Dr. Tim Moore

Tim Moore serves as the writer-in-residence at Sardis Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he previously held the pastor position for nearly two decades. With over 35 years of experience, Tim has actively served various churches in the greater Charlotte area, including the last three congregations as an interim pastor. His extensive background encompasses working with large congregations, establishing Sardis as a church start, and serving churches in diverse capacities, shaping his perspective on transitional ministry to recognize the unique personality of each congregation.

An accomplished author, Tim penned “Practicing Midrash: Reading the Bible’s Arguments as an Invitation to Conversation” (Wipf & Stock, 2018) and served as the editor for “Taking on the Cross: Reimagining the Meaning of Jesus’ Life and Death” (Nurturing Faith, 2022). Tim contributes regularly as a writer for the Smyth & Helwys devotional guide, Reflections.

Tim is devoted to denominational work and actively engages in Baptist organizations and institutions. Currently, he serves on the board for Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School and on the Helping Pastors Thrive advisory council for CBF of North Carolina, where he also mentors a cohort of new pastors. Tim has held leadership roles in various Baptist boards, including the Alliance of Baptists, Baptist House at Duke Divinity School, CBFNC, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and Mars Hill University. Locally in Charlotte, he was a founding member of the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice and was co-chair of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Interfaith Advisory Council.

Tim holds degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.), and Mars Hill University (B.S. in Business Administration). His commitment to ongoing education is evident through his participation in Transitional Ministry Training with the Center for Healthy Churches, Coaching Practices & Skills with the Center of Congregational Health, and Congregational Coaching with CBFNC.

Residing in Charlotte with his wife, Magay Shepard, Tim is the proud parent of three young adult children. Beyond his writing and ministry, he finds joy in hiking, playing tennis and basketball, traveling with family (especially to national parks), kayaking from their lake house, and attending Carolina Panthers games.