We are blessed to be led by courageous and servants leaders who are committed to liberation, love, justice and building a beloved community. 


Senior Pastor, Rev. Nelson J. Pierce Jr. 

Rev. Pierce is a dynamic pastor and community activist. From the preaching in the pulpit to marching with and protecting protestors, Rev. Pierce’s life-long mission has been the liberation and well-being of all oppressed people. He believes that social justice work is an essential part of our evangelism and that once people believe that God cares about what they are going through, and is working for their liberation, people will find their way to worship.


First Lady & Director of Discipleship, Robin Wright-Pierce

Lady Robin -- as she is affectionately called by our church community, is committed to helping Beloved Community Church become the epicenter of spiritual freedom, healing and wholeness in the community. She believes deeply in the power of II Corinthians 3:17 which says that "The Lord is the Spirt, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." She invites our community to engage spiritual freedom, healing and community as a cornerstone of collective liberation.


Elder Don Wagoner 

Elder Don believes that social justice work reflects the love of God. He lives into this belief within Beloved and in the broader community. Elder Don launched and led our social justice reflection series which invites political leaders to reflect on social justice in public life.  He has also supported historic campaigns helping to elect the 1st Black women Judge for the Hamilton County Juvenile Court, the first Black women to the County Commissioner role and the 1st LGBTQ+ Sheriff in Hamilton County. 


Rev. Dr. Ebony Speakes-Hall


Rev. Daniel Hughes


Dr. Zaria Davis

Dr. Zaria champions social justice through her restorative justice work. She's currently completing her MDiv at Eden Theological Seminary where she is discerning God's call for the next phase of her life. She is passionate about the healing of people and communities. 


Worship Leader Candace Rogers

Sister Candace is a woman of faith, and a mother of two, who stands firm on the word of God. Her unapologetic, raw worship, penetrates the heart and shifts atmospheres wherever she goes. She lives by her belief that "God is all that I have; and he's all that I need."