“John and I were delighted to share God’s financial resources with Gordon-Conwell to establish a Center on all of the seminary’s campuses so that everyone involved would share in the joy of disciple-building. We wanted every seminary student to experience a taste of what we savored for many years with hundreds of young people in Cincinnati as we gathered each week in our home for small group fellowship, worship and Bible study. I hope that students will take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Pierce Center for the deepening of their love for Christ, sharing life together in spiritual community, and growing as disciple-builders in every arena of ministry.
God bless you all—I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.”
Gratefully in Christ,
John Pierce was a long-time trustee of the seminary, a successful businessman, an avid reader, and a devoted follower of Christ. He went home to be with the Lord in March 2003 after battling cancer. He and his wife Lois founded the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building as a spiritual formation complement to the excellent academic and ministry skill development each student receives at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.