By Norm Miller, LCNews
PINEVILLE (LCNews)—Louisiana College has named Jerry Pipes to lead its Office of Institutional Advancement.
No stranger to Louisiana, Pipes was executive pastor at First Baptist Church Bossier City for “three incredible years,” he said. “I had the humbling privilege to build deep relationships with the evangelical community in Shreveport-Bossier. I found the people to be deeply devoted, biblically conservative, missions and evangelism minded, and extremely generous with their resources.”
Having spoken hundreds of times in Louisiana churches as part of Jerry Pipes Productions — an itinerant pastoral and discipleship ministry — Pipes has traveled the world speaking to millions of people at schools, businesses, civic organizations, military bases, and regional events.
“I want my service at Louisiana College to be the best years of my career,” Pipes told LC President Rick Brewer.
“With an outlook and commitment like that, I have every confidence that God will bless the efforts of my friend Jerry Pipes,” Brewer said. “He has been a close friend for more than 30 years and is one of the most well-rounded and thoroughly equipped followers of Christ I know.”
“Dr. Pipes will be a strategic member of the President’s Leadership Team as we continue raising funds for the resource development needs of the College in terms of support for scholarships, facility improvements, athletics, the Cavanaugh Campaign, 20/20 Campaign, and the Board of Visitors program,” Brewer said.
“Jerry has distinguished himself as a sincere follower of Christ who has a passion for the work of God’s Kingdom,” Brewer continued. “His personable nature and astute people skills will hold him in good stead as seeks to build relationships and discover the resources to move Louisiana College farther down the road of success.”
Both Brewer and Pipes served together in evangelistic crusades, student camps, and more. “It’s been a privilege to partner with Rick in reaching students with the claims of Christ,” Pipes said. “My role in the Office of Advancement is a continuation of that but in a different way. The goal remains to be one of reaching students. I look forward to continuing that kind of ministry at Louisiana College personally and through the Office of Advancement.”
Pipes was a featured speaker in Louisiana College’s Chapel in 2015 and again in 2018. “The transformation of the campus and its culture is nothing short of amazing,” Pipes said. “What God is using my friend Rick to do at LC stems from godly vision, biblical wisdom, and a servant’s heart that’s willing to steward his experience and expertise. God is doing great things at LC, and I want to be a part of where God is at work.”
The author of several books related to personal growth and the family, Pipes has written Becoming Complete, Family to Family, and Building a Successful Family. He has produced numerous booklets and training resources with more than 35 million copies in print.
Pipes completed a BS at Texas A&M University, an MA at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a DMin at Luther Rice Seminary.
Pipes succeeds Byron McGee, who recently retired after 35 years at the Pineville school.