Dr. James Pierce, our senior pastor is a dynamic influential leader who impacts thousands of lives through exceptional biblical teachings on family, faith, finances and success strategies for daily living. He and his wife, Dr. Stacia Pierce, have been pastors for over 25 years, building a 3,500-member church, which was often recognized as a contemporary prototype ministry for the entire family. Drs. James and Stacia host several workshops, seminars and conferences to empower members to live extraordinary lives. These events include: an annual Marriage Retreat, where pastors, leaders and members come together for a weekend of impartation and inspiration to strengthen the marital bond and become powerful Christian couples. Drs. James and Stacia candidly share proven keys to building a strong marriage in today’s society; The Refuel Singles conference is an dynamic interactive conference where singles come together from around the nation to learn how to live a full, exciting life; and lastly, The Women’s Success Conference, founded in 1997, is the premier success event attracting up to 3,500 women annually from the United States and abroad.
The Pierces have a strong commitment to building up people to impact the world through faith, excellence, innovation, and community outreach. They have received numerous awards and recognition, including the Key to the City of Lansing in 2004 for outstanding leadership and community development.
As a leader of leaders, Dr. Pierce pioneered two innovative ministry mentoring and training programs: Ministers In Training School and the Excellence In Ministry (EIM) Network. Dr. Pierce empowers pastors to clearly communicate their vision, build stronger ministries and raise dedicated confident leaders for the Kingdom of God. He is an expert on leadership training and excellence. For many years, Dr. Pierce hosted the Excellence In Life national television broadcast and has published several leadership training manuals. His best-selling book, Success Secrets of Excellence, is a staple training tool in ministries and businesses. Dr. Pierce has earned two PhDs, one in Divinity and the other in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He is well known for his powerful, easy-to-understand, direct approach to biblical teaching, delivering relevant spiritual instruction that you can apply to your life immediately. Dr. James is a leader that gets results. With boldness, integrity and a mark of excellence, he gives answers to life’s most pressing issues. He is a loving husband and outstanding father to successful young entrepreneurs and authors Ariana and Ryan Pierce.