Bishop W. Darin Moore
Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District

Bishop W. Darin Moore

Born: March 25, 1960, Mount Vernon, New York

Married: Mrs. Devieta Moore

Children: Three Children

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Bishop Moore is a native of Mt. Vernon, NY and began his college education at Livingstone College, graduating from Purchase College, in Purchase, NY with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Theological studies were done at Yale University Divinity School obtaining the M.Div. from United Theological Seminary (UTS). He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from UTS as well as an honorary Doctorate from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Pastoral assignments for Bishop Moore have included Clarksville and Morning Star A.M.E. Zion Churches, Monroe, NC, Mt. Olivet A.M.E. Zion Church, Greensboro, NC, and Jones Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church, Indianapolis, IN. While in Greensboro, he served on the Commission for the Greensboro Coliseum and the County Commission on Children and Youth. In Indianapolis, Bishop Moore served two terms as President of the Board of Directors for the Greater Indianapolis Church Federation and was the Presiding Elder of the Indianapolis District for the A.M.E. Zion Church.

In July, 2012 Bishop Moore was elevated to the episcopacy from Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, Mt. Vernon, NY as the 99th bishop in succession. During his tenure as pastor of Greater Centennial the congregation grew from a few hundred to more than six thousand five hundred members.

Bishop Moore's service to the A.M.E. Zion Church has included Vice Chairman of the Harriet Tubman Board, Treasurer of the New York Conference, Chairman of the New York Conference Board of Trustees, Presiding Elder of the Bahama Islands Nassau District, Chairman of the Budget Committee during the 2008 and 2012 General Conferences, Member of the Executive Committee of the Connectional Budget Board, Founding Chairman of YACM, and Chairman of the Restructuring Commission. He’s a member of the World Methodist Council, Board of Trustees for Hood Theological Seminary, and he is the treasurer of the Board of Trustees for Livingstone College. He is the Vice Chairman of the National Council of Churches.

Bishop Moore served two consecutive terms as President of the Mount Vernon Board of Education. Additionally, he served as President of the United Black Clergy of Westchester, the Founding Chairperson for Save Our Seed Ministries, and a former member of the Westchester County African American Advisory Board. He is Founder and the past President of the Greater Centennial Community Development Corporation and past President of Greater Centennial Homes where he led in the construction of the James Varick Homes for 1st time home buyers, construction of the Zion Court Apartments, and a $12 million substantial renovation of Greater Centennial Homes.

Twice, Bishop Moore has been selected as the Morning Preacher for the Hampton Ministers’ Conference and his sermons have been published in The African American Pulpit Forum and the Balm in Gilead Journal. He is the author/editor of two books. Currently, Bishop Moore serves as the Presiding Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District, including: Allegheny, Barbados, East Tennessee-Virginia, Guyana, Philadelphia-Baltimore, Ohio, St. Vincent, and Virginia Conferences .

A loving husband to Devieta C. Moore and devoted father to Daron (Elaina), Dana, and Dion; Bishop Moore uses as his theme: “It’s our OUTREACH that validates our UPREACH!”


  • February 24, 2018
    We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of:
    Rev. Mary Terrelle Stevens

    Family Hour: 2/24/2018 9am -11am
    Celebration of Life: 2/24/2018 11am

    First AME Zion Church
    54 McDounough Street
    Brooklyn NY 11216

    Expressions May Be Sent To:
    Mrs. Ruth Young
    176-16 Linden Blvd
    Jamaica NY 11434

    Mr. Michael A. Stevens, Sr.
    600 Gates Avenue, #6C
    Brooklyn NY 11221


  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.

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