Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is a community of people from all walks of life that believe that abundant life and eternal hope is found in Jesus Christ. We meet together to worship, grow spiritually, encourage one another, and seek to change our community and world by loving others and sharing the good news of Jesus. Look around our website to find out more about us and more about your spiritual journey. We would love for you to be our guest in worship. If you have any questions or needs we may be able to help with please don’t hesitate to contact us! 

 
Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:00 A.M. on campus or 
 
 
to watch live online.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Salvation 
The purpose of Pleasant Hill is to Lead Generations To Love and Live for Jesus! This journey begins when you know that God loves you and has a plan for your life! Many people spend their lives trying to earn God’s approval by following rules, attending religious services, or being a good person; the truth is that the only way to a fulfilling life and an eternal future in heaven is through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
1) God loves you: Because of God’s love for everyone, He desires that you have a vibrant relationship with Him. (John 3:16Ephesians 2:4-5)
 
2) You are a sinner: All of us are sinners. Sin is disobedience and rebellion toward God. (Isaiah 53:6Romans 3:10)
 
3) Sin separates you from God: Sin keeps you from entering into unbroken fellowship with God, Who is holy. As an
unholy sinner, you can’t have fellowship with God. You are headed for a hopeless eternity of punishment and separation from God that the Bible calls Hell. (Isaiah 59:2Romans 3:23)
 
4) You can’t save yourself: People often think that through their efforts they can compensate for the guilt of their sin and fix their relationship with God.That isn’t true. There’s nothing you can do to restore the broken relationship with God. You can’t earn God’s salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-9Titus 3:5Romans 4:4-5)
 
5) God sent His son Jesus to give you forgiveness: What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! Although your sin and guilt has caused broken relationship with God, the Good News is that Jesus died on the cross for you and then rose from the dead to restore that broken relationship. By taking your punishment on Himself, Jesus made a way for relationship with God. (1 Peter 2:23Romans 5:82 Corinthians 5:21Romans 10:9)
 
6) You can receive forgiveness through faith in Jesus: Faith is trusting in what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is complete reliance on Christ to put you in right relationship with God, allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away from sin. (John 14:6; Acts 16:31Romans 10:9-10)
 
7) Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ: Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Commit yourself to live for Him.
 
** If you would like to talk with someone about salvation or you have prayed to receive salvation email stacy@phbcgainesville.com.
 
Baptism 
Baptism isn’t required for salvation, but is the first step of faith for believers. the baptismal waters don’t save anyone. It is Jesus that does that. Baptism is a picture of the life change that Jesus does in a person’s heart and life. Baptism is a visible illustration of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). It shows our new life as a follower of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). Baptism doesn’t make you a believer… it shows that you already believe. Baptism doesn’t save you’ Jesus does!
 Baptism is like a wedding ring, symbolizing a relationship rather than forming that relationship. We follow Jesus’ example in baptism. He was baptized (Mark 1:9), and commanded us to be baptized (Matthew 28:19-20).
At Pleasant Hill, we baptize by immersion. That’s the example we see throughout Scripture, and is the basis for the meaning of the word “baptize,” which means to immerse (or dip under) in water. If you’re a believer, you should be baptized. It doesn’t matter if you were saved 20 years ago or just last week… it’s time to take the next step in your faith journey.
 
** If you would like to talk with someone about baptism please email stacy@phbcgainesville.com.
 
Church Membership  
Becoming a member of a church is a way that we identify with other people who have committed themselves to living as a follower of Jesus. It is a mutual commitment of a believer to a lifetime of learning and growing in our relationships with God and with one another. It is also a commitment of the church family to being a part of that believer’s spiritual journey. Being a part of the church is a way that we witness to our faith in God and open ourselves to relationships that only Christian community can offer.

 

How to become a member at Pleasant Hill?

By profession of faith in Christ and baptism by immersion
By presenting oneself as a believer who needs to be scripturally baptized
By letter from a Southern Baptist Church
By statement of faith in Jesus Christ and testimony of biblical baptism by immersion.

** If you would like to talk with someone about becoming a member of Pleasant Hill please email stacy@phbcgainesville.com.
 
Discipleship Pathway
The Discipleship Pathway is intentional steps of obedience to Jesus that will lead us to a deeper and more purposeful life in relationship with Jesus. You can follow the links below to find out more information and resources about each step in your spiritual growth.
 
