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308 Church Street, Paris, Arkansas 72855




Birthday - 06/21/57 to Rev. John and Viola Pierce

Wife: Joyce Garland Pierce  married February 17, 1979

Children: Daniel Paul Pierce (wife Jill) Vanderbilt (05) and Harvard Law School (08). Lives in Washington, DC Law Firm of Williams and Conley 09/08.

Cody John Pierce 4th year University of Ark at Monticello, pursing music degree with intent of becoming a minister of music. Licensed into ministry 08.

Hometown - Elizabethton, Tennessee

Licensed - Poplar Grove Baptist Church, Elizabethton, Tennessee. August 1985

Ordained - Poplar Grove Baptist Church, Elizabethton, Tennessee. September 1986



Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education 1997- Southern Baptist School, Jacksonville, Florida

Master of Divinity 1995 (Major Biblical Studies) - Southern Baptist School, Jacksonville, Florida

Master of Arts (Christian Ministry)- 1994- Southern Baptist School, Jacksonville, Florida

Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Studies)- 1994- Southern Baptist School, Jacksonville, Florida

Additional Studies: East Tennessee State University 1980-1982; 1993; Liberty Home Bible Institute; Liberty School of Lifelong Learning 1990; Carson Newman College 1989-1990

Vocational Degree: Herman Robinson Vocational School 1982-1983 (cabinet maker, worked in profession 83-90)



Pastor First Baptist Church Paris, Paris Arkansas 2005-Present

Pastor: Immanuel Baptist Church, Pine Bluff Arkansas 2004- 2005

Pastor: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church: Kingsport, Tennessee 1996- 2004

Pastor: Cedar Grove Baptist Church: Johnson City, Tennessee 1993-1995

Pastor: Midway Baptist Church: Johnson City, Tennessee 1990-1993

Pastor: Watauga First Baptist Church: Watauga, Tennessee 1986-1990 (bi-vocational ministry)



  Salina Kansas Webster Conference Center 08

  Arkansas Baptist Builders New Orleans 07

  Cass Baptist Center quarterly mission of food distribution 07

  Participated as a team leader/evangelist in simultaneous revival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1999.

  Cedar Grove, Kingsport built a church in Nicaragua

  Cedar Grove during my ministry had short-term missionaries in Poland, Germany, Brazil, and Nicaragua

  Stateside mission partnership in Michigan (2 years)

  Stateside mission partnership in Greater Cincinnati area- FBC Bright, Indiana (2 years)

  Involved in 4 years of World Changers

  Over 7 years annual trips to Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, Pineville Kentucky

  Multiple missions to Rainbow Acres of TBC Adult Homes



       2005 - Present Concord Baptist Association- Served on three committees of current Association Presently on Disaster Relief Steering Committee and Evangelism Committee

       2004-2005 Personnel Committee Harmony Baptist Association.

       2000-2004 Trustee of Tennessee Baptist Childrens Home

       1999 President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention Pastors Conference (state level position)

       1998 Vice-President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention Pastors Conference (state level position)

       1998-2003 Tennessee Baptist Convention Christian Growth and Development Regional Consultant. Lead state level clinics throughout the state.

       1998 Baptist and Reflector- I had the honor of writing Sunday School articles published in state paper.



  Crisis Chaplain for Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief

  Served as Chaplain- Logan County Police and Fire. 07-08

  Northwest Arkansas Crisis Intervention Center CISM Critical Response Team Member

  Member International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

  2004 Hosted, produced and edited Accent on the Positive, a community interview format program on KIPB-TV, in Pine Bluff.

  2004-05 Produced/edited Nailed a Christian music video show targeted at youth and young adults. My son Cody was co-host of the show on KIPB-TV.

  2000 Board of Directors of Southern Baptist School, Jacksonville Florida.

  1995-1998, 2004 Served as chaplain for private Hospice organization. Counseled with the terminally ill and their families.

  1997- visited Israel to gain greater understanding of the Bible and Holy Land.