A Memorial

Remembering Donnie

There are two things I remember ever so clearly in my mind when I think about Donnie Moore. The first is a quote about God’s grace. “Grace is Power, Security, and Acceptance, P.S.A. the only way to fly.” The second quote I remember is, “The three qualities of a good friend are, 1.” A good …
My name is Heather Christine Hantz. I grew up in Pastor Glenn Burteaus youth group. That is where our youth group first met Donnie Moore. I remember him as a gentle giant with the softest heart, and speech. You will be happy to know, I grew up to be a political advocate defending special needs …
The first time I heard of Donnie Moore and Radical Reality, I was listening the A’s post-game radio program with Chris Townsend, and was amused by what he was witnessing taking place on the field.  He couldn’t focus on what he was trying to say about the A’s, because he’s watching Donnie and his friends …
Hi, My name is Jenna. Sorry this is so late, I’ve struggled with being brave enough to talk about this. Donnie once prophecied over me that “everything I’ve been through will become my purpose.” I had a rough childhood with divorce and drug abuse and mental illness. I just thought that I’d tell my story …
During my teenage years I was exposed to Donnie’s camps and never forgot the power of God that would resonate from that place. When I turned 19 my heart was tugged toward Donnie’s camp like never before and I gave my whole heart to Christ on that smelly Richardson springs floor! I remember Him saying …
Dear ones, While I don’t have a story to share, for some reason, I came back to the ministry site, tonight. I believe God  led me back.  My spouse has battled mental health issues for decades, and, yet, he has pastored and is loved by many, He is now retired, but the battle continues.  We …
Thank you so much for sharing about Donnie. I’ve been looking for information After hearing about his passing from Bob who played baseball with the kids with Donnie. then I remembered I have his app in my phone.  precious family of Donnie Moore  my heart breaks for you dear dear family of this precious man, …
This was heartbreaking news! I attended a camp in 1998, and the speaker was Donnie. He has remained near and dear to my heart as my faith was more or less established that week after hearing his passionate messages. Prayers for the family for comfort.
I met Donnie when he first appeared at Lincoln Neighborhood Church and Eugene Kraft was pastor. Sorry to hear of Donnies passing. Major Depressive Disorder is quite serious. I know. I have it. Fortunately I’m on some good meds. May God hold you and your family close. Peace, Michael J. Green
In November of 2014 the Saturday night before Donnie came to Cathedral of Faith to preach. I was drinking hard with a couple brothers also smoking weed. At the end of the night when everyone left it was just me and my wife and a fight between the 2 of us occurred. A few minutes …
My mother worked for Donnie for a few years, and my parents were youth pastors, so I literally grew up attending his camps, going to Christmas parties, and getting to know this truly fantastic man. He was something of a second father to me, or at the very least, a cool, muscle-y man with a …
Donnie was my good friend when my family moved to Hayward,  Donnie and his brother Chuck.  At that time in my life, my family life wasn’t the greatest.  But Donnie’s family was a loving family and good environment. Although I never asked Jesus into my life then,  Donnie had an influence on me and that small …
I became aware of Donnie on cable access which broadcast him and Radical Reality at Assembly of God church in Battle Creek MI. 15 or 20 years ago.    So powerful!   Probably the best thing I have ever seen on television!!  So inspiring and such a gifted and anointed speaker.  I have the show …
I first heard Donnie preach back in the eighties. His messages were a blessing and impacted my walk with Christ. I pastor a little county church now. And over the years have thought back to those years and Donnie’s ministry. Love never fails. Outwardly Donnie is not here but inwardly He never leaves. Phil. 1:21 …
We we’re at Lincoln Neighborhood church when Donnie gave his first sermon. during alter call he asked everyone to close their eyes for the invitation (raise their hands for salvation). HE CLOSED HIS EYES TOO. Such a special but funny memory. Great to be able to see him grow in the Lord. WOW! Love you …
Donnie was such a man of God-God used Him SO mightily to do SO much for HIS Kingdom! I remember Donnie from Camp Willow-creek. Stan Russell was my Oregon district youth director. God moved in those Youth Camps! Donnie loved Jesus so much and served Him with everything He had-that was SO evident and TRUE …
