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Beth Moore’s Waterfront Mansion for sale

By Elizabeth Prata

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:24).

On the Fourth of July holiday in 2016, Beth Moore tweeted about how wonderful it was to have all their friends and family with them on the holiday at “a bay house”.

moore tweet bay house

When Beth Moore tweets fun tweets like that, about being unglammed in “a bay house”, she isn’t telling you the whole story. It’s not “a” bay house, it’s Beth Moore’s bay house. A fact she cunningly chose to hide in her carefully crafted tweet. At the date of that tweet, they had bought the waterfront mansion just three weeks prior.

It is a gorgeous waterfront double lot home, 4 bedrooms, a private beach, and more.

Their waterfront home, if real estate website records can be trusted, set the Moores back $899,000. Or, it sold for $10 as the deed shows. (Oftentimes the purchasing party will pay the agreed-upon amount prior to signing the warranty deed and then list the sale for $10 on the deed to hide the price.) Either way, it is a fabulous home.

All good things come to an end, however, because now the mansion is for sale. They laughed, they fished, they had a wonderful time adding this home to their stable of homes within the Moore Family Trust.

moore fishing

Thus, for whatever reason, the Moores are selling “a bay house” AKA their waterfront mansion. With all the furniture, too. Maybe the annual taxes of $18,000 per year were too burdensome. Maybe it’s the economic downturn…but wait, no, this article says Galveston homes are selling like hotcakes-

Galveston real estate sales, prices surge surprisingly in first six months

Residential real estate sales on the island surged 8 percent and prices climbed higher too in the first six months of 2020, a surprising phenomenon driven by low interest rates and buyers seeking drive-to vacation getaways, industry observers say.

So maybe it’s to take advantage of a hot market so as to make some dough. Whatever their reason, it’s for sale, furnished! Here is the real estate listing link if you want to get a look at the inside. I do recommend taking a virtual tour, it is a gorgeous, dazzling home.

home front


It is currently listed by the real estate broker for $925,000.

Here is the listing description:

How would you like your own PRIVATE SANDY BEACH on the West End of Galveston?? This home has one! 2 lots totaling more than 10,000sf including rare, private bayside beach. Deep water for boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming right outside your back door! 4 bedrooms, guest suite downstairs, fireplace in Master, fireplace in Living Room, screened porch off Living Room. Vacationer’s Paradise! Area beneath house perfect for entertaining and keeping sand outside! SOLD FURNISHED with a few exclusions. Terramar neighborhood offers boat ramp, pool, pavilion and beach access.

Two years ago I’d written about the Moore’s penchant for collecting property. Aside from her three-story Living Proof office property in Houston, they own two homes on the Tomball estate, which is more like an enclave, containing over 41 private acres, a river, and two homes, their ranch in Menard TX. And of course the bayfront home in Galveston.

Beth Moore brings in a quarter million dollar straight salary from Living Proof, in addition to honoraria and royalties from her speaking engagements and book sales. She has a hefty list of properties she owns, and also an ever increasing family trust. She is a millionairess.

There is no problem with possessing wealth. The Bible records many of our spiritual forefathers’ property and wealth. Abraham, Job, Solomon, Joseph of Arimathea, Nicodemus…all wealthy with no biblical criticism of their status. There is no issue in today’s times of someone having wealth, property, or means. As long as it is attributed to the Lord for His glory and used for his glory, it is a wonderful thing to be as wealthy as Beth Moore is.

But Beth Moore hides the socio-economic status that the Lord has blessed her with. She does not give Him glory for the means He has provided her. She carefully crafts tweets that downplay her status. She constantly talks of being down home, when the reality is the opposite- she lives on an estate, the largest in her area. She deliberately projects a public persona of being one of the gals when the reality is the property taxes alone on ONE of her properties is more than the annual salary of many of the women she alleges to ‘serve’. And I’ve noticed that as her wealth has increased over the years, her giving has decreased.

God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires; but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a grievous evil. (Ecclesiastes 6:2).

Matthew Henry on Ecclesiastes 6:2,

A man often has all he needs for outward enjoyment; yet the Lord leaves him so to covetousness or evil dispositions, that he makes no good or comfortable use of what he has. By one means or other his possessions come to strangers; this is vanity, and an evil disease. A numerous family was a matter of fond desire and of high honour among the Hebrews; and long life is the desire of mankind in general. Even with these additions a man may not be able to enjoy his riches, family, and life. Such a man, in his passage through life, seems to have been born for no end or use

It’s her hypocrisy, secrecy, and fakery that I bring to your attention.

In any case, two years ago I’d hypothetically asked, How Many Houses is Too Many? and it appears that the answer is ‘four’.

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:24).


Snip of the warranty deed of the Galveston Property recorded sale price.

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