Empress Evangelist Eva Lois Moats
Eva Lois Daniels-Moats was born on July 11th in the year of 1941, to her Parents, Mary Lue and Mr. Shellie Daniels, in Cordell, GA. At the age of five, the family moved to Macon, GA. She graduated from Appling High School, in Macon, GA. She was one of 15 children and has been preceded in death by all except two birthed Sisters, Ms. Mildred Nelloms and Mrs. Lucille Moody, and Adopted Sister, Rhonda Daniels.
She moved to Cincinnati, OH at the age of 19 and was introduced to Zion Temple First Pentecostal Church by her Cincinnati Cousins, The King Family, where she joined, was Baptized In Jesus Name, Accepted and was Filled with The Indwelling of the Precious Gift of the Holy Spirit and became a member, under the late Bishop Jasper Phillips.
Soon after, Evangelist Eva Moats was introduced to and married Deacon James Alvin Moats. They were Married on March 30th, 1963. From there she moved her Church Membership to Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church, under the late Bishop Elzie W. Young and then later Bishop Dr. Johnnie L. Johnson, for a total of over 40 Years of Dedicated Fellowship, Membership and contribution to the Saints.
To date, Evangelist Eva, along with Deacon Moats, have been Faithful Members of Mt. Olive Apostolic Church for over 10 Years, under the leadership of Pastor Richard and Norma Behanan, who are additionally Her Spiritual Brother and Sister, with nearly 50 Years of Godly Covenant Friendship and fidelity.
Evangelist Eva Moats was an avid natural scholar, wordsmith and intellectual. She attended the Ohio Institute of Nursing and received her LPN Certification (Nursing), and later completed a ministry training program through New Life Institute and earned her Master of Divinity degree.
God called Evangelist Eva to a personal evangelistic ministry regionally and nationwide. Evangelist Moats would Minister to every-one She encountered, from the Corner Stop to the Bus Stop, to the everyday Man and Woman, to the ‘Churched’ and People in Elected Offices…Evangelist Moats was widely known, respected, revered and loved, for Her Compassion, Godly Wisdom, Instruction and most importantly, Her Motherly Love.
Evangelist Eva loved to Minister in Song and Psalms, as She was a Soloist and sang in the ‘Radio Choir’, ‘The Morning Choir’ and special groups over the years at Bethlehem Temple Church and beyond, and later at Mt. Olive Apostolic Church. She wrote for the national publication, “The Voice In The Wilderness” for the PCAF (Pentecostal Churches Of The Apostolic Faith) for many years, and was a writer of countless inspirational poems for special events. She was a Sunday School Teacher, a licensed Day Care Provider, a faithful member of the Sick Visitation Committee, and additionally had an extensive Radio Broadcasting Ministry for over 30+ Years on Cincinnati Radio Stations 1050 AM, 1320 AM and 93.3 FM.
Evangelist Moats’ Life was full of Faith, Family, Ministry and Love. Evangelist Eva Moats’ joy was in Jesus and steadfastly looked for His appearing, compelling many to do the same, as apart of the Tarrying and Street Evangelism Ministries.
Deacon James and Evangelist Eva Moats were known as the ‘Patriarch and Matriarch’ of Both Sides of their Families, for their Spiritual Wisdom and Life Leadership. Together, they birthed and became the parents of Six Children in their Marital Union: Maria, Damon, Margarethe, Adrian (preceded them in death), Abigail and Rebecca Moats. James was the father to one other daughter prior to their Union, Sheri Bostic, and as a result, Evangelist Eva became an ‘Instant Bonus-Mother’ and loved Sheri, who additionally gave Her a Bonus Granddaughter, Ebonie Bostic and Great-Granddaughter, Honestee Cheatham and her Brother, Courtier Stephens. This is in addition to Deacon James and Evangelist Eva being Grandparents to two Granddaughters, Dionna Roberson Massey and Taylor Roberson, and Great-Grandparents to three Great-Grandchildren, Xavier Young, Jr., Amora Jones and Adrianna Massey; and Two Son-In-Loves, Doug Roberson and Darrius Massey.
Evangelist Eva had a loving Mother-In-Love, the late, great, Dorothy Moats. She is Survived by: The Love of Her Life for nearly 60 Years of Marital Union, Deacon James Moats; two Sisters, Lucille Moody and Mildred Nelloms, both of Macon, GA; several loving and devoted Sisters and Brothers-in-Love+ that remained faithful in her Life via her Husband and his Siblings, a few who remained devoted to her namely are Carolyn Moats and Hubert Jones, Pamela Moats and Rob Harrison, Joseph and the late Debra Moats, Sharon Moats and Rony, Lonnie Moats, Isaac Moody and Sonja Daniels; A Host of Loving Nieces from Her Beloved Sisters, the late great Evangelist Earnestine Bullock-Offspring-Melony Cook (and Don Samuels), Hall, Kelvin (and Keisha), George (Shaunda), Nathaniel, Cook Family, i.e. Florine-Bishop Tony (Denise); Uncle Jerry (Sonja and Their Children), Cherlyn Moody and Many More Beloved Children of her Siblings; Cousins from the Daniels-King Family (Nephews), naming only a few of many, Sally King and Thomas Phelps and Their Children, i.e. Lance Phelps, Glenda King Evans and Their Children, Dorothy King Bostic, Belinda King and Their Children, to the Mims Family, including the late, great Ruth Mims, whose children, Marvin (Jerry), Roslyn and Their Children, in Georgia, NY, Texas, MD; many Great Nieces, Nephews and Cousins, All Beloved by Her, simply too many to name-Nationwide.
Evangelist Eva, “Eve” as is her root name origin, was truly additionally a ‘Godmother’ and Mentor to hundreds of Men, Women and Children, over her nearly 81 Years of Living.
Evangelist Moats never met a stranger, loved Every Soul She Encountered, from Humans to the lowest Animal and would Clothe, Feed and Assist Any and Every Body she could. She also supported many charities over the years including, “Feed the Children”, “St. Jude Hospital”, “The Red Cross” and countless others.
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