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Rev. Christine A. Moore

June 10, 2021 – December 8, 2021

Christine Audrey Graham Moore was born in Washington, DC on June 10, 1940, the third of five children. She was interested in knowing Christ from an early age and cited her maternal grandmother’s knowledge of the Scripture as one of her earliest formative influences. As a pre-teen, she paired with her life-long friend Helen Thompson (nee Hill) to visit with and assist senior citizens in the church and neighborhood. She attended Campbell AME Church in Washington, DC as a youth, and at the age of 18 became Campbell’s youngest Sunday School Superintendent. She attended the District of Columbia Public Schools, ultimately graduating from Anacostia High School. A child of the summer, she loved the outdoors, loved sports, and loved people. Those interests and a gift for leadership combined in summer jobs with the DC Department of Recreation. She ran programs for youth, as a teenager and as a young adult. She earned her bachelor’s degree from DC Teachers College in 1962. She then earned a Master of Arts in Education, and later a Master of Divinity, from Howard University—working full-time while studying. In 1966, Christine married Charles Moore, and their family expanded to include four children, two daughters and two sons.

Christine had a passion for education. After she graduated from DC Teacher’s College, she became a career educator at Paul Junior High School. She taught at Paul for 33 years, educating generations of students. At Paul, Christine served as Teacher, Master Teacher, and Dean of Students—mentoring teens and supporting their families along the way. Although she was a teacher, Christine always took time to learn and prepare.

During the late 1970s, Christine prepared to enter ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She completed the AME church’s four-year training program and was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the 1980s. In June 1995, she took early retirement from the school system to pursue the ministry on a full-time basis. She first served as an assistant for six years at Brown Memorial AME Church in Northeast DC. She then served as pastor at five Maryland churches: Waldorf AME Church in Waldorf, for two years; Cowdensville AME Church in Arbutus, for two years; Wayman AME Church for five years, and St. Paul AME Church for eleven years, both in Frederick; and Faith AME Church in Laurel, for eleven years. She retired from the AME pastorate in 2016 after thirty-two years as an Itinerant Elder, including twenty-six years as a pastor. After retirement, Christine never stopped preaching and teaching.

Although Christine had a reputation for directness and no nonsense in problem-solving in both of her careers, she enjoyed a different kind of problem-solving in her leisure time. She regularly worked crossword puzzles, anagrams, and logic puzzles for fun. She enjoyed game shows and westerns. She loved music and live theater. She liked to visit museums, see movies, and take day trips with her children, and, later, her grandchildren. She had an extensive group of friends and acquaintances, including life-long friends Helen Thompson and Adrianne M. Dale. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. When Christine met someone new, she frequently came away with a new friend and a whole host of information about them, their lives, and their circumstances. She was unfailingly generous and believed in using things to bless people.

At the age of 81, after an unexpected bout of serious illness that she fought aggressively to overcome, and while in great spirits and with high hopes of recovery, Christine had an acute setback to which she succumbed. She departed this life on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, surrounded by family in an atmosphere of prayers, hymns, and spiritual songs. She is survived by a devoted husband of 55 years, Charles W. Moore; their four children: Sandra L. Moore Williams, Sharon K. Moore, MD, Charles C. Moore, Esq. (Larniece), and Scott P. Moore (Celine); two brothers: Kenneth C. Graham and Rendall K. Graham; six grandchildren: Rachel D. Williams, Brian C. Williams, Claire E. Robinson, Charles C. Moore, II, Graham C. Parker and David J. Parker; and a host of extended family and friends.

Homegoing Service: December 20, 2021

Viewing: 10:00 a.m.
Service:  11:00 a.m.

The Emory Fellowship
6100 Georgia Ave., N.W.
Washington, D. C. 20011



  • Debbie Williams December 20, 2021 10:01 am

    I’m so thankful to God for knowing Rev. Moore and her family. May God Bless and comfort the family.I loved her as a second mother and will be filled with everything she taught me about God in Christ.
    Debbie Lee

  • S Moore December 21, 2021 1:30 pm

    God bless you, Debbie Lee.

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