The City of Jackson Recognizes Randy Pierson as Hub City Hero

January 9, 2024

Fellowship Bible Church Executive Pastor of Operations and RIFA Board member Randy Pierson has been selected as December 2023 Hub City Hero.

According to Pierson’s nominator, “Randy works tirelessly for the community by volunteering his time and expertise to build and repair homes, office buildings, and other needed structures around the City of Jackson such as countless Habitat for Humanity homes, RIFA’s office building, Birth Choice, City of Jackson Fire Department, several JMCSS projects and many others.”

“I was a builder to get through college and seminary. I’m a physics and geometry guy so I put my hand to a hammer and saw and it made sense, said Pierson, a native of North Carolina. “The Lord had a reason for it. So, I felt like after seminary, I would just put my hammer down and I’d be done.”

During his time in North Carolina, Pierson said that Habitat for Humanity came along and that he built his first house for the organization prior to moving to Jackson where he framed his 6th house.

Pierson, who has worked internationally on mission trips in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, has worked on approximately 80 houses—about 40 of those were house-builds in Jackson, TN. Additionally, Pierson has assisted the City of Jackson, TN’s Love Your Block team in their first year through consulting and home repairs.

Pierson says that he finds a lot of joy in serving. He says he does so by living his life with an open hand.

“I think the joy of serving others is that there's a real synergy there when you're all sweating together and there's sweat equity involved, and it's just something really cool about it,” said Pierson. “I think it's important for me to use my gifts to help others and to basically try to give my life away.”

“Hub City Heroes are members of our community who invest their lives, and also find joy, in service. Randy is no exception,” said Mayor Scott Conger. “He know that he has impacted the lives of many people internationally, but we are grateful to have him right here in Jackson, TN.”

“Hub City Heroes” selflessly and steadily give of their time and talent to improve the lives of others in the community. Recognition as a hero is one small way to thank these public servants for their efforts and it gives honorees the opportunity to raise awareness for causes that are important to them.

Criteria

  • Committed to improving the quality of life of others in Jackson
  • Contributes time to community activities in a volunteer capacity
  • Serves as a role model and inspiration to others
  • Focuses on growth and well-being of the community we serve
  • Empowers and engages others to give back
  • Demonstrates integrity, collaboration, innovation and respect

Recipients will be selected monthly and nominations are continuous. To nominate a hero, visit http://hero.jacksontn.gov. Candidates must be a resident of Jackson, Tennessee

After a year of heroes have been recognized, one hero will be selected and awarded $1,000 to donate to a non-profit of their choice. For more information, visit http://hero.jacksontn.gov.

 

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