Monday, April 05, 2010

Dr. John D. Pierce

First Baptist In The Golden Gateway Calls Dr. John Pierce As Interim Pastor
by Ruth Robinson
posted April 4, 2010

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Dr. John D. Pierce
Dr. John D. Pierce, executive editor of Baptists Today, an autonomous national news journal, has been called as interim pastor of First Baptist Church in the Golden Gateway. A gifted writer and speaker, he has experience as pulpit supply, interim pastor and communications consultant to local churches, in addition to his work as a writer and editor,

A native of Fort Oglethorpe and ordained to ministry by Boynton Baptist Church in Ringgold, he and his wife, Teresa, and their two daughters live in Macon, Ga., where they are members of Highland Hills Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Berry College, Rome, Ga., with a master of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., and a doctor of ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga.

He served at First Baptist Church, Yanceyville, N.C., Homestead Heights Baptist Church, Durham, N.C., First Baptist Church, Roswell, Ga., and Silvertown Baptist Church, Thomaston, Ga. He was a campus minister at Berry, Floyd and Dalton colleges, Southern Tech and Kennesaw State colleges and senior Baptist campus minister at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. After serving six years as managing editor of The Christian Index in Atlanta, he became executive editor of Baptists Today in 2000.

Professional honors include the 2001 Wilmer C. Fields Award for editorial writing, two first-place awards for best news magazine and best-design; the DeRose/Hinkhouse Award of Excellence for newspaper feature series and magazine article writing and received the Best of Class Award for Periodicals for editing for two years. He also served as chaplain to Athletes Village, World University Games, Buffalo, N.Y., and editor of the Religious Services Guide for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Worship services at First Baptist are at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. with a fellowship time at 10:30 in the second floor lobby.

This article is posted here courtesy of the The Chattanoogan, which retains all rights.


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