Rev. Dr. Robyn Moore

Understanding God’s call and purpose for her own life, The Rev. Dr. Robyn Diane Moore began her ministry with the completion of a ten-month extensive training (2002) and ordination to the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church Diaconate Ministry. She was later licensed and ordained to ministry both under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Charles Gilchrist Adams during October 2008/09.

 

Her ministry included an awe-inspiring ministerial internship under the guidance of Rev. Dr. DeeDee M. Coleman at Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. Rev. Moore served as Youth/Young Adult Minister and Pulpit/Worship Liturgist, as well as one of a six-minister staff team’ at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church supporting the senior pastor. Additionally, Rev. Moore has served as an interim pastor for First Congregational UCC,Wyandotte, MI and provided many congregations with consulting work on church growth and new ministry development.

Reverend Moore, also referred to as Rev. Robyn, is afforded many opportunities to being committed, obedient and faithful to her ministry. The focus of her ministry is based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 where Paul teaches the importance of love just as Christ loved us. Her ministry focuses on demonstrating love to all but particularly to the oppressed, those forgotten, disenfranchised or voiceless.

Moreover, she is passionate about sharing the gospel with those who feel disconnected or who are unaware of God’s true presence. Often gathering people of all ages in her home to encourage embracing the Gospel, Rev. Robyn believes ‘you must meet people where they are, then nurture and guide them to see God’s true purpose’.

As a graduate of the Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS), Rev. Moore holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from this esteemed institution. Rev. Moore’s passion for young adults led to her research and dissertation titled: Broken Chains: Reconnecting Links of Young Adults to  Church Worship and was successfully defended during March 2016. She was employed with Xerox Corporation nearly twenty-nine years but has been led by the Holy Spirit to transition into full time ministry. 

Rev. Moore is passionate about her work within the Interfaith Communities including Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity and the Interfaith Leadership Council. She is the Vice-President at Large for Congress of Christian Education for Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention. On the Regional and National levels of Progressive National Baptist Convention, Rev. Moore is actively serving in Christian Education and the Clergy Women’s Division. Rev. Moore served on the American Baptist Churches of Michigan Regional Board as formal Chairperson of Family Ministry Team and a current Board Member of the Detroit Baptist Union. She supports young girls and women as the Clergy Advisor on the Religious Relations Committee of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, African American/Jewish Women Alliance and in the local community. Rev. Moore is a member and the Public Relations Chairperson of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Greater Vicinity.

Rev. Moore has received numerous nominations and awards including the ETS Women in Leadership and Nominee for Dean of the Chapel of Spelman College. Through pastoral care, Reverend Robyn enjoys helping others have clear communications with God by cultivating, inspiring and encouraging others. She loves walking in the early morning hours where she can meditate, give praise, and pray to the Almighty God. On a personal note, Rev. Robyn is passionate about her shoe shopping, ballroom/hustle dancing, and limited bowling skills; but most importantly spending time with her three children, Alyson (D’Andre), Dean II, and Alexis, as well as her first grandchild, Jayce Ramon.

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Song of Solomon 8:7 (NASB)

Many waters cannot quench love, nor will rivers overflow it; if a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, it would be utterly despised.

Those who have never experienced true love cannot imagine its power. It is so powerful that Solomon said that it is “as strong as death.” It is not mere emotion but much deeper, cutting to the core of our being. It consumes us, body, soul, and spirit.

Many emotions seem similar to love. Admiration. Friendship. Interest. Lust. But true love strikes deeper. It cannot be extinguished or quenched, no matter how many waters may be thrown onto it. If entire rivers were to be redirected onto love they would not overflow.

It is also priceless. This is a love that cannot be measured or counted. But the Bible tells us that “if a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, it would be utterly despised.” True love cannot be purchased. It is about heart and spirit. Our very lives. Things that money cannot buy.

The Bible tells us true love is not a passing feeling but an entirely new way of living. It is a byproduct not of human emotion but fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). This Spirit-inspired love is patient and kind. Never jealous or arrogant. It “never fails.” Faith, hope, and love may abide, “but the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:4-13).

 

Solomon may seem to have written about romantic love. But ultimately he described a love that can come only from God, the kind of love that He has for us, but also a picture of the kind of love we need to have for Him. A love of passion and selfless devotion. Giving and not receiving. A love that consumes us. That changes our lives.

 

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