Copyright 2009 Pleasant View Baptist Church
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 Constance, Kentucky.
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.
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