Pleasant Hill Baptist to host VBS

June 26, 2013

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church announced ‘Collossal Coaster World’ week.

It’s all part of its Vacation Bible School held from Sunday, July 7 through Thursday, July 11.

The Vacation Bible School will be held from 6-9 p.m. Ages three and up are welcomed to attend.

“We take kids all the way up through senior year of high school,” said volunteer director Julie Reed.

“We are part of the Southern Baptist Convention. This year everything will be simulated to resemble a theme park.That makes it fun and exciting for the kids. For the study part, we will be focusing on the life of Paul,” said Reed.

No membership in the church is necessary to enroll.

According to Reed, the church will feed the children every night; hot dogs, pizza, snacks too. Parents are invited to participate each night, but a special family-friendly gathering will take place on Thursday, July 11.

Enrollment for the entire week is free of charge.

“Our church pays for it, all expenses,” said Reed.

According to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church website, on the night of March 7, 1897, a small group of Pleasant Hill citizens met at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Jones Darnell, Sr. for the purpose of organizing a church in their community. On March 20, the ten charter members called Rev. T.W. Paris as the first pastor. During the first year 12 members were added. The first building was a white, frame structure which seated about 300 people. The auditorium has been enlarged twice and in 1977 an educational building was added. In April 1990 the church was Incorporated.

The current pastor of the church is Rev. James D. “Danny” Dodds.

Reach Anthony Gonzalez at 336-835-1513 or email at agonzalez@civitasmedia.com.