Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

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Welcome to “The Hill”

Sunday Worship Service — 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Bible Study — 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Study — 6:00 p.m.


Pastoral Update: Tuesday, June 30
I am sending out my update a day earlier because I want you to know about a new Wednesday night summer study that we are starting this Wednesday. We just completed the Habits of the Heart study (which you can view on our website in case you missed any of it). Over the summer, I am excited to introduce you to some special friends that Shawn and I have in Israel. They are Sergio and Rhoda Sa’ad Voitenko. They live in Nazareth and have produced a series of Holy Land videos that take us on a unique tour throughout Israel. Sergio is a Messianic Jew whose family immigrated to Israel. Rhoda is an Israeli Arab Christian, whose family goes back generations in the land. Rhoda was our daughter, Lydia’s best friend in Nazareth and they grew up together as children. Her father is Pastor Suhail Sa’ad, who joined me in starting and co-pastoring a “Home church” plant in Nazareth (New Life Baptist Church). Sergio and Rhoda produce and offer small glimpses of the religiously significant sites throughout Israel. As they travel through the land visiting these sights, they give us both a historical, as well as a faith-based lesson which is chocked full of history, culture, sights, sounds, and personal glimpses of faith in Jesus and the land in which He lived. Join Shawn and me each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. as we introduce you to Israel and our wonderful friends.

It was great to be back to one service and we will continue that here on out. We are all impatiently waiting for this pandemic to cease and patiently waiting for God to set us free from this bondage to “social distancing.” Our God is sovereign and mighty. He is able to deliver and to save. Continue to trust the Lord Jesus and be found, as we talked about Sunday, “in
holy and godly conduct with our eyes wide open and looking for the coming Lord Jesus” (2 Peter 3:10-12).

Know that we miss you dearly, much as Paul did, who found himself confined and quarantined awaiting trial before the Roman Emperor Nero. He missed his beloved brothers and sisters in Christ and yearned for the time when they would possibly be reunited together in worship and service to the Lord. I want to remind you that we have made the facilities as secure as possible and eagerly await your timely return. Feel free to wear your masks and maintain a safe distance. We all hate the awkwardness of it and often want to avoid or remove the awkwardness. But one who walks in the maturity of faith and obedience to the Lord understands that awkwardness is a part of life and God and His Word calls us into the dark, defiled, and awkward spaces of this evil world in order to deliver the saving message of God’s love and grace. It is only as we risk facing the awkwardness can we live as over-comers.

In times like these, we look for opportunities to bless and serve others. North Carolina Baptists have been distributing weekly produce boxes in our area through Burkemont Baptist Church. If that grant is renewed, then this will continue for another eight weeks. Here is a great opportunity to be involved in a mission project in cooperation with other Baptist churches in our area. If you would like to help pack and/or distribute these boxes, please contact Amy (or any of the Dixons) to sign up to help or if you would like more information. Packing and distribution will probably take place at Burkemont Baptist on Tuesday mornings.

May the Lord shower you with grace and place His mighty hands of safety upon you as we weather the storm.

Love you all,
Pastor Jack

A Welcome from our Pastor
You are cordially invited to drop in on us at Pleasant Hill and experience what God is doing. We are a group of imperfect people who desire to worship God, lift up the name of Jesus, Love all, Reach all, Teach all, and Send all of His disciples into a broken world. Come as you are. We are saving a place for you.

If you are looking for a church home, we hope and pray that you will venture up to “The Hill.” We are located only four miles from I-40 and yet have the feel of a small country church that is made up of a fellowship of believers who are bursting with love and are excited about loving, reaching, teaching, and serving all that come seeking a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We have a rich history of faith, obedience, and worship and believe that this is the time for Pleasant Hill to continue to be the great beacon of faith that it has been for generations, as well as begin to strengthen our fellowship and outreach. The church stands looking out over the community of Enola, with gorgeous views of the mountains and orchards that surround her. That’s why we affectionately call our place, “The Hill.”

It is my privilege to lead this amazing church to carry out our vision to lift up the name of Jesus, to preach the Word of God, to reach the lost, and to teach, disciple and ready God’s children to reach out to a lost and dying world. Sound like a great place?
You bet it is! Come on out and see.

Dr. Jack R. Hodges, Jr., Senior Pastor
Note: Thanks to Brian Barrier, who provided the beautiful aerials of the church courtesy of Blue Ridge Christian News.
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