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Reverend Rashad Raymond Moore

In August 2019, The Reverend Rashad Raymond Moore was called to return to his native borough of Brooklyn to serves as the third Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights. Born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Rev. Moore was nurtured in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, under the late Rev. Dr. V. Simpson Turner Sr., and attended The Clara Cardwell School (P.S. 308) and Brooklyn High School of the Arts.


Pastor Moore earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in Religion from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA (2012), and a Master of Divinity degree in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (2015).

He is a proud member of the Academy of Young Preachers and Phi Sigma Tau Philosophical Honor Society.


Prior to his call to the pastorate, Rev. Moore served as Assistant Minister at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, under the leadership of The Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III.

Among his many clerical and civic duties, Rev. Moore currently serves on the UNCF-New York’s Faith Initiative Council, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc., and the Morehouse Manhattan Alumni Association. He is also a member of Prince Hall Masons (Boyer Lodge No. 1).


He is a passionate preacher, teacher, and scholar who enjoys researching and writing on the history and philosophy of African American education. Currently, Reverend Moore is completing a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.


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