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Name:  John Edward Pierre

DOB: November 02, 1945, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Supt. Pierre is the husband of Missionary Paulette Jordan Pierre, they have been 32 years, and together they have 7 adult children, 13 grandchildren, and  3 great grandchildren.
  • Supt. Pierre and his family joined Living Witness Church of God in Christ in 1986, under the leadership of the late Pastor Supt. Louis B. Harrell Sr.
  • Supt. Pierre resigned his position with the Federal Government {U.S. Coast Guard} as a purchasing agent in 1992 and began fulltime ministry.
  • Supt. Pierre currently serves as the Pastor of Living Witness Church of God in Christ upon the demise of Supt. Harrell in 1999, the Church’s founder.
  • He served as District Superintendent of “Lighting the Way District”, of Louisiana East Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ since 1999.
  • He also served as Jurisdictional Executive Secretary since 2005.
  • Supt. Pierre is a Vietnam veteran,
  • A graduate of George Washington Carver Sr., High (class of ’63)
  • Attended Delgado Junior College,
  • Southern University at New Orleans,
  • St. Mary’s Dominican College,
  • Union Baptist Theological Seminary,
  • Graduate of the class of 2005 of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI)

Supt. Pierre participates in the leadership of many community organizations:


  • He served on the board of Jericho Road Housing Initiative,
  • He served as vice-Chair on Unity For the Homeless Board and member of the Service Providers Professional Association (SPPA)
  • Chairman of Oretha Castle Haley Merchants and Business Association,
  • Chaplain on the Board of Central City Economic Opportunity Corporation,
  • Café Reconcile {Reconcile New Orleans}
  • Central City Renaissance Alliance
  • New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation
  • New Orleans Crime Coalition
  • Common Good, (A coalition of organizations for a better community.
  • A long-time member of Central City Partnership
  • A member of Central City Pastors’ Partnership
  • A long time worker in the Prison Ministry (at Angola State Penitentiary)

In addition to pastoring Living Witness Church of God in Christ,

  • Supt. Pierre also serves as the President and CEO of Living Witness Community Social Service (LWCSS), a not-for-profit organization that serves as the community outreach arm of the Living Witness Church.  LWCSS operates a number of social programs that meet the need of the homeless, mental and substance challenged and other low income individuals of the greater New Orleans community in the Nehemiah Restoration Program.
  • More recently, Supt. Pierre is a member of Southeastern Louisiana Pastors of Purpose Coalition—a collaborative whose goal is to address recidivism.
  • And even more recently, Supt. Pierre and Living Witness COGIC joined in fellowship with Louisiana South Central Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Willie L. Cage, who appointed Supt. Pierre to the office of Jurisdictional Secretary and a member of his executive board. Pastor Pierre’s life’s story was recorded by Story Corps and is housed at the National Library of Congress; and the beat goes on!








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