The Rev. Sharon D. Moore, also affectionately called Rev. Sharon, is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and is presently serving with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Byron C. Moore, at the Saint Andrew A.M.E., Church in Memphis, Tennessee, where she is the Executive Pastor and he, the Senior Pastor, respectively.
Rev. Moore is a Conference Trustee for the 13th Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church, responsible for the oversight of properties owned in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. She is also a member of M.I.C.A.H. (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope), in which she, along with her husband, were founding members and she, serve as its first Treasurer and past member of the Executive Board.
Rev. Sharon has a strong passion for the community and the spiritual cultivation and uplift of all women. She is able to maximize her efforts for women’s spiritual development, during the annual SISTERS Women’s Conference the 2nd weekend in March, where she serves as the Conference Convener. Rev. Sharon’s efforts and passion for community outreach and women’s uplift is also evident when she facilitates the annual Community Baby Shower at St. Andrew AME Church for new mothers experiencing financial transition in their lives.
Rev. Moore was the founder and facilitator of a Women’s Ministry, the E.A.G.L.E.S. (Expectations As God Leads Each Sister) Women’s Ministry, which was introduced and implemented to three congregations after its inception. She also initiated outreach efforts in her previous ministerial assignments to the NSO (Neighborhood Service Organization) in Cass Corridor in Detroit Michigan, at which the men and women of the church provided food, clothes and spiritual uplift to homeless individuals. She was also the Co-Founder and Co-Facilitator, along with her husband, of the F.A.M.E. Ministry (Fishing After Mankind Earnestly). This ministry was designed to minister the message of Jesus Christ to all people regardless of race, color or creed and to prepare and equip people to minister to the masses.
Rev. Sharon Moore has been recognized and honored by the Michigan Chronicle for her leadership and active participation in the religious community. She has also been honored by the National Coalition of Women In Ministry with the Esther Award for leadership and ministry in the church and community. While ministering in St. Paul, Minnesota, she was hired by the St. Paul Public Schools as a contractual advisor to young ladies who had been faced with personal as well as academic challenges. In that capacity, through counseling and life skills training, numerous young ladies were motivated to graduate from high school and pursue a college education. She also served as a volunteer for the St. Paul Public Schools and mentored young people through the Chosen to Achieve Mentorship Program, which serves to improve the academic performance of African American students. As a result of Rev. Moore’s active participation in the community, the St. Paul City Council acknowledged the work of her and her husband by designating October 18th as Rev. Byron & Rev. Sharon Moore Day in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Rev. Sharon’s dedication to service has not been limited to the church, as she is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and the NAACP.
She is a graduate of Michigan State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Systems Economics & Management. Rev. Sharon also possesses a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.
Rev. Sharon and her husband are the blessed parents of three beautiful children: Candace Desiree, Chloe Dominique and Caleb Darius Moore. Outside of accepting Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior, she feels that her husband and children are four of her biggest blessings! One of Rev. Moore’s favorite scriptures, by which she governs her ministry and life is Ephesians 3:20 — “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.”