Welcome to PRBC
What can I expect when I come to visit?
We will work to keep our members safe during this time of Covid. Our response may look different depending on the situation at the moment. If our hospital is overrun, we will have parking lot services. If infection rates remain high, but the hospital is not overrun, we will wear masks, take temperatures, and social distance. Otherwise, it will be services like normal.
- During normal operations, you can expect to meet people who are glad you have come and will welcome you. Don't worry about "dressing up." We are a laid back congregation. Our members range from jeans to business casual.
- You can expect us to teach from the Bible. It is our authoritative source of information about the Good News, about Salvation, and about the triune God.
- Our style of music is a blended mix of traditional hymns and praise. We are more concerned with the theology of what we sing than the style. We aim to provide a musical worship experience that speaks across the spectrum of our congregation.
THE TRIUNE GOD
We believe in God the Father who created the world in 6 days and rested on the 7th. We believe God created Man in His image, and Man sinned against God by eating the forbidden fruit. We believe that God so loved the world that He sent His Son into the world as a perfect sacrifice. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God - fully Man and fully God and by His death, burial, and resurrection, we are forgiven of our sins through faith in Him. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity sent by God the Father and God the Son to lead us, to teach us, and to empower us to do works in His name.
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church was established September 22, 1865 by 11 individuals. The first pastor, Rev. Milton Morton, served from 1867 to 1871 and was paid a sum of $5.00 a year along with two twists of tobacco.
In the 1800's, the church nearly folded. However, one small girl, Malinda Ranken pleaded and prayed. Because of her influence, Pleasant Ridge went on to grow and thrive.
Today, Pleasant Ridge lives on, reaching the community and the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Like everyone else, we've had good times and bad times, but we are looking forward to the best times to come! Will you join us and be a part of the incredible story of God's working in and through this church?
Some of Our People
It has been my joy to fill the pulpit of Pleasant Ridge since September 2020. I've discovered that these people care deeply for one another and for ministering to the broader community. I look forward to all that God will do here.