Bishop Samuel R. Moore
Full Gospel Assembly
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Bishop Samuel R. Moore is a lifelong member of the West Virginia & East Tennessee Council and has served as pastor of the Full Gospel Assembly in Huntington (WV) for the past 27 years. He was elected and consecrated Bishop of the West Virginia & East Tennessee Council in August 2010 by the Board of Bishops of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.
He is an ordained minister of the P.A.W., under whose auspices he began his ministry while he was a member of the Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church in Bluefield (WV).
Through the years, Moore has served both his local assemblies and District 23 in various positions. Among the offices in which that he has served District 23 are Young People's President, Minister of Music, Auxiliary Advisor for the Christian Education Association, and member of the Bishop's Cabinet.
Moore was born in Welch (WV), received his secondary education from Graham High School in Bluefield (VA), and earned his a B.S. in Education from Bluefield State College. As well, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from at Marshall University.
He worked as a classroom educator for over 30 years in the Mercer County (WV), Tazewell County (VA), and Cabell County (WV) public school systems. He retired in 2010, after working his last few years in School Administration in Huntington (WV).
He has held leadership roles in his community including two terms as President of the Huntington-Cabell Branch of the NAACP. He is currently President of the Board of Directors for Ebenezer Community Early Childhood Learning Center, Co-Chairman of the Huntington Juneteenth Celebration Steering Committee, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Cabell Huntington Hospital and BASF Community Advisory Panel.
Bishop Moore is married to Sister Renna Moore and is the father of three children; Leland, Jakki, and Harrison. He has three grandchildren.
Bishop Samuel R. Moore is the son of Bishop Clarence and Sis. Dora Moore. Bishop Clarence Moore is the pastor of Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church in Bluefield (WV), a member church of District 23. Bishop Clarence Moore is also the diocesan of the Virginia State Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW).
Suffragan Bishop Kelvin M. Cash
Bethel Apostolic Temple
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Suffragan Bishop Kelvin Cash has pastored Bethel for nearly 30 years, following the passing of its founder and his mentor, Elder Thomas Williams. He has also founded and pastors Bethel High Point in his native North Carolina.
Cash was elected Chairman of the West Virginia & East Tennessee Council of the PAW in July 2018, after serving the district in various capacities over the years.
He came to Knoxville to pursue a career in mechanical engineering and became affiliated with Bethel, after graduating from North Carolina A&T University. Since becoming pastor there, he has overseen major facilities renovations, the hosting of a weekly radio broadcast, and has established a scholarship program.
He is a Suffragan Bishop in the P.A.W.'s West Virginia & East Tennessee Council and heads the district's Institutional Development Department.
A mechanical engineer by trade, Cash had a 17-year career with Lockheed-Martin, a six-year affiliation with ALCOA. He also had a six-year stint as Executive Director of the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA in Knoxville, and worked as Sr. Vice President for Pioneer Builders.
Cash is currently a Regional Director with H & T Enterprises, a general contracting business that does construction and management of commercial and residential buildings in several states.
He is a member of the Knoxville Interdenominal Ministerial Alliance, and serves as supervising/consulting Bishop for two additional churches - in Greensboro (NC) and Reidsville (NC).