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Pleasant Hill has been a part of our community for over 160 years. That is a long and rich legacy. It would be easy for our legacy to be one of survival. We have made it through a civil war, two world wars, economic downturns and turmoil in our country. This church has survived; however, our legacy should be more than just one of survival. Our legacy must be one of lives changed by the truth. In the past, men and women have taken this task seriously. If you walk through the cemetery, you will see the names of so many who sacrificed so that the truth of God’s word could be proclaimed. Now, it is our turn. What will we do to make sure that our legacy continues to change lives? What will we do to seek the lost, mature the Christian, and serve in our community? What role will YOU play in the legacy of Pleasant Hill?
The vision of Pleasant Hill is to be “United in Christ, Seeking the Lost, Maturing the Christian, and Serving the Community.”
In keeping with the example set in the book of Acts, our congregation is led by a team of Elders. Our four Elders, Leo Beller, Jim Faix, Doug Lanier, and Lawrence Parker, are men who love the Lord, His Word, and His Church. Their leadership and dedication sets a strong example for Pleasant Hill.
Kasey Kuyper – Senior Minister
The Kuyper’s moved to Jasper from Florida in the summer of 2006. Kasey graduated from Florida Christian College with a degree in Preaching and Youth Ministry. Before accepting the ministry at Pleasant Hill, he served in Family and Youth Ministries in Florida. Missy graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Human Services and is employed at a local Non-profit. Kasey and Missy are blessed to have three boys: Tyson , Levi, and Isaac.
Shayla Myers – Family Life Ministry Director
Shayla graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She also has a Master’s in Human Services with a focus on Family and Marriage counseling. Before moving to Georgia in August of 2013, Shayla and her husband, Harley, worked in Family and Youth Ministries in Florida. Harley has Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida and is currently working for the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. Harley and Shayla recently welcomed their little girl into the world this past September.
Kevin Hunter – Worship Ministry Leader
Kevin graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree. Kevin has been involved with music ministry his entire life and has served in multiple churches as Minister of Music/Worship Leader. His wife, Tammie, works in Finance for Cherokee County School District. Kevin and Tammie have four children.
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
We believe in one God who is three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, who died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead.
( 1 Corinthians 15: 1-8)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who begins to dwell within us at baptism, who convicts us and equips us for growth and service. (John 16: 8-9, Acts 2:38, Ephesians 1: 13-14)
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and our final authority. (2 Timothy 3: 16-17, 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe that God created man with free will and man willfully sins against God. Sin separates man from God and man is lost without Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23)
We believe salvation is offered to all mankind through the grace of God and the blood of Jesus Christ. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Peter 1:19)
We believe the Bible clearly teaches a plan of salvation through faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Jesus publicly, and being baptized into Christ. (Acts 2: 36-38, Romans 10:9, Mark 16:16)
We believe that baptism by immersion is the commanded method of baptism as found in the Scriptures, and best depicts our union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12, John 3:13)
We believe that the church is body and bride of Christ on earth, founded on the day of Pentecost. (Matthew 16: 13-18, Acts 2)
We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. When Christ returns, He will pronounce the fate of each individual – the saved to eternal life in heaven, the unsaved to eternal separation from God in hell. (John 5: 28-29, Romans 20: 10 & 15, Revelation 21: 1-4)