Bishop W. Darin Moore
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 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.
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, and Chairman of the Restructuring Commission. He’s a member of the World Methodist Council, Board of Trustees for Hood Theological Seminary, and he is the treasurer of the Board of Trustees for Livingstone College. He is the Vice Chairman of 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 home buyers, 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 Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District, including: Allegheny, Barbados, East Tennessee-Virginia, Guyana, Philadelphia-Baltimore, Ohio, St. Vincent, and Virginia Conferences.
A loving husband to Devieta C. Moore and devoted father to Daron (Elaina), Dana (Kevin), and Dion; Bishop Moore uses as his theme: “It’s our OUTREACH that validates our UPREACH!”
Mrs. Devieta C. Moore
Mrs. Devieta C. Moore, the Missionary Supervisor of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District, was born in Suffolk, VA as one of five children of Clifton and Sylvia Gwaltney. Faith and family have always been the defining aspects of her life. Upon graduation from John F. Kennedy High School, she relocated to New York to further her educational pursuits. She obtained an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from LaGuardia College and then a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The College of New Rochelle. On June 9th 1984, she married the Reverend W. Darin Moore at the altar of Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church in Mt. Vernon, NY. They are the proud parents of three wonderful children, Daron, Dana, and Dion.
Professionally, Mrs. Moore has held positions with the New York City Board of Education and Morgan Stanley Guaranty Trust Company. She moved to North Carolina in 1984 and assumed a position as an administrative assistant at Hood Theological Seminary. After the birth of their first child, she prayerfully decided to become a "stay-at-home" mom.
Mrs. Moore has been an invaluable ministry partner to her husband, serving at times as his administrative assistant, but always as his confidante, advisor, friend, and prayer partner. She has been First Lady of Clarksville and Morning Star in Monroe, NC, Mt. Olivet, Greensboro, NC, Jones Tabernacle, Indianapolis, IN, and Greater Centennial AME Zion Church, Mt. Vernon, NY. She was active in the W.H. &O.M. Society as the Westchester District Secretary of Youth and Vice President of the local society. While in Indianapolis, she was the Director of the Mission Education for the Indianapolis District.
Additionally, Mrs. Moore has served the connectional A.M.E. Zion Church as a member of the Budget Committee as well as the Human Relations and Social Concerns Committee for the Ministers Spouses Association. As a member of the Connectional Council of the A.M.E. Zion Church, Mrs. Moore served as a member of the Public Relations and Historical Society Administrative Board. She has served as a voting delegate to the World Methodist Council in Durban, South Africa and has twice been a voting delegate at the A.M.E. Zion General Conference.
During the 49th Quadrennial Session of the A.M.E. Zion General Conference, her husband was elected the 99th bishop in line of succession and was assigned to the Western Episcopal District. As the Missionary Supervisor, she provides encouragement and oversight for the missionaries of the Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon-Washington, and Southwest Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences.
Mrs. Devieta Moore epitomizes the attribute of a virtuous woman as described in Proverbs 31. "Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her. (Proverbs 31:10,28)