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REV. NELSON PIERCE

Pastor, Community Organizer, Truth Teller, Political Strategist

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Rev. Pierce is a dynamic pastor and community activist. From the preaching in the pulpit to marching with and protecting protestors, and from electing progressive candidates to organizing communities for change, 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.

 

Rev. Pierce has more than two decades of experience a change agent. He has organized clergy 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. 

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