We Welcome Jimmy Moore
The Fourth President & CEO of The Children's Home of Lubbock
We are pleased to introduce Jimmy Moore as the new president of The Children’s Home of Lubbock beginning August 1, 2016, as Lynn Harms begins his transition to retirement.
Jimmy grew up in Morton, Texas, a small farming community in West Texas, where his life as a child was very much like the lives of the children who come to The Children’s Home. With the investment and blessings of a good mentor in his life, Jimmy found his way to Lubbock Christian University where he played basketball for long-time Coach John Copeland, who continued that mentoring process. Jimmy later served as Athletic Director for LCU from 2000 to 2004.
Following his work with LCU, Jimmy established himself as a school administrator working for Lubbock Independent School District. While there, Jimmy was asked to lead three different schools that were in trouble with TEA, and, through his excellent leadership, he successfully led each school to much higher ratings than they had previously experienced.
Jimmy is no stranger to the work and mission of The Children’s Home: Jimmy and his wife, Shelley, served as house parents in the Foster Cottage in the early 1990s, and Jimmy later served as the Home’s Recreation Director. After establishing himself as a successful coach, athletic director, and public school administrator, Jimmy served as a member on the Board of Directors for the Home.
Jimmy has excelled spiritually as well. For the past six years he has served as an elder at Green Lawn Church of Christ (Lubbock) where he and Shelley raised their two children, Jada and Jalen. Shelley is employed with a local financial advisory group. Jada and her husband, Matthew Sanders, are the parents of one-year-old Maya, and Jalen and Kayli are newlyweds.
When asked why he would want to assume the role of president at The Children’s Home, Jimmy responded, “Because there are a lot of ‘little Jimmys’ here and I want to make a difference in their lives, give them some of the opportunities I was blessed with.” He added, "I am excited to be returning to the place that gave me my first opportunity to be a change agent in the lives of children."
Moore is succeeding the Home's third president, Lynn R. Harms, who is retiring after serving in that role since 1995. "Jimmy is highly experienced in leadership," said Harms, "and understands very well the kids who come to The Children's Home. He is a man of exceptional integrity, faith, and operates on a highly relational basis."
Jimmy Moore brings a great set of skills to The Children’s Home of Lubbock. He is a proven leader, is passionate about kids in hard places, and has a love for God and a love for His people. The Children’s Home will be under great leadership with Jimmy Moore as we continue with our mission of “manifesting Christ through excellence in child care.”