EDGAR PIERCE, D. Min.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

            2244 Beech Bluff Rd, Jackson, TN 38301

    731-424-2261

    E-mail- edgarpierce@msn.com     

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION:   

Birthday- Born June 21, 1957 to Rev. John and Viola Pierce

Wife: Joyce Garland Pierce (10/14/60) February 17, 1979

Children:   Daniel Paul Pierce (06/27/83) Lawyer in DC.

    Cody John Pierce (08/20/86) University of Arkansas at Monticello, pursing music degree.

Hometown- Elizabethton, Tennessee.

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

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

 

EDUCATION:

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)

 

PASTORAL EXPERIENCE:

Pastor:   East Union Baptist Church, Jackson, Tennessee 2009-Present

Pastor:   First Baptist Church Paris, Paris Arkansas 2005-2009

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)

 

MISSIONS ACTIVITIES:

Ø  Salina Kansas Webster Conference Center June 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.

 

MINISTRY ACTIVITIES:

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.

 

STATEMENTS OF BELIEFS AND PASSIONS:

v  During my years as pastor I have had a passion for a strong pulpit emphasis for a consistent and organized teaching of the Word of God. This has been accomplished by series of messages upon various topics, verse by verse book studies, Bible surveys and character studies, etc. It is my driving passion to teach God’s Word.

v  I believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and was both God and Man. He and He alone offered the atonement for the sins of mankind. He is the only way to heaven and without Him hell is certain. 

v  I believe that God is a Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

v  I strongly believe in the Bible as the infallible, inerrant, Word of God without any mixture of error and that it is profitable for doctrine and correction of a totally fallen human race.

v  I believe the church is made up of baptized believers joined together by the new birth. I believe the Great Commission is a mandate to the church. The church should be on mission with God both locally and into the far reaches of the earth.  I personally feel the pastor should be involved in not only supporting mission projects but also personally participating as much as possible.

v  I affirm the Baptist Faith and Message as well as the Cooperative Program, which I believe is a God-sent way of doing the work of the ministry as a denomination.

 

DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE:

¨       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.

 

HOBBIES AND OTHER INTEREST:

            I have a number of activities that I enjoy. I enjoy deer hunting, duck hunting, and fishing. I love to build and work on computers. I also love music and have written several songs and recorded a couple of CDs. I love to write and read novels etc.  I am also under contact with a literary agent working toward publishing an anthology of fictional short stories called “First Breath in Heaven.”  Currently submitted to publishers.

(c) 2009 Dr. Edgar Pierce