Dr. Nicholas Pearce

Arthur M Brazier for Church & Community Advancement

Early Life

Dr. Nicholas Pearce is a proud alum of Chicago’s Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and holds the S.B. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Management & Organizations from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Journey into Ministry

God has blessed Dr. Pearce to touch tens of thousands of lives across cultural, generational, and denominational boundaries with the timeless truth of God’s Word. His journey in ministry and service began at the historic Apostolic Church of God when he was just three years old. He was baptized at age six and called to the ministry at age seven. At seventeen, he entered public ministry under the tutelage of his mentor and pastor, the legendary Bishop Arthur M. Brazier. In 2012 he was appointed as Assistant Pastor, becoming the youngest minister to serve the Apostolic Church of God in that role since the church’s founding in 1932.

Entrepreneurial & Community Endeavors

Committed to community impact, Dr. Pearce serves as a trustee of the Chicago Children’s Museum, the Field Foundation, Fuller Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary, and the Seminary Co-Op Bookstores. Previously, Pearce served as a board member of Access Community Health Network, the Chicago Community Trust African American Legacy Fund, and the Harvey Fellows Advisory Board.

Dr. Pearce serves as the founder and chief executive officer of The Vocati Group, a boutique management consultancy founded in 2012. He and his team serve hundreds of the world’s most significant corporations, social impact organizations, communities of faith, and government entities on matters of leadership development and organizational strategy. He is also the author of the bestselling book The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life’s Work. A native of Chicago’s South Side, Dr. Pearce resides in his hometown with his wife & childhood sweetheart, Tammy, their son, and their dog, Baxter.