April 26, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Joseph (Jody) Gilbert Moore


The Rev. Dr. Joseph G. (Jody) Moore, Jr. is Pastor/Head of Staff at Outer Banks Presbyterian Church.  He has served the church continuously since 2011.  He first served as Interim Pastor for two years (2011-2013) and then as Installed Designated Pastor for another two years (2013-2015), prior to his Call by the Congregation in July 2015 as Pastor/Head of Staff, in accordance with requirements of the Presbytery of New Hope, consistent with the Presbyterian Church(USA)’s Book of Order.  



The Rev. Dr. Moore is a 1999 graduate of Davidson College where he received a Bachelor of

Arts degree cum laude.  He received his Master of Divinity degree in 2003 from Columbia

Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where he was president of his class.  He received the Doctor of

Ministry degree at Columbia Theological Seminary in 2015.


Prior to coming to Outer Banks Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. Moore served as Interim

Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC from 2009-2011.  He was Associate

Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville, VA from 2003-2009. 


A lifelong Presbyterian, the Rev. Dr. Moore is a native of Raleigh.  He grew up in the White

Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.  In addition to his previous pastorates, he was hospital

chaplain in 2002 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.  His pastoral internship was at Grace

Covenant Presbyterian Church in Asheville in 2001.


The Rev. Dr. Moore is actively involved in the Presbytery of New Hope and serves on the

Committee for Preparation for the Ministry which meets monthly with inquirers and candidates

who are interested in becoming Ministers of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church

(USA).  He is currently the Co-Moderator of the Committee for Preparation for Ministry. In

2012-13, Rev. Dr. Moore helped Hollywood Presbyterian Church in Greenville, NC complete its

mission study.  He served as the director of Serving and Learning Together, a Presbyterian

leadership program for youth and adults, at Massanetta Springs, VA in 2010-11.  He also has a

record of distinguished service to the Presbytery of the Peaks in Virginia, where he served as

chair or member of various Presbytery councils, commissions, and committees.


The Rev. Dr. Moore and Jeanne Kearney of Jacksonville, NC were married in February 2012. 

Jeanne Moore is now a respected member of the Outer Banks medical community, serving as

Physician’s Assistant in the practice of Dr. Christina Bowen at Vidant Family Medicine - Outer

Banks.  Mrs. Moore is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine.  The Moores became parents in August 2015 with the arrival of twins Joseph and Anna.






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