I was born Vanessa Gail Moore in Memphis, Tennessee to Reverend Ambous and Ulyer Moore at John Gaston Hospital about 2:48 am in 1961. I'm the 3rd child of four and the 2nd daughter of three. There is a sixteen and seventeen age difference between my oldest sister and only brother. All my childhood was spent in church (Zion Temple Church of God in Christ) where my dad was one of the Reverend. Part of my childhood was spent in Binghampton at 3072 McAdoo Street which was a low-income housing project which have been torn down, and turned into single family homes.
I was about 9 years old when dad, mom, baby sister, and I moved over the viaduct to the edge of the upscale area called Midtown on Merton Street. I wrote my first story at the age of 12. It' short, silly and have two titles "The Lady Who out Ran the Fastest Car" and "How Women Got into Sports like Men." I still have the original typed manuscript.
The first college, I attended and graduated from was Shelby State Community College in 1984. I also graduated from State Technical Institute, William R. Moore College of Technical, The School of the Prophets, and finally Jacksonville Theological Seminary. On May 27, 2007, I received a Doctor of Ministry degree. I received my Ministry License on December 4, 2006, then on April 9, 2007, I received my Certificate of Ordination publicly been set apart for the work of "The Gospel."
My first book "From the Pew to the Pulpit" was published in August 2007. Since then I started a series of "Perfect Peace Books." The 1st, 2nd, 3rd book of this series is published under "Vanessa Buckhalter."