I was a Wallflower in high school never liked myself Donnie showed me Jesus love a FATHERLY KIND OF LOVE that was more than i had ever experienced a powerful love HE EVEN PAUSED DURING A MTG n said in the middle of the mtgto me !!! “YOUNG LADY WHERE YA GOING COME DOWN HERE NOW!!! Boy was i embarrassed but he prayed blessing n healing over me n i was so changed experiencing that Jesus love thru him THNX FOR SHARING HIM ALL THESE YEARS WE WILL PRAY FOR YOU JESUS WILLCARRY YOU THE BIBLE SAYS YOUR MAKER IS YOUR HUSBAND HAS BEEN ALL THIS TIME BUT HE WILL SHOW HIMSELF STRONGER TO YALL IN THIS TIME HEBREWS 13 5-6
Relationship:Camp nurse at one of his youth camps in Oregon
This world has lost a good man. I had the pleasure of being the youth camp nurse the past two summers for Horizon Community Church at Rockaway Beach, Oregon where Donnie was the guest speaker. He spoke powerful words of encouragement over me, over everyone, really. He always ignited fires of hope, healing and strength in the hearts of those he came in contact with. I sat next to him, surrounded by youth raising their hands in worship and getting prayed over, as we shared the earthly weights on our minds, and he put his arm around me and pulled my head to his side as we talked about losing my young son Justus to suicide. In that moment I felt comforted by his father heart, a longing I have missed out on in the physical and emotional absence of my own father.
I can see him now, face to face with his Creator-Redeemer in heaven, with joy unspeakable. My heart is glad for him, yet it aches for all of us still living in the Shadowlands.
R.I.P. Donnie Moore…Rejoice in Paradise <3
Donnie would come to the church my dad pastored in Grass Valley, CA multiple times a year in the 80’s and 90’s, we would also see him at youth camp. I was a very confused and hurting kid because of everything I had witnessed from being a PK, I loved Jesus, but was in so much pain because of people I perceived as attacking my parents, who just wanted to serve Jesus wholeheartedly. Donnie started speaking into my life when I was in middle school and all through highschool…I knew he was different and was quite literally showing me Jesus in every word he said. He had a way of making you feel that you were the most important person in the room at that moment, he didn’t rush on to the next person, he would stop and look into your eyes and just start “reading your mail.” Most of the time, I would just start crying because I could sense the spirit of God healing my wounded heart. The last time I saw Donnie, I was a senior in high school and getting ready to leave with my family to Canada to pastor a new church…he said “little sis you’ve got everything you need, God has called you out, take what you’ve learned and invest it in others.” I think about that last conversation alot, especially when things are tough. I honestly don’t know if I would’ve gone into ministry without Donnie’s amazing ability to just listen and give Godly counsel on forgiveness. This guy will be getting one large hug from me when I see him in heaven!! Love you big bro!!
To friends and family
I know the sacrifices we kids make when our parents are in ministry…your dad was a father and big brother to so many kids over the years, he had an ability to convey love to people that was beyond anything I’ve experienced since. Thank you for sharing your dad with us, we will never be the same!
Donnie was an amazing evangelist and minister. But get him off the stage and out from behind the pulpit and he was one of the most fun loving guys you could ever know. He was always having fun, except during flag football games at UOP then he got a little intense. He was high on life and high on Jesus all the time. I remember being over at his house on Longview avenue with Sean Smith, Jeff Foust and some other guys just hanging out. I told him I was getting married and he stopped, did this slow turn, looked at me and was like “WHAAAATTTT?” I knew he was joking but that was him. A couple of years ago he came to Harvest Church in Elk Grove, he gave me on his big bear hugs and said “I love you bro.” That was the last thing he ever said to me. Thing is I went to UOP to be part of Chi Alpha. I was planning on going to Cal Poly. But if I don’t meet Donnie I don’t go to UOP, I may not have stayed in Stockton and I would not have met my wife in Lodi. Donnie Moore was a major part of my life and I will miss him dearly.
The thoughts and prayers of my entire family are with you.
