Martin Foote

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 be quite honest just an absolute wreck. I was asking him for some change, and without any hesitation he just had this very big child like grin on his face( for those of you who know him, you know what I’m talking about lol). He proceeded to ask me about my life, and for whatever reason(as I know now, it was God) I just started unloading on him. I told him of my shame, hatred of self, drug addiction, and everything else under the sun. This man immediately gave me a giant hug, and told me he loved me. I was just at a loss for words, I was taken aback and then some. He then asked if I’d like to have lunch with him, I being as hesitant as a wild cat, surprisingly found myself saying yes. But he didnt just by me lunch, he sat down and had lunch with me, as if I’d known him my entire lifetime. I felt the glares from those around us, people whispering in disgust, but Donnie didnt care. He actually introduced me to someone as his friend. I know now that God was setting me up for a miracle for what eventually be my true, and obedient relationship with Him through Donnie. Donnie spoke with me about Christ and His love, and kept telling me that he( himself) loved me. After sometime, he prayed fervently with me and left me with a full stomach, and surprisingly a full heart( which was rather empty, well almost depleted).we both went out separate ways, and after a fee years of ups and downs, I had ran into someone that knew him. She proceeded to tell me about this young man, that he had encountered that he met on the streets and ministered to at a Panda Express in Morada. The story sounded eerily familiar, and right then I knew who she was talking about( me). Funny how God works!. It may have been 2 years after that, me being married with a kid and one on the way, I had come across donnies FB page and proceeded to tell him about my life as of now. Being 2 years sober at the time( on my 3rd year now), serving in youth ministry and married with children. I was telling him of where God has brought me too, and just thanking him and telling him how much I appreciated that encounter and the fruit it produced. I forsure thought he would have forgot about me by now. But to my surprise I got a message from him that night, with his phone number. We talked for a good 2 hrs about what God has been doing in my life and his, and I just was so thankful to God that I was able to tell this man how much his obedience meant to me. I told him if it wasn’t for your God given words I think I would have committed suicide out there, and soon. But that encountered stirred something in my spirit. He remembered exactly who I was and told me he prayed for me constantly and I didn’t even know it. I had the privilege of giving my testimony at one of his youth camps and speaking Love, Jesus and Truth into kids who were walking down the same path I was. See Donnie wasn’t just any man to me, Hes someone I inspire to be like, selfless, unwavering, committed, and God driven. Because of his obedience, I live my life for Christ now, and I have a beautiful family who also serve right along side me. See, Donnie truly helped save my life and for that I am forever grateful to him. I cant wait to be reunited with him in heaven one day, and be able to give my brother in Christ a hug. Thank you Moore family for sharing your husband with the rest of us, and filling right beside him with God given love. I miss you Donnie, and it still hasn’t hit me yet that your not here, but I love you my friend and cant wait to see you again one day……. you are truly my real life superhero.


Marty Foote

Shannon Varis Oberg

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 to camps and ministry events hosted by my parents & others in Oregon. In each season of my life, God used him powerfully. He brought me autographed baseball cards on his trips to do ministry with my parents, he prayed for me to be filled with the Holy Spirit, he never ceased to be an giant encouragement, a powerful voice in any wayward moments, the love of God embodied to the lost and an unashamed message of redemption. Thank you Donnie for being used to change me life! Thank you to your family for sharing you with a generation!

Dean Johnson

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 first thought I can recall having about this man who was larger than life when I began traveling with him was, despite this high profile ministry full of mega churches, mega athletes and mega crowds, no matter where we are or who they are Donnie always makes time for people.
Donnie was always on the lookout for the hurting, desolate person to sit down with and make them feel like they were the most important person in the room. He’s a man who did not perceive himself as the way we all looked at him. I never once witnessed Donnie behave as tho he were better than another person or above any situation. We’ve done school assemblies during the day where thousands of students would be chanting his name and late that night driving home at 2:30am stop at a gas station in the inner city where a grown man who didn’t look very safe to be around would shout to him in a little middle schooler voice, “Hey! You came to my school 15 years ago and ripped phone books! You changed my life!!” That night, although very tired, Donnie stood in the middle of a gas station parking lot for 30 minutes talking to that man and calling out the greatness in him.
On a personal level, my thank you is soo insignificant to what Donnie has done for me. He is the first person I ever heard speak in a church. The first person to share the Gospel with me. The first person I ever saw take a stand for Jesus. He led me to Jesus my first time in a church. He called me to himself, to suit up and travel with Radical Reality. He is the first positive male figure I ever had in my life. He became my first father figure and probably never knew how warm he could make me feel on the inside everytime he would introduce me as his son.
Donnie is a man who, when soo many pastors and church leaders were telling him I wasn’t fit for ministry, was a throw away and not worth the investment he makes in me, Donnie believed in me. Donnie is a man full of character, integrity and an unlimited amount of love for and belief in people. Above anything I could say to describe Donnie, what stands out head and shoulders above it all, is that Donnie Moore loved Jesus with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength.
When I heard of his passing Friday morning, I felt as if someone kicked me in my stomach and I was numb. By the afternoon, I was a weeping mess. Tonight, I remember and reflect on who he was to me and who I am today because of him. Tonight, for all of us who are hurting without him, I hear that thundering roar of Donnie Moore shouting, “Jesus Christ doesn’t take away our fun, He takes away our pain!”
1 Thes 4:13-14
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

Brett Milton

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 parents want me to see Donnie Moore speak and break things.” I knew immediately that Donnie Moore = cool.

