Pastor Otis Troy Moore, Jr. was born on October 30, 1957, in Hartford, Connecticut to Otis T. Moore Sr. and Norma Moore. Pastor Moore and Kristina Moore, a native of Sacramento, were married on February 4, 1984. They are blessed with three daughters: Karissa, Kamara, and Kamika.
He became a born again Christian on February 18, 1980 and was called to preach three years later in 1983. He also preached his first sermon that year. Otis Moore was a church member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church, in Sacramento, California. His father in the Gospel was the late Pastor Robert B. Holman, Sr. He began his work for the Lord as a Prayer Room Counselor and soon after became a Sunday School Teacher. He also served as the Youth President and Brotherhood Chaplain. Subsequently, Pastor Moore was placed in charge of the Youth Prison Ministry and the Charity Outreach Team.
He started the New Year 2003, declaring, “No longer business as usual,” not realizing what impact this statement would have on his life. He was led by the Lord to take three days off from his job to go on a three-day fast in prayer and consecration in the month of January, 2003. It was during this 3-day fast in the month of February that the Lord gave him a dream. From this dream, the Lord revealed to Pastor Moore that it was time for him to begin pastoring out of his humble abode. Pastor Moore recalls that moment with vivid imagery and detail.
Lighthouse Apostolic Church was birthed out of the scriptures found in: 1 Corinthians 16:19, “The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.” Paul wrote to the saints at Colosse said, “Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house,” Colossian 4:15. To Philemon he wrote “And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in thy house,” Philemon 1:2.
The birth of Lighthouse Apostolic Church occurred in the living room of Pastor Moore’s home, on August 2, 2003, seven people committed themselves to follow him as he followed Christ, and there the ministry was born. Since then the Lord has blessed Pastor Moore and the Lighthouse Apostolic family with their church building, which was dedicated on January 23, 2005. Since the dedication of the building several souls have been baptized in Jesus name and the Lord is adding to the church.
The name Lighthouse Apostolic Church was chosen because of what a lighthouse represents. It gives light to ships that need to find their way to shore. Lighthouses have prevented many shipwrecks and have guided many safely home to shore. As a church, its members are here to guide souls unto Jesus, who is the Light of the world.
As Pastor Moore states: We are Apostolic, because the Church is “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief Cornerstone,” Ephesians 2:20. The Bible also tells us, “they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship…” Acts 2:42. This is why we are called Lighthouse Apostolic Church.
The church’s mandate is taken from the words Jesus spoke to Paul in the book of Acts 26:18, “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”