About The Grove

Our History

On October 28, 1959, a group of believers met at 1061 Hart Ave.  This was the home of Rev. & Mrs. Johnny Leo Kemp.  The purpose of this meeting was to organize a church.  The meeting began by singing, “Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross.”  Bro. Thomas Jackson read Psalms 36.  The church was given the name Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church by Sister Alberta Gibson.


The mission of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church is to serve God through worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship and missions, bringing people into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and equipping them for ministry that edifies the body of Christ and the Community.

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Corinthians 13-14)


We believe in salvation through the redeeming blood of Christ by repentance to God. We are justified by our faith in Jesus Christ and our confession of His Lordship in our lives. (Hebrews 9:22, Romans 10:9-10, 13, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23)


We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides divine healing for us in answer to believing prayer. (I Peter 2:24, Psalm 103:2-3, James 5:15)


We believe in water baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper. (John 22:19-20, Mark 14:22-24, Matthew 26:26-28, Matthew 28:19-20)


Welcome Visitors

Have questions about Pleasant Grove? Get your answers here.

We have approximately 250+ members.

Our church was founded in 1959.
We have one Sunday morning service.

Tuesday Tools (Bible Study)

Time: 6:00pm


Sunday Services

Time: 10:00am

To be announced (this will be updated soon).

We do like to acknowledge all of our guests but you need not stand if you don’t want to, and no we will not put the spotlight on you!

Yes. Ample parking is provided on our campus. Our Campus offers an elevator to help you elevate from the lower to upper areas of our Worship & Center.

No, you don’t. We encourage people to dress comfortably. For some, that may mean dressing up, but for most it simply means wearing casual clothes. We simply ask that you dress modestly and decently. We want everyone to come, be comfortable, and enjoy learning about God together. Come as you are!

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Our Leaders

Pastor Anthony Nixon Sr.

Rev. Anthony Nixon Sr. is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. At the age of 6 years old he was baptized by the late Rev. Dr. William Jordan and at the tender age of 15 years old Rev. Nixon answered his calling into the ministry to preach.

Even though that was a calling by God that he personally did not want, Rev. Nixon felt a burning on the inside he knew he had no other choice but to accept it…

Lady Melissa Nixon​​

Passionately pursuing God’s will and wisdom…

Creative ministry leader, gifted servant, loving wife, dedicated mother, devoted grandmother and an approachable and attentive listener. A woman who truly loves God and her family with every breath and boldly declaring the presence of God. Evangelist Nixon was born in New Orleans Louisiana and is the youngest of three children…