Visionary, trailblazer, anointed teacher and spiritual shepherd to many, Bishop Designate Bryan J. Pierce, Sr. serves as the Senior Pastor and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro, Inc.
Bishop Designate Pierce was born in New Orleans, LA on November 3rd. He began preaching at the age of six, licensed at the age of 9 and ordained at the age of 19. Upon being ordained, Bishop Designate Pierce served as Youth Pastor at Greater St. Stephens Full Gospel Baptist Church under his spiritual father, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr.
In 1996, Bishop Designate Pierce relocated to Greensboro, NC where he served in full-time ministry as Pastor of Evangelism at Mount Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop George W. Brooks.
In July 1999, Bishop Designate Pierce was installed as Senior Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church Ministries in Kannapolis, North Carolina where he served faithfully until his reappointment to Mount Zion.
Bishop Designate Pierce is dedicated to empowering leaders of today with visions of tomorrow to become more equipped for the Kingdom. Through God inspired teachings, he helps restore families, convict, change and encourage people to fulfill their God given destiny.
In June 2011 Bishop Designate Bryan J. Pierce, Sr. became the Chief Administrative Officer at Mount Zion and worked diligently until his elevation to Senior Pastor on January 1, 2013.
Bishop Designate Pierce serves as General Overseer and 1st Assistant to 2nd Presiding Bishop, Bishop Darryl Brister in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International.
Being a continuous supporter of the city of Greensboro, Bishop Designate Pierce believes strongly that he who serves the city, wins the city. He leads the efforts of giving back to the city through a Church-wide campaign called No Greater Love, where the member of Mount Zion service the Greensboro community by providing minor car services, pumping gas and delivering groceries to families in need. In 2017, Bishop Designate Pierce was a part of the Guilford County Superintendent Transition Team, and was recognized for his superior leadership, and the pivotal role he played while shaping the future of Guilford County Schools.
Bishop Designate Pierce holds an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
Bishop Designate Pierce is also a member of the Stellar Award Winning Group Men of Standard. He is a noted songwriter, arranger and producer. Although he is a multifaceted individual, teaching the Word of God is what he has been chosen to do.
Bishop Designate Bryan J. Pierce, Sr. works diligently in the service of the Lord with his wife, Minister Debra A. Pierce, right by his side. They are the proud parents of 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
A man after God’s own heart, Bishop Designate Pierce strives daily to live God’s mission for his life. God’s plan for his life has proven it’s not what you are in, but who you are in that determines where you go in life.
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