Pleasant Hill Baptist Church


Dr. Jack R. Hodges, Jr. - Senior Pastor
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Dr. Jack R. Hodges, Jr. was called to be the Senior Pastor on April 30, 2017. Jack has served in the ministry for 42 years. Before coming to Pleasant Hill, he previously served for 18 years at Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Granite Falls, NC as Minister of Pastoral Counseling and Restoration and previously as Singles Minister. Prior to that, Jack and his wife, Shawn, served as missionaries with the International Mission Board for nearly 15 years in the Gaza Strip and in Nazareth, Israel, where they served as Church Developers and had the pleasure of planting a church in Nazareth, Israel. Dr. Hodges earned his Doctorate of Ministry degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, and his Bachelor of Science in Education from Appalachian State University. Jack and Shawn have been married for 47 years and have three married children, Daniel, Joshua, and Lydia and fourteen grandchildren. Jack loves App State football and enjoys music, skiing, scuba diving, and traveling.

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Johnny Hicks - Worship Leader
Johnny Hicks serves as part-time Worship Leader for Pleasant Hill. Johnny is married to Lynne and they have two boys, Kelby and Kaleb.

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Shawn Cassady - Youth Director
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Mr. Shawn Casady serves as our part-time Youth Director. He and his wife, Kayli, will be serving side-by-side leading our youth to grow and mature in Christ. Shawn is originally from Virginia. Kayli is from Morganton and has been coming to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church her whole life. The couple met in 2019 and were married in October of 2021. Shawn writes that from over a year ago, they both felt called to youth ministry and have pursued it ever since. It has been a tough road to get where we are, but it was totally worth it. For over a year, we prayed for God's will to be done in our lives. It is an honor to us both to lead and guide the youth of this church. Our main goal is to teach the youth about getting to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

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Michelle Hallman - Children's Ministry Director
Mrs. Michelle Hallman serves as our part-time Children's Ministry Director. We are so excited as God uses Michelle to lead our children to know Christ and be discipled.

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Megan Sheffield - Administrative Assistant
Miss Megan Sheffield is our part-time Administrative Assistant. Her office hours are: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. If you need assistance, information, or need to schedule facilities, please contact Megan during those office hours at the church office (828-437-4082) or email her using either the or her Pleasant Hill email address below.

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