"All of history is moving toward one great goal, the white-hot worship of God and His Son among all the peoples of the earth.  Missions is not that goal. It is the means. Missions exists because worship doesn't." John Piper

Pleasant View's goal is to make the name of the One True and Living God known among the peoples. God reconciled us by His Son through the gospel. We live in the gospel, and we live out the gospel so that others might see Him. 

It starts where we live, work, go to school, and have relationships. Because of Acts 1:8 we encourage our people to live on mission towards the people all around them. We also provide organized opportunities each year to serve in North America and all over the world. We have previously taken our people to the poverty stricken areas of “Appalachia” and to the homeless in inner city Baltimore. Our members have worked with Baptist Global Response shortly after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. We are currently sending teams and supporting Disciple's Village ministries as a way to continue to serving the people of Haiti. 

Internationally we have supported our members who have gone on “short-term” trips to Mexico, Belize, Nepal, Brazil, India, and China. In addition we pray, give, and go in partnership with our denomination's International Mission Board and North American Mission Board. Five years ago we adopted 20 pastors/church planters from South Asia who work with Serve India Ministries and continue to support them today. We have also prayerfully adopted the unreached Shaikh people group in Asia beckoning God to send the light of Jesus to them!


    Through our Backpack Snack ministry, we help provide weekend food for children-in-need in our local school.  With donated food items, we pack a weekend bag for children to take home each school week.

  • The James Isaac House

    Life is precious to our God. He is the Creator and He makes no mistakes! Pleasant View proudly supports The James Isaac House. It is a pregnancy resource center where you can find loving, caring guidance concerning your pregnancy. They can provide pregnancy tests,  trained counselors who will educate you on the development after conception, and pregnancy and parenting classes for mothers and fathers. 

    They also provide free children's clothing from birth to 4T, baby furniture, diapers, baby food, and formula is also available. The center also offers services for those who have had an abortion and need help coping with the emotions associated with it.

    Pleasant View supports The James Isaac House through our church budget as well as collecting a special "Mothers Day" offering each year. We also have ladies from our church that work as volunteers.
    Click on the photo to go to their website.

  • Ministry To The Poor

    Hope for Inner City Baltimore

    Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

    PVBC is currently partnering with church planting efforts in Baltimore and with the Oasis "Soup Kitchen" ministry to serve the poor and homeless in the inner city. There are ongoing efforts to collect personal care items as well as sending teams of people from our church to serve the poor. We are also sending money and resources with the hopes of seeing people come to Christ. 

    We've also begun supporting a new church plant in a government housing project in southern Baltimore.

  • Porters Pursuit

    Rich and Shannon Porter, with their children, have a desire to share the good news of Jesus Christ with East Asia's peoples for the glory of God through OMF International. They have been part of our PVBC church family for several years and we count it a blessing to send them out!

    Click here to go to OMF to support the Porter's mission.

  • Disciple's Village - HAITI

    Pleasant View  returned to Haiti in November of 2017 to work with Disciple's Village and adopt a new church in the mountain village of Viello. Our members have taken trips every year into Haiti since 2010. We have had the opportunity to share Jesus through relief, orphanage construction, and medical work. We are a partnering church with Alex's House Orphanage, which ministers to orphans and neighboring communities with the gospel of Jesus.  The Main objective: To Bring Glory to God! 


    Did you know that there are around 6,700 tribes or people groups that have never heard the name of Jesus Christ? Recently we discovered one of these groups located in South Asia. May the renown of our God shine on this people, and may they come to know our Great God! Our church has recently “adopted” the Shaikh people located near Jaipur, India. Will you begin to pray regularly and fervently that the light of the gospel would break through the darkness and save them through Jesus Christ. The Shaikh (pronounced shake) people are scattered all over India yet isolated from the gospel. Click on the picture for more info.

    The Shaikh (Dhundari) of India have a population of 439,907. They are part of the Bengali people cluster. The global population of this people group is 225,311,896. Their primary language is Dhundari. The primary religion practiced by the Shaikh (Dhundari) is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad. They currently have no known no evangelical Christians or churches among this people group and there is no access to evangelical print, audio, visual, broadcast, or human resources.

    We are specifically praying that our God will send His people to proclaim Jesus, no matter the cost. We are asking God to make dead hearts that are full of deceit and unbelief to come alive to know Him and His glory, and we are praying that somehow God will use the prayers, the giving, and the going, of the people of PVBC to assist planting a church there someday. The more you study these people, the more you’ll know about them, and hopefully God will cause your heart to yearn for them, that they might know His truth and be saved! Fasten your seat belts, our God is about to do great things for us to behold.


    India is the most unreached nation in the world considering their vast population. Four out of five Indians will go their entire lives without ever knowing a single Christian. India needs the Gospel.  Serve India Ministries works with independent pastors in 25 states of India.  Through partnership, biblical training, and ministry tools, we equip these pastors to go into unreached villages, proclaim the gospel of Jesus, and plant churches. Pleasant View Baptist Church is a partnering church supporting a field of 20 indigenous pastors

    Click here to visit Serve India Ministries.

  • NAMB

    The North American Mission Board (NAMB) assists Southern Baptists in their task of fulfilling the Great Commission in the United States, Canada and their territories through a North American strategy for sharing Christ, starting churches and sending missionaries, in cooperation with Acts 1:8 Partners.

    A major funding for the North American Mission Board comes from an annual Easter Offering in memory of Annie Armstrong, a former missionary from Baltimore, MD.

    Click here to visit the NAMB website.

  • IMB

    IMB's (International Mission Board's) mission is to make disciples of all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission commanded by Jesus Christ to His followers found in Matthew 28:18-20.  Over 6,000 people groups - 1.7 billion people - still live with little or no access to the Gospel.

    IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through a cooperative effort between some 40,000 churches, over 5,000 missionaries are supported financially and prayerfully.

    Click here for the IMB webpage.