Holy Temple Church UHC Leadership
Learn about the dynamic team who leads HTC.
Elder Maggie Pierce
Maggie Rudd Pierce was born and reared in Hollister, North Carolina. She graduated salutatorian of her high school class in 1985 and went on to pursue higher education at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. There, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a concentration in Finance in 1989 and a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Counseling in 1992. She is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Chaplaincy at Regent University.
Maggie accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of her life (September 13, 1987) and joyfully received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. She was licensed to preach in 1993 and was ordained as an Elder, by the United Holy Church of America, in 2004.Preaching and teaching God's Holy Word and taking care of her family are Maggie's greatest joys in life. She married her best friend, Steven Pierce, on December 23, 1988 and is the proud mother of four wonderful children.
Maggie served as Co-Pastor of Holy Temple United Holy Church, Chesapeake, Virginia, alongside her husband, from 1991 until 2010 when Pastor Steve suffered a stroke. To add to her testimony, about the power of God, Maggie was diagnosed with breast cancer six months after her husband’s stroke but testifies that God has blessed both of them with His gracious healing touch. Since December of 2010, Elder Maggie has served as the Senior Pastor of Holy Temple and has led in the building of a new church edifice and the transforming of the former edifice into a Multipurpose Center. In 2013, Holy Temple officially elected Elder Maggie to serve as their Senior Pastor. Pastor Maggie Pierce is grateful to be one of the trailblazers of women in ministry, to till new ground, wade in the waters and to serve God’s people. Elder Maggie is committed to doing "God's Will, God's Way."