When July 16, 2022 at 4:00pm 2 hrs
Where First Baptist Church of Kennedy Heights 6201 Red Bank Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45212, United States
Contact Robin Wright-Pierce [email protected]

"And I will give you pastors according to Mine heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."  -Jeremiah 3:15

Join us for a special ceremony as we celebrate the leadership and faithful service of our Pastor, Rev. Nelson Pierce Jr. for his 12 years of pastoral leadership of Beloved Community Church.  

We are blessed by the courageous and servant leadership of our founding Pastor Nelson Jerome Pierce Jr.  Rev. Pierce was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Revs. Nelson and Dorothy Pierce. Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was called by God and licensed to preach by Southern Baptist Church at the tender age of 13. He has since accumulated more than three decades of preaching experience and nearly two decades of pastoral leadership experience. 

Rev. Pierce is a dynamic pastor and community activist. He believes that social justice work is an essential part of our evangelism. 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. He lives into this belief in our church and in the community. In addition to courageously leading our church since 2010, Rev. Pierce has worked as a community organizer and staunch activist for Black liberation. He has organized clergy from around the state to fight attacks on voting rights and on workers rights, and fought to keep Ohioans safe from Stand Your Ground legislation and police brutality. In the late Summer and Fall of 2014, Rev. Pierce played a critical role in organizing clergy and young people in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO for which he is recognized in a video tribute in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington DC. In the fall 2018, Rev. Pierce led an effort to organize the voting power of the Black Church, an effort that engaged over 50 churches and over 3,000 people.

We are honored to celebrate our courageous leader. Join us!


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Nearest airport: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) 

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