Donnie was at our neighbors house in Tualatin ( Jay and Stacie Anderson – Oregon A/G District Youth Directors at the time) and he came outside and over to our place – we were friends since I had already led worship with him at several events by that time. He held our new little girl Sara and loved on her, posing for pictures and just being the larger-than-life man that he always was. He also took time to love on our baby sitter (not a Christian) and tell her of her true identity. It really impacted her life that day. Well, just a few months ago he was back in Tualatin and walked in to Starbucks where our daughter Sara, now 23, was working. Just like he had done so long ago, he blessed our daughter through speaking identity into her life, telling her how beautiful she was!. It meant the world to her. She woke up Friday, June 1, and had Donnie on her heart. She was perhaps reminiscing about the recent encounter, but hadn’t thought of him for several months. It was the very morning God called Donnie home. He works in mysterious ways. She was dumbfounded when she heard the news a few hours later. Twenty-three years of Donnie influencing Sara and our other three children has left an indelible mark on their lives, and Tricia’s and mine as well. Donnie’s life has always called us into deeper intimacy with God and unbridled passion for souls. There will never be another quite like Donnie Moore.
Our hearts go out to all of you precious family. We are praying for you and so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Donnie with us and millions more. I’m sure it was with great sacrifice many times. We are eternally grateful to you all for the gift of Donnie.
Donnie always was so happy. He lit up a room with his smile and his passion for god. His message swept around the globe, inspiring thousands. With his passing, part of my childhood is lost. Regardless of how many kids were at the camp, donnie would go out of his way to spend time with me. He told me once, that I would grow up to be a pastor. He taught me not only how to believe in god, but how to believe in others, and myself. I am so saddened by his passing. Went to 5 radical reality camps, and promised myself I’d be a counselor at the sixth. The camp amd world will be a lot bleaker without his smile.
I had gotten saved January 15,2002 at lakeview through a meeting they had that night i was 17 years old, I went to his camp and was totally changed. Sermon he preached was 5 reasons why i don’t want my family and friend’s to go to hell…Donnie was THE EXAMPLE OF AGAPE LOVE HE DISPLAYED THE LOVE OF CHRIST WITHOUT QUESTION WITHOUT JUDGEMENT JUST LOVE❤ AM 36 AND STILL SERVING THE LORD MY GIRL’S HAVE GONE TO ALL HIS CAMP THANK YOU DONNIE FOR LOVING THE BROKEN AND THE LOST THE HURTING… THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEGACY IM FOREVER ETERNALLY GREATFUL WE NEED MORE DONNIE’S IN THIS WORLD.I LOVE YOU💔❤😢
To friends and family:
MY HEART MOURNS WITH YOURS MS. CINDY YOUR HUSBAND AND DAD WAS A FATHER FIGURE IN MY LIFE AND HIS HUGS YOU CAN FEEL THE REALNESS AND THE SPIRIT COME OUT HIS HEART…❤MAY GOD GIVE YOU PEACE AND MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS IN THIS TIME ❤
Donnie. My life was changed at your altars. What you believed in, preached, and taught was unlike anything I had ever heard.
You were at the foundation (aside from Jesus) for my walk and fire for Christ. I just can’t fathom not raising my kids in your camps that saved me.
I’ll never forget being a teenager and you calling me out at an altar saying “God has healed you of your depression, you don’t need to take medication for the rest of your life.” Ten years later I haven’t taken them.
I love you Donnie freakin Moore. I remember you teaching on the Holy Spirit, I was fifteen years old and literally sitting on the edge of my seat with my leg shaking with anxiousness because I wanted what this power was that you spoke of. I couldn’t believe there was such a thing that would link my heart directly to God. I couldn’t believe we had access to it!!! You didn’t even finish the invitation to come down to the altar and I was running up there. I forgave my dad. Forgave my bullies. Forgave my family, everyone. I’ll never forget when your giant hands (that were bigger than my head) prayed for me to be filled with the Holy Spirit and next thing I knew I was on the ground for the next three hours praying in other tongues. The love, joy, peace, and freedom that came over me is what changed my life. I got up from that altar a different person. I went out and brought 20 kids to youth every single week because you believed in me. I brought my best friends back to camp the next year and they got saved. I sent my niece when she was the same age as I was when my life was first changed. I made lifelong friendships that have carried me through my darkest days at YOUR camps. You possessed the love of the father unlike any other to so many people. Donnie; the impact you had on my life is nothing compared to the thousands of others who knew you, but it’s everything to me. I’ll miss you so much.
To friends and family:
A message for My deepest condolences to each and every one of you, if there is anything I can do please let me know.