VISIT TO DR. WAYNE MOORE’S CHURCH IN
BRANDON, FLORIDA Sis. Nancy Mitchell
and Sis. Dawn McKessey Pulpit Search Committee
April 12, 2015
Dr. Wayne Moore’s church is meeting in the
chapel of a nursing home lo- cated behind a
Catholic church. After working as a Senior
Pastor in three churches and an Associate
Pastor in one, he has spent the last three and
a half years as a church planter, starting a
new church from scratch. His current congregation
consists mostly of married and single adults
under the age of 30. There are also some
elderly residents of the nursing home that
attend as well.
The congregation is very friendly and has a
strong and loving relationship with each other.
Pastor Wayne and his wife, Jan, are obviously
very loved by this congregation. The music was
contemporary, and they use a big screen TV to
display the lyrics and provide the music for
the songs. Pastor Wayne does his own PowerPoint
for his sermons, and hardly ever referred to his
notes. His sermon was the beginning of a series
from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 “Becoming a Model
Christian.” He is able to deliver his message in
an interesting and dynamic manner, and because
the chapel is small, there was no need for microphones.
Pastor Wayne and Sis. Jan are easy to talk
with and we felt like we had known them for a long
time by the time we left. During lunch at a restaurant,
we shared information back and forth about our
families and interests. We mostly avoided “grilling”
them (they will get enough of that when they come over
here), but Pastor Wayne wanted to know if we had
any questions, so there was a little discussion about
We met their two grown daughters, Lauren and Lindsay.
Their son, Logan, who is just turning 24, is coming back
home this week after being deployed to Kuwait for two years.
Our impression of them was very positive. They are
humble, experienced, people-oriented, and God-filled people.
Pastor Wayne believes this experience as a church planter
has added to his knowledge as a Pastor. Any church would
greatly benefit from Pastor Wayne’s leadership and example.
He said that he would spend the time necessary to get to
know us, and work with us to improve what we already have
in order to make our church a dynamic influence for Christ
in our community.