Dr. John and Vicki Moore
John and Vicki Moore have been in full-time ministry since 1977. Their first two pastorates were church plants: Chino, California, from 1977-1987; and College Church on the Nazarene Theological College campus in Brisbane, Australia, where they also served as lecturers from 1987-1991. The school draws a widely diverse student population from throughout the Asian-Pacific region and provided significant practical understanding of cross-cultural ministry. These years of experience offered preparation for a transitioning ministry at Christ Community Church of the Nazarene in Concord, California, where they served from 1991 to 2006. Christ Community is located in a diverse neighborhood: within 1.3 miles of the church campus live 30,000 immigrants from over 50 countries, speaking 27 languages. During their tenure, the church became multi-congregational—one church with worship expressions in five languages: Indonesian, Korean, Spanish, Tamil, and English. Since the Moore’s time there, the church has gone on to add another congregation speaking Tagalog.
Both John and Vicki graduated from Pt. Loma Nazarene University. John holds graduate degrees from Nazarene Theological Seminary and Fuller Graduate School of Theology. They have three children, the youngest a recent PLNU graduate recently married last Spring. Their remarkable, nine-year-old grandson has found keen competition from grandchild #2 who made his appearance on August 1, 2010.
Since 2006 they have served on the Eurasia Region where John has been the Regional Coordinator of Evangelism and Church Planting and District Superintendent of the Hungary District, residing in Budapest, Hungary. John recently assumed a new appointment as Field Strategy Coordinator for Australia/New Zealand on the Asia Pacific Region. They moved to the AP Region in May of 2010.