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.
What are you three thing you are thankful for this season?
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus,” written by a man who had known more than his fair share of difficulties. His name? Well, we know him as Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ. In one sentence, Paul gives us the key to unlocking the door to a relationship of blessedness and gratitude. As we approached the holiday season this month, Paul reminds us in simple terms that thanksgiving is not a holiday to be celebrated but an attitude of your heart to be daily observed; and no matter what you are experiencing in life—God is in control.
Some 1400 years before, Paul instructed the Thessalonians to be thankful. Jews were instructed to celebrate deliverance from Egypt—a custom still observed in the Feast of the Tabernacle. When the walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt, Nehemiah instructed the people to stop working and celebrate a season of thanksgiving. You see, consistently down through history where there has been celebration and commemoration for a victory or event, there has been feasting and special foods and a desire to be thankful. No matter where you live on planet Earth, every day should be a day of thanksgiving. For what should you be thankful? May I suggest a few…
First, I give thanks for the assurance that I am God’s child, that He has forgiven me and brought me into the Kingdom of His dear Son—not because I deserved it but because of the Father’s great love for me. I must tell you that God has so graciously touched my life with His favor. Yes, I’m thankful not only for His grace that meets me at the point of my weakness, but, honestly, I’m thankful as well for what hasn’t happened.
I also thank God for the bumps in the road, challenges that bring me face to face with my weakness and cause me to cry out for God’s help and provision that comes in such a way, I know He has provided—as opposed to something just happening.
I’m thankful that in a world of turmoil, our great God will allow nothing to happen that escapes His attention or ability to prevent. That’s why Paul wrote, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, KJV).
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