Champion for Change Award of Leadership 2011 Recipient

Rev. Jeff Moore | NAACP San Jose Chapter President

Rev. Jethroe (Jeff) Moore II was born in Norfolk Virginia and is a graduate of Silver Creek High School. He received an Associated Arts Degree from Evergreen Valley College and a B.S. Degree in Bible & Theology, Management and Ethics from San Jose Christian College. Rev. Moore is licensed and ordained to preach the gospel at the Emmanuel Baptist Church under Rev. Dr. Willie T. Gaines Jr., is registered as an Intentional Interim Pastor with California Southern Baptist, and is current Co-Pastor of the Rehoboth Christian Center.

Rev. Moore also currently serves as President of the San Jose/Silicon Valley National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons, and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Rev. Moore is the current Co-Chair of the Black Kitchen Cabinet. Through the collaboration of persons of African descent and allies, the Black Kitchen Cabinet promotes and establishes initiatives, programs, policies, and legislative reforms that improve the public safety, social well being, educational outcomes, and economic prosperity of persons of African descent residing in the Santa Clara Valley.

Rev. Moore served on four short-term mission trips to Kenya in East Africa where he taught Vacation Bible School to hundreds of youth and spoke on HIV prevention in several villages. He has had the privileges of walking with the Masai people and seeing the Rift Valley, and being touched by the love of his own people.

Rev. Moore also served one year on the Board of Friends Outside and under the direction of Chaplin David Robinson, accesses the Santa Clara County jail and juvenile hall systems to visit and encourage inmates.

Rev. Moore holds continuing education contact hours in Counseling Techniques and Effective Strategies for Dually Diagnosed and other Diverse Populations and has completed HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention for African American Communities of Faith training under the Health Education and Leadership Project at the Interdenominational Theological Center National Faith Leaders Training Institute, at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, California.

Rev. Moore is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the South Bay Ministers Union, the California Alliance of African American Educators, the Public Intoxication Taskforce 647F, the Independent Police Auditor Advisory Committee, and the Santa Clara County Blue Ribbon Commission on Foster Care.

Rev. Moore is married and has two children, and describes himself as the Doulos One, inalienably possessed by, obedient to, at the disposal of, and in constant service to, God.