Dr. Ike Reighard is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Mercer University (B.A. – Religion.) He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Luther Rice Seminary. Ike has served at Piedmont Church since January 2006 (as Interim Pastor) and became the Lead Pastor in February 2007. Prior to Piedmont, over his career he was the Founding Pastor of NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, Georgia; he was the Lead Pastor at the North Campus of First Baptist Church of Atlanta; he was the Senior Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia (recognized as the 2nd fastest growing church in the Southern Baptist Convention under his leadership.) While serving at NorthStar Church and Piedmont Church, Ike was the Chief People Officer of Homebanc Mortgage in Atlanta, Georgia (recognized for four consecutive years as one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For while he was the CPO.) He is the author of three books and has co-authored a daily devotional book with Zig Ziglar.