To Donnie’s Family: I was at a loss for words when I learned of his passing, but in the weeks following I have had a chance to reflect on my interactions with Donnie and how much he has touched my life. The truth is that Donnie was a constant in my life who always seemed …
At camp, I was baptized in the Holy Spirit at 9 and remember Donnie’s big ole’ hands on my head. I was called into ministry at 12; I knew I didn’t want to do anything else but to live for the Lord. At 16, I had an encounter with Jesus that still is one of …
Donnie was an amazing example of a true follower of Jesus. His camps and ministry were a big part of why I’m preaching the gospel today. I made a video expressing some of my memories and thoughts. TRIBUTE TO DONNIE
I remember one time when Donnie came to speak at Harvest Time Church in Brentwood CA on a Sunday evening. I was waiting in the foyer for my family to arrive when Donnie walked past me and said “Hello, Brother”. He had such a gentle, unassuming spirit about him. I didn’t realize that was Donnie …
Well, I’ve definitely waited till last minute to right this. Not because I wanted to, but because I am just still at a loss for words that Donnies gone home. I met Donnie back in 2014 while I was homeless living on the streets in Morada. I had approached him, all tattered and broken… to …
Donnie Moore was a mighty prophetic Man of God. He was also a good friend. Behind the pulpit he brought the word of God without reservation and with conviction. Away from the Pulpit he was one of the best people to know. I know “High on Life” seems like a tired cliche but Donnie was …
Donnie has been a big role in my family’s life for quite some time now. His passion for the next generation to know Jesus always brought good fruit ! The way he carried those who were weak, loved those who were hurting will always remind me of the Fathers love!  I always enjoyed the baseball …
i first met donnie when i was 12 years old. i know who God was and believed in Him but i didn’t have a relationship at all. Donnie helped me create a relationship with Christ and accept Him into my life. Donnie was more than a pastor/speaker to me. He was a hero, a friend, …
Donnie was a man who could impact a whole room of people straight to their core. He was so in tune with God’s voice that I wouldn’t be surprised if his messages hit every teenager in the room at all of his summer camps and schools. He had made such an impact on Earth that …
Donnie Moore: What a man!  What a friend! Kind hearted, generous, gracious, loving, fun, giving, thoughtful, encouraging, energized, contagious!! We will all miss him – he influenced so many of us for the better and for Jesus!! Prayers for Cindy and family!!  Peace and comfort!! Doug Ashby  
Best phrase from Donnie that stuck with me was, “ you will never have to give up anything to get into heaven, that you won’t  eventually have to give up to get into hell!” Loved all of the memories of Summer Camps for the teens we all ministered to and interceded over. Donnie is the …
“It’s Friday… but Sunday’s coming!” Sunday (the resurrection) is everyday now for you Donnie!
I can’t remember the first time I heard Donnie speak, I know I was in elementary school and I know I was transfixed by his stories about Jesus. I wanted in on the stories! I wanted Jesus like that!  He was my favorite communicator throughout my childhood and into my young adult life.  Donnie came …
My heart broke hearing the news of our dear brother’s passing yet my spirit rejoices knowing Donnie is in the Presence of the God he loved and served whole heartedly! Donnie was an inspiration to me when I first got saved in 1984! I attended his weekly UOP Chi Alpha meetings where he fed me …
So MANY memories, it has been over 32 years, but I still remember summer camp at Richardson Springs, Chi-Alpha at UOP, and the Power Team. I remember he would do his kermit the frog voice and I would try and do Miss Piggy. He would tell me he was my big brother in the Lord …
Hello, My name is Pastor Ken Terry and I am so sorry for your loss. Donnie will always have a special place in our hearts. In the early 90’s I was a youth pastor at Tulare First Assembly of God. After several years in Northern Ca. taking youth to hear Donnie at the NorCal youth …
My first memory of Donnie is from Believers Church Winter Youth Camp. My husband and I were youth leaders, Donnie was the speaker that weekend. I remember being so amazed at the annointing on his life and how God used him to move mightily in those kid’s lives. I witnessed a girl being delivered from …
Donnie Moore will forever have a special place in our hearts.  Our three daughters and granddaughter were all touched by the love,  prayers and genuine kindness he had for all who knew him.  We will never forget you Donnie.
