First Christian Calls New Pastor

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William H. Moore began his ministry at First Christian Church on April 1, 2017.


Bill Moore

A Bio on Bill

Bill grew up in the Congo, Africa, as the son of American Baptist missionaries. He returned to the U.S. for college, graduating from California State University – Chico. After serving as a short-term missionary in the Congo for two years, Bill returned to the U.S. and went to Americus, Georgia, to work with Habitat for Humanity where he met and married Amy, who was the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries in South Korea.
Bill and Amy continued their journey together when they were asked to serve as short-term missionaries in Haiti with the American Baptist Churches, working with the Haitian Baptist Convention for two and a half years.
Upon returning to the States, in 1990 Bill and Amy settled in Lynchburg, Virginia, where their two daughters, Rachel and Naomi, were born. They got involved at First Christian Church, Lynchburg, and joined in 1994.
Bill attended Union Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, graduating in 2004. He served as pastor of Bedford Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bedford, Virgina, from July 2004 to March 2017.