JOHN D. PIERCE (email) grew
up in the Boynton Community between Ringgold and
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., just over the state line
from Chattanooga, Tenn. He graduated from
Ringgold High School in 1974.
After attending Dalton Junior College for
two years, he transferred to Berry College,
where he received a B.A. in Religion and
Philosophy with a minor in Psychology in 1978.
He also has two theology degrees.
After living in Metro Atlanta for 18
years, he and his family moved to Macon, Ga.,
in 2000, where he became Executive Editor of
an autonomous, national news journal serving
the niche market of non-Fundamentalist
He enjoys writing in a variety of styles
including feature stories, opinion pieces and
news — as well as taking the accompanying
photos. He also blogs thrice each week.