B.S. & M.T.S. (Master of theological studies) – California Baptist University & Gateway Seminary
Mr. Pierce grew up overseas as a missionary kid, living in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He and his wife Susanna have three children ages 6, 4 and 1. Zack enjoys sports, games and all competition. He loves his family and cherishes time he gets to spend with them. Together they enjoy going swimming, riding bikes, reading the Bible, praying together, dancing, telling stories, going to the park, or just staying home laughing at all the funny things his kids do and say. Zack loves the Lord and is passionate about the gospel. He strives to live his life as one who is worthy of being followed. He and his family are longtime members of Redeemer Baptist church and lead a home group as well as a men’s and women’s small group.
Mr. Pierce finds tremendous joy in teaching children and helping them realize that they are capable of far more than they think. He is the 4th generation of teachers in his family, and feels as if being an educator is a calling from God that fits his gifting well. He believes that if you love children with the love of Christ and show them that you believe in them, then they will rise to meet high expectations and they will learn.
As a facilitator he enjoys finding ways to make learning fun and incorporating material that caters to every kind of learning style. Mr. Pierce has been working with children as his primary occupation for over 10 years and has experience teaching Sunday school, working in a group home, coaching various sports, tutoring, teaching PE, serving as an assistant teacher and teaching 2nd grade online.
What does a God-first School mean to him? Working at a God-first school is an honor and a privilege. Mr. Pierce is so grateful to be able to freely talk about the love of God that has transformed his life and changed everything about him. He considers it a tremendous blessing to not only be allowed to teach the Bible and tell kids about God, but encouraged to do so! Being a God-first school means properly aligning priorities to demonstrate that God is infinitely more important than everything else. He believes that God and the Bible should not be compartmentalized, instead we should strive to honor God in all that we do, as it says in 1 Corinthians 10:31.