Arthur J. Moore (1888-1974)
Arthur Moore was a Methodist bishop, evangelist, and leader in the Atlanta area from 1940 to 1960. The title "Ambassador of Methodism" resulted from his supervision of mission work for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, from 1934 to 1941 and his assignments after World War II (1941-45) in Asia, Europe, and North Africa.
Arthur James Moore
At the 1930 General Conference in Dallas, Texas, Moore was elected bishop and assigned to the Pacific Coast area. In 1937 he led the Bishops' Crusade, a fund-raiser that became a model for future campaigns. After the Uniting Conference of 1939, which merged three branches of Methodism into the Methodist Church, Moore was assigned to the Atlanta Area, where he concurrently chaired the Board of Missions.
In addition to his work as a bishop, Moore was a prolific writer and active community member. In 1934 he helped to
Moore retired in 1960 but remained active through the Arthur J. Moore Evangelistic Association. Six months after his death on June 30, 1974, his portrait was hung in the Georgia state capitol.
Roger M. Gramling , A Ministry of Hope: Portrait of Arthur J. Moore (Nashville, Tenn.: Upper Room, 1979).
Arthur J. Moore, Bishop to All Peoples (Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 1973).
Frederick V. Mills Sr., LaGrange College
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