Rev. Dr. Nathl L. Moore is a native of Huntsville, AL and is the son of Harold and Delois Moore. He is married to the former Evelyn Faye Scott, a native of Pittsburgh, PA and is the father of four and the grandfather of five.
In May 1996, Pastor Moore graduated from Tuskegee University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. In May 2011, received his Master of Divinity Degree from Lexington Theological Seminary, and received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio in May 2017.
Pastor Moore accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL. He acknowledged his call to preach the gospel on December 6, 1998, licensed to preach the gospel on October 31, 1999 and ordained into the pastoral ministry on September 8, 2002 at the New Life Missionary Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH.
In August 2000, Reverend Moore began his ministerial career as the Pastor-Administrator of Christ’s Community In College Hill, an ecumenical outreach ministry in Cincinnati, OH. Pastor Moore served as the pastor of the Centerville Missionary Baptist Church from August 2002 to August of 2009.
Pastor Moore currently serves as the 14th Pastor of First African Baptist Church and in May 2011 received his Master of Divinity Degree from Lexington Theological Seminary and received his Doctor of Ministry Degree (D.Min.) from the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio in May 2017.
Dr. Moore has served as an instructor, workshop leader and class facilitator for various local, state and regional conferences. He is the former Moderator of the Consolidated Baptist District Association and presently serves as the 1st Vice Moderator of the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky. Pastor Moore has served on the Board of Trustees for Simmons College of KY and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Lexington Theological Seminary.
In 1815, the First African Baptist Church purchased it first property for a meeting place on the corner of Hill (High) and Mulberry (Limestone) streets. Situated on the site was a cotton factory, which was used as a meeting house.
Pastor: Rev. Peter Duerett (Captain)
Around 1790, the first site of the First African Baptist Church was on Old Captain's "Territory" which was later named Winslow (Avenue of Champions) and Lexington Avenue streets. John Maxwell, one of the founding fathers of Lexington, allowed Peter Duerett (Old Captain) space on this land for a cabin and aided him in the construction.
Pastor: Rev. Peter Duerette (Captain)
The church exchanged the cotton factory land in 1820 for another site (in the same block) on the corner of Mulberry (Limestone) and Maxwell Streets. The new location was called Castleman's Bagging Factory.
Pastors: Rev. Peter Duerett (Captain) and Rev. London Ferrill
In 1832, the church located another desirable meeting house on Short and Deweese streets. This property had formerly been occupied by the Methodist (white) church and then by a cabinet shop and clock factory. The church purchased the property in 1833 from Alfred Warner.
Pastors: Rev. London Ferrill, Rev. S.E. Smith, Rev. Frederick Braxton,
Rev. J. W. Hawkins, Rev. James Monroe, Rev. W. Augustus Jones,
Rev. J.F. Thomas, Rev. Robert Mitchell, Rev. William J. Simmons,
Rev. Homer E. Nutter, Rev. S.P. Young, Rev. L. H. McIntyre
Articles of Faith
I. THE SCRIPTURES
II. THE TRUE GOD
III. THE FALL OF MAN
IV. THE WAY OF SALVATION
VI. THE FREENESS OF SALVATION
VIII. REPENTANCE AND FAITH
IX. GOD'S PURPOSE OF GRACE
XI. PERSEVERANCE OF SAINTS
XII. THE LAW AND GOSPEL
XIII. A GOSPEL CHURCH
XIV. BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
XV. THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH
XVI. CIVIL GOVERNMENT
XVII. RIGHTEOUS AND WICKED
XVIII. THE WORLD TO COME
Our Mission & Vision
The Mission of First African Baptist Church is to be “The Church In The Community For The Hearts Of The Community” – Acts 13:43
We believe we can accomplish this mission by being...
A HOSPITABLE Church Hebrews 13: 1-2
A HOLY Church 1 Peter 1: 15-16
A HEALTHY Church Leviticus 20: 25-26
A HELPING Church Matthew 25: 35-36