Living in Christ, Loving like Christ, Leading others to Christ
Identiy and Purpose
PHBC is a local church congregation within the religious denomination known as the Southern Baptist Convention and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and the Edisto Baptist Association. The church is organized exclusively for religious purposes: to provide regular opportunities for public worship; to sustain the ordinances, doctrines, and ethics set forth in the New Testament for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ; to lead people to Jesus Christ and in the fellowship of His Church; to develop believers in discipleship to be Christ-like; to equip members for their service in the church and their evangelism of the world; to exercise discipline; and to make ordination to sacred office.
Statement of Faith
The church affirms the Holy Bible, composed of the Scriptures contained in the Old and New Testaments, as the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only objective foundation for the understanding and practice of the Christian faith, and the final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind. We believe there is one true and living God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe people receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe Christ is the head of the Church, which is composed of all true disciples of Christ, and that the local church is a congregation of baptized believers voluntarily united for the purposes of worshipping God and promoting the cause of the Gospel.
WHO WE ARE
Pastor: Adam Hensley
My wife, Jennifer, and I have been serving at Pleasant Hill now for over 8 years. We were both blessed to be raised by pastors and to grow up in and around the ministry. We both graduated from Christian Schools in West Virginia, where we were raised. After sensing God’s call in both of our lives, we left for South Carolina where we attended Victory Baptist College together. We were married after our first year in college and have now been married over 17 years.
Over the years we have worked in bus ministry, youth camps, been around the world together on mission, served in the youth ministry, and are now blessed to be as serving as Senior Pastor (and pastor’s wife) of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. We give thanks to God that our children are being raised in the wonderfully mission centered and gospel driven environment of our church. My wife and I look forward to many more years at Pleasant Hill as God does exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ask or think!
Associate Pastor: Timmy Barr
My wife Margaret and I have been married for 47 years and have two children, Ashley and Kyle. I grew up in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and have been serving here for over 40 years in leadership in various ministries as well as serving as a deacon. I became the Associate Pastor of Administration in May of 2017. I feel a deep sense of the calling for myself and every believer in the body of Christ to serve where we are planted. I am convinced that the gospel is the only hope for the world and I get excited when I see the power of God impacting people's lives. I am passionate about our church's mission of making disciples of Jesus in Springfield and around the world.