He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Pastor Donald Moore is a Philadelphia transplant who has lived here for over 20 years. He was licensed in the ministry in 1994 and ordained by Word of Hope Ministries in 2002. He also served as Chair of the Cobb Assistance Partnership, which is an alliance of both churches and government agencies who work together to assist those in need.
Pastor Moore is currently the pastor of the Shepherd’s House which he started in April of 2009. With the support of his loving family, Pastor Moore also foundedIn The Mean Time Ministries, Inc. in May of 2000.
In the Mean Time Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food, clothing and shelter to the community. Pastor Moore is fully aware that the homeless and economically disadvantaged need nourishment and that sometimes, that does not come in the form of food. That is why Pastor Moore is dedicated to provide for those who need physical food and is dedicated to provide a means to receive spiritual food as well, allowing those who seek assistance to have hope for a better tomorrow by increasing their self-worth and self-esteem and reminding them that God loves you and Jesus can save you.
Under the leadership of Pastor Moore, “In the Mean Time Ministries, Inc.” does more than feed the hungry. It provide jobs to the homeless, cleaning services, moving services and more. The arms of this ministry include:
- A Place of Worship for the Homeless
- Food Pantries
- Temporary Staffing Services
- Moving and Cleaning Services
- Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners
- Thrift Stores
Pastor Moore says, “Even though I was never homeless or jobless, God placed this ministry on my heart. God has a way of affecting us when we commence to look at people and see that they are people just like us. We all go through difficulties, we all go through challenges. However, some people do not bounce back as readily as others. They get stuck in hopelessness, in depression. That is why the homeless is my congregation. And while they may be fighting drug abuse and might not own a suit and tie, they still want to come together and worship and I am their shepherd.