Reverend Rashad Raymond Moore
Rev. Moore currently serves as Assistant Minister at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III. Reverend Moore’s responsibilities include providing creative leadership and support to the church’s ministries.
An alumnus of Morehouse College and Union Theological Seminary, Rev. Moore earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Religion from Morehouse in 2012.
While attending Morehouse, he served as President of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Assistants for two consecutive years. Demonstrating potential for ministry and scholarship, he was named the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar during his senior year.
Moore earned a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary where he was a George Andover Taylor Scholar. A passionate preacher, teacher, and scholar, much of his research interests center on the history and philosophy of African-American Education, as well as concepts pertaining to joy, becoming, and imagination. He is a proud member of the Academy of Young Preachers and Phi Sigma Tau Philosophical Honors Society.
Driven by a deep love for the church, academy, and community, Rev. Moore’s life’s work is a reflection of I John 3:2: “Beloved, now are we the children of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be...”
Reverend Moore is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.