Welcome to

Mount Zion Missionary     Baptist Church, Altoona, PA.

About Us

Reverend Ruth S. Moore, First Lady.

Reverend Ruth Susan Moore, was born to Mr. Gibson and Mrs. Marie Emmanuel Amedelle. The youngest of three children; she was born   in London, England in 1963.  Educated at Sarah Siddons   International School for girls, she went on to complete her education at Thames Valley University and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.  At the end of her education Reverend Moore worked for W.R Grace Inc, as a Marketing Manager from 1988 – 1997  responsible for the UK marketing. She then moved to Tyco Electronics as their European Marketing and Sales Manager.  Through a number of successful promotions and achievements at Tyco Electronics Europe,   Reverend Moore was promoted in 2004 to become the Director of Global Communications  responsible  for marketing of this 12.1 billion dollar company which paved the way to her move to the United States. Currently she is the Director of Business Development  & Admissions and is responsible for Business Development, Community Liaison, Philanthropy, Marketing, and Diversity & Inclusion at PPI. 

Reverend Moore who received her ministerial  license in March 2014 and was Ordained May 21 2016 has always had a passion for giving back to the community, through the blessing that the Lord has bestowed upon her.  She lives by the words of one of her favorite scriptures;

James 2:14-17 what good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?  Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing,  and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food                 or clothing. What good does that do?  So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.

In 1990, she became one of the Duke of Edinburgh’s’  facilitators       who’s  aim was to create a world where young people could reach their full potential whatever their circumstances, and to enable every young person of every background to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s award and succeed, regardless of any barriers, including the lack of previous education.

In 1998, Reverend Moore was selected by the Lord Chancellor, on behalf of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II to become one of the youngest individuals in the country to be accepted and become a Justice of the Peace in the Queen’s Court's of London. 

In 1999, she completed her training to become a voluntary 24 hour Domestic Counselor for women at Refuge; the  UK’s national Home for Abused Women & Children.  In addition to this, Minister Moore now volunteers her time at the YWCA in the Violence and Intervention Program for abused women.  Reverend Moore is the recipient of the 2012 Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention Women of Distinction Award for her voluntary service both in the United States, and United Kingdom.

Reverend Moore graduated from the  Academy of Christian Training & Service (ACTS) studying Church Leadership In May 2015 Where she is  now the DEAN of Advancement.  She is  a Voluntary Chaplain at PinnacleHealth System - Harrisburg Hospital, in Harrisburg PA.   Reverend Moore is a Certified Youth & Adult  Mental Health First Aid Trainer, and is a past member of  the Board of Trustees for the Paxton Street Ministries and a current Board Member of the Jewish Family Service, Harrisburg PA. 

Reverend Moore is happily married to The Reverend Keith R. Moore, Pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Altoona, PA.. They have two children, Pablo and Brittani and two Grandchildren Ryley and Mariah. 


To God be all the Glory!