Pastor Jeff Pierce says, “Leroy Community Chapel is a great place to be! It’s exciting to be a part of an organization where God’s Word is honored so greatly.”
Jeff serves at Leroy Community Chapel in a multifaceted role. The Worship ministry, assimilation, church promotion and office administration are among his daily agenda. He also preaches and teaches from time to time and can often be found doing discipleship or counseling at his favorite coffee shop.
Jeff grew up as a “pastor’s kid” in Port Washington, WI. He worked on cars, played drums, soccer and hockey. The best decision he ever made was to marry his high-school sweetheart, Angi, in 1990. They have three daughters. Being a Pastor is actually Jeff’s second career. After high school, Pastor Pierce attended technical school and worked as an aerospace machinist for several years. Immediately after Jeff confirmed God’s call to ministry in 1994, he enrolled at Moody Bible Institute and received a BA in Bible with an emphasis in Pastoral Studies and International Ministries.
Shortly after graduation, Pastor Pierce accepted the youth Pastor position with Leroy Community Chapel. He helped establish the Impact youth ministry from 1999-2005 then moved on to his current position. He also managed the most recent capital campaign and building program.
His primary gifts are in administration and shepherding. “I love to see people serving the Lord,” Pierce says. “I get excited to see people’s eyes light up when they find out how useful they are to the body of Christ.” Pastor Pierce serves as an elder and has led multiple short-term mission trips to Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Mexico.
Life verse: “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3 (NIV)