Who is Jonathan Pierce?
Jonathan Pierce Hildreth was an American interior designer and a former American CCM, gospel singer from Odessa, Texas. In his musical career, he uses his first and middle name. Having born in Odessa, Texas, Pierce moved to Nashville shortly after his graduation from high school to pursue his music career.
He began to sing with the Christ Church Choir. He was then introduced to The Imperials by Naomi Judd. The Christian music group offered him a spot and he stayed with them for three years (1990–93). This was after he was offered a position with Gaither Vocal Band. He also remained with them for three years (1994–97).
He has released several albums under Curb Records. In 2000, Pierce’s solo album, Sanctuary, made it to number 35 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart. He had been nominated for five Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards for Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year for “I Believe In Christ”, Inspirational Song of the Year for “Farther Than Your Grace Can Reach”, and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1999.
Eventually, Pierce left music to pursue a career as an interior designer. In 2003, he became the lead designer for CMT’s Ultimate Country Home series. He is also the founder of Pierce and Company in Nashville which he operated until his death in May 2020. He also appeared on the VH1 reality show LeAnn & Eddie in 2014.
How Old is Jonathan Pierce?
Jonathan Pierce was 49 years old at the time of his death. He was born on November 11, 1970, in Odessa, Texas, United States.
Jonathan Pierce Family
Pierce was raised as a Christian in his birth town, Odessa Texas. There is no shared information regarding his parents and siblings.
Jonathan Pierce Wife
Pierce was previously married to a writer Denise Jones. The couple got married in 1994. Denise is a novelist and writer. She attended the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism. During a 2005 interview with Cross Rhythms, Jonathan said that Jones co-wrote six songs on his album, Sanctuary.
Jones explains that their marriage was tumultuous, and she refuses to be public about the cause of the divorce. She has even talked about her marriage struggles in her book “Flying Solo.”
Jonathan Pierce Net Worth
Through his music and fashion design business, Pierce has earned great wealth. However, his net worth is not yet disclosed to the public.
Jonathan Pierce Death
On May 10, Pierce’s friend Paul Cipek said in a Facebook post, “Just heard that Christian artist Jonathan Pierce has passed away. Complications from heart surgery. God brings comfort and mercy to his family.” Fellow singer Jody McBrayer who was also Pierce’s friend shared in a tweet, “So extremely sad to hear about the tragic passing of Jonathan Pierce. Praying for all of his family and loved ones today. He was a brilliantly talented artist and always a friend.”
Jonathan Pierce Songs
- 1995: One Love (Curb Records)
- 1998: Mission (Curb)
- 2000: Sanctuary (Curb)
- 2003: For You (Curb)
With the Imperials
1991: Big God (Star Song)
1992: Stir It Up (Star Song)
With the Gaither Vocal Band
1994: Testify (Chordant)
1995: Southern Classics: Volume II (Spring House)
1997: Back Home in Indiana live
1997: Lovin’ God & Lovin’ Each Other (Spring Hill)