Pastor Jeff Moore shares inspiring, humorous, and heartbreaking stories in this collection of tales he has gathered over more than twenty-three years of officiating at funerals.
On a number of occasions, he officiates at the funerals of strangers, which can lead to some strange circumstances. He has a hard time keeping a straight face, for example, when a woman who sees the smiling corpse of her husband is convinced he looks so happy because he just had a beer in heaven with John Wayne. While on a short-term mission trip in Kenya, Moore witnessed powerful customs that touched his heart. He presided over a ceremony for a twelve-year-old girl, and the villagers are honored to have the missionary honor their deceased loved one.
In addition to anecdotes, Moore also shares guidelines for conducting funerals, tips on working with funeral homes and advice on handling unusual requests from families.
If you’re a minister seeking to improve your work at officiating funerals, this guidebook can help you honor the deceased and share God’s message. Funeral directors, grieving survivors, and grief specialists will also enjoy the inspiring stories and religious wisdom shared in Till Death Do Us Part.
Jeff Moore was born and raised in Oklahoma, and he holds a number of degrees, including a doctor of ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been a pastor for more than twenty years, and he has officiated at more than five hundred funerals. He is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Altus, Oklahoma, and he serves on several state and national boards.