Donnie Moore, Man of God, had a prophetic word for me in 1990 when I was in Highschool at Portland Christian Center Sunday Night Service.  It is a point in my life where I can see clearly the Holy Spirit working through Pastor Moore and a seed was planted for where I am at today. …
We are hurting with you Cindy and all his family and friends and praying for the peace and strength that only our Lord can provide. As I got to know Donnie over the last 12 years we would share back and forth about having a prominent message not a prominent presence in ministry.  A difficult …
My granddaughter Mariah went to camp 2017. And one night Donnie was praying one of the nights for the kids to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Mariah said she ran straight to Donnie through the crowd and asked him to pray over her, although there was hundreds of kids there Donnie hugged her and personally prayed …
My dad, Gus Petsas, and Donnie and have been good friends for decades. I remember one sermon illustration when Donnie had my dad come up on stage to show how the angel disabled Jacob’s hip. Donnie did a karate chop to my dad’s hip and he fell down HARD. I was furious at Donnie for …
Donnie Moore…there are probably countless people who can easily consider you a father to them. I know I can. Donnie was there for me in a very hard and critical time in my life. My first born son Elijah was born and began to have some internal complications. He was rushed over to the Oakland …
Dear Cindi and family, We were so saddened by the sudden passing of Donnie, and we know that there are many thousands  who feel the loss to our world of one of the greatest saints of our time. We worked twice to bring Donnie and staff to San Luis Obispo area along with John DeVincenzo …
Donny changed so many lives and he gave hope to the ones who needs a major change in their life. I pray over the family of Donny Moore and over the entire staff that knew him so well! Donny preached like no other and was one of the BEST people I have ever met and …
My first memory of Donnie was when I was about 7yrs old. It was after a night meeting and I ran up to him to say “Hi!” He asked me how old I was and I said, “I’m 7!” He swooped me up and said, “Yea, you feel 7.” Then he gave me a big …
Hebrews 13:7 says, “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” It has taken a few days to process the loss of a longtime friend. Donnie Moore preached the night that I was called into ministry at a AGNCN …
Donnie has not only made a difference in my life but has touched a multiple of other kids. He truly had a heart after God. I’ll never forget the day he came down to preach at our church and he told me “Jazmin it’s up to you now to decide if you want him, you …
Our Tributes to Donnie Moore: From Roy Hale Sr.- The year was 1984…I had grown up in church my whole life, and was asked by Beth Borden Lambdin to attend a Chi Alpha meeting at UOP….it was there I met a fiery young preacher named Donnie Moore. I had never in all my years going …
I’m lost for words at what the ministry of Donnie Moore has meant in my life. As a young, single mom Donnie prayed over me as well as my son who had endured tremendous abuse and was suffering from night terrors. My son was delivered instantly and never had another night terror. It would be …
I wanted to express my sadness and hope for comfort for Donnie’s close family and friends over the loss of such a cornerstone human in so many lives. I started going to Donnie Moore camps when I was 16 years old and continued as a counselor, running media, facilitating camp videos and so one for …
There are heroes, and then there are superheroes. In a world where there are a lot of guys who speak from stages that love crowds but hate people, Donnie Moore was a man that in all my years of travels, I never one time saw him slip away backstage to avoid the crowd. The very …
