Welcome to

Mount Zion Missionary     Baptist Church, Altoona, PA.

About our Clergy

 

The Reverend Keith R. Moore - Pastor





 

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3.23.

 



Reverend Keith Ray Moore was born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.  He has lived in Harrisburg his entire life, except for his attendance at Cheyney University from 1975-1978.

The son of the late Deacon Edgar and Mrs. Delores Moore, he is the second oldest of five brothers and sisters, father of Brittani Marie and Pablo Emmanuel and “Pop” to Grandchildren Ryley and Mariah.  On April 4, 2009, Keith married Ruth at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, whom he affectionately refers to as “Susie”. 

Reverend Moore spent over 40 years as a member of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church.  He served actively in many different capacities: Trustee and Basketball Coach, he was a member of the Young Adult, Adult and Mass choirs.  A teacher for the New Harvest, and Teen classes, and Young Adult classes and whenever needed, he stood in as teacher for the Adult, Men’s and Senior Adults classes. 

On November 25, 2001, he was ordained a Deacon; in 2009 he was appointed Director of the Children’s Church ministry.   In 2011 he became the Spiritual Leader for all Youth and Young Adult Ministries. 

Reverend Moore always knew that just being a faithful servant was not enough for him.  He knew there was much more work to do.  Dedicating his life to serving God in every possible way was a natural step forward. 

To prepare himself for ministry and his journey, in May 2009 Reverend Moore successfully graduated from the Church Leadership Institute (CLI) in Christian Studies and Youth Ministry.  In addition to this, on February 11th 2012 Rev. Moore successfully completed his catechism and was ordained to preach the word of the Gospel.  Currently, Rev. Moore is preparing for his Master of Divinity Degree.. As Reverend Moore continues to grow, in January 2014 he was called to preach, teach and lead his new flock at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Altoona. PA.  Reverend Moore is also the Area Moderator for the Central Baptist Association (CBA). God is calling him to a higher place in ministry and he is excited to see how God will use him.