Eastside Church Welcomes Perry Moore as our new Pastor of Worship Arts!
Pastor Jeremy’s Special Announcement
Dear Eastside Family,
I pray that this note finds you well and enjoying the beauty of a new fall season! This past weekend we had the pleasure of celebrating the New Life we have in Jesus. You might remember how Michele poured a full pitcher of water into a glass that was far too small to contain it all! It was an illustration of how Jesus says in John 10:10 that he came to give us “overflowing-abundant life!” Isn’t it wonderful that we serve a God who is everyday pouring overflowing blessings of new life into our lives?
Today, I want to share with you another blessing of new life that God is giving to Eastside Church. In early July, we were blessed to have Tim Lambert join us as our Interim-Worship Director. Tim was able to commit to leading worship until mid-September. He has recently started a new job as a music teacher at East Rochester Schools and needs all the energy he can get to pour into the young lives he encounters with the love of Jesus.
With that said, Tim and I have spent the past three months with the Leadership Team, prayerfully identifying the person God had in mind for the next chapter of Eastside Church. We reviewed a handful of candidates with different talents, passions, and skill sets that would have strengthened our team and blessed our church family in a variety of ways. After much discussion, prayer, and the full support of our Leadership Team, I am thrilled to announce that Perry Moore will be joining Eastside Church as our new Pastor of Worship Arts!
Perry is an ordained pastor with many years of leadership experience in leading worship. Most recently, he served as Director of Chapel Music at Roberts Wesleyan College. Before that, he and his lovely wife, Jennifer, lived in sunny California where Perry served as Pastor of Worship Arts at Montrose Church. While on staff there, Perry provided leadership, vision, and training to his team that led 1,600+ people in worship every weekend.
As we get to know Perry more, I believe you will come to appreciate Perry’s passion for worship, heart for others, and energetic love for Jesus. He has a coach’s heart for raising up leaders, developing his team, and making the Gospel come to life in the stories of others. Did I mention he has a great sense of humor?
So what’s next? This coming weekend, Tim Lambert will join us again for worship where we will take a moment to thank him for his wonderful leadership this summer.
On October 7, I will have the privilege of introducing Perry and Jennifer to you in person. I hope you will take a moment to welcome them home! Then on October 14, Perry will lead worship as our new Pastor of Worship Arts.
I hope you are as excited as I am that God is about a good work at Eastside Church! Thank you for your many prayers as we seek to fulfill our mission of growing life-changing relationships with God and neighbor!
I love being your pastor!
Meet Perry Moore
Perry has served as a pastor of worship arts for twenty-five years in four different churches. He was born and raised in Ohio and at twenty-three years of age moved to Southern California. His career was not always in worship arts. He has worked as a commercial writer and producer of a radio station, an editor of a national radio broadcast, a location scout for national television commercials, and a trainer of telecommunication devices. But from the age of thirteen he has spent his time in the church working with others in worship arts. Perry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Worship Leadership from Azusa Pacific University in 2006. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment is the privilege of having Jennifer as his wife of twenty-three years, and being the father of Katerina. Perry loves “trying” to stay fit and healthy, bicycling, running, reading, laughing whenever possible, trying to learn Spanish (Voy a aprender esto algún día), and recording songs that nobody really wants to listen to. Perry’s personal mission statement is: “My mission is to live each day as an expression of loving God and others, and to treat each day as a gift and an opportunity to help make a small part of the world in which I live better.”