Pastor J. Earl Moore
Date of Death - February 16, 2006
Moore, Pastor J. Earl age 79 of Canton MI. Beloved husband of Bobbi for over 60 years. Dear father of Diana (Jude) Barlage; Steven (Theda); Pastor Mark (Nancy); son-in-law Dean Leathers and the late Kimberly Moore Leathers. Dear grandfather of John Krivis; Jason Krivis; Emily Barlage; Dana Moore; Scott Moore; Timothy Lutz; Adam Lutz; Melissa Parker; Andrea Moore Glaze; Lindsey Moore; Derek Leathers; and nine great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Pete Moore and Ruth Johnson. In state Monday 9:30 AM until funeral service 10 AM at Agape' Family Worship Center, 45081 Geddes Road (Between Sheldon & Canton Center) Canton. Visitation Sunday 3 - 9 PM at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 West Ann Arbor Road, (between Sheldon & Beck) Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Agape' Family Worship Center, 45081 Geddes Road, Canton MI 48188. Pastor Earl was born in Carlisle County, Kentucky in 1926. In over 60 years of marriage, he and his wife Bobbi had lived in Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan. After pastoring for several years in the Chicago area, Pastor Earl and Bobbi relocated to Michigan. They ministered in the Detroit Metro area with the Joy of Living Ministries, featuring daily broadcasts on local radio stations and television. In February 1978 they founded Agape' Family Worship Center in Canton MI. Part of their vision for the church included Agape'Christian Academy which began in 1982. Pastor Earl ministered not only at Agape' but also traveled throughout the United States and Canada, teaching primarily on the family and home. He was gifted in teaching on spiritual authority and also ministered to mens' groups, stressing their role as man, husband and father. He was considered a 'father of pastors' and has served as mentor and confidant to many in the United States and Canada, as well as serving on their church boards. He was also influential in helping pioneer churches. He will remain forever in our hearts as a husband, father, grandfather, pastor and friend. To leave a message of condolence, click on the Online Condolences link on this page.

Funeral Information


Visitation Times Sunday 3-9 PM --- Vermeulen Funeral Home Plymouth --- Funeral Service Monday 10 AM --- Agape Family Worship Center

Pastor Jan & Debbie Moore

Ms Bobbie, we send our love and prayers to you and the family. What a wonderful and great man of God Pastor Earl was. And now he is present with the Lord rejoicing. In His Service Jan & Debbie, our precious family and our family here at Good News Fellowship Family Church.

Sam and Jenny Hoyle

Ms Bobbi, Pastor Mark and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you both celebrate Pastor Earl's great life and mourn the temporary separation. I can hear the words now that I know Pastor Earl must have heard, "Well done thou good and faithful servant - enter into the joy of your Lord!" We love you and are standing with you during this time. Your friends, Sam and Jenny Hoyle and family

The Burden Family

Dear Miss. Bobbi, Pastor Mark, Nacy, Dianna, Jude, and all the Moore family, We rejoice with you that Pastor Earl is with our Lord and Saviour! We grieve with you at the loss of such a dear man who has touched so many lives. We know he will hear the words "Well done My good and faithful servant" from our wonderful saviour. We pray that God will fill the void that is left in all of our lives by the absence of Pastor Earl's presence on earth. However we do rejoice in the fact that we will see him again one day. All our love and prayers, Dave, Marilyn, Laurene, and Tommy Burden

Josh DiStefano

My sincere condolences to the Moore family. Pastor J. Earl will be in our prayers. Josh DiStefano

Helen Coles

6508 Reunited Again!!

Helen Coles

6508 Reunited Again!!


I could have sworn that their church was known as "Agape' Christian Center" (ACC) before it became known as "Agape' Family Worship Center" (AFWC). I also cannot find any links online connected to their son, 'pastor' Mark, who used the latter said church's dollar (after their passing, of course) to pay for a personal gastric bypass operation for himself, instead of being sensible, eating healthily and exercising. Of course, AFWC has long been no more. What a surprise. These are not "condolences" of any sort, of course; I just wanted to point out the hypocrisy of one mere religion, since they are all a scam anyway.

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