KNOW GOD – Personal bible study and pray allow Christians to Know God better. Click Here for more personal growth resources.
 
GROW IN COMMUNITY – Believers were meant to grow spiritually and relationally in community. Click Here to connect with the Pleasant Hill Community.
 
LIVE GENEROUSLY – Christians are called to be faithful stewards of their resources, time, and abilities. 
 
GO SENT – All Christians are to live sent on mission for God. 

 

 

 

Gathering Times

Sundays

9:00 a.m.

Small Groups  

 

10:00 a.m.

Worship

Nursery Birth – 3 years old

Kid’s Worship for ages 4 yrs. – 2nd grade          

 

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Pleasant Hill Kids Club – Ages 3 – 5th Grade

Student Ministry – 6th – 12th Grade 

    

***Student and Adult Discipleship Groups meet at various times and locations throughout the week. Please call office for info and meeting times. 

                                    

Directions and Contact

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am to 4pm.

Church Location & Address: 3650 Browns Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA  30504. (map)

Telephone & Fax: Tel: (770) 534-3108 | Fax: (770) 718-0227

Email: office@phbcgainesville.com

 

 

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Our Staff

 

Stacy Phillips – Senior Pastor

 

Bethany Gable – Interim Worship Leader

 

Brandon Martin – Young Adult / Children’s Pastor

 

Lisa Barton – Administrative Assistant

 

Isaac Cooper – Student Pastor 

 
***We are back on campus. Sunday’s at 10 A.M.
 
 

Scott Crain, Music Minister

scott@phbcgainesville.com

Scott has been involved with church music for over 25 years. He has served as minister of music at Woodlawn Baptist Church, West Hall Baptist Church, and Pine Crest Baptist Church. Scott joined the staff here at Pleasant Hill in January 2013. Scott lives in Gainesville with his wife Stacey, daughter Claire and son Will.

 

Click Here to view previous worship services

 

 
The Mission of PHBC is to LEAD GENERATIONS TO LOVE AND LIVE FOR JESUS
 
We desire to be a multi-generational church that teaches and models what it means to be a follower of Jesus. 
 
The Vision of PHBC is to see people become devoted followers of Christ through the following spiritual growth process…
 
Movement – To see people far from God discover Christ and move into a relationship with Him..
 
Maturity – To see followers of Christ mature spiritually through prayer, Bible study, and worship, And to see them live for Christ, experience the abundant life He offers, serve Him faithfully, and be used effectively by God for the advancement of His Kingdom. 
 
Multiplication – To see followers of Christ multiplied through fellowship, mentoring, and ministry to one another.
 
Missions – To see followers of Christ live missional lives and spread the good news of Jesus Christ locally, regionally, and globally. 
 
The Core Values of PHBC are…
 
Biblical Authority – A commitment to the Word of God as the foundation of our beliefs, practices, priorities, and mission. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
 
Prayer – A commitment to passionate communication with God personally and corporately. (Ephesians 5:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
 
Community – A commitment to mutual love and unity among believers expressed through serving, support, and encouragement to one another. (Acts 4:32-35, Hebrews 10:24-25)
 
Evangelism – A commitment to spread the good news of Jesus Christ by sharing and serving locally, nationally, and globally. (Matthew 28:18, Acts 1:8)
 
Cultural Relevance – A commitment to communicate the unchanging truths of Jesus Christ and the Bible to an ever changing culture in ways that people can understand and respond to. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
 
Small Groups – A commitment to use small groups as a means of building relationships, spiritual growth, and                     developing leaders. (Acts 2:42-47)
 
Family – A commitment to God’s design for the family and marriage being one man and one woman in a covenant relationship as a model for promoting Christian values. (Ephesians 5:22 – 6:4)
 
Worship – A commitment to praise and honor God with a grateful heart. (John 4:23, Psalm 99:9)
 
 
 
 

Our Vision-Our goal at Pleasant Hill Students is to come along side our students and disciple them, as well as give parents the tools they need to guide and disciple their students during middle and high school. 

Wednesday Evenings – Discipleship Groups – Boys and Girls groups meet at various times and locations around the community for fellowship and Bible teaching.

Sunday Morning: Small Group @ 9am- Students will meet in the youth room and be taught a Bible lesson and asked questions from that lesson that will help them develop and grow in their faith. 

 

Sunday night: Youth Gathering @ 5:30 – 7:30 – Students meet at church for games, food, and Bible teaching.

