Pleasant Grove is a church with a rich history of committment and service to Christ and His work. If you are searching for a Bible-based teaching experience that will help you grow spiritually, an engaging praise and worship service, and warm fellowship, choose to visit Pleasant Grove. The atmosphere is contagious!!!
Sunday school classes begin at 9:45 a.m.
Praise and Worship Service begins at 10:45 a.m.
The worship service is filmed weekly and is available for viewing Live or via this website 24/7. You may receive a copy by contacting us at the following email address: Myersg@k12tn.net.
Wednesday Night Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. and is preceeded by a covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. We invite you to join us. At Pleasant Grove, you are always welcome.
The church is located on Hwy 70 west in the Gentry Community of Putnam County, Tennessee. The address is: 14150 Nashville Hwy, Buffalo Valley, TN 38548.
Pleasant Grove Methodist church was organized in 1815. This church was first called "Rock Spring Episcopal Methodist Church." It was named Rock Spring because of a large spring which flowed through a crevice between two very large rocks at the head of Rock Spring Valley. Two-week Camp Meetings were held near this spring every year and people came from miles away to attend these services. They traveled by horseback, ox carts, and in wagons. They brought provisions and stock feed and stayed the entire two weeks.
The people of this community were so interested in the Lord's work that they decided to build a church house. While building, the first services were held in the homes of families living near this big spring. The first church was completed in 1832 and was also used as a schoolhouse. A grove of large beech trees was on this plot of ground and the name of the church was changed from "Rock Spring" to "Pleasant Grove."
In 1897, it was decided to move the church upon the ridge on Highway 70 where it is presently located. This was at first a frame structure. Later in 1917, it was replaced by the brick edifice in use today.
For many years, the congregation has maintain a sincere commitment to Christ and remained dedicated to the preaching of the gospel. Under the leadership of the current Pastor, Bill Cowan, and with the complete support of the church family, a fellowship hall was constructed in 2004. This structure provided a new kitchen and dining area upstairs and classrooms, a puppet room, and nursery downstairs.
In 2009, the existing church interior was completely remodeled from ceiling to floor. While preserving the original architectual design, a contemporary sound system and video projector was incorporated to enhance the praise and worship service and a baptistry was added. The final renovation included a walk-across joining the sanctuary to the fellowship hall making it very convenient to move from one building to the other.
As an organization, we continue to work hard to reach out to others with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
If you would like to know more about our church, please feel free to contact us.