Fast forward about 15 years I get invited by Becky and her then boyfriend, hahaha oh the irony, from Abundant life to come up to radical reality Easter camp for the day and I took it. I remember seeing the joy on young people’s faces, servants relishing the chance to serve, and a camp that was full of love.

I jumped in and started serving at radical reality Easter camp 2009, my now girlfriend Becky from Abundant life, there is your irony, was still running the program staff and I was ready to be a part of the team. I did about 8-10 program staffs with my now wife Becky, which has led to having our kids dance on stage, drive golf carts, and most importantly feel the love of Jesus that saturated every radical reality camp.

I remember the long time camp attendees predicting the color of the chair or the room on foregiveness night, I remember the seriousness that culminated with Holy Ghost night and the joy that rang through ebinezer hall on commissioning night. What is so powerful is that the same program, or equation if you will, that Donnie developed as the foundation for the Radical reality camps is as powerful today as the when it was first begun. I was a Christian heading up to the radical reality camp every year but every year I felt challenged, refreshed, and renewed because the Holy Spirit was the director of that camp, Donnie had the right heart to listen and direct the flow. Donnie also had that incredible way of making everyone feel included and special, he was larger than life to me in this particular area. Donnie just loved everyone and everyone loved him!

Baseball was a common topic that I would share with Donnie. I was fascinated with picking his brain about the players he knew and the stories that accompanied them, and he was always happy to oblige. Be it conversations about Ricky Henderson, which always included Ricky speaking in third person, or Donny sharing about who he was loving on, it was obvious that Donnie received favor in the sports world because he was genuine! He was the same guy everywhere talking to me and Beau at 1am near the hotel at the camp or in the weight room of the coliseum talking to the Giants, which he invited me too, he was the same guy.

It has been an absolute privilege to serve the Moore family. Program team, Deans, Directors, whatever you need we are still here to serve the Moore family. I count myself blessed to have been able to have known Donnie, as well as his wife and children. The Milton family loves you all and we pray for peace and comfort for you.



Tony Handi

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.

Sherri Reusche

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 away from God. After realizing what a stupid mistake I had made, I went to a service in Modesto with a friend and guess who was speaking? Donnie…. at the Alter call I told him where I was and what I had done, Donnie let me know how much God still loved me and just wanted me back in fellowship with him. Shortly after that I met my now husband and have walked with God since then. Heaven is rejoicing now that Donnie is Home! I know Jesus is saying “Well done my good and faithful servant”…

Jodi Seregow Allen

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, and for lunch and dinner.  I remember I would cry and cry when we got home on Sunday nights because I knew you and Donnie were leaving.  Now that I am a mom of 3, my biggest regret so far is that my kids never got to meet Donnie or hear him speak.  He would have loved my kids.  He loved everyone.  He showed me Jesus.  He taught me grace.  You showed me a loving example of a supportive wife.  You made me want to do more for the kingdom.  I am praying for you and your sweet family all day long.  I can’t imagine how excited Heaven is to get your Donnie.  Thank you for the sacrifice your family has made over all of these years.  Crying with you and praying you know Jesus’ presence like never before. Love you guys so much!!

Jodi (seregow) and Lance Allen, Luke, Jack, and Julia

Joey Escarsega

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 message Donnie preached that night was entitled, No Halfway House!  He gave an altar and said if you are right with God turn around and if not stand facing him so he could talk with us about how much Jesus loved us and did for us and to surrender and stop living a double life and live for God.  I turned around and did a complete circle because I was living in the half way house with God.  That night I met Jesus and experienced His love personally for the first time and I have never been that same since that fall night in November of 1989.  I also go baptized in the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues that same night without anyone laying hands on me!  I met Father God that night and God used Donnie Moore big time that evening!  This November will mark 29 years walking with Jesus and Thank God for Donnie Moore walking in the calling God give this great Evangelist and Anointed Man of God!  See you in glory one day!  Prayers for his family!

Makayla Thompson

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 man wholoved the lord and everything he stands for. He loved his family, his friends, and he loved what he did best being a part of radical reality and inspiring yound adults like myself to become so much more than we though we could through christ alone. I really wish my husband and my son could have met him he really was a truly amazing man. R.I.P Donnie youwill alaways and forever be loved and cherished here on earth as you are in the arms of the lord in heaven

Adrienne Brown

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 soul. I have it written in my bible. When he hugged me I thought wow this is what safe feels like. I am forever grateful for the anointing on his life that broke the yoke off of me.