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.
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)
Ø Salina Kansas Webster Conference Center 08
Ø Arkansas Baptist Builders New Orleans 07
Ø Cass Baptist Center quarterly mission of food distribution 07
Ø Participated as a team leader/evangelist in simultaneous revival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1999.
Ø Cedar Grove, Kingsport built a church in Nicaragua
Ø Cedar Grove during my ministry had short-term missionaries in Poland, Germany, Brazil, and Nicaragua
Ø Stateside mission partnership in Michigan (2 years)
Ø Stateside mission partnership in Greater Cincinnati area- FBC Bright, Indiana (2 years)
Ø Involved in 4 years of World Changers
Ø Over 7 years annual trips to Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, Pineville Kentucky
Ø Multiple missions to Rainbow Acres of TBC Adult Homes
2005 - Present
¨ 2004-2005 Personnel Committee Harmony Baptist Association.
¨ 2000-2004 Trustee of Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home
¨ 1999 President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention Pastor’s Conference (state level position)
¨ 1998 Vice-President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention Pastor’s 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.
Ø Crisis Chaplain for Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief
Ø Served as Chaplain- Logan County Police and Fire. 07-08
Ø Northwest Arkansas Crisis Intervention Center CISM Critical Response Team Member
Ø Member International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Ø 2004 Hosted, produced and edited “Accent on the Positive,” a community interview format program on KIPB-TV, in Pine Bluff.
Ø 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.
Ø 2000 Board of Directors of Southern Baptist School, Jacksonville Florida.
Ø 1995-1998, 2004 Served as chaplain for private Hospice organization. Counseled with the terminally ill and their families.
Ø 1997- visited Israel to gain greater understanding of the Bible and Holy Land.