Garry D. Moore, Sr. was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He graduated from Amherst County High School in 1976. Following graduation, he traveled with the international musical and educational organization, Up With People. With the group he traveled to Switzerland, France, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Lichtenstein, Yugoslavia, Iceland, Canada, Mexico, Luxembourg, and of course the United States. One of the most memorable performances was Super Bowl XXIV in 1980, between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the former Los Angeles Rams in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Up With People was the halftime entertainment.
Following Up With People, Rev. Moore continued his education by matriculating at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). After four quarters there, he moved to Los Angeles, California and worked as a Department Manager for the Broadway Department Stores. While in Los Angeles, he was called into Christian Ministry, and licensed by the Second Benevolent Missionary Baptist Church in 1981.
After moving back to Lynchburg, he was ordained by his home church, The Lovingston Baptist Church, of Madison Heights, Virginia in 1982. Rev. Moore received his BS degree from Bluefield College in 1992. He received his Masters of Divinity, from Virginia Union University School of Theology (Richmond, Virginia) in 1997. Rev. Moore has completed all of the academic requirements for his Doctor of Ministry degree. Only the defense of his doctoral project remains. Rev. Moore has served in the Bluefield, West Virginia Board of Directors. He was elected three consecutive four-year terms. He served as the city’s mayor from 2005-2007.
Rev. Moore started his pastoral career as the pastor of the Spout Spring Baptist Church of Appomattox, VA and Mount Evergreen Baptist Church of Evington, VA. Rev. Moore has been the pastor of the Scott Street Baptist Church of Bluefield, WV for twenty-three years. He is the founder of the Family Life Opportunity Center (FLOC), Inc. (founded January 18, 2005).
Rev. Moore is married to the former Kimberly Harris of Lynchburg, VA. God has blessed this union with two children: Kiara, a 2006 graduate of West Virginia University and Dexter, a 2012 graduate of Coastal Carolina University. Ephesians 6:9, “And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, as I ought to speak.” 2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”