Washington, D.C. – Howard University will welcome Bishop W. Darin Moore to the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel pulpit, this Sunday, November 19th. Moore is the Presiding Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District for the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Washington, D.C.

Bishop W. Darin Moore

Moore is a native of Mt. Vernon, New York.  He began his college education at Livingstone College, graduating from Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.

In July of 2012, Moore was elevated to the episcopacy from Greater Centennial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church as the 99th bishop in succession. During his tenure as pastor of Greater Centennial the congregation grew from a few hundred to more than 6,500 members. Other pastoral assignments for Bishop Moore have included Clarksville and Morning Star African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churches, Monroe, North Carolina; Mt. Olivet African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Greensboro, North Carolina; and Jones Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Moore was selected twice as the Morning Preacher for the Hampton Ministers’ Conference, an annual gathering of more than 10,000 ministers and musicians from around the country, and his sermons have been published in The African American Pulpit Forum and The Balm in Gilead Journal.

Bishop Moore will address the Rankin congregation, made of Howard students, faculty, alumni, and community members. “Bishop Moore is continuing the legacy of chapel speakers like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, and others who preach the prophetic message of love and justice”, said Dr. Bernard Richardson, Dean of the Chapel. “This service is a catalyst that affirms the vision of the Chapel, Faith · Service · Justice, and its outreach of deeper in faith – wider in community.”

The service will be held at Cramton Auditorium, 2455 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, at 11:00 A.M.

All Chapel services, except the Easter service, are broadcast the following Sunday on WHUR- FM 96.3.