The first memory of Donnie that I can recall was when I was seven years old. My family attended a church in roseville about two miles down the street from Abundant Life Fellowship, Foothill community church. My buddy who was the child of a missionary told me “I can’t go to Sunday school today, my …
Donnie came up behind me at Harvest Church in Vacaville, and picked me up! I was standing in the lobby and BOOM, I was airborne….he was hugging me on the way out, he was in a hurry and had to leave to catch a plane or something. I didn’t even know Donnie personally, but that …
I went to my first Summer Camp in 1989 at Bethany with our youth group at the age of 19 a year after I got saved. I came home with everyone of Donnie’s tape series because he said “just pay what you can, if you cant afford them take them.”  My friends and I would …
We still have a hard time believing that this giant man of God has passed. Donnie was, and forever will be a legend of love, faith, and encouragement to us. He touched so many lives and our family were some of those. He was a huge influence in our children’s lives in his camps and …
We were first with Donnie and his team early on in Califirnia. He had just met us and did not know anything about our lives. Donnie, one evening during a prayer time at the camp, called my husband to the front and proceeded to tell him that we were having trouble bearing children and God …
Donnie and I met for lunch just about every Monday for a year. What a fun time of sharing what God had done in our different services and a lot of laughter too! A wonderful brother with a heart for God and a love for people. Time spent with Donnie was always a blessing.
Where do I start, at age 13 I first met Donnie at an alter call in Stockton. I was not a Christian at the time but loved what he had to say. I received Jesus that night. I saw Donnie and the team many times throughout the years. When I was 19 (1983) I walked …
I will never forget meeting you, Cindy, in our Physics For Everyone Class. We wound up lab partners. I am forever grateful to God for putting us together. I soon found out that you were going to marry Donnie Moore. I guess the look on my face told all. The wildest guy on campus marrying …
My heart is so heavy. It’s comforting to know that Donnie is with Jesus now. I can’t imagine how much joy, how much celebration is happening as we’re mourning. What an incredible example he set in how to live a life glorifying and pleasing to God. How to be bold and brave. How to love …
Dear Cindy, My heart broke when I read your post.  I remember being 10 years old and Donnie would let my sister and I be part of the “show” at our church.  Since my parents were the pastors, Jim and Kathy Seregow, we would get to be with You and Donnie before church, after church, …
I remember attending Summer Camp my junior year of high school and being so frustrated that all my friends were hearing from God and getting baptized in the Spirit. I walked up to the altar and said to God, “I need to hear from you”. I opened my eyes and Donnie was standing there, he …
Donnie was such a big part of my growing up years. With my Dad as a pastor, we had lots of speakers come to our church and home but Donnie was our favorite (shhh ;). Each one in our family considered him a friend, like family. I remember him spinning me on a bar over …
This picture is of my son Dominic at our church Calvary Christian Center in Yuba City I believe it was 2014. Donnie is a wonderful man of God and will certainly be missed by all.  
Hi!  In 1989 I Had a baby at 19!  Soon after I met Donnie at a College Career Breakaway in Oregon Assembly of God Camp!  He shared about my Testimony he had heard on the airplane while on his way to Oregon!  He was a big encouragement!  He also shared some testimony about his wife …
I loved watching you come speak and rip phone books in 1/2 at Assembly of God, Paradise, Ca! You left an impact on my life, you will be greatly missed !
