Reflections and Articles by John V Moore

John V Moore

John Moore is a retired Methodist minister who served in congregations in Northern California – including the Bay Area – from the 1950s to the 1980s. His wife, Barbara Moore, died in 2004. Two of their children – Carolyn Moore Layton and Ann Elizabeth Moore – and a grandson, Jim Jon (Kimo) Prokes, died in Jonestown. He is also the father of Rebecca Moore and father-in-law of Fielding M. McGehee III, the managers of this site.

In addition to the articles below, John Moore is the author of “Notes and reflections on our trip to Guyana”, a report written in May 1978 which  appears on the Primary Sources page here. He also preached a sermon in Reno, Nevada on 26 November 1978 entitled “A Witness to Tragedy and Resurrection,” and – three weeks later – wrote a longer Statement about one family’s history through Peoples Temple. These latter two Primary Sources appear here.

Prayer at May 29, 2011 Jonestown Memorial Dedication Service (2011)

New Jonestown Memorial Concludes Years of Struggle (2011)

Carolyn Moore: A Father’s Biography (2009)

Survival as a Shared Journey (2008)

The Path to Forgiveness (2008)

Robert Buxton Moore: A Remembrance (2007)

Responsibility for Jonestown Deaths Falls on Us All (2006)

Dear People Creates Bridge between Temple and Outside World (2005)

Barbara Moore: A Remembrance (2004)

In Search of Truth and Understanding about Jonestown (2003)

“Our Daughter is in a Cult! What Can We Do?”

A biographical profile – including an oral history interview and accompanying transcript – of John’s life appears here.

Last modified on January 12th, 2017.
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