Acts 4:29 – “And now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness.”
Fr. Moore was raised as a Southern Baptist in Henrietta, Texas. Soon after being baptized at the age of 10 he felt God calling him to some form of ministry, but he knew he wasn’t called to be a Baptist minister. After leaving home for college he met his future wife. They eventually started dating, got married and then became Episcopalian a few years after being married.
After becoming Episcopalian he soon realized that his call to ministry, which he felt as a child, finally made sense. Within six months of joining the Episcopal church he met with the bishop about going to seminary. Needless to say, the bishop was hesitant, since he had only recently joined the Episcopal church. After three years he was allowed to go to seminary: Nashotah House in Wisconsin.
While at seminary he acquired a Catholic understanding of Christianity. Eventually, after graduating and being ordained, this Catholic understanding led to his conversion to Catholicism.
After he and his family converted they moved to San Antonio from the Fort Worth area so that he could go through the Pastoral Provision to be ordained as a Catholic priest. He was ordained to the priesthood on March 20, 2010 by Archbishop Jose Gomez.