Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, located at 912 S. McKinley Street, Hobbs, New Mexico is a part of the Mount Olive Baptist State Convention of New Mexico and the New Jerusalem District Congress of Christian Education. Pleasant Green is affiliated with the National Baptist, Inc. and the Southeastern Baptist Convention of New Mexico.
Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church was organized April 25, 1937, with humble beginnings in the home of Sister Purnetta Burkley. The other charter members were Sister Gertie Brantley, Sister Macie Woods, Sister Nettie Stills, Sister Mae Marshall, Sister Johnnie Eldridge, Sister Betty (Last name cannot be recalled), Brother Dempsey (first name cannot be recalled), Brother Pero Johnson, Reverend S.M. Clemmons, with Reverend T.C. Carter in charge of the pulpit.
The church was originally named Pilgrim Rest
Baptist Church, but was soon re-named Pleasant Green Baptist Church. After much hard work, land was purchased at
1122 East Midwest Street, and a building was obtained. The first church service was held the first
Sunday in November 1940. The first
Sunday in November was designated as the church's official anniversary date.
Brother Manual Colbert
Brother Joe Cook
Brother Pete French.
Brother J.W. Lowe
Brother Joe Hill
Brother William Gardner
Brother Leroy Davis
Brother Booker T. Woods
Brother Eddie Curry.
The building was dedicated the fourth Sunday in June 1972. The cornerstone was not placed until November 4, 2000, under the leadership of the late Reverend Russell B. Hill. This momentous event occurred during the church's 50th anniversary and homecoming celebration for former members.
The Pastor and 1ST Ladies 1937-1959
Pleasant Green has had several pastors during her cumulative seventy-seven year history, but unfortunately, through time, photos and other identifying information has been lost about these spiritual giants and their God given helpmates. Although no current photographs exist of most of these leaders and their wives, we pay homage to the legacy they left behind!
Reverend J.W. Hudson
Reverend W.H. Hicks
Reverend Brown (first name cannot be recalled)
Reverend J.J. Gooden
Pastor Harrison Reuben Watkins & Sis. Johnnie M. Watkins
January 1999 – February 6, 2011
Pastor Russell Bernard Hill & Sister Somporn Hill
January 2013 – November 2013
Pastor Joe W. Cook & Sister Betty Cook
November 2013 – Present
Pastor James K. Russell, Sr. & Sister Elizabeth Russell