Pastor Kermit C. C. Moore Takes Helm Of Historic Methodist Church In Ft. Washington, Maryland
On July 1, 2016, Reverend Kermit Clifton Charles Moore took the helm as Pastor of P-FWUMC in Fort Washington, Maryland. Pastor Moore was named incoming pastor in April, by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.
“I am excited to begin this new chapter at Providence-Fort Washington United Methodist Church,” said Pastor Moore, the immediate former pastor of Alexandria Chapel United Methodist Church in Indian Head, Maryland. “New beginnings are always a special time of celebration, and with this appointment, I look forward to opening a new era of Christian fellowship with the Providence-Fort Washington congregation, and the surrounding community.”
P-FWUMC draws its history from one of the oldest Methodist churches in the local area, the former Providence United Methodist Church, founded in 1870. In 2002, the historic Providence church merged with another local congregation — Fort Washington United Methodist Church — creating the Providence-Fort Washington church as it is known today.
Pastor Moore prepared for this new journey for more than 40 years, fueled by his service as a Certified Lay Speaker, a church musician and choir director. He responded to God’s call in 2008 and entered the candidacy process to become a Licensed Local Pastor at the Wesley Theological Seminary in 2010. He completes the course of study requirements in 2016.
“We welcome Pastor Moore and look forward to his spiritual leadership and guidance; and, we also look to our shared future in growing our church,” said Rick Walsh, Sr., Administrative Council Chairman for P-FWUMC. “Praise be to God in faith, hope and love.”
Additionally, Church Historian Pat Day stated, “Our congregation is getting anxious and our pride is beginning to swell as we are getting ready to welcome our new preacher and his family to a shrine of its glorious past. We are grateful for Pastor Moore. We look for growth in the congregation and many activities. The future is in our hands. May God continue to bless us.”
Pastor Moore has been actively involved in his surrounding community. For four years, he has served on the Board of LifeStyles, Inc., a health and human services non-profit in LaPlata, Maryland, and the Boards of Kia’s Place and Echelon Community Services, Inc. He has also served as Chaplin for the Henry E. Lacey High School Football Team in Indian Head, MD. Pastor Moore was the Assistant Superintendent of the Cheltenham Youth Facility and retired from the Department of Juvenile Service on September 1, 2007, after 31 years of service.
Pastor Moore is married to Paulette Moore and they have three adult children and three grandchildren.