Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Prayer Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
*nursery provided for ages 2 and under
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Pleasant View Baptist Church
“This is a record of Pleasant View Baptist Church organized September 17, 1961 by the First
Baptist Church of Harrison, Ohio, organized by Bro. Ashcraft at Ludlow, Kentucky.” This
quote from the first recorded business meeting begins the history of Pleasant View Baptist
Church. The first business meeting was held on Wednesday evening, September 20, 1961.
Bro. David Watson was voted in as the first pastor by 100% of the church. The church
nominated and voted Elgie Doyle into the office of church clerk. Onie Kendall and Bro.
Kaiser were voted into the office of trustees. Bro. Kenett was elected the first treasurer.
The first order of business after the officers were elected was to name Bro. Kendall and Bro.
Kaiser to the building committee. A motion was then made for them to apply for a $1,500
loan from the Ludlow Bank and look into purchasing property. The second order of business
was to change the name of the church on the sign to Pleasant View Baptist Church. (The
original name was not noted in the records.) The church first held services in a barn in
David Watson resigned as pastor on July 7, 1963. John Fenner pastored from August 3,
1963, until 1969. He was followed by Eugene Dunn (December 14, 1969-August, 1973). At
that time Phillip Frye took the pastorate until May 15, 1975. William Younger was called as
pastor on July 20, 1975 and remained until November 14, 1993. During his ministry, the
church secured the property at 240 Pike Street in Bromley, and moved to the new location on
March 11, 1979. He also led the church to begin one of our greatest missionary endeavors,
Pleasant View Christian School, in 1981.
Bro. Younger was succeeded as pastor by our current pastor, Charles Hunt. Pastor Hunt
came to Pleasant View Baptist Church as youth director in November, 1974. On June 25,
1977, Bro. Hunt was ordained and called as assistant pastor. He has served the church in
various capacities since that time, and worked full time at the school as principal and supervisor
from its inception. Upon Bro. Younger’s resignation in 1993, the church asked Bro. Hunt to
remain as interim pastor. On December 5, 1993, the church extended a call to become the
pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Bro. Hunt joyfully accepted that call and is now in his
sixteenth year as pastor.