Author, Humanitarian & Expert on International Religious Freedom issues
Johnnie Moore Bio
Rev. Johnnie Moore, 34, is a humanitarian leader known for his multi-faith work at the intersection of faith and foreign policy and he is the founder of one of America's leading public relations and communications consultancies, The KAIROS Company.
In January 2018, Rev. Moore was deemed the "evangelical gatekeeper" by the Washington Post in a major feature which further said that "Moore's gift is being able to speak to different types of people, to exude warmth and collaborative energy during one of the most divisive periods in modern America." He is frequently referred to in the national press as the informal spokesperson for those evangelicals close to the White House.
In 2017 alone, he was named one of the twenty-five most influential evangelicals in the United States by Newsmax Magazine, one of the 8 evangelicals that made the most impact by The Christian Post, and he became the first evangelical ever invited to deliver a homily at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington, D.C. in view of the nuncio of Pope Francis to the United States and patriarchs of the catholic and orthodox churches of Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. Also in 2017, he was the recipient of the prestigious "medal of valor" by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization, at their annual Tribute Dinner, a star-studded affair in Beverly Hills chaired by more than two dozen leading lights of Hollywood. On the same evening the late Israeli icon Simon Peres was a posthumous recipient of the same honor.
In late 2017, Rev. Moore worked in consultation with the Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa to draft and announce the landmark Bahrain Declaration on Religious Freedom and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East. One month later, he helped lead the first ever evangelical delegation to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; on the same trip the delegation met with the present and previous Grand Muftis.
Moore's humanitarian work and advocacy prompted a prominent vicar to name him "one of the world's foremost spokespersons for Christians in the middle east" and the Iraqi Chaldean diocese of San Diego honored him as a "savior of thousands."
Moore appears regularly in the national media and has written for many national news publications including CNN, the Religion News Service, The Washington Post, and Fox News. He serves on the executive committee of the board of the National Association of Evangelicals as well as a board member of the World Evangelical Alliance, World Help, the Dream Center LA, and My Faith Votes. He is an on the faith advisory council for In Defense of Christians and also for the National Museum of American Religion. He is an international spokesperson for the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC.
In early 2014, Rev. Moore visited Capitol Hill to warn about the existential threat that a little-known terrorist group - later known as ISIS - posed to the ancient Christian communities of the Middle East. His advocacy was largely met by indifference and skepticism, but he continued to raise alarm. By the fall of 2014, ISIS had indeed embarked upon a reign of terror across Iraq and Syria decimating ancient Christian communities. It was then that he travelled to the region himself to meet with regional leaders including His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan and various religious and community leaders. He documented the experiences of thousands of displaced Christians, verified the accounts of children being sold on open slave markets, and that the ancient places of worship that had been desecrated and destroyed. His resulting book "Defying ISIS" was largely credited with awakening many in the west to the atrocities ISIS was committing against Christians, Yazidis and others in the middle east.
Eventually, his advocacy for persecuted Christians played a role in raising over $25 million dollars in emergency assistance, the evacuation and resettlement of thousands of threatened Christians, and genocide resolutions against ISIS passed unanimously in both houses of the United States Congress and in the British and European Parliaments.
He continues to invest a significant amount of his time and energy speaking out against Christian persecution as well as anti-Semitism around the world. To that end he has lectured at Liberty University and Union Theological Seminary, he's consulted with the Center for American Progress and the Hudson Institute, and he serves as an evangelical advisor to the Trump administration and he was also deemed a "next generation ambassador" by the Anti-Defamation League. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Anti-Defamation League in Los Angeles. He is also a visiting lecturer at Liberty University's Rawlings School of Divinity, and a fellow of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling at Concordia University.
Moore is also the founder and president of the faith-focuses KAIROS Company and he also owns The AMPLIFY Company which provides communications services to the general market on behalf of corporations and general market personalities.
Previously, he held executive positions in higher education and Hollywood, most recently as chief of staff for mega-producer Mark Burnett in Hollywood and previously as Senior Vice President of Liberty University, one of largest faith-based institutions of higher education institution in the world and the largest not-for-profit university in the United States.