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John Monroe Moore


John Monroe Moore, American bishop.


Moore, John Monroe was born on January 27, 1867 in Morgantown, Kentucky, United States. Son of Joseph A. and Martha Ann (Hampton) Moore.


Bachelor of Arts, Lebanon (O.) College, 1887. Student Yale, 1891-1894, Doctor of Philosophy., 1895, Doctor of Divinity, 1925. University of Leipzig and Heidelberg, 1894-1895.

Doctor of Divinity, Central College, 1908. Doctor of Laws, Southwestern U., Georgetown, Texas, 1926. Doctor of Letters, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1935.

Doctor of Laws, Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1938.


Ordained deacon, 1894, elder, 1898. Pastor Marvin Church, St. Louis, 1895-1898, Travis Park Church, San Antonio, Texas, 1898-1902, First Church, Dallas, Texas, 1902-1906. Managing editor Christian Advocate (general organ Methodist Episcopal Church, South), 1906-1909.

Pastor St. John’s Church, St. Louis, 1909-1910. Secretary home missions of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Nashville, October 1, 1910-May 1918. Elected bishop, May 14, 1918, and appointed bishop in charge of work in Brazil, 1918-1922.

Bishop in charge Oklahoma and east half Texas, 1922-1926, in charge west half of Texas and New Mexico, 1926-1930, Georgia and Florida, 1930-1934, Missouri and Arkansas, 1934-1938, officially retired, 1938. Secretary College of Bishops, 1927-1937, senior bishop, February 1937-May 1938. Chairman General Board Missions, 1934-1938.

Editor Daily Christian Advocate (organ General Conference), 1910.


  • Other Work

    • Editor Daily Christian Advocate (organ General Conference), 1910.


Member Joint Hymnal Commission to prepare Methodist Hymnal, 1904-1906, and. Member General Conference of Mechanical Engineering Church, S., 1906, 14, 18. Member Joint Commision on Unification of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Methodist Episcopal Church.

Member of Oxford Universal Council on Life and Work, 1937, Edinburgh World Conference on Faith and Order, 1937. Member 6th Ecumenical Conference of Methodism, Atlanta, Georgia, 1931. Chairman department schools and colls.

Methodist Episcopal Church, 1934-1938.


Married Bessie Harris, March 25, 1901.

Joseph A. Moore

Martha Ann (Hampton) Moore

Bessie Harris