Michael and Melinda are serving with Arise Africa Jinja Town Church where Michael is the Executive Pastor. Jinja Town Church has recently experienced tremendous growth and the Pierces believe that healthy local churches are vital to the success of global missions. Their ministry involves developing dynamic small groups for Bible study, coordinating discipleship opportunities for men, women, youth, and children, conducting training on Biblical marriage and parenting, assisting members with budget planning and career training. Michael will also handle the administrative duties at JTC, help train pastors across Uganda, and is a part of the preaching/teaching team at JTC. The Pierces have three children on the field with them, Wyatt, TJ, and Brielle. Their three oldest children are in the States where Eli and Mattea are students at Belhaven University and Deke lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
- Missionary Account Number: 6072
- Country of Service: Uganda
- Home Church: Moffett Road Baptist Church