Geoff Moore heaps several vocational roles onto his plate these days. In addition to his best-known job as a sought after performer and singer/songwriter, Moore's also a music industry businessman, artist manager, non-profit organization board member, mentor to young musicians and even a hunting guide. Perhaps dearest to this generous heart, after his own family, stands Moore's work as a fervent advocate for eradicating global poverty, which now drives him to promote adoption, too.
Moore's charge against poverty stems from his experience as a two-decade spokesperson for Compassion International, one of the nation's largest child development organizations. Part of his touring (Geoff still performs more than 100 dates a year) includes the original event series "An Evening of Compassion," a family entertainment evening that also calls people to discover their role in serving those in need. Moore's guests have been such likeminded top artists as Rachael Lampa, Caedmon's Call, Ginny Owens, Tait, Big Daddy Weave and Bebo Norman. Influenced, too, by his work with the poor, Moore also works as an adoption advocate. He serves as a board member of Shaohannah's Hope, an adoption foundation established by the family of Steven Curtis Chapman.
Further, Geoff and his wife of 22 years, Jan, recently adopted two daughters from Hunan, China, Anna Grace and Ashley Rose. They join the Moore's two boys, Justin and Josh. "Whether I'm spending time with my family or promoting Compassion, I'm reminded of what really matters in life. Working to eliminate poverty is a total priority adjuster. It makes real a great spiritual truth about how destitute we are without God in our lives."
Earlier this year, Moore bowed out of his lauded 15-year partnership with ForeFront Records to work with Overflow, Inc., the entertainment and artist management company he launched in 2001 alongside David Lipscomb. Geoff maintains his artistry while also helping to build up the Christian music community's next generation of musicians. Today, Moore works with artists like The Afters, The Swift and singer/songwriter Danny Oertli, continuing a mentoring role he first developed during his years at ForeFront. He says, "We believe God's word is true and that 'out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.' I'm honoured to be able to take the lessons of my career and share them with our artists, walking along side them as they pursue their callings." Though he's busier than ever, Moore finds his work deeply satisfying and is energized to fulfill each and every commitment. "When I think back about the thousands of shows and the millions of people I have crossed paths with, I can't help but be humbled to think that God would allow my simple songs to be a part of so many peoples' lives," Geoff reflects. "Whether I'm writing songs, playing concerts, working in management with other artists or chasing deer and pheasants in some wild place, I pray people will always find me doing what has sustained me these last 20 years: Loving God, loving my children and especially their mom, and taking advantage of every opportunity to make Jesus known... until all have families and homes and enough to eat. Every single one."