Preservation Woodstock recently selected Carl Moore, Sr. as the 2020 Barbara G. Ingram Citizen of the Year.

The Barbara G. Ingram Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually by Preservation Woodstock, Inc., to a Woodstock-area citizens who has made notable contributions toward the preservation of the city’s heritage, group officials said in a statement. Moore was nominated for this honor at the Preservation Woodstock October meeting by organization member Frank Niemeir.

According to a statement from Preservation Woodstock:

"Pastor Carl Moore, Sr. is a steadfast reminder of what is loyalty. After becoming the Senior Pastor at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church in downtown Woodstock in 1993, Moore brought together people from all walks of life and all skin colors. From sermons, music and community events, Moore demonstrated by his words and actions that everyone could work together for the common good of their community. He served as the church’s lead pastor for 24 years, seeing an expansion to a new modern sanctuary on Arnold Mill Road. He started the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast to commemorate the holiday. It grew from a small gathering to where today it draws more than 500 people and is now held at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center in Canton. Moore, along with his wife Gloria, devoted his time and talents to bring forth diversity, inclusion and integration to a small town, rich in history and heritage. He volunteers his time singing and reading the Bible at a senior living home in Woodstock."

In honor of Moore and his work in Woodstock, the city dedicated a one-mile stretch of Arnold Mill Road, beginning at Main Street and running east, as “Pastor Carl A. Moore, Sr. Parkway.”

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