Reverend Woodson D. Moore, ordained minister of the Assemblies of God, attended Evangel College (now Evangel University) in Springfield, Missouri. He played four years of college basketball, lettering all four years, and graduated with a BS degree in Social Studies. Upon graduation, he taught U.S. History to high school juniors in the Willard, Missouri school district. His duties included coaching football, basketball, and track.
In 1968, Pastor Moore enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Vietnam and received the Vietnam Service, Bronze Star, and National Defense medals. After two years of active duty in the Army, he was employed as a U.S. History teacher and coach In the Millville, New Jersey school district. In 1971, the Millville Jaycees honored him as “Outstanding Young Educator” of the Millville School System.
In 1976, he became the senior pastor of Fairton Christian Center where he continues to serve today.
In 1978, Pastor Moore, and his wife Shirley, began Fairton Christian Center Academy, a private Christian school, where he serves as Superintendent.
Pastor Moore also established the first private Christian school in Poland since the fall of Communism. Located in Warsaw, this school continues to grow in student enrollment and prestige.
Reverend Shirley Moore, an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God, attended Evangel College (now Evangel University) in Springfield, Missouri where she met and married Woodson D. Moore during her sophomore year. Shirley graduated with a BA degree in education and began her career in Willard, MO where she helped launch the school’s Kindergarten program. When her husband enlisted and was sent to Vietnam, Shirley accepted a teaching position in her hometown of Millville, NJ to be close to her family. After two years in the Army, her husband joined her in New Jersey and was also employed in the Millville School system.
In 1976, Reverends Woodson and Shirley Moore were installed as pastors of Fairton Christian Center (an Assembly of God church in Fairton, NJ). Woodson continues as Senior Pastor and Shirley as Administrative Pastor, coordinating church activities.
In 1978, the church began Fairton Christian Center Academy, a private Christian school. Since then, Shirley continues to serve as Principal and Woodson as Superintendent.
They are the proud parents of a son and daughter and grandparents of three.