Who We Are

Loving God, Serving Our World…

  • Overflowing with the Joy of the Lord
  • Proclaiming the Good News
  • Shining The Light To All The World

Our Beliefs

Some of our core beliefs.

  • Our Family

    PHBC is a family bound together by the Love of Christ. As a family of non-affiliated Baptist’s, we locally serve the Ash Grove and Everton areas in Southern Missouri, but our desire to be the light of Jesus where ever we go, takes us well beyond our local zip code and into ministries world wide.
  • The Scriptures

    The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried.
  • Salvation

    Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.
  • God

    There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

    God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Evangelism & Missions

    It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations… to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.

Our Team

Our team has a passion for serving Christ.

  • Ward McMillen

    Ward McMillen

    Serving as pastor of PHBC, Ward’s desire is to lead the church into being the hands and feet of Christ.

  • Dennis Cooksey

    Dennis Cooksey

    Dee serves as worship leader at PHBC.

  • Ward McMillen
  • Dennis Cooksey


How can I get involved?

Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from serving as door greeters and distributing welcome kits.

Ministry Outreach

Pleasant Hill is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the Everton/Ash Grove area as well as around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We have been blessed to work with African Vision of Hope, a Christian organization making big differences in the lives of children and young adults in Zambia.


God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the worship team. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of PHBC. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in audio format. We also maintain an active Facebook feed for additional church communication.

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers from our Prayer Warrior team pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.

Want to find out more?