OUR SERVANT LEADERS
Elder David Moore is a native Washingtonian. He is the youngest of eight (8) siblings born to the late Harold and Doris Moore. He was educated in the District of Columbia public school system. Since his youth, David was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, DC where he grew
up on foundational teachings received in Sunday school,
and faithfully participated in their Youth Fellowship Ministry. He is currently employed by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
At a very young age, David devoted his life to Christ. He knew God had a plan for him. Known around the church as a young man who could pray, who had a thirst for learning God’s word and loved attending Sunday School - as well as Tuesday night prayer service with his mother - others could see God’s hands in his life. During a Tuesday night prayer service, David heard God calling to him, “I want you to preach My Word”! His response was a resounding, “Yes”.
In May 2000, under the leadership of his Pastor, the late Reverend Dr. William Stroman, David preached his initial sermon and received his license to the Gospel Ministry.
Since then he has served in various ministries at Tabernacle, including Deacon Board, Youth Minister, Chair of the Youth Fellowship Adult Council, Evangelistic Outreach, Youth and Young Adult Bible class teacher, the secretary of the Men’s Ministry, and New Members Bible Orientation.
In 2003, David became the Youth Minister at Canaan Christian Fellowship under the pastoral leadership of Pastor James Veney. During this time, he served and developed several ministries that impacted the spiritual growth of the congregation. In January 2005, he was examined by the Ordination Council of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship and ordained an Elder under the State Bishop; Bishop Michael V. Kelsey, Sr.
In 2006, he returned back to Tabernacle Baptist Church to serve on the ministerial staff and assist his Pastor with the congregation’s spiritual growth. On November 5, 2011, Reverend Moore was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by Tabernacle Baptist Church through the governing Ordination Council of the Missionary Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Washington, DC, and Vicinity.
Reverend Moore is a dynamic and powerful preacher of the Word who loves The Lord, His Word, and His Church. He is dedicated to serving God through the preaching, and teaching, of the Word of God and evangelistic ministries.
He is committed to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and doing the work to advance God’s Kingdom. The people he has touched throughout his ministerial journey give evidence of his passion to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the
lost and teach everyone how to apply the Word in their daily lives.
After the passing of the Reverend Dr. Stroman from 2015 to 2017, Reverend Moore served on the TBC Joint Ministerial Council which served in the capacity of the interim pastor, as well as, the Minister Leader for the Evangelistic Outreach Ministry and was the Minister to Youth and Young Adults.
In August 2017, Reverend Moore joined the ministerial staff at St. Stephens AME where he served as the Minister to Men/Evangelism & Outreach. At Stephens, he led the Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Small Group & Men’s weekly Prayer Call, developed the Equip Discipleship Class, and assisted the pastor with teaching Bible Study and preaching.
In April 2020, Elder Moore step out in faith, in the midst of a pandemic, to follow a vision that God placed in his heart to birth a new church plant, New Life in Christ Fellowship Church (NLICFC). New Life started with Bible Study and now has grown to have Virtual Worship Service, Church School, and Prayer Tuesday on a weekly basis, as well as, established small group class Equip Discipleship Class.
He is committed to standing on these two scriptural principles that speak to his heart; 1 Timothy 2:7, “For which I was appointed a preacher” and 1 Philippians 1:21, “For to me live is Christ, and to die is gain”.
Elder Moore is married to the love of his life, the Rev. Avonda Thompson Moore, affectionately called Rev. ATM. He is the proud father of one daughter; Ms. Erica Moore and a grand-daughter Aniyah.
Reverend Avonda Thompson Moore is a native of Cambridge, Maryland. She is the oldest of two children born to Mrs. Mary M. Thompson and the late Althonder Thompson.
Avonda was educated in the public schools of Dorchester County and graduated from Cambridge South Dorchester High School in 1985. She furthered her education at Bowie State University and received a BS in Business Administration. Avonda received a Master of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. She is employed by Zimmerman Associates Inc., a government contractor, as a Senior Project Manager. She is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Inc and she currently serves as the Chaplain for the State of Maryland.
Avonda Christian experience and spiritual foundational began at Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church located in Cambridge, MD. She answered the call to preach at Reid Temple AME Church. Avonda was licensed to preach in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2001. She was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in 2005 and Itinerant Elder in 2009 by the Washington Annual Conference. She was a member of the Washington Annual Conference Women in Ministry (WIM) where she has served on the leadership team as the historiographer and the financial secretary.
She has served on the ministerial staff at Reid Temple AME Church in Glenn Dale, Maryland under the Pastoral leadership of her Father in the Ministry, the Reverend Dr. Lee P. Washington (retired).
As minister on staff at Stephens AME Church in Elkridge, MD, she assisted the Pastors with various assignments from preaching to teaching to help with the edifying and building up the body of believers for the work of God’s Kingdom and to share the good news of the Gospel to the unbeliever. She also has served in the capacity of the Executive Minister and as the Minister to Young Adults.
In April of 2020, Avonda stepped out in faith to join and serve alongside with her husband, Elder David Moore as he obeyed God’s call to plant New Life in Christ Fellowship Church located in Glen Burnie, MD.
God has blessed her with a bonus daughter, Erica Moore, and a bonus granddaughter Aniyah.