I’m just ONE out of the MILLIONS . . . At the age of 12, I attended a summer camp in Chico, CA called Radical Reality Summer Camp. At that time in my life, there was a lot going on. I didn’t know what the next four years would look like, but at that camp, …
I met Donnie Moore thru Darwin Benjamin!  I also met Jeff Foust, the youth pastor shortly after and started to attend Rad Night at Lakeview Assembly!    I went for some two years before I met Jesus in 1989 at the Assembly of God Nor Cal Youth Convention in San Jose, CA.  I remember the …
Donnie moore baptized me as a baby. My parents are Katja&Jereme Gromer. I saw this and have cried for 2 days thinking about what i could say. Donnie was an amazing man i followed him around california to watch his radical reality performances and tolisten to the testimonies of others. He was a god given …
I went to Donnie Moore’s camp when I was 16 years old. I was new to Christianity and felt out of place. By the end of the week, I didn’t want to leave. I gave my life to God that week and confessed that Jesus Christ was my Lord and Savior. My heart was full …
I met Donnie Moore when I was 16 (29 years ago) and it was a life changer. I was delivered from terrible fear and for the first time that I can remember I slept without waking up in a sweat of fear- it was amazing. He ministered the very life of God into my broken …
I met Donnie and Cindy in 2011 through the Oakland A’s organization.   It was a season of change for me…it was a new team and I was soon to be a new mom.  Donnie and Cindy welcomed me with open arms and provided strength, friendship, wisdom, courage, guidance, and love over the next 3 …
I was blessed to be able to watch Donnie mentor so many people, young and older, thru all of the SLW Teen Camps since 1983 while I lived and worked there. And I’ve been doubly blessed to watch how God has been using SO many teens , who are now adults w their own children, …
I was a student at Evangel Christian Academy, and Donnie Moore came every year to do our school’s spiritual revival. His message centered around love and the father heart of God were just what I needed to really give my heart to the Lord, and I’ll never forget when he laid his hands on me …
I met Donnie at Horizon Community Church in Tualatin Oregon. it was evident that He and Pastor stan was Best of Buddies. Seeing that Bond and hearing many Testimonies of all the Lives he has help lead to the Lord Amazing He was so Gifted Touched the Hearts of anyone who Knew Him and the many …
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of this incredible man. What a legend he was and what a legacy he left behind. When I first saw this my heart instantly broke. I couldn’t believe what I was reading… but what a party heaven is having now with him there. I did not …
As the morning teacher at a SW SALT in the early ’90s, I had finished my part, and stayed over to hear Donnie, the climax night speaker. We had gotten acquainted in his early days in campus ministry. I sat in the back, enjoyed his opening comments, then got lost in my own thoughts. Two …
When I was planning on going on my missionary trip to Cambodia last year, I felt like a lot of people didn’t think I was ready for the journey I was about to take. Donnie came up to me after service and told me God gave me that calling for a reason and prayed with …
I thank God for Donnie and Chi Alpha ministries. As well as Radical Reality. I was saved as a result of the ministry at Delta college. I would pass by the book table and I went to jail. I surrendered myself to Christ. I enjoyed going to Easter camp , and remember on in particular. …
As I’m sitting in the beautiful Couer D’ Alene area my mind and heart just goes racing back to so many memories of Donnie. At the age of 14 he came off the stage in the middle of service at New Life walking through crowds of people just to get to a broken little girl …
In 1992 I was invited to a youth convention in Phoenix, AZ. At that time I did not want anything to do with church or religion… The speaker that night was Donnie Moore. I was placed on the front row and listened to Donnie preach about salvation and a relationship with the Savior. He then …
I met Donnie when he came and spoke at our church Harvestime in Brentwood. Maybe 15 years ago. He came over to my mother’s home when my dad passed away. My mother was touched by Donnie’s compassion for our family. He touched so many of my immediate family with his messages that were life changing. …
I am 44 years old. I have known Donnie since His first camp. He took the time to come and talk to me in the midst of hundreds of kids at a busy camp to encourage me and speak into who I was as a beloved child of God and who God had called me …
Relationship:Played football together Story: The years roll back as I’m struck how many have passed…you were part of our family though out our Tennyson years. Cruise the strip, endless pass routes, and whenever somthing caught your attention that cath phrase of …GALOOOO WOULD RING OUT. My sister is sitting here looking at your 🎓graduation picture …
