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Pierce, Lawrence D.

Lawrence D. Pierce 

Rev. Lawrence D. Pierce, P.E., M.ASCE

Region 9 Governor Nominee

Biographical Statement:


  • San Diego State University, B.S. Civil Engineering, 1976 
  • Civil Engineering Graduate work, San Diego State University, 1976-1977
  • Global University-Berean School of the Bible, Ministry Level Three, 2009
  • Ordination Ministry Credentials with the Assemblies of God, 2010

Work Experience 

  • City Engineer/Director of Engineering/Public Works Director, City of Vista, CA
  • Vice President & Construction Management Director, John Powell & Associates, Inc./PBS&J, Encinitas, CA
  • Director of Engineering, San Diego Unified Port District, Lindbergh Field International Airport, CA
  • Program Manager, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego Unified Port District, CA
  • Project Engineer & Survey Party Chief, Bement, Dainwood & Sturgeon Civil Engineers, San Diego, CA

ASCE Involvement 

  • San Diego Section
    • Director, 1993-1994
    • Treasure, 1994-1996
    • Vice President, 1996-1997
    • President-Elect, 1997-1998
    • President, 1998-1999
    • Past President, 1999-2000
    • Chair for the San Diego Section’s Report Card Team, 2011-2012)
  • Council of the California Society of Civil Engineers – ASCE, 2000-2002
    • President, 2001-2002

Other Volunteer Activities 

  • Sweetwater River Church, San Diego, CA, Executive Pastor, 2010-present
  • Faith Chapel, Spring Valley, CA, Small Groups Pastor, 2004-2009
  • San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association, San Diego, CA, President and President Emiratis, 1993-2000


  • Family – Wife, Vickie Pierce – married 39 years; Son, Matthew – 26