Elder Herbert C. Moore
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
1890 ~ 1974
The religiously fruitful life of Herbert Clyde Moore began its mortal span on May 29, 1890 in Carmi, Illinois of the Christian lineage of John and Phoebie Moore.
Marriage in 1916 to Maud Hardiman at Indianapolis, Indiana gave the boistering inspiration which impelled and carried him through many trying circumstances. Ever at each others side _ Maude and Herbert with exempliary Christian dignity maintained both the spirit and letter of the vows - "until God by Death shall do us part." They were baptized together at the Historical Apostolic Church on January 17, 1917, and three days later were filled with the Holy Ghost: and were henceforth called "Spiritual Twins."
Two calls were answered in 1918. First the call to valor for his country in time of national stress against its axis foes: secondly, and by far the most important call to the Christian Ministry, to take up spiritual arms against sin. The magnetic personality of the revered young preacher drew many men to Christ and enabled him to arbitrate many misunderstandings _ (a gift which he possessed throughout his long and useful life).
Ordination at the age of thirty-three; in 1923, subsequently brought the call of Pastorate - of the Morgan Park Assembly Church, of which he pastored 50 years. His humble beginning became the launching pad for the monumental achievements which which crowned his half century of labors in the vineyard of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Extensive travel in this and other lands enabled him to carry the message of the gospel to many. Having been justly elevated by reason of ardous labors to the position of District Elder, - and for many years as chairman of the Illinois District Council and as important cog in the wheel of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World; he could look behind him and see a well spent life - and on before him a joyful day.
The mark of his greatness rested in his regal simplicity. Hw walked with nobility; but never lost the common touch. As the calender was about to change its date on Monday October 1, 1973, he was called home to be with the Lord. "Well done - thou good and faithful servant."