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Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church

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Greetings Pleasant Green Family,

"... Thus says the LORD to you: 'Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle [is] not yours, but God's."  2 Chronicles 20:15b NKJV 

On November 11, 1918, the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour of that day, Germany signed an armistice with the Allies. An armistice is a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of warring parties. This agreement marked the ending of World War I. On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Armistice Day in honor of World War I Veterans. In 1938, Armistice Day became a National Holiday and New York City, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX celebrated the day with parades.

In 1953, November 11, the citizens of Emporia, Kansas observed the first Veterans Day led by Alvin King to recognized not only World War I Veterans but all Veterans.

In 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Bill from Congress to change the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day honoring all Veterans.

There are 17.4 million Veterans in the United States, according to the most recent statistics from the US Census. The VA projected that 8.5 million veterans over the age of 65 were living in 2010 and 8.2 million now remain.

The United States Armed Forces are composed of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard. The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard are reserve components of their services and operate in part under state authority.

During this celebration of Veterans Day, we salute and thank the members of the Pleasant Green Family who along with others served and presently serve in the United States Armed Forces. God Bless Our Veterans and their families and we must remember with reverence those Armed Force members who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives for the Freedom that we enjoy!



Saturday, November 21, 2020, 11:30 AM

All 40 Year Christians Please Join the Zoom Meeting




Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 7:00 PM

Please Join Us via Facebook, YouTube or Zoom Call


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  • Please join our Virtual Prayer Service by phone on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Rev. Ron Jones teaches the week’s Sunday School Lesson at 7:30 pm. Call: 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 685 433 0718
  • Sunday School Lesson broadcasts Saturdays 9:00 am and 3:00 pm as well as Sundays at 7:30 am on WJMM FM 99.1
    (This Sunday’s Lesson: "Confident Love," I John 3:11-24;
    Next Sunday's Lesson: "Sharing  Love," I Acts 4:32-5:11)
  • Virtual Worship Service on Sundays at 10:00 am on the Church Facebook Page and on YouTube. It can also be viewed on demand on the church website,
  • "Children's Sunday Worship" 12:00 noon. See Children's Ministry Facebook Page to Signup
  • Thank you for giving Tithes and Offerings by mail or the Givelify App. Our address is:

                Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church
                PO Box 11845
                Lexington, KY 40578


  • The Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program provides public testing at no cost to the individual. Testing is available without an appointment, with both walk-up and drive-up options. Since starting the mobile testing program in late June, nearly 13,000 tests have been administered in 52 testing days. 

  • Drive-thru testing is available at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 500 Newtown Pike, through Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory. Testing is available, without appointment, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Free drive-thru testing also continues, through Bluewater, at Southland Christian Church, 2349 Richmond Road. Testing is available 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary.

  • Bluewater, which also administers testing at Mayor’s Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program locations, is offering tests at no cost to the patient. Health insurance information may be requested, but is not required, to receive testing. Tests are available to anyone. Results are generally available in 48-72 hours.

  • Additionally, through a partnership with the University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare and Wild Health, testing is available to the public at 1505 College Way and 1350 Bull Lea Road. These sites are not intended for UK student testing. Free drive-thru testing is available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week. Appointments are required and can be made by visiting

  • Drive-thru testing is also available seven days a week at the Walgreen’s testing location at 2296 Executive Drive (the corner of Winchester Road and Executive Drive). Tests will continue while test kits are available. Online registration is required at

Finally, most private healthcare providers are offering testing options for their patients. Urgent Care Centers are also offering COVID-19 testing.

For information on more testing sites go to:

Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory has been recognized by the state of Kentucky for expanding the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Based in Mount Washington, KY, they are committed to be an industry leader in cutting-edge instrumentation and testing methodologies.


As flu season begins and the COVID-19 Infections and deaths continue to increase, it is so very important for us to continue to observe the CDC Guidelines :

  • Get a flu vaccination as soon as possible  but getting it any time in the flu season is beneficial.  VaccineFinderexternal icon to find out where to get vaccinated near you.​
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick, maintain at least 6 feet from others who are not from your household,
  • Wear face masks when in public (Mandatory in Kentucky and is being extended on a 30 day basis until the spread is under control),
  • Wash your hands frequently,
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and leave home only when absolutely necessary.


The HPGMBC Joint Board met as scheduled on Saturday, October 24, to assess the safety of resuming In-Person Worship Services. With prayerful consideration of the current COVID-19 Virus infection rate and the composition of our membership, it was decided to not resume In-Person Worship Services for the remainder of this year.  The Joint Board will reassess the situation in January, 2021.


  • Sister Lillian Bell as she mourns the passing of her sister, Francine Lumpkin (Middlesboro, KY)
  • Family of Rev. Calvin Banks as they mourn his passing.
  • Family of James Bailey (Louisville, KY) as they mourn his passing. (Sister Dorothy Jones' nephew)
  • Family of Wanda Thomas as they mourn her passing. (KY State Senator  Reginald Thomas' mother). Service Saturday, November 21.
  • Brother Jack Sterling ( UK Hospital CCU) (Sister Alyce Emerson's brother)
  • Sister Delores Spencer (Home)
  • Sister Gwen Johnson (Central Baptist)
  • Sister Gloria Tompkins (Homestead Rehabilitation Unit)
  • Brother Larry Leath and family  (Upcoming Surgeries, FL)
  • Residence of Homestead, Pine Meadow and other Nursing Homes
  • Each person listed on our Sick List
  • COVID-19 Victims around the world
  • Healthcare workers, First respondents, etc.
  • The Entire Pleasant Green Church Family
  • HPGMBC Pulpit Committee
  • Our Nation and our Government Officials

Dear God, [please] fill [us] with Your Spirit so that [we] can persevere when [we] feel pressured to give in. [We] want to honor You by standing strong. In Jesus Name. Amen (from Our Daily Bread. November 14. 2020)

Mayor's Commission on Racial Justice & Equality 

On Friday, October 23, the Mayor's Commission on Racial Justice & Equality Report was released. We are proud of two of our own HPGMBC family members, Sister Kim Baird, Esq and Brother Anthony Wright , who were prominent members of subcommittees that contributed input to the final report.

Click Mayor's Commission on Racial Justice & Equality Report to view the complete report.


  • If you have not completed the HPGMBC In-Person Re-Opening Survey, please click SURVEY and complete it. In preparation for in-person worship services, the Re-Opening Committee would like each member to complete the survey.
  • In an attempt to expand the options for communicating information to HPGMBC Family Members, if you have a cell phone, please complete the Cell Phone Information Form for yourself and encourage others to do the same.
  • Volunteers are needed to assist in the HPGMBC Online/Virtual Communications Ministry. Some of the needed knowledge and skills are Facebook and/or YouTube live streaming, video recording, video editing, general computer use, etc. If you are willing to assist, please click and complete this Contact Form. Thank you in advance for your willing spirit to help in Outreach and Kingdom Building.

Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church

PO Box 11845, Lexington
Kentucky 40578 United States

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