Brief Moe Bio
Soul Winning Via the Internet
In the early days the Net was primarily a place for pornographers, hobbyists and was not quite the commercial juggernaut we have today. Amazon was founded in July of 1994 as a bookstore. The internet was rather primitive. There were no modern and affordable HTML editors. The typical web page was more than likely created with a simple text editor. It was just a matter of time for the hypertext software to show up. Thankfully we now have Wordpress and other online content managers that make publishing online rather simple.
Some have described Moe as an Internet pioneer. It's probably because he was creating web pages for Christian churches and ministries since 1995. Moe was creating free ebooks since the '80's so when the Internet surfaced as a medium he jumped on the bandwagon. His first two projects were inaugurated in 1995 beginning with Piper's Notes. Piper's Notes served as the original online library of sermons by Dr. John Piper. It grew at a rapid rate and it needed to expand and flourish so we agreed that Desiring God needed to bring the sermon library "in house". It was around the year 2000 when Desiring God took the ball and ran with it. That ministry is, in our humble opinion, a most effective Internet ministry having reached millions upon millions throughout the world by providing free use of their materials.
Here's how Desiring God sees their Mission
"Most people in the world have no experience of deep and abiding joy. Even though it is something we all desperately long for, the assurance that true happiness can be known — fully and forever — is a hope that billions of people live every day without. This is a tragedy. Desiring God is on a mission to change that. We aim to help people everywhere embrace a profound truth that changes everything about life and eternity:
- You were created for something greater than yourself. You were formed for something awesome and magnificent.
- You were made to know glory — God’s glory. And the deepest longings of the human heart can be fully satisfied by pursuing that glory. In fact, God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.
We call this truth Christian Hedonism. And declaring it to the world is why we exist."
Understanding Internet Ministry
Since 1995 there have been numerous other Internet projects Moe was involved with. He helped establish ChristWay Media for D.A. Carson and maintained Providence Theological Seminary for Dr. Gary Long. In addition to many other ministry websites he established his own church's website Sovereign Grace Fellowship's website. It is now configured with Wordpress. The church is located in Boscawen New Hampshire.
Moe has shared that one of the most frustrating things he has seen is the failure of Christian ministries to fully utilize the potential of the Internet. Moe's original vision for Internet ministry has never changed. He's enjoyed one driving ambition which is to make everything that could be distributed through the Net, such as sermons, books, audio, video and whatever else that could be digitized --available for free to the world wide Christian community. That was and remains his vision. He is thankful for Dr. John Piper and Desiring God who have embraced this vision. Desiring God has since made available all of the many years of John Piper's sermons texts, audio and high quality video and much more. Desiring God is an exemplary online ministry. In my opinion they are the most generous online ministry. May our Lord continue to bless their labors.
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Moe serves on the pastoral team for Sovereign Grace Fellowship in Boscawen, New Hampshire.
On the home front...
He is married to Karan and they have five grown children and eleven (and counting) grandchildren. (Picture: 2013)