Thank you for visiting the PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH website! We hope you enjoy browsing our website, and that you find a lot of useful information. We invite you to join our fellowship. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience in order to help you achieve happiness, harmony, and peace on Earth.


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Phone: 434-575-1834



P.O. BOX 337

3240 Cherry Hill Church Rd.

SOUTH BOSTON, VA 24592 United States

We greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thanks for visiting our website we hope that your life will be enriched after you survey our web page. We are still under construction so please be patient with us as we are as a people of faith who are still under construction. I am what I am by the grace of God.

God Bless you and may Heaven smile upon you,

Frederick Eily, Pastor

First and Third Sunday Church School........................9:45 a.m.

First and Third Sunday Services................................11:00 a.m.

Second and Fourth Sunday Services...........................9:00 a.m.

Second and Fourth Sunday Church School..................8:00 a.m.

Mid-Week Bible School on Wednesday........................6:45 p.m.

Radio Ministry WSVB1560AM 1st Mon. & 2nd Fri........2:00 p.m.




                   Scripture Lesson James 3: 1-18 Part one How do you habitually use your tongue?

Saints of God we must make up in our hearts as to whether we are going to use our tongue to speak good or evil. It is a choice that we make each and every time we open our mouths. When we stand before the Righteous judge the Lord Jesus we are going to have to give an account for every idle word spoken. I believe that if we allowed that to resonate in our being we would carefully choose the words that we allow to come out of our mouths. Some have said  if you think it you might as well say it that does not line up with the scriptures, because while it is just a thought you can cast it out of your mind, but once it rolls off your tongue and fall from your lips you my friend cannot take it back. The hard truth is you can say you did not mean to say it but according to God’s Word you did. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. I f you fill your heart with the things of the Spirit  that is what will come out and if you fill your heart with junk that is what will come out. In Conclusion of part one let me leave you all with this. How many times have we gotten into serious trouble: [1] Because of an ill-spoken word? [2] Because of speaking without thinking? [3] Because of expressing our opinion in a hurtful way? [4] Because of some vile word? [5] Because we allowed a curse instead of a blessing to come out? James gives us some very sound advice in this lesson advice that all of us as Christians need to takes heeds to and apply.

I pray that lesson one on the tongue has blessed encouraged as well convicted your hearts.

 God Bless keep looking up your redemption is on the way.

                                                                                                        F. Eily, Pastor

Scripture Lesson Is Your Faith dead or Alive James 2:14-26

There are two questions that every professed Christian needs to ask themselves.

  1. Can I have faith and not do good works?
  2. Can my faith without good works save me?

Every thinking person who is honest knows that the answers to those two questions are a resounding No!  A person who genuinely believes something does something; he acts. Yet millions profess faith in Christ and belong to a Church, yet they just continue and live like everyone else in the world. Tragically, there is little, if any, difference in their behavior or speech.

James asks a piercing question: “What profit is it if a man says he has faith and does not do good works? Can his faith save him?” Notice two fundamental facts. 1 The man says he has faith. But it is only what he says; he does nothing to show that he genuinely believes in Christ; he does not live righteously and godly in this present world, looking for the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. His faith is only faith speech, not of behavior and life. I n verse 17 you will notice that James calls it dead faith as a matter of fact he mentions it in (17, 20, and 26). The faith of a false profession is useless empty faith, an unprofitable faith--- a faith that profits nothing at all. I t is not enough to claim that you have faith and not live for Christ. We must believe Christ------ really believe--- that He is the Savior and Lord of life. I if you really believe you will do what Christ says. You will live for Christ and do the works that please Him. You will live a Christ centered life, not a self-centered life.

                                                                                             CHURCH HISTORY

                 Pleasant Grove Baptist first stood at a point known as Stony Knoll near the Lawrence Petty residence on East Hyco Road.  The church was later moved to the present site on Cherry Hill Church Road, previously known as highway 658, and has been a viable force in the area for 127 years as of October 2013.

                 The first pastor and organizer was Reverend Jeremiah Seat.  Reverend Rufus Beard and Deacon George H. Owen were instrumental in organizing the church at the present site.  Reverend Beard also served as pastor at that particular time.

Most recent pastors were:  Reverend Lee Johnson, Reverend J. H. Watkins, Reverend James Cabell, Danville, Reverend Earl Davis, Java. and until December 2004, Reverend William M. Dixon.  Presently, Pastor Frederick Eily was elected and installed on November 18, 2007.

As far as we know, three ministers were called to preach out of our congregation. Namely: George H. Owens, Charles Petty and Michael Ferrell.  Other officers who have served as Deacons: George S. Haymes, Ronnie Haymes, Harvey A. Dillard, Spencer Haymes,   Joseph G. DeShazo, Adrean Logan, Benjamin Wyatt, Ernest Davis, Jr., Derwin Leigh, Sr., and James S. Haymes Trustees:  Fred Robertson, George S. Haymes, Betty Dillard, Shirley Haymes, Harold Owen, Horace Owen, Derwin Leigh, Sr. and Jesse Boxley.  Financial Secretary:  Joan P. Bowers  and  Church Clerk:  Lillian J. Haymes.



Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church was founded in 1886, when a Christian group of people united to organize the church. At Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, we believe that everyone is special to God and in our service to all humanity.  The Church then in turn serves God with an authentic ministry in this “image” conscientious age.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, and Christ the Hope of the World.           




In worship we joyfully lift up the name of Jesus in song, prayer, fellowship, and through the preached Word of God.



The Youth Ministry is a part of our Morning Worship Service.  It is a time of service that young people are given a worship experience on their level.  Programs are presented during celebrated observances.


           CHURCH SCHOOL

The purpose is to provide its members with a systematic study of the Scriptures.  It is an avenue to the community and to church growth.  Class levels range from pre-school to adults.


 This is a five day summer session during the third week in June.  The attendees receive a general Bible study from Old and New Testament.  Non-traditional methods are used with the students. Material is used as suggested by a company who specializes in VBS programming.  Activities include music drama, arts and crafts. The VBS serves anyone from pre-school to adult.



We come together on Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. for the purpose of praising God,

and thanking Him for all the many blessings that He has seen fit to bestow upon us. We study the Scriptures in an informal, but open setting.  We encourage all to take a part in the ministry.  The emphasis of study is on applying the Living Word to daily living.


This is a group of Christian Women who are committed to the work of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We prayerfully seek out and speak to lost souls in a positive way.  We strive to imitate Christ daily.  We visit the sick, shut-in, bereaved, and those incarcerated.  We realize that Christ has no hands, but our hands to do His work. Therefore, our mission goes beyond home mission, but spreads abroad, just as Jesus taught.


Included in our Christian Education is Scholarship.  The fund operates on personal pledges, donations and fundraisers.  College bound students are presented with a scholarship that has been specifically set aside to assist with college necessities as they occur.  The applying student is expected to present proof that they are enrolled in school at the time that the request is being made for assistance.


The music ministry supplies the musical enrichment to all worship services.  It gives leadership to the congregation in worship through instrument and voice.  This ministry offers a variety of musical styles designed to satisfy the varied taste of all members.

                                                                               YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!.