He has been the Pastor of St Thomas Baptist congregation for the past four years and it to this community spirit that he has been devoted.
He explained that New Orleans suffered in many different ways from Cyclone Katrina as much of the city's economic health was based around the tourism industry, which in turn was based on the history and traditions embedded in the city's culture. Some of the historical icons are now lost.
Much of this tourism, in turn, depended on the infrastructure that was damaged in the cyclone. Of course, many ordinary people who lived in the city were also unable to return due to the damage to this infrastructure.
New Orleans has been known for its festivities and great welcome to visitors. People knew they would be having a 'fun jazz time', and such jazz was found nowhere else which has this atmosphere and history.
New Orleans was hit hard by Cyclone Katrina, not only due to the flooding, but as people were moved out of the city, the communities were left devastated as whole suburbs de-peopled.
People who had lived with the same neighbours and community all their lives were suddenly removed to other cities and in many instances, other States. The city itself was left 'soulless' and it is this human factor his St Thomas Baptist Church has been working.
To this end, his church has developed numerous ministries to engender back this spirit of community and identity. It is a huge task and continues.
"Having said that, the people have met the challenge," said Willie Moore. "They have risen to the charge given them by the Lord, with evangelism work, neighbourhood ministry, feeding the hungry and especially youth work."
He continued: "I cannot speak highly enough of the work and commitment that the youth of St Thomas Baptist Church have given to their community."
This Willie E Moore interview on the Australian Missionary News IPTV can be viewed at either tv.bushorchestra.com/BWC/videopages/willie_moore.html or www.safeworlds.net