If you have any questions or your student would like to join a D-group please send me an email at isaac.cooper3636@gmail.com 

 
It is our desire to fulfill these words of Jesus, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19) As part of our way of doing this, we partner with several organizations. The following is a list of some of the organizations that we partner with through involvement and financial support. If you would like more information on any of these organizations, click on the logo and it will take you to their website.
 
 
                                                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Gathering Times

Sundays

9:00 a.m.

Small Groups  

 

10:00 a.m.

Worship

Nursery Birth – 3 years old

Kid’s Worship for ages 4 yrs. – 2nd grade          

 

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Pleasant Hill Kids Club – Ages 3 – 5th Grade

Student Ministry – 6th – 12th Grade 

    

***Student and Adult Discipleship Groups meet at various times and locations throughout the week. Please call office for info and meeting times. 

                                    

 
     D-Groups, short for “discipleship groups” are small groups of 5 -6 people who meet for an hour to a hour and a half once a week to pray together, study the Bible together, encourage one another, and grow spiritually together. These groups are not led by a teacher but encourage mutual discussion and interaction with God’s Word. Groups may also read various books that help teach what it means to be a follower of Jesus, but the emphasis is on learning and growing through God’s Word. Each group decides when and where they want to meet so the schedule is very flexible. They meet in homes, restaurants, and coffee shops. We have groups for men, woman, and youth boys and girls. If you would like more information or would like to be involved in a D-Group please contact the church office. 
 
 
We know that visiting a new church can be intimidating. We want you to be comfortable and know what you can expect when you visit with us. You will find a warm welcome and the freedom to check us out without fear of being pointed out or embarrassed. The following will answer some common questions and concerns first time visitors may have.        
 
What should I wear?  – You will find people from all walks of life dressed in all manner of apparel. Some will be in jeans and casual shirts, others in coats and ties… What matters most to God and us is that you’re here. 
 
Where do I park? – You will notice a sign at the intersection of Browns Bridge Rd. and David Tim Rd. pointing you to our parking in front of the main sanctuary.
 

What is your worship service like? – In our worship we sing modern praise and worship songs as well as familiar hymns. The messages will be a series of sermons through a book of the Bible, other times they will be structured around a theme, and are meant to teach the truths of God’s Word and seek to connect real life with those timeless truths.      

What about childcare? – We have a staff of nursery workers who are available for childcare during Small Groups and the worship service for children birth through 3 years of age. We also have children’s church during our worship service for young children to attend just for them. And your child is always welcome to stay with you in the service.
 
 
24 Hour Fast and Prayer Gathering
October 6-7 
 
2020 has been a challenging year. It has been a year when the term “social distancing” has become the norm. Businesses, churches, schools, and other places where we meet and socialize with others have been closed for long periods of time. It has also bee a year in which many, out of concern for their health and the health of others have chosen to stay close to home. All this social distancing has caused many to feel distanced from others. And unfortunately, it has caused many to feel distanced from Jesus. Because of this, we believe this is a great season to focus on strengthening our relationship with Jesus and focusing on a time of spiritual renewal in our lives personally and in the life of Pleasant Hill. 
 
In the Bible, when people of faith experienced times of spiritual decline, times that were challenging and fearful, or simply times when they needed direction from God, they would practice the spiritual discipline of fasting. In Matthew 4, Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in preparation for His public ministry. Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1) fasted for a time when he mourned over the physical and spiritual condition of his homeland, Jerusalem. The people of Ninevah fasted and mourned over their guilt and God spared them from destruction in Jonah 3. Biblical fasts were sometimes personal and sometimes corporate as a group of people would seek God. The simplest way to describe fasting is to give up something we value or treasure for a period of time to get closer to God and hear His voice.
 
We are inviting everyone who is a part of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church to join us in a 24 hour fast. Here are the details:
 
Why? –  To enjoy God’s presence and power in our lives and the life of our church in a fresh and new way. To gain wisdom to live faithfully in these times that are changing and challenging. To grow closer to Jesus and deeper in love and knowledge of Him.
 
When? – Our 24 hour fast will begin on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. and will end on Wednesday, October 7 at 6 p.m. We will end the fast by having a prayer gathering at the church at 6:00 that evening in the sanctuary. 
 
How? –  How you fast is up to you personally under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, and according to your health, work, and school situation. Some may choose to do a complete fast for the 24 hours, abstaining from all food and beverages, except water. Some may choose to only drink water and juice. Others may fast as Daniel did, drinking water and eating only vegetables. However you choose to fast be wise, and consult your physician if you have any concerns.
 
