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!”


 

  • November 18-23, 2014
    151st North Carolina Annual Conference
    York Memorial AME Zion, Host Church
    201 Tyson Street, Greenville, NC
    Bishop W. Darin Moore, Presiding Prelate
    Rev. D'Andre W. J. Daniels, Host Pastor
  • November 19-23, 2014
    West Alabama Annual Conference
    Small Memorial AME Zion Church
    19 County Road 21
    Demopolis, AL 36732
    Rev.Linda Hollinger, Host Pastor
    251-282-0039
  • November 27, 2014
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Psalms 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
  • November 2014
    Founder's Day
    The Young Adult Missionary Society Annual Observance, shall be celebrated to recognize Dr. Willa Mae Rice as the Founder and Dr. Adlise Ivey Porter as the Organizing Coordinator.
  • December 7, 2014
    World Hunger Sunday
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
    Three decades ago, the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society accepted World Hunger as an annual mission challenge under the presidency of Mrs. Alcestis M. Coleman.  December 6, 1982 was designated as the first World Hunger Sunday and, thereafter, missionaries throughout our denomination observe World Hunger Day.
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Accelerated Degree Program for Busy Adults
    Evening & Weekend College information session
    Price Building, Room 208
    For advance sign-up call 704-216-6038704-216-6038 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • December 25, 2014
    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.
  • January 1, 2015
    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 4-10, 2015
    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
    visit: www.beamez.org for additional information
  • January 11, 2015
    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 18-25, 2015
    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
    Theme: 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Has Christ been divided?
  • January 19, 2015
    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 25, 2015
    Marie L. Clinton Day
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
    Celebrate the life of Marie L. Clinton, founder of the Buds of Promise Juvenile Missionary Society. This program is developed by the General Superintendent of the Buds of Promise.
  • February 2015
    Black History Month
    Theme: Civil Rights In America
    The theme for Black History Month in 2015 is "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture"
  • February 8, 2015
    Second Mile Observances
    Mary Gaither Meeks Agape Luncheon
    Agape Sunday
    Promotes the "Second Mile Offering" and undergirds home and overseas missions. The program is developed by the First Vice President.

  • February 14, 2015
    Happy Valentine's Day

    Mark 12:31
    The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
  • March 2015
    Women's History Month
    Americans observe this month and celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2014, with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Also visit www.WomensHistoryMonth.gov to learn more about the generations of women who have left enduring imprints on our history.
  • March 29, 2015
    Palm Sunday
    We remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. This day is also on the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
  • April 3, 2015
    Good Friday
    Good Friday is the day when we commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith.
  • April 5, 2015
    Easter Sunday

    The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    He Lives!

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