It has been over three months since I entered this city and stepped into the sanctuary of Pleasant Green Baptist Church as your Senior Pastor-Elect. It is not easy to leave the familiar and step out on faith. For you, it is not easy to trust someone you barely know to lead. We are learning and growing together. I understand that God holds me accountable for everything that occurs on this spot of ground. My wife as your first lady and I as the set man for the house do not take this assignment lightly. With that being said, isn't God remarkable? Amid change, amid chaos, during sickness, and even in the midst of death, God is still allowing us to move together on this journey.
Thank you, members, former members, and friends of Pleasant Green Baptist Church, for being a blessing to the Portsmouth, Ohio community & the Pleasant Green Baptist Church family. I pray that this letter finds you well. It is a joy to celebrate the anniversary of Pleasant Green's founding.