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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?

Our Vision

The vision of Pleasant Hill is to be “United in Christ, Seeking the Lost, Maturing the Christian, and Serving the Community.”

 

Our Leadership

In keeping with the example set in the book of Acts, our congregation is led by a team of Elders. Our six Elders are, Danny Yates, Leo Beller, Jim Faix, Doug Lanier, Lawrence Parker, and Gerald Sharpe and are men who love the Lord, His Word, and His Church. Their leadership and dedication set a strong example for Pleasant Hill.

Our Staff
 
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.
 

Chad Lanier

 Worship Leader

Chad has attended Pleasant Hill for over 30 years and has been part of the worship ministry for the past 18 years. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Social Science Education. He also has a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. Amber graduated from Reinhardt College, Grand Canyon University, and Nova Southeastern University with degrees in Early Childhood Education. Chad and Amber both teach in the Cherokee County School District. They have three sons, Christian, Austin, and Brayden, as well as two angel babies, Carson and Owen.
 

 

Shayla Myers
Family 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 a 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 are blessed to have one little girl, Kinley and one little boy Emerson.
 

 Matt Bearden

 Student Ministry Director

Matt was born in Dallas Ga and moved to Pickens when he was 4. He has lived in this county ever since. He became a believer in Jesus Christ when he was 16 years old and he has had a fervent desire to serve in ministry ever since. Matt is currently pursuing an education in youth ministry. Matt’s wife Jill is also from Dallas Ga. She was raised in Pickens as well and she loves the Lord with all her soul. They are wonderful parents to a cat named Sid.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” Colossians 3:23

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)

 Elders

 
Leo Beller (706) 669-0942
Doug Lanier (Chairman) (770) 312-1063
Jim Faix (770) 894-1458
Lawrence Parker (404) 213-9727
Gerald Sharpe (678) 557-1818
Danny Yates (770) 335-9111

 Deacons

 
Gary Babb (770) 403-9636
Steve Kohlhagen (815) 735-5496
Bill Jordan (706) 669-8035
Jonathan Faix (770) 355-0624