INTRODUCING THE NEWEST STAFF MEMBER OF FELLOWSHIP PARAGOULD…
Robert's first day on the job will be September 4. We will give him and his family a few months to be immersed into the culture of Fellowship before Darius completely hands the student responsibilities over.
You will soon have time to meet the entire Piercy family, but until then, please take a moment to get to know Robert by reading his bio along with a short Q&A.
My name is Robert Piercy, and I was born and raised here in Paragould. Well, technically I was born in Jonesboro while my dad was attending ASU. I married the love of my life right out of high school. Alison and I have four children: Addie (17), Aiden (15), Andie (13), and Ace (5). I have been in Student Ministry since the 20th century--1999 to be exact--and I love it! Our family recently opened Ohana Hawaiian Snow, which has been an incredible experience. I'm a huge fan of the movies with The Lord of the Rings franchise being my favorite. I can just about quote the entire thing. Baseball has always been my sport of choice, but my son recently got me hooked on the NBA and the lackluster Grizzlies. I'm a 7 on the Enneagram, which just means I'm awesome.
1. Is it true that you used to work with Jared and Adam? If so, when was this and what was it like?
I don't know that it should be classified as work, but yes. We did a stint at Lakeside Metal Specialties while I was in college at Williams. We had a little too much fun together that summer. As I recall, Adam was fired, and I nearly died.
2. When did you first hear about Fellowship Church?
I knew about Fellowship from the beginning. Jared and I communicated regularly while he was in seminary and during his journey to church planting. Life circumstances prevented it, but we were pretty close to working together even then, and I've been excited to see how God has blessed both the church and this city.
3. What excites you the most about Fellowship?
Doing life in the context of a Missional Community has my family and me really fired up.
4. What excites you the most about joining the leadership team?
I have no doubt about these men's commitment to Christ, their families, the church, and this city. I'm excited to link arms with these brothers, use the gifts God has given me, and provide vision and insight to build up the church and make His name known in Paragould.
5. What is your hope for us as a church?
I pray that God would expand both our ambition and our influence for the gospel in Paragould and beyond. In doing so, it is my hope that He would use us to saturate this city with the glorious message of Jesus Christ and that people would have a real, life-changing encounter with Jesus.
6. What is your hope for the families (kids, students, parents) of Fellowship?
I am firmly convinced that many Christian parents want their children to be passionate followers of Jesus but feel ill equipped to disciple them. I know firsthand that there are many ups and downs that come with parenting, and I am looking forward to helping parents connect their kids' hearts to God's. I'm also passionate about preparing teens to lead well.
7. What are some ways we can pray for you and your family during this transition?
Our family has been serving in the same church for 14 years now, so this will be a big—albeit exciting—change. Please join us in praying that we would feel at home in this new setting. We are super excited about developing close relationships with the families at Fellowship!