Pastor Mark & Co-Pastor Glenda Pierce

Pastor  Mark Pierce

​Pastor Mark Pierce serves as Founder, Senior Pastor, and President of The Word and Worship Center Church. He is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a graduate of Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills High School. During high school, Pastor Pierce was selected to participate in Taft Broadcasting’s Career Recruitment in Telecommunications program where he gained insight about the inner workings of the broadcast industry.
After high school, he attended the University of Evansville (Indiana) on a scholarship, working part time in the university’s audio visual department as a videographer, photographer, and radio station technician. While at the University of Evansville, he was hired by the local ABC Television station, WTVW-TV, becoming the station’s lead studio cameraman for local news and commercial programming, its Assistant Public Service Director, and a contributing director for its daily religious program, “God’s Five Minutes”. It was during that six year period in Evansville that Pastor Pierce felt called of The Lord to be saved, to seek a deeper knowledge of God’s Spirit, and to pursue active involvement with his local church’s teaching ministry under the guidance of his pastor, Dr. F. P. Smith (a participant on “God’s Five Minutes”). Dr. Smith, as the director of Evansville’s inner city recreation center, also greatly influenced Pastor Pierce’s understanding of how to connect church teachings with effective community service.
Upon Pastor Pierce’s return to Cincinnati in 1984 and his further study at the University of Cincinnati, he expanded on that religious teachings/community service mindset at Greater Emmanuel Apostolic Temple, actively serving in its outreach, music, teaching, and men’s ministry departments for many years. His experience in teaching God’s Word to people of all ages and ethnicities results in bible classes that not only captivate but also cause students to thirst for more of God’s Word. He humbly does it all in an effort to build up God’s people so that they can impact the world with the​ kingdom of God “on earth as it is in heaven”(Matthew 6:10).
Pastor Pierce is a licensed ordained Elder, having officially acknowledged his calling under the ministry of Bishop James Wilson, Senior Pastor and founder of New Life Outreach Temple Ministries, Incorporated. Approachable and accessible, Pastor Pierce strongly believes that the living God wants to live inside of you, even as Ephesians 2:22 declares, “ ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

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