Dr. Jim Spencer
God brought me to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in July 2019. When I was 8 years old at camp, God called me to preach and teach. He has given me this passion, and it's my joy to serve Him. I married my wife, Ethel, in August 1989. We have two beautiful daughters, Shelby and Savannah. I enjoy reading, studying Greek and studying Hebrew. I love preparing messages that God has laid upon my heart and bringing God's Word to His Church. I also, love a good double cheeseburger!
Minister of Students and Education Pastor
I have had the privilege of serving at Pleasant Grove since 2006. God called me to ministry at age 17 and gave me a heart to see students accept Jesus, as Savior and learn their greatest opportunity to experience joy and peace in life is to let God have control of them. God brought my wife, Michelle, and I together in college and has blessed us with two boys, David and Joshua. I love soft serve ice cream, DIY projects, Tennessee football, music, designing stuff and most of all spending time with my family. God has been so good to me and I am truly thankful for His love and grace that He gives me daily!
I started serving at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in July 2011. My desire is to lift Jesus up by leading our congregation to a deeper, more meaningful time of worship. I married my wife, Debbie, in June 1981. We have been married for 41 years! We have two sons and four grandchildren! Daniel and Garland - their children are Sullivan and Austin. David and Katie - their children are Luke and Emily. Our favorite thing to do is to spend time with our kids, their spouses, and our grandchildren!
Interim Children's Director
I started working at Pleasant Grove in October 2018. God has given me such a passion for kids coming to know Jesus personally. Kids are not only fun but honest and seeing the spark when they make the connection of who Jesus is and what He has done for them reminds me that I am exactly where I need to be! I married my husband, Bryan, in February 2010, and we have one son, Hudson. I love to read, play board games, and spend time with family and friends.
I have been working at Pleasant Grove since August 2019. I may be the accountant, but I enjoy helping where I can, so if my degree helps in any ministry capacity, not just accounting, I'm happy to do it! I married my husband, Holden, in July 2018 after meeting as missionaries in Haiti. We have two daughters: Reed and Darcie. All of our time these days are spent with our kiddos! We love to go to the park, take lots of walks, and play in the pool during the summer!
I have been working at Pleasant Grove since July 2020, and I enjoy serving alongside the men and women on staff. I married my best friend and love of my life, Josh, in February 2016. We have known each other since the fourth grade! We have two beautiful kids: Jonah and Collins. I love Cherry Coke, Dove milk chocolate, Georgia Football (Go Dawgs!), to read, and play pickleball/basketball. My absolute favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family whether that be watching a movie or going for a walk. Every minute I spend with them is the greatest gift.
I started working at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in August 2016. I married my wife, Stacey, in August 1982. We have two kids and four grandchildren. I enjoy being outdoors, hunting, and fishing. I also really enjoy working on renovation projects and carpentry!