Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church was established September 22nd, 1866 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! Won't you join us?