Another way to fast in our information saturated and noisy culture is to abstain from all media, such as television, social media, internet use, etc. Use the time you usually enjoy these activities in prayer and Bible reading.
 
There will be 4 times during the 24 hours when the staff will be sharing a devotion and prayer time on Facebook live. Those times will be 6:00 p.m. Oct. 6 to start the fast together, 9:00 p.m. Oct. 6, 7:00 a.m. Oct. 7, and 12:00 p.m. Oct. 7.
 
We hope that you will join us during this time of spiritual renewal as we begin praying now for all the great things God is going to do in our lives and the life of Pleasant Hill! 
 
 
 
 
Go Sent
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the beginning God intended for people to thrive in relationships and community. In Genesis 2:18 God said that is was not good for man to be alone. People were created with a desire and need for community. We find support, friendships, and accountability in community. It is where we grow and build relationships. But the question is where do we find this community? Some look for community in sports, others in their jobs, and while these can be good places to find community, Scripture points to a better community. A community that builds people up. One that lightens the load of everyday struggles. One that points people to the source of true wisdom, peace, and love, that is Jesus. This community is the church. We see in Scripture the early church establish this community that understood the need to learn, fellowship, serve and worship God together. 
 
At Pleasant Hill we want people to GROW IN COMMUNITY. And we have a few different ways for people to do that. 
 
1. Corporate Worship Services: 
Corporate worship is vital to the life of a believer. It is the opportunity during the week for believers to take a moment away from their busy schedules and come together with other believers and praise God through song and biblical teaching.
 
2. Small Group Discipleship: 
Small group discipleship is a chance to dig a little deeper in the Scripture with other believers. It provides a couple of things. First, it give opportunity to ask questions we don’t get to ask during a corporate worship service. It is the chance to further discuss Scripture and come to an even clearer understanding. It is nice to know that we can wrestle with different passages together. Second, it provides accountability. The Christian life is not easy. We have so many different things pulling us in many different directions. Small group discipleship provides a small community that can hold us accountable so that we don’t allow temptations or sin or busyness to keep us from growing in our relationship with God and living out the mission of God to make other disciples. 
 
3. Serving Together: 
The church was never intended to simply meet in a building. It is the hands and feet of Jesus. We are called to serve those around us. It is an even greater witness to a world that longs for community and unity when we serve together. 
 
 
If you would like to know more about getting involved in the life of Pleasant Hill and grow in community together, visit us one Sunday. Click Here for our service and discipleship times. Or you can contact one of our pastors, just click here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Salvation 
The purpose of Pleasant Hill is to Lead Generations To Love and Live for Jesus! This journey begins when you know that God loves you and has a plan for your life! Many people spend their lives trying to earn God’s approval by following rules, attending religious services, or being a good person; the truth is that the only way to a fulfilling life and an eternal future in heaven is through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
1) God loves you: Because of God’s love for everyone, He desires that you have a vibrant relationship with Him. (John 3:16Ephesians 2:4-5)
 
2) You are a sinner: All of us are sinners. Sin is disobedience and rebellion toward God. (Isaiah 53:6Romans 3:10)
 
3) Sin separates you from God: Sin keeps you from entering into unbroken fellowship with God, Who is holy. As an
unholy sinner, you can’t have fellowship with God. You are headed for a hopeless eternity of punishment and separation from God that the Bible calls Hell. (Isaiah 59:2Romans 3:23)
 
4) You can’t save yourself: People often think that through their efforts they can compensate for the guilt of their sin and fix their relationship with God.That isn’t true. There’s nothing you can do to restore the broken relationship with God. You can’t earn God’s salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-9Titus 3:5Romans 4:4-5)
 
5) God sent His son Jesus to give you forgiveness: What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! Although your sin and guilt has caused broken relationship with God, the Good News is that Jesus died on the cross for you and then rose from the dead to restore that broken relationship. By taking your punishment on Himself, Jesus made a way for relationship with God. (1 Peter 2:23Romans 5:82 Corinthians 5:21Romans 10:9)
 
6) You can receive forgiveness through faith in Jesus: Faith is trusting in what Jesus has done for you rather than trusting your own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is complete reliance on Christ to put you in right relationship with God, allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away from sin. (John 14:6; Acts 16:31Romans 10:9-10)
 
7) Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ: Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Commit yourself to live for Him.
 
