|Dr. McKenzie “Mac” Pier is known worldwide as an expert networker, strategic thinker, and impactful leader who activates Christian leaders to unite in prayer and make local impact. After witnessing the power of intercession doing mission work in India, Mac founded Concerts of Prayer Greater New York (COPGNY). This prayer movement connected pastors and churches and spread across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to become one of the most developed urban prayer and pastoral networks in the world. Today, he shapes New York City’s spiritual and social landscape as the founder and CEO of New York City Leadership Center (NYCLC). NYCLC trains ministry and marketplace leaders from around the world to transform urban centers and advance the Gospel in cities and continues to expand global networks by providing a space for collaboration on world evangelism .
Mac also serves as a volunteer senior associate with The Lausanne Movement and he has written and co-authored several books including The Power of a City at Prayer, Spiritual Leadership in the Global City, Consequential Leadership, A Disruptive Gospel, and newly released A Disruptive Generosity.
Mac earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, a Master of Arts degree in religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a doctorate from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mac and his wife, Marya, have been married for over 30 years, and have three adult children and two grandchildren.