Understanding God’s call and purpose for her own life, The Rev. Dr. Robyn Diane Moore
began her ministry with the completion of a ten-month extensive training (2002) and ordination to the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church Diaconate Ministry. She was later licensed and ordained to ministry both under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Charles Gilchrist Adams during October 2008/09. Her ministry included an awe-inspiring ministerial internship under the guidance of Rev. Dr. DeeDee M. Coleman at Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, MI. Rev. Moore served as Youth/Young Adult Minister and Pulpit/Worship Liturgist, as well as one of ‘a six-minister staff team’ for six years at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church supporting the senior pastor. Additionally, Rev. Moore has served as an interim pastor for First Congregational UCC, Wyandotte, MI and provided many congregations with consulting work on church growth and new ministry development. On February 3rd, Rev. Moore was called to First Baptist Institutional Baptist Church in Detroit as the 13th and first female pastor in its 101 years of history. Reverend Moore, also referred to sometimes as Rev. Robyn, is afforded many opportunities to being committed, obedient and faithful to her ministry. The focus of her ministry is based on 1Corinthians 13:4-8, and vs.13 where Paul teaches the importance of love just as Christ loved us. Her ministry focuses on demonstrating love to all but particularly to the oppressed, those forgotten, disenfranchised or voiceless. Moreover, she is passionate about sharing the gospel with those who feel disconnected or who are unaware of God’s true presence. Often gathering people of all ages in her home to encourage embracing the Gospel, Rev. Moore believes ‘you must meet people where they are, then nurture and guide them to see God’s true purpose’.
As a graduate of the Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS), Rev. Moore holds a Master of
Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from this esteemed institution. Rev. Moore’s passion for young adults led to her research and dissertation titled: Broken Chains: Reconnecting Links of Young Adults to Church Worship and was successfully defended during March 2016. She was employed with Xerox Corporation nearly twenty-nine years but has been led by the Holy Spirit to transition into full-time ministry. Inclusive of many affiliations Rev. Moore is involved in, she is passionate about her work within the Interfaith Communities including Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity. She is the Vice-President at Large for Congress of Christian Education for Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention. On the Regional and National levels of Progressive National Baptist Convention, Rev. Moore is actively serving in Christian Education and the Clergy Women’s Division. Rev. Moore served on the American Baptist Churches of Michigan Regional Board as formal Chairperson of Family Ministry Team and a current Board Member of the Detroit Baptist Union. Rev. Moore serves on the Board of Directors for Hope for America, a non-profit that exposes youth to skilled trades through pre-apprenticeship programs. She supports young girls and women as the Clergy Advisor on the Religious Relations Committee of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, African American/Jewish Women Alliance and in the local community. Rev. Moore is a member and the Public Relations Chairperson of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Greater Vicinity.
Rev. Moore has received numerous nominations and awards including the ETS
Women in Leadership and Nominee for Dean of the Chapel of Spelman College.
Through pastoral care, Reverend Moore enjoys helping others have clear communications with
God by cultivating, inspiring and encouraging others. She loves walking in the early morning
hours where she can meditate, give praise, and pray to the Almighty God.
On a personal note,
Rev. Moore is passionate about her shoe shopping, ballroom/
hustle dancing and limited bowling skills; but most importantly spending time with her three millennial-aged children, Alyson (D’Andre), Dean II, and Alexis, as well as her first grandchild, Jayce Ramon.