Bishop W. Darin Moore
Western Episcopal District

Bishop W. Darin Moore

Born: March 25, 1960, Mount Vernon, New York

Married: Mrs. Devieta Moore

Children: Three Children

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Bishop Moore is a native of Mt. Vernon, NY and began his college education at Livingstone College graduating from Purchase College, in Purchase, NY with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Theological studies were done at Yale University Divinity School obtaining the 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 AME Zion Churches, Monroe, NC, Mt. Olivet AME Zion Church, Greensboro, NC and Jones Tabernacle AME 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 AME 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.

Bishop Moore's service to the A.M.E. Zion Church has included Vice Chairman of the Harriet Tubman Board, Treasurer of the New York Conference, Chairman of the New York Conference Board of Trustees, Presiding Elder of the Bahama Islands- Nassau District, Chairman of the Budget Committee during the 2008 and 2012 General Conferences, Member of the Executive Committee of the Connectional Budget Board, Founding Chairman of YACM. He’s a member of the Executive Committee of the World Methodist Council, Board of Trustees for Hood Theological Seminary, and is a treasurer of the Board of Trustees for Livingstone College. He is the treasurer for the National Council of Churches.

Bishop Moore served two consecutive terms as President of the Mount Vernon Board of Education. Additionally, he served as President of the United Black Clergy of Westchester, the Founding Chairperson for Save Our Seed Ministries, and a former member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board. He is Founder and the past President of the Greater Centennial Community Development Corporation and past President of Greater Centennial Homes where he led in the construction of the James Varick Homes for 1st time homebuyers, construction of the Zion Court Apartments, and a $12 million substantial renovation of Greater Centennial Homes.

Twice, Bishop Moore has been selected as the Morning Preacher for the Hampton Ministers’ Conference and his sermons have been published in The African American Pulpit Forum and the Balm in Gilead Journal. He is the author/editor of two books. Currently, Bishop Moore serves as the Presiding Bishop of the Western Episcopal District, including Alaska, California, Arizona, and Colorado, as well as the North Carolina Conference of the AME Zion Church.

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


  • December 25, 2015
    Merry Christmas
    Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.
  • December 27-30, 2015
    "Truthville" CED AMEZ Winter Meeting
    "Beyond the Bounds"
    Hyatt Regeny
    New Orleans, LA
  • January 1, 2016
    Happy New Year
    Proverbs 19:21
    Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it's the Lord's purpose that prevails.
  • January 3-9, 2016
    Spiritual Emphasis Week
    “A Week of Prayer, Praise, and Proclamation”
    Theme: "Teaching Believers to Obey Christ's Commands"
    The Important Lessons from the Gospel of St. John
    Scripture: John 13-17
    Sponsored by:
    The Department of Church Growth & Development
    Evangelism-Home Mission-Church Extension
    African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    Charlotte NC
    Dr. Otis T. McMillan, General Secretary Director
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  • January 10, 2016
    Victory Day
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
    Observe the birthday of Miss Victoria Richardson, the first Secretary of the Youth Missionary Society. This program is developed by the General Secretary, Youth Missionaries.
  • January 17-23, 2016
    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
    Christians from around the world come together to pray for faith and devotion.
  • January 18, 2016
    Martin Luther King Day
    A Federal Holiday held on the third Monday of January which celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • January 20-24, 2016
    Bahama Islands Annual Conference
    Nassau, Bahamas
  • February 2016
    Black History Month
    Black History Month is a month set aside to learn honor and celebrate the achievements of African Americans through history.
    2016 Theme: Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory

  • February 10, 2016
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lenten discipline.
  • February 14, 2016
    Happy Valentine's Day

    Mark 12:31
    The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
  • March 25, 2016
    Good Friday
    Good Friday is the day when we commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith.
  • March 27, 2016
    Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday

    The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    He Lives!
  • April 15, 2016
    Tax Day
    Many United States residents mark Tax Day as the deadline to file their income tax details to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The date is usually on or around April 15.
  • April 27, 2016
    Administrative Professionals Day
    Administrative Professionals Day® is on the Wednesday of the last full week of April. It remembers the important role of administrative professionals. Administrative Professionals Day was formerly known as "Secretaries Day". This observance was created to recognize Administrative Professionals and any individual, upon whose skills and efficiency many government and business offices depend. Today the observance also promotes the opportunity for employers to provide opportunities for learning and growth.

  • May 5, 2016
    National Day Of Prayer
    Día Nacional de la Oración
    National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders.
  • May 6, 2016
    Happy Birthday Bishop Hines!
    Bishop Bonnie Hines' Birthday

    So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:12

  • May 6, 2016, 7pm
    Baccalaureate Service
    Livingstone College
    Varick Auditorium
    701 N. Monroe Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
  • May 8, 2016
    Mother's Day
    Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.
  • May 30, 2016
    Memorial Day
    Memorial Day commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.

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