Rev. Mary Moore

Reverend Moore accepted the call to the preaching ministry in 1990 and was subsequently licensed and ordained at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 955 South Fourth Street, by the late Rev. C. J. Patterson, Sr. where she was later elected pastor December 7, 1997 as the second female to a black Baptist Church in Shelby County. Rev. Moore graduated Cum Laude, receiving a Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary, where she also served as a board member of the "Elders of Education."



Having served on many other civic and religious boards, Rev. Moore is a founding board member of both Veritas College Preparatory Charter School of Memphis and the National Coalition of Women in Ministry. She is the former First Vice President of the National Assistance of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. - Greater Memphis Area, a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy, and a certified tutor for adult reading with the Memphis Literacy Council.



Rev. Mary Moore

To name a few awards and features, Rev. Moore:


  • Is published in volume 2 of a book titled "These Sisters Can Say It"
  • Was interviewed on a live broadcast by the well-known syndicated journalist Mr. Tavis Smiley, in 2003, prior to preaching at Howard University School of Divinity. 
  • Is featured in the Summer 2000 issue of the "African American Pulpit," which is a national publication. 
  • Was called and interviewed in 1998, by Natalie Solis with Date Line NBC Television Network. (did not air)
  • Received Certificates of Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in the Field of Religion from several different religious organizations.


Her spiritual Guidepost is Philippians 4:6,7 - Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your heart and minds through Christ Jesus.