When are your services?

We begin our Sundays with classes geared for people of all ages. We have classes for women, men, young adults, senior adults, and of course, classes for your children and teenagers. All classes begin at 10 a.m. Nursery service is available for children up to age 2.

Worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. In the evenings, we meet at 5 p.m. Again, we have classes for adults, children and teenagers. Sunday evenings are subject to change for outreach, special events or holidays.

Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m.

How do I get there?

Pleasant Hill Baptist is located at 136 Standpipe Road in Hot Springs. We are about 3 miles west of the MLK Expressway on Hwy. 70, and across from Davis-Smith Funeral Home. Click here for directions.

What do I wear?

At Pleasant Hill Baptist, we want you to be comfortable. People who attend our services wear everything from shorts and jeans to slacks and dresses.  Don't be concerned about what you wear, just come expecting to experience the power of God to change your life. God doesn’t look at the outside; he cares about your heart. Do you have an open heart to receive His message? Are you looking for what’s missing in your life? God loves you. He knows the real you, and He wants to spend today with you.

Wednesday nights are always casual. Some people come straight from work; others will change into shorts or blue jeans.

Do I need to bring anything?

If you have one, you may want to bring a Bible so you can follow along with the message. If you don’t have a Bible, or you forget yours at home, don’t worry; we typically display the scripture verses on a screen during the message.  A pen and paper can sometimes come in handy for taking notes.

Do you have anything for my children?

Yes! Children are welcome to participate in “big church,” and we also offer Children’s Church. During the time our pastor preaches, children ages PreK through 3rd grade are invited downstairs for an age-appropriate service offered just for them. We have some wonderful people who want to love your children and share the love of Jesus with them.  Infants and children to age 2 are welcome in either our nursery or in the worship service with you; whichever makes you more comfortable.

What happens during a typical service?

Here is where it would be easy to tell you that we sing three songs, the preacher speaks and we go home at exactly noon. That is not how Pleasant Hill’s services are, however. During a typical service, we will begin with a time to shake hands and greet each other. Members and guests are invited to leave their seats to say ‘good morning’ or ‘glad you’re here.’ Don’t worry; you don’t have to do anything … we’ll come to you. Afterward, our Praise Team leads us into worship with several praise and worship songs, mixing upbeat and slower-paced tunes. Many of the songs are contemporary, but sometimes we are nostalgic and belt out a beloved hymn. Don’t be surprised if it’s not exactly the way you remember it, though; we like to add our own flavor. Sometimes members or guests will sing a special song during the offering or just before the pastor brings our weekly message.

Following the song service, the pastor will bring a relevant Bible-based message inspired by God. Laced with humor, the message will help you understand what God wants from you, the promises He wants you to realize and how you can live life to the fullest.

Near the end of service, the pastor will invite anyone who would like (in Christian-speak, that would be anyone who feels led) to come pray at the altar. Anyone with a need – physical, emotional or spiritual – is welcome. You may sometimes see the pastor call all the men or women of the church to the front to pray over someone. We believe God is still in the healing business. He tells us [we do not have because we do not ask]. We ask.

What about the offering?

Like everyone else, our church has financial obligations. We meet those obligations and continue to serve our community through offerings from our members and others who feel led to donate. While we don’t expect you to donate (otherwise known as a tithe or offering), it is pleasing to God when we do.

What if I don't believe in Jesus?

Here is one of the great things about Jesus, He is not afraid of our questions. This church is a safe place to find out more about who Jesus is and what He desires for your life. You might be surprised at how many of us used to be non-believers. There is a verse in the Bible that says, "Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you." We would be honored to help you discover the joy and hope that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Feel free to contact us, call our pastoral staff, or visit with us at church. If you prefer to learn a little more about salvation, please click here.