Lead Pastor, Preaching and Mission
Vermon Pierre is the lead pastor for preaching and mission at Roosevelt Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of Gospel Shaped Living, which is part of the Gospel Shaped Church curriculum published by The Good Book Company and The Gospel Coalition. Locally, Vermon serves as President of the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation and as a board member for The Gospel Coalition Arizona and The Surge Network. He is a graduate of Princeton University and has a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Vermon and his wife Dennae live in downtown Phoenix and have four children
Duties as a pastor
Giving an overall vision and direction for my church family; raising up, training and equipping leaders;
preaching and teaching (with a particular focus on the Sunday morning preaching ministry).
Favorite Bible verse
"And I, when I came to you, brothers and sisters, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with
lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified."
1 Corinthians 2:1-2
Current favorite quote
"There is something profoundly hypocritical about praising God for God's mighty deeds of salvation and
cooperating at the same time with the demons of destruction, whether by neglecting to do good or by actively
doing evil...Without action in the world, the adoration of God is empty and hypocritical, and degenerates into
irresponsible and godless quietism." Miroslav Volf
My prayer and vision for Roosevelt
That we would be a multicultural, multiethnic, multieconomic community that acts like family towards each other,
and that we would be right in the thick of God's mission to transform and renew our city and world through the
proclamation of the good news of Jesus.