Nicholas Pearce

Associate Pastor
Apostolic Faith Church – Chicago

Board Member at Large
De Pree Center


Gifted with the heart of a shepherd and the mind of a scholar, Rev. Dr. Nicholas A. Pearce has been blessed to touch tens of thousands of lives in congregations, corporations, classrooms, and conferences around the world. Dr. Pearce currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Chicago’s historic Apostolic Faith Church, led by Bishop Horace E. Smith, M.D., and is an award-winning Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. 

A trusted adviser and internationally recognized expert on leadership & organizational culture, Dr. Pearce holds four academic degrees from MIT, Northwestern University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of the bestselling book The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Authentic Life’s Work and his work has been spotlighted by ABC, CBS, NBC, Christianity Today, UrbanFaith.com, the BBC, and beyond. 

Named one of “Today’s Joshuas” by The Christian Outlook, Dr. Pearce was called to the ministry at age seven and entered public ministry at age 17 under the tutelage of his mentor and childhood pastor, the legendary Bishop Arthur M. Brazier of the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, where he was honored to serve as Assistant Pastor for over a decade. 

Devoted to his family, Dr. Pearce is married to his childhood sweetheart, Tammy, and is the proud father of their son, Nolan.