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Mount Zion Missionary     Baptist Church, Altoona, PA.

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The Reverend Keith R. Moore - Pastor

Biographical Profile 

“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. The son of the late Deacon Edgar and Mrs. Delores Moore. He is father to Brittani Marie and Pablo Emmanuel and “Pop” to Grandchildren Ryley and Mariah.  

On April 4, 2009, Keith married Ruth (Amedelle) Moore at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, whom he affectionately refers to as “Susie”. 

Reverend Moore spent over 45 years as a member of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church.  He served actively in many capacities: Trustee, Basketball Coach, member of the Young Adult, Adult and Mass choirs.  A teacher for the New Harvest, Teen classes, and Young Adult classes and whenever needed, he stood in as teacher for the Adult, Men’s and Senior Adult classes. 


On November 25, 2001, he was ordained 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 with 2 Diplomas from the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania & Delaware - Church Leadership Institute, 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. 


Reverend Moore has an Associate’s Degree from Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington State in Ministry Leadership; and graduated CUM LAUDE with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and MAGNA CUM LAUDE with his Masters in Formational Leadership from Lancaster Bible College, Capital Seminary & Graduate School.  Reverend Moore has recently been accepted into the DOCTOR of Ministry program starting in September 2021 at LBC.


Reverend Moore was called to preach, teach and lead the flock at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Altoona. PA. since 2014, and is the Area Moderator of Williamsport, Altoona & Johnstown,  He is Chairman of the Trustee board 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. 

Updated 5/19/2019