Reverend Dr. Nigel A Pearce
Home Church Address:310 W 139th St, New York, NY 10030
Senior Pastor of Grace Congregational Church of Harlem, UCC since March 1, 2007, The Reverend Dr. Nigel A. Pearce (Pastor Pearce) brings his deep faith and commitment to our beloved church in Harlem. His initiatives have included the development, organization and operation of Grace’s Food Pantry, Church in the Park Program, as well as the creation of the Master Plan for the Dr. Muriel Petioni Charter School. He also orchestrated and managed the restoration of Grace Church’s 18 stained glass windows. Pastor Pearce serves as the 2nd Vice President of HCCI which provides 3500 units of affordable housing in Harlem.
In 2010, Rev. Pearce received his Master of Divinity Degree from The New York Theological Seminary. He was awarded the prestigious President’s Award in honor of his academic excellence. spiritual commitment and support of community. In 2017, he also completed his Doctor of Ministry at NYTS.
Prior to Grace, Reverend Pearce served as Assistant Pastor at Imani Baptist Church in East Orange, NJ. Before joining the ministry and answering his “greatest call to service yet”, Reverend Pearce was a successful investment banker. Here, he invested money in urban economic development projects, and small businesses. He also mentored and helped entrepreneurs raise start-up funding, write business and strategic planning.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Pastor Pearce was ordained as an Interfaith Minister by One Spirit Learning Alliance and as a UCC minister. Pastor Pearce resides in Harlem with First Lady Lisa Pearce and their 17-year-old daughter, Sierra.