).

CHAIRMAN



District Elder Thomas Moore
Christ Temple
Williamson (WV)
chairman@wvaetncouncil.org

District Elder Thomas E. Moore has served as pastor of Christ Temple in Williamson (WV) since 1991, and has been a member of West Virginia & East Tennessee Council since being saved under the preached word of Elder Paul Jones, Sr. and the pastorate of District Elder C.U. Moore in 1970.
Among the various offices he has held in the West Virginia & East Tennessee State Council are Young People's Vice President, Christian Education Department Treasurer and President, and Men's Ministry President and First Vice Chairman. He is currently Chairman of the West Virginia & East Tennessee Council.
In 1972, Moore began working under the leadership of Christ Temple Pastor John M. Hairston, becoming the President of the Young People's Union and later as Superintendent of the Sunday School. In 1976 he was ordained as a Deacon at the West Virginia & East Tennessee State Council in Huntington (WV) by Bishop Booker T. Jones.
In 1980, Moore acknowledged his calling to the ministry and served eighteen years under the mentorship of Suffragan Bishop John M. Hairston.
Upon Suffragan Bishop Hairston's return as pastor to District 23's "mother church," Apostolic Temple in Gary (WV), Moore was installed as the fifth pastor of Christ Temple. Since becoming pastor, he has continued to move the church forward, completing a complete renovation of the sanctuary and expanding the ministry to include a local media ministry.
In July 2003, Moore was elevated to the office of District Elder by Bishop Aaron H. Redd, Sr. and currently serves as the overseer of five churches. Pastor Moore served for several years as interim pastor of Midway Shiloh Temple in Keystone (WV), shepherding that congregation through a difficult period to the installment of a new pastor.
Born in Glen Alum, West Virginia, Moore is the fifth child of the ten born to John Wilson and Ruth Elizabeth Moore. His graduated from Matewan High School, where in 1967 he won the Mingo County welterweight "golden glove" championship. Moore was employed by the coal mining industry for 26 years and was a "Foreman Supervisor" for 21 of those years.
Moore's community involvement includes serving as Chaplain of the Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is also a member of the Tug Valley Foundation Friendship Board and Local Community Pastor's Board.
District Elder Thomas Moore is married to Evangelist Deborah Ann Moore and is the father of three children: Scott Mashan, Thomas Eugene II, and Valerie Ann. He also has adopted a daughter (Jamii Wright) into their family and have five grandchildren.



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