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Who We Are

Westgate Church is a multi-generational church where the young and the old flow together and appreciates each other. People of different races, nationalities, ages, and social backgrounds relate together in love and unity.  We serve the community through weekend services, mid-week bible studies, and small group meetings held in our homes.

Pastor Alfred Moore, affectionately known as “Pastor Al,” is the founder and pastor of Westgate Church in Port Allen, Louisiana. Pastor Al is a graduate of McKinley Senior High School, Southern University A&M College, and Ministers Training Institute (MTI). He also holds numerous certifications for family counseling and other aspects of pastoral care. Pastor Al earned a degree in Horticulture from Southern University and started Paradise Landscape Company which he operated successfully for many years. In 1981 he joined the staff of Bethany World Prayer Center (Bethany) where he managed the landscaping and grounds until 1991. He accepted the call of God to full-time ministry and enrolled in MTI. In 1991, he graduated from MTI and entered full-time ministry as an associate pastor at Bethany. Pastor Al served at Bethany a total of 29 years until he was released to launch Westgate Church in June 2010.

Over the past 30 years, Pastor Al has served as an effective evangelist, organizing and leading evangelistic outreaches throughout Baton Rouge. Through these outreaches, Pastor Al has led many people to the Lord and seen countless healings and miracles take place.

Pastor Al has led and participated in many missionary trips to various parts of the world including Africa (Kenya, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leonne), Russia, Belize, and Mexico (Monterrey, Vera Cruz, Monclova). He also has tremendous compassion for children. He served many years as a children’s church teacher at Bethany, and currently serves as a mentor and volunteer in public schools in Port Allen, Baton Rouge, and Baker. Pastor Al has been a volunteer in public schools for over 19 years, and was a 2011 finalist for the EBR Crystal Apple Award which is the highest award given to a volunteer by the East Baton Rouge School System.

Pastor Al is married to Didrea Moore and they have four children: Kelsi (Brandon), Chris,  Karyn, Krystal and one grand daughter; Vivian.