Rev. Clarence Moore, a native of Greenville, Mississippi, is the illustrious pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. Rev. Moore came to Good Shepherd in 1983 as the assistant pastor to Rev. Essie Mae McIntyre. In 1986, Rev. Moore became only the second pastor in the history of Good Shepherd Baptist Church when Rev. Essie Mae McIntyre retired.
In 1977, Rev. Moore answered the call to preach the Gospel. In September 1977, he was licensed to preach at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, and was ordained to preach in April 1983, at the Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, GA.
During his tenure as pastor of Good Shepherd, the church has experienced many positive changes and tremendous growth. Membership has increased by more than 4000. Many ministries and services have been established to respond to the holistic needs of the membership and the community. Under Pastor Moore’s leadership the church instituted the Preaching/Teaching format during revival, the Mini Congress/Revival, Saturday Morning Bible Study, Children’s Church, and an accredited Bible Academy.
Good Shepherd, with the dynamic and visionary leadership of Rev. Moore, is active in local, state, and national Christian growth activities. Pastor Moore’s past and current affiliations include Secretary, Augusta Baptist Ministers’ Conference (1984 – 1986); Chairman, Budget Committee, General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia (1984 – 2004); 1st Vice President of the 10th District (1987 – 1994) and President (1994 – 2004); Clergy Staff, Augusta University Hospital Executive Board (1989 – 1991); Assistant Treasurer, State Congress of Christian Education (1989 – 2003); Treasurer, State Congress of Christian Education (2003 – 2004); Chairman, Family Committee, Local Coordination Council (1990 -1995); President, Augusta Baptist Ministers’ Conference (1992 – 1994); and Co-Chairman, Augustans Together (1992 – 1996); President, General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. (2004 -2012); Appointed Vice President, Southern Region of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc (Sept. 2009).
Pastor Moore is married to the former Patricia Sparrow, and they have one son, Clarence Joshua and one Grandson.