Let us tell you more about Pleasant View Baptist Church. Cottage prayer meetings were held for quite a while before any meeting house was built. On March 9, 1933, J. D. Steadman deeded a triangular lot of land on the south side of Old Rutherford Road for a chapel site. Community members donated labor and lumber, and a framed wooden meeting house was soon erected.
Community prayer meetings continued in this new meeting house, and a Sunday School was organized soon after. The Sunday School was organized under the direction of Rev. J. Earl Freeman, who was elected as general advisor to these religious services and preached one Sunday afternoon each month.
Organized on September 23, 1934
Mt. Creek, Taylors, Double Springs, and Fairview churches had previously been invited to be under the direction of Rev. J. Earl Freeman. Twenty-four Baptist men and women with letters from their churches were organized into a new Baptist church. The pastors constituted a council in the presence of which the new church was to assemble. Deacons were present from all these churches except Double Springs. The pastors of Double Springs and Mt. Creek could not attend. Rev. M. O. Owens, the pastor of Taylors and Fairview Churches, was present. Also, Rev. W. H. Gibson of Sacramento, CA, and Rev. J. L. Freeman, a retired minister of the Taylors church, were present and assisted with the organization.
January 24, 1971
Rev. Larry Raynes was called as pastor from Tampa, FL, and served faithfully until his retirement on July 23, 2006.
July 26, 2006
The church voted unanimously to bring Brother Stacey Shiflett in as pastor. Pastor Shiflett and his family were serving as missionaries in South Africa. They arrived on August 13, 2006, and served faithfully until the Lord moved him and his family to take Calvary Baptist Church in Dundalk, MD, on July 16, 2014.
July 30, 2014
The church voted an overwhelming majority to bring Pastor Bill South in as pastor. Pastor South was then pastoring Grace Baptist Church in Warrenton, GA. He accepted Pleasant View's call that night.