Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. unafraid and confident in his future, slipped peacefully into glory. He was the beloved husband of the late Dr. Ettyce H. Moore; father of Jerry A. Moore III (Cynthia) and Rev. Juran D. Moore, Sr. (Hazel); grandfather of Juran D. Moore, Jr., Colonel Percy Moore (USMC) (Janice) and Sydni M. Williams; great-grandfather of Sade, Jordan, Skylar, Jaden and Jason Moore.
Born in Minden, LA, to the late Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Sr. and the late Mae Dee Moore. Rev. Moore, Jr. led a long, faithful and accomplished life. He was a 1940 graduate of Morehouse College and was awarded Bachelor of Divinity and Masters of Arts degrees from Howard University.
He was called to pastor the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in 1946 where he served as Senior Pastor until he retired in 1996. During this period he led the movement of the historical church from 19th and Eye Street NW to its current home 16th Street NW. In 1997 Rev. Moore also served as Interim Pastor of the Faith Moravian Church.
In 1974 Rev. Moore was elected as a Republican to be an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia. He held the position until 1985. During that service Rev. Moore chaired the Council Committee on Transportation and served on the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He served in the latter position during the planning and creation of the Washington Metrorail System. Rev. Moore was also a co-founder of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). He is the recipient of numerous honoraria and citations for religious and public service.