Pastor Norman E. Moon  |  Founder of Moon Ministries 1950-2018

 Pastor Norman E. Moon, went home to be with the Lord on February 27, 2018 . Pastor Moon, touched the lives of thousands of people around the world. His ministry was out of complete selflessness and compassion for people. His Legacy will live on through those he impacted with the Love of Christ and through his ministry.  

Norman Moon’s ability to communicate with people of all ages and walks of life has been the trademark of his ministry for more than 35 years. He has traveled throughout the United States and abroad ministering the love of Jesus Christ.


He received his Biblical Studies degree from the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1976.

In 1981, Pastor Norman and Debbie pioneered their first church in Denver, Colorado. Through God’s blessings the church experienced tremendous growth. The church nurtured capable men and women who later were sent out to pioneer churches in Denver, Texas, California and Missouri.

In 1987 Pastor Moon returned to the Evangelistic field and ministered in churches throughout the United States and abroad.

Before coming to River of Life Church, he worked for Promise Keepers and later as a consultant in the mental health field.

Pastor Norman and Debbie Moon have been married for over 48 years. They have three children (Aaron, Anthony and Michael), four granddaughters and five grandsons.

In addition to preaching and teaching, Pastor Norman is also a prolific song writer. In the 80’s, the songs he penned were performed at many churches across the United States.

Pastor Moon is also a published author. His book, Two Ways to Travel, is now available nationwide. To get your copy of his book, visit the Family & Media Display at the rear of the sanctuary.



Pastor Norman Edward Moon departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on February 27, 2018, surrounded by his family in Denver, Colorado. Norman was born on December 14, 1950, in Colorado Springs, Colorado to his parents, Alonzo C. Moon, Sr. and Frances E. (Griffin) Moon. He was the third son born in the family. He received his early education in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he graduated from Palmer High School in 1968. He furthered his education by earning his Ministry Degree from the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO in 1976.

On September 19, 1969, Norman united in holy matrimony to Deborah J. Rhodes in Colorado Springs, CO. To this union, four sons, Eric, Aaron, Anthony, and Michael were born. He was a devoted husband and father. Norman strived to create a Christian home with love and guidance. The family shared many happy and precious moments together. 

A man of faith and belief in the Lord, Pastor Moon accepted the Lord as his personal savior at the early age of 21. This early foundation would be the start of his later call to the ministry. In his early ministry years, Norman was a member of Rays of Light, a gospel singing group. They travelled nationwide and ministered to many people. They witnessed to many who then committed their life to Christ. Later, Norman and Deborah went on to pastor their first church in Denver, Colorado. Along with pastoring his church, he was also an evangelist and was able to minister to people in many countries. In addition, Norman was able to continue showing his love of people through his role at Promise Keepers and as a consultant in the mental health field. His love of music was evident in his Sunday morning worship service as well in his moments of relaxation. Norman was an avid reader and writer and is the published author of Two Ways to Travel. 

Norman and Deborah accepted the position as pastors at River of Life Church in Lakewood, CO. He believed in lifting up the Lord with music, praise, and prayer. He shared this wisdom and knowledge with his family and his church family. 

He is preceded in death by a son, Eric T. Moon; his father, Alonzo C. Moon, Sr.; and a brother, Ronald Lee Moon, Sr.

Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss include his loving and devoted wife, Deborah J. Moon of Denver, Colorado; 3 sons, Aaron E. (Maribel) Moon, Pastor Anthony E. (Helen) Moon all of Denver, Colorado and Michael A. (Lizette) Moon of Aurora, Colorado; his mother, Frances Moon of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 2 brothers, Alonzo C. (Pauline) Moon, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Eugene A. (Diane) Moon of Malden, Missouri; 1 sister, Norma J. (Pastor Alfred) Pittman, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 9 grandchildren, Tyler E.R. Moon, Alonzo A. Moon, Elijah E. Moon, Michael A. Moon, Jr., Nyla D. Moon, Erin J. Moon, Liya L. Moon , Anthony E. Moon, Jr. and Christian A. Moon, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives; The River of Life Church Family; and many friends. In addition, he is also survived by a host of cousins who he loved to laugh with and shared many good times.


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