TUSCALOOSA | Bethel Baptist Church pastor Rev. Schmitt Moore was selected last month to replace Bishop Calvin Woods as the Alabama president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
'I am filling an expired term of our state president who resigned due to some bylaws from the national office,' Moore
Moore will serve out the remainder of Woods' term as president until December, when the SCLC will hold its state convention and elections.
'I will serve up until that time unless I am chosen to continue,' he
Moore, 59, has been a member of the SCLC for 28 years.
Within the organization, he has served as a state board member for 12 years and the state vice president for the past two years.
Moore, who was born in Greene County but raised in Tuscaloosa from the age of 5, has been a member of many civic, religious and community organizations.
He was a founding member of the Tuscaloosa County Jail Ministry, the Tuscaloosa Nursing Home Ministry and Project BETHEL (Bringing Education to Help Expelled Learners).
Moore currently serves as pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, a position he's held for the last 26 years, a member of the Tuscaloosa County Schools Board of Education, president of the New Antioch Bethlehem District [NABD] Minister and Deacon's Union, dean of the NABD Congress of Christian Education and secretary of the Alabama Baptist State Convention.