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Missionary to speak at Philippi

Rev. Bill Moore will speak at Philippi’s annual Harvest Dinner on Wednesday, October 21, at 6 p.m. Pastor Moore will share his personal story of his work as a missionary and will also give some insights into the current situation in the African nation of the Congo.

Rev. Moore grew up in the Congo, as the son of American Baptist missionaries. He attended junior high and high school in a boarding school in the capital city of Kinshasa. Following high school, he returned to the U.S. for college, graduating from California State University–Chico. He returned to Congo for two years as a short-term missionary, serving as a dorm parent for missionary children attending a boarding school and helping missionaries and church organizations with a variety of logistical support.

Upon his return to the States, Rev. Moore worked in Georgia for Habitat for Humanity for several years. Then, with his wife Amy, he returned to work as a missionary for two and a half years in Haiti. After this, they came to Virginia, where Bill attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. He was ordained in 2004 and has served as pastor of Bedford Christian Church since then.

Just a year ago, Pastor Moore visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo on a three-week trip with his parents and his 13-year-old daughter, Naomi. On this trip, he visited both American Baptist and Disciples mission projects.
All are invited to the October 21 program and are asked to bring a dish to share.

posted 10.16.2009

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