Michael J. Lapierre

About Me

FAITH:

  • Christian – 36 years, Baptist Affiliation
  • Salvation Experience – Got down on my knees and asked Christ to save me in centerfield of a professional baseball diamond while playing in the Minor Leagues.


FAMILY:

  • Married 35 years to my wife (Calie), 3 Children, 4 grandchildren
  • We live in Pickens, SC on a 68 acre equestrian farm


EDUCATION:

  • Brown University (Ivy League) - Political Science – (I was taught by some of the foremost political thinkers (strategists) in the world) - Organizational Behavior and Management (This was a comprehensive application of business leadership theory)
  • MBA - Clemson University - Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 4.0 GPA

VOCATION:

  • Professional Baseball Player – (Minor Leagues)
  • Retired Corporate Executive (Fortune 500 Regional VP of Sales and Fortune 50 Global Strategist)
  • Entrepreneur – (Legacy View Farms)
  • Author (4 Books), A Covenant: Responsible Citizenship and Godly Conversation, The Christian Leader’s Worldview, The Goldmine, God's Gift of Imagination


CURRENT CITIZENSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Founder/President, Christian Leadership Worldview, Int’l
  • AdvanceUSA – Ambassador (Advocate for Christian principles with our Congressional delegation in Washington, DC)
  • SC Christian Chamber of Commerce – Board Member
  • Faith Baptist Church – College and Career Mentor
  • Southern Wesleyan University – Business School Board of Advisors
  • Anderson University – Board of Visitors
  • Clemson Chamber of Commerce – Member
  • National Rifle Association (NRA) – Member
  • Heritage Foundation – Member
  • Christian Business Men Connecting (CBMC) – Member
  • Pickens County Cattlemen’s Association – Member


CHRISTIAN CITIZENSHIP PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY:

  • Honor Christ in everything we do (Romans 11:36)
  • Pro-life
  • Religious freedom
  • Small government
  • Strong military
  • Human Rights
  • Protecting our borders and national security interests
  • Supporting causes of freedom and liberty in our back yard and around the world
  • Ardent defender of our Constitution (traditionalist interpretation) and Bill of Rights

Why I'm Running for the US Senate Seat