Grow in god's word and fellowship with PHBC

Sunday Worship

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunday School

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Wednesday Bible Study

Eat at 6:00 PM | Sm Group 6:30 PM

Who We Are

We are sinners, saved by grace. We are children; we are adults. We are young; we are old. Individuals who form the Body of the Church.

Our Mission

The mission of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is to Reach the Lost, Disciple the Saved.
We desire to take the message and ministry of God’s love to our community and world.

Pleasant Hill STEPS For Kids
Pleasant Hill Pastor

Our Mission Begins With You

God has brought us together as a body of believers in Jesus Christ to make known His majesty and glory.  Our mission begins in our local community and spreads around the globe.  In order to accomplish the task, we focus on the truth.  The Bible, God’s word, is totally true.  In it God has revealed Himself.  In it He has provided an authoritative and sufficient body of knowledge to address humanity’s most important needs.  We therefore seek to be Bible-centered in our thinking and in our doing.

Based upon the revealed truth of God, our foremost duty and privilege is to worship Him.  Worshiping God encompasses all of life.  Our worship of God is foundational to everything else we do.

Taking the message and ministry of God’s love to our community and world is our response to the greatness of God.  We know what love is because He first loved us.  We know what love is because Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.  We must therefore spread the message of this love and we must minister to emulate this love to a world whose greatest need is a reconciled relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

What To Expect

As you enter the sanctuary, you will be met by the greeters in the Welcome Center. Restrooms are on the right; greeters will assist you with any questions you might have. For those of you with infants & babies, there is a nursery located on the same floor as the sanctuary. Before the message, children will be dismissed for children’s church. 

What To Wear

People at Pleasant Hill dress in a variety of ways.  Many members dress in a more formal way; others dress casually.  You can expect to be accepted and welcomed without regard to what you wear.

The Congregation

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is composed of members and guests of all ages.  Each generational group is well represented.

Preaching

At the heart of each worship service is the preaching of the word of God.  Our pastors preach expository sermons straight from God’s Word.  They concentrate on explaining the Bible in an understandable way, demonstrating its relevance to our lives, and pointing to the supremacy of God, whose word it is.

Music

Again, variety is the key word. Our people come from a number of backgrounds and have a diversity of musical tastes.  We are intentional about reflecting this diversity in the music we sing, including traditional, praise choruses, contemporary, and southern gospel.  Our main concern is to worship the Lord in sincerity and truth.

Meet The Staff

Below you will find a short bio on primary staff.

Rev. John Marc Cooling

John Marc accepted the call to serve as Lead Pastor at Pleasant Hill in August 2020. He is married to his high school sweetheart Amanda, and they have two children Eli and Reese. He is a graduate from Middle Georgia State University. Before coming to Pleasant Hill he served as Student Pastor for 12 years at Pine Forest Baptist Church in Macon, Ga. He can be reached at phbclavoniapastor@gmail.com

John Marc Cooling

Pastor

Tyler Matthews

Easily the best dressed, most talented, and (goes without saying) best looking staff member. Tyler “Chaos Coordinator” Matthews, is a man’s man. He is far from being able to feed 5,000, from a few fish and some bread but the man can grab one out of the river bare handed, and cook it up faster than Justin Wilson, I guarantee! His trophy wife, Laurel and destined for greatness son, because he has his dad’s genes, Beckett are in constant awe of their father. His spirit animal is Rick Flair, he can eat his weight in slim jims, and is the only known member of society to ever beat Chuck Norris in a staring contest. Tyler found Jesus through the scriptures, and tends to the words found in John 23, “Do you love me? Feed my sheep. Although he struggles to stay humble because greatness just pours through his veins, Tyler always puts the Lord first and it his mission to make sure every kids who comes to PHBC feels loved and knows the love of Jesus.

Tyler Matthews

Student Pastor

Morgan Roach

Morgan was led to Pleasant Hill and joined membership in 2014. She was raised actively in Tom’s Creek Baptist Church. In 2015, Morgan felt called to the ministry and began working with the Kids Ministry and became the Ministry Assistant in May 2016. Morgan graduated Emmanuel College in May 2011 with a degree in Middle Grades Education with a major in Mathematics and minor in Social Sciences. Morgan married Jason in May 2011 and they were blessed with two daughters, Cora & Ember. You can reach Morgan at the church office or by email at phbclavonia@gmail.com

Morgan Roach

Ministry Assistant

Cyndi Hamner

Cyndi Hamner loves Jesus and is a wife, mother and grandmother. Cyndi has been a member of Pleasant Hill for over 30 years. She has a deep burden to pray for folks - to run to the throne of Grace in intercession. Our church as a whole has a burden to pray for others, which led to the creation of the Prayer Warriors. Cyndi is the Prayer Warrior Coordinator, sending out prayer requests, both private and corporate - enabling teams of folks to pray for the needs of our friends, families, community and people around the world. phbclavoniaprayer@gmail.com

Cyndi Hamner

Prayer Coordinator

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People at Pleasant Hill dress in a variety of ways.  Many members dress in a more formal way; others dress casually.  You can expect to be accepted and welcomed without regard to what you wear.

People who attend Pleasant Hill Baptist Church come from a wide variety of faith backgrounds – Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, etc. Together, we focus on biblical truth and pursuing an active relationship with Jesus Christ. 

“Worship” involves communicating with God from our hearts. We believe in a variety of different expressions in worshiping God. On the platform, you might see worship leaders clapping or raising their hands while they sing, and the musicians play various instruments. Sometimes visual or performing arts are also incorporated into the worship. At PHBC, you are welcome to worship God in a way you feel expresses your heart toward him. For some, that’s quietly reflecting on the words, for others, that’s clapping and singing out.

PHBC has a wonderful Sunday Morning program for kids from birth through 5th grade. While parents are peacefully enjoying the service, kids can have fun and learn about God at their level. For Nursery and Preschool locations, you may speak to a greeter in the main foyer.  Kids in grades K through 5 begin the Worship Service with their families and are dismissed to Kids Worship after the music.

Attending services is a good start, but we hope you’ll move beyond being just part of the Sunday morning crowd. You can further your faith, meet people, and learn more about life as a Christ-follower by joining a Sunday School Class, Bible Study, and by serving in the church in an area in which you’re interested and gifted.

Be sure to visit us on a Sunday Morning!  You are welcome to speak with one of the church leaders or you can contact us any time to set up a call with our leadership.

Ready to Plan A Visit

If you and your family are interested in joining us at PHBC for Sunday Worship, feel free to contact us and we can help answer any questions you may have.