Pastor Mark & Co-Pastor Glenda 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.
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
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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