United Methodist Church Welcomes its New Pastor

Rev. Carroll C. Moore

Atlantic News, August 8, 1995

[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News.]

Rev. Carroll C. Moore
[Courtesy Photo]

HAMPTON -- The Reverend Carroll C. Moore was welcomed as the new pastor of Hampton United Methodist Church in July. He and his wife, Lora, who is a school librarian, and their son Michael, a junior at Plymouth State College, arrived from Littleton where Rev. Moore had been pastor since 1986.

The Moores' other sons are Martin, a senior at the University of Oregon, and Daniel, who lives in Littleton.

In 1963 he received a bachelor's degree in education from Michigan State University, majoring in physical education, health education, and history. He holds an STB degree from Boston University, a master's degree in social ethics and sociology, and a CAGS in adult education.

Rev. Moore served churches in East Lansing and Parma, Michigan, South Walpole and Norwell, Massachusetts, then came to New Hampshire Conference as Director of the Parish of the Headwaters, Canaan, Vermont, Pittsburgh and Colebrook from 1975-1978.

He also served churches in Enfield, Canaan and West Canaan from 1979-1980, and in Epping from 1981-1985. He completed the General Board of Discipleship Academy of Preaching and has led preaching workshops in New Hampshire, and has taught lay-speaking courses. He expects to organize a Disciple Study Group in Hampton sometime this Fall.

Often a camp director or counselor at Wanakee Methodist Center in Meredith, NH, Rev. Moore has led Senior High Week, Christian Adventure Camp, and Mini-Camp for third and fourth graders in their first camping experience. He and his wife lead Spiritual Life retreats in spiritual formation and social action.

A marathon runner, Rev. Moore has completed 25,000 miles - equal to around the globe! - in the past twelve-and-one-half years. He runs daily, forty miles a week. His twenty-six different marathons include several in the Boston Marathon. He and his son Danny have run together for pledges.

About his pastorate in Hampton, he said, "I hope to see the church continue its outreach to the community and express our faith in responding to the needs of the community and the world; to grow in our own Christian faith and to share with others; to continue to be a church that is here for everyone, and that has a welcome sign for everyone."