Pastor Jon Pierson, Youth Pastor
Pastor Jon’s primary responsibility is to mentor the youth and provide guidance in a closer walk with God. He and his wife, Lauren, have two daughters, Emmy and Everly. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.
Harrison comes from the St. Louis, Missouri area. He grew up as the oldest of five boys, serving actively in his small local church in a variety of ministries, including music, where he learned to play a variety of instruments. He asked God to save him right around his 7th birthday and was baptized shortly thereafter. Throughout his teen years he battled addiction to various sins, but grew spiritually through the mentoring influence of his Pastor and other faithful people in his church. It wasn’t until college, however, that he began to quit playing the game of Christian living and started to genuinely live a life for Jesus.
In college at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, he met his wife, Janae, through freshman music classes. They dated for three and a half years before getting married the day after they both graduated in May 2013. Harrison’s degree is in Church Music, and Janae’s is in Music Education. After they were married, Harrison did Post-Graduate work in Theater at BJU for a year while Janae taught music in a local public elementary school. In June of 2014, following God’s lead, they moved to Indiana to become part of the ministry at Mount Tabor. Harrison briefly worked part-time in a local bank, and then in November 2014, Harrison became the church’s full time Director of Music.
Harrison and Janae are expecting a baby boy in April. They are looking forward to his arrival with great excitement. Janae serves in the church as part of the music team and the choir, as well as helping with MTBC’s Master Clubs ministry for kids and participating in the church’s Triple Cord ministry. Together they enjoy St. Louis Cardinals baseball, cooking, and watching movies and shows. Harrison works on the side as an umpire for youth baseball in the Indianapolis area, as well as teaching a small number of music students. He’s also a golf addict.
Harrison’s vision for the church involves two primary areas: worship and discipleship. As the Music Director, Harrison desires the worship services at MTBC to be a time of encouragement and praise for the body of believers. He has a passion for congregational singing, where the music is not a performance, but a corporate act of worship among the saints. Harrison also places a high value on discipleship. He is the coordinator for the Triple Cord discipleship program and wants to train the church to be involved in each other’s lives every day of the week, encouraging and exhorting one another to do life the way God meant it. He understands that it takes daily commitment to grow in Christlikeness.