** If you would like to talk with someone about salvation or you have prayed to receive salvation email stacy@phbcgainesville.com.
 
Baptism 
Baptism isn’t required for salvation, but is the first step of faith for believers. the baptismal waters don’t save anyone. It is Jesus that does that. Baptism is a picture of the life change that Jesus does in a person’s heart and life. Baptism is a visible illustration of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). It shows our new life as a follower of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). Baptism doesn’t make you a believer… it shows that you already believe. Baptism doesn’t save you’ Jesus does!
 Baptism is like a wedding ring, symbolizing a relationship rather than forming that relationship. We follow Jesus’ example in baptism. He was baptized (Mark 1:9), and commanded us to be baptized (Matthew 28:19-20).
At Pleasant Hill, we baptize by immersion. That’s the example we see throughout Scripture, and is the basis for the meaning of the word “baptize,” which means to immerse (or dip under) in water. If you’re a believer, you should be baptized. It doesn’t matter if you were saved 20 years ago or just last week… it’s time to take the next step in your faith journey.
 
** If you would like to talk with someone about baptism please email stacy@phbcgainesville.com.
 
Church Membership  
Becoming a member of a church is a way that we identify with other people who have committed themselves to living as a follower of Jesus. It is a mutual commitment of a believer to a lifetime of learning and growing in our relationships with God and with one another. It is also a commitment of the church family to being a part of that believer’s spiritual journey. Being a part of the church is a way that we witness to our faith in God and open ourselves to relationships that only Christian community can offer.

 

How to become a member at Pleasant Hill?

By profession of faith in Christ and baptism by immersion
By presenting oneself as a believer who needs to be scripturally baptized
By letter from a Southern Baptist Church
By statement of faith in Jesus Christ and testimony of biblical baptism by immersion.

** If you would like to talk with someone about becoming a member of Pleasant Hill please email stacy@phbcgainesville.com.
 
Discipleship Pathway
The Discipleship Pathway is intentional steps of obedience to Jesus that will lead us to a deeper and more purposeful life in relationship with Jesus. You can follow the links below to find out more information and resources about each step in your spiritual growth.
 
KNOW GOD – Personal bible study and pray allow Christians to Know God better. Click Here for more personal growth resources.
 
GROW IN COMMUNITY – Believers were meant to grow spiritually and relationally in community. Click Here to connect with the Pleasant Hill Community.
 
LIVE GENEROUSLY – Christians are called to be faithful stewards of their resources, time, and abilities. 
 
GO SENT – All Christians are to live sent on mission for God. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     God wants a personal relationship with every person He created. Once a person receives salvation through Jesus Christ, they start a journey of spiritual growth in a relationship with God. Romans 11:33 says, “Oh the depth of the riches and the wisdom, and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgements and untraceable His ways!”  We can spend a lifetime learning about God and His love and plan for our life.
     We get to KNOW GOD more personally the same way we get to know others, by spending time with them. We want to encourage you to get to KNOW GOD more by spending time daily reading and studying the Bible, Gods Word, and through prayer. On this page we have provided some resources to help you KNOW GOD better. 
 
 
Personal Discipleship
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – by Donald Whitney
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – by Eugene Peterson
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth – by Richard J. Foster
 
Bible Reading Plans
Five Day Bible Reading Plan (Click here)
Chronological Bible Reading Plan (Click here)
F260 Bible Reading Plan (Click here)
 
Kids Devotions
 
Study Resources 
Reading the Bible for All It’s Worth – by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
Seven Arrows – by Matt Rogers and Donny Mathis
 
Prayer Resources
 
How to Pray: Developing an Intimate Relationship with God – by Ronnie Floyd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is a community of people from all walks of life that believe that abundant life and eternal hope is found in Jesus Christ. We meet together to worship, grow spiritually, encourage one another, and seek to change our community and world by loving others and sharing the good news of Jesus. Look around our website to find out more about us and more about your spiritual journey. We would love for you to be our guest in worship. If you have any questions or needs we may be able to help with please don’t hesitate to contact us! 

 
Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:00 A.M. on campus or 
 
 
to watch live online.

 

 

Directions and Contact

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am to 4pm.

Church Location & Address: 3650 Browns Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA  30504. (map)

Telephone & Fax: Tel: (770) 534-3108 | Fax: (770) 718-0227

Email: office@phbcgainesville.com

 

 

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