I was a camp counselor at one of his camps, and the impact it made on the kids and my life was amazing! He also was are Men Camp pastor and the Lord used him to impact all the men. Praying that God gives you ambedence of His grace until you see him again, Much …
Donnie came and spoke to a group of students in the college ministry st UTSA called Chi Alpha. He talked about Fatherhood and his recognition of how starved our generation is for fathers. He also spoke of how his preaching has caused so many young Christian to seek his embrace after a session as if …
He was my pastor at radical reality camps in Chico CA. My story of Donnie all started when I was 13 years old (10 years ago) I was invited by my church New Life in Marysville can to go to camp. I made the best decision I have ever made in my life. Little did …
Donnie was sharing a message at Lighthouse church in Sonoma back in 2015 and at the end of his message he asked for anyone who needed a miracle to come forward. My husband and I have been trying to a baby with no success so I stepped forward asking for a miracle. Donnie found his …
In 1996 I was newly saved & knew nothing about the Holy Spirit. My friend Shekina persuaded me to go a camp to see this great speaker named Donnie Moore because she knew it would change my life. We found out a church called ALF was going to Donnie’s camp the next day & we …
When Donnie and his Radical Reality crew came to Cathedral Of Faith church in San Jose California they had an amazing message that was real about Jesus’s love and Death on the cross and that was very inspirational and inspiring. I ended up see him and the crew from Radical Reality plus some Athletes such …
I remember him coming to my junior high school in the early 90’s. I love the assembly and thought he was bigger than life! I enjoyed watching the other students faces learning about what I grew up knowing. ________________ To friends and family I’m very sorry for your loss! I hope you are comforted and …
My first encounter with Donnie was when I was a freshman in high school I went with the Edison High Christian Club to Night of Champions at UOP Spanos Center. I was already a believer, but that night I knew there was more to God. So I started attending RAD Nite at Lakeview Assembly and …
I went to a chi alpha conference about 2 years ago in Huntsville and i heard him preach and man it changed my life it inspired me to step into my calling for evangelism
Praying for you all! I first saw/met Donnie at Harvest church 29yrs ago, I was 10yrs old little girl lost and hurting. I walked up to the front for prayer for my back, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and was in a bulky back brace. My deformed little body ached with every move. I knelt …
This man is one of my heroes! I was so shocked and saddened by the news of his passing as I am sure everyone is. He ministered the love of God so powerfully that it forever changed me. I will always remember his quotes. One of which was, ” Why are you running from God? …
Hi,My name is Ruben Richardson Jr and I go to Heart of the Bay Christian center in Hayward CA. Every year our youth will take a trip to the Summer Camp. My wife Sabrina has been going for years as a youth leader for our youth. The year that Sabrina and I got engaged, Donnie …
I’m so thankful for his Radical Reality ministry camp every summer during my high school years. I looked forward to the week of camp every year.Donnie Moore helped me to grow my faith during high school and although I hit a rough patch after high school, I have never forgotten his conviction, his passion, and …
One of the many things I appreciate about Donnie is, he always had a smile and encouraging word for young people no matter who they were.Over 15 years ago Donnie invested in my son Anthony and invited him to ‘tag along” with the team at one of their event/trips. What an impact he made on …
Well i first met him in July of 2016 at Radical Reality camp. Cj introduced me and Donnie and I clicked right away. He was such a inspiration to me, i remember it was July 14 2016 (the day before my birthday) i was listening to Donnie speak and he had altor call and thats …
My memory of Donnie has nothing to do with the the great minister he was…my memories are late nights playing uno that I would always win :), singing,laughing just being silly and sitting and listening to him read me his newest sermon he just finished writing. One of my favorite memories was during camp one …
The time I was able to spend with Donnie was very brief, but I always felt a desire to reach higher for Jesus after we were through hanging out. He was a man of incredible strength, but his faith exceeded that even more. That’s what I take away most from this wonderful man of God. …

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It is with a heavy heart that we share the unexpected passing this morning of our hero…a husband, a father, a friend,…

Posted by Donnie Moore Ministries on Friday, June 1, 2018