Jonathan Pierce Hildreth was an American CCM, gospel singer from Odessa, Texas, and an interior designer in Nashville. In a Facebook post, a friend shared that the gospel singer died while recovering from heart surgery.
Jonathan Pierce Biography
Pierce was born Jonathan Pierce Hildreth in Odessa, Texas. After graduating high school, Pierce relocated to Nashville in order to further his music career.
Jonathan Pierce Age
Jonathan Pierce was born on November 11, 1970. At the time of his death, he was 49 years old.
Jonathan Pierce Career
Pierce began singing in his church at age seven and took voice lessons from age nine. During his career, Pierce spent time as the lead singer of The Imperials and as part of the Gaither Vocal Band. In 2000, Pierce’s solo album, Sanctuary, made it to number 35 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Christian Albums Chart. Pierce then left the music industry to pursue a career as an interior designer in which he became the lead designer for CMT’s Ultimate Country Home Series in 2003. Pierce is the proprietor of Pierce and Company in Nashville. He subsequently appeared on the VH1 reality show, LeAnn & Eddie in 2014.
In January 2016, Pierce told Christian Music news site Hallels, “The church has to be credited with everything, what I’ve done, who I am. That’s where I got my vocal experience and passion for music.” Pierce also said that it was Naomi Judd who discovered him and brought him to the attention of The Imperials.
Jonathan Pierce Wife
Jonathan Pierce was married to writer Denise Jones between 1995 and 2007. In a 2005 interview with Cross Rhythms, Pierce said that Jones co-wrote six songs on his album, Sanctuary. He commented on his wife, “Denise is a great lyricist. She’s been really good for me because I’ll have those thoughts and I’ll write them down. Then she’ll help fine tune them. There is that disagreement every once in a while. After a few minutes you realize, ‘you know, it really doesn’t matter.’
Denise Jones is a writer and novelist who graduated from the University of South Carolina’s School of journalism. Jones once said in an interview with Crosswalk in 2005 that the lead character from her fictional novels, Savannah, is a huge fan of Jonathan Pierce’s music. The character who was named as Jones is a native of Savannah, Georgia.
Jonathan Pierce Death
Pierce died on May 10, 2020, while recovering from heart surgery. He was 49 years old.
Jonathan Pierce Legacy
Jonathan Pierce will be remembered as a friend by many. Pierce’s friend, Paul Ciupek said on a Facebook post on May 10 that
Just heard that christian artist Jonathan Pierce has passed away. Complications from heart surgery.
God bring comfort and mercy to his family.
Another of Pierce’s friends, and fellow singer, Jody McBrayer said 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.
— Jody McBrayer (@jodymcbrayer) May 10, 2020
“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.”
Some of the songs that Pierce sang include; I believe in Christ;