“God has called me to preach and teach His Word in a way that is understandable and relatable,” Pastor Vicki Moore. “Jesus wants to come in and do life with us. Everything about God’s Word points to a relationship with Him, not about religion.” Those are the words of Cornerstone Assembly of God’s new pastor. Her family has been called to take up residence in Butler County. They are thankful for this opportunity to serve not only in the church but also the community.
A pastor is charged with the duty of providing spiritual leadership to the members of a church. That person’s duties include, but not limited to, preparing weekly sermons, preaching and conducting worship services, and providing for the religious needs of the congregation. “God has shown me that being called to preach is more than a Sunday sermon. It is loving people and showing them how much they are loved by Him.”
Moore has looked at several open churches (through the Assemblies of God District office). Cornerstone Assembly of God was the first to call. They knew Moore was the right fit to come and preach at that location. The family began their journey in Butler County late last year.
She explained, “when my husband and I learned that Cornerstone hadn’t had a pastor reside in Butler County for over 15 years, we felt strongly that it was the place God was leading us to. I was then appointed as pastor several weeks later. I believe God loves the people in Butler County and I desire to be someone He uses to communicate that.”
According to Moore, Cornerstone simply loves the people. “It doesn’t matter who you are, what you have been through or where you are from, you will find love and acceptance at Cornerstone. We are all a work in progress and our motto is There’s a place for you here.”
Her education roots from the fellowship of the Assemblies of God. They offered biblical studies through the Kentucky School of Ministry, which is where she received her ministry credentials.
When asked about what inspires her, “the obvious is God’s Word. It is our instruction manual for life. I also have drawn inspiration over the years through Billy Graham, Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, John, and Lisa Bevere and Priscilla Shirer.”
She briefly spoke about her mentors in life, “Tom Lane from Cornerstone Assembly of God in Danville, KY has been my mentor and pastor for a number of years. He has overseen my journey to obtaining my ministry credentials. My other mentors include my District Superintendent Rev. Joseph Girdler. Director of Kentucky school of ministry Rev. Stan Holder. Rev. B.J. Taylor, a pastor and friend of mine for over 20 years. Also, Rev. Ken Davidson who encouraged me to attend ministry school many years ago. Every one of these ministers has encouraged and supported me over the years. They have shown me that God doesn’t discriminate when it comes to women in ministry.”
Services at Cornerstone Assembly of God are Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday night bible study at 6:30 p.m. There are no Sunday night services right now. For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page at Cornerstone A/G or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A church website is currently under construction.