Welcome to

Mount Zion Missionary     Baptist Church, Altoona, PA.

About Us

Reverend Ruth S. Moore, First Lady.

Reverend Ruth Susan Moore is the Director of Business Development & Admissions at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI). She is also the Head of Diversity and Inclusion and is the Community Liaison for PPI.

In 1990, Rev. Moore became one of the Duke of Edinburgh’s facilitators whose aim was to create a world where young people could reach their full potential whatever their social, cultural, ethnic circumstances were, to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s award and succeed, regardless of any barriers, including the lack of previous education.

In 1998, 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 courts of London.

In 1999, Rev. Moore became a voluntary 24 hour Domestic Counselor for women at Refuge; the UK’s National Home for Abused Women & Children. In addition to this, Rev. Moore volunteered her time at the YWCA in the Violence and Intervention Program for abused women between 2011 & 2014.

She is the 2012 recipient of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention Women’s Ministry “Women of Distinction” Award And she is a 1984 past Graduate of Thames Valley University in Marketing Management.

Rev. Moore graduated from the Academy of Christian Training & Service (ACTS) American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania & Delaware (ABCOPAD) studying Church Leadership in 2014, where she is now the DEAN of Student Advancement. She was licensed to preach in 2014 at her home church Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church under Rev. Dr. James D. Jackson and was ordained in 2016.

As well as her full time job at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, and American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania & Delaware, she volunteers her time at UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals as a volunteer Chaplain and collaborates with  Penn State Hershey Medical Center by supporting their community nurses with her team of volunteers to provide support to individuals requiring mental health resources at the Prince of Peace Catholic church Food Pantry in Steelton, PA.

Rev. Moore is a nationally certified instructor by Mental Health First Aid USA to teach both the Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid eight hour’ programs.  In addition to the PA State Police Cadet Academy Mental health Trainer. 


She is the Vice President of the Board of the Jewish Family Service Harrisburg, PA. since 2016. And past Member of the Board of Paxton Street Ministries 2011- 2016.


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, Daughter in Law Kathryn,  and two Grandchildren Ryley and Mariah.