Meet Our Team

Pastor Bob Govoni -

And his wife Terry

 

 I was born and raised in the Pleasant Grove community. I watched my father, mother, grandfather and grandmother among other family members serve in this church for many years.  I have so many great memories of being here.  My wife and I were married at Pleasant Grove Baptist in October 1991, and I was baptized and ordained here. I served as a youth Pastor for 2 ½ yrs and left to attend the Baptist College of Florida where I received a BA degree in Theology and Biblical studies.  My family and I served Beaver Creek Baptist Church in Baker FL for 7 yrs.  I have been the Chaplain for the EHS football and softball team for 5 yrs, and am currently the full time Chaplain at the Santa Rosa Jail.  We have 3 wonderful children;  a daughter, Branda and two incredible boys, Bobby and Anthony.  My testimony is simple, I spent 24 yrs as a professional wrestler and lived my life my way, even though some parts were exciting but only for a season.  I was miserable until God called me out of the world and into His service.  He is showing me daily what a Godly father, man and a servant should be. John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this; to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”

 

Jim Arenberg - Deacon

And his wife, Dean

Jim was saved in 1984, and has been a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church since 2011.

Before P.G.B.C. he was at Blue Angel Baptist Church where he was ordained as a Deacon in 1997. He has been an active Deacon here at Pleasant Grove for the past 4 years. Jim also teaches our "New Life" Adult Sunday School Class. Jim & his beautiful wife Dean have been married for 47 years.  Jim's Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

 

 

 

Edward Blum - Deacon

 

Ed was born and raised in Pleasant Grove and has been a member of our church for all his life. He was ordained as a deacon over 50 years ago and still remains active today. He loves his church and his church family with all his heart. Ed married his wife, Dorothy, in 1938 and together they raised 4 children. His beloved wife went home to the Lord a few years ago, but he continues serving Him here on earth until reunited with her again.  

The Bible verse that he loves to share is John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotton Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

 

Coleman Commander - Deacon

And his wife, Pauline

 

Coleman has been a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church since around 1940 and was ordained as a Deacon in the 70's - five years after being saved, and is still very active today. He leads our children in a church Community Garden -teaching them hard work, love, and sharing with others. 

Coleman Commander is married to Pauline who is also a very active and a cherished member of the Pleasant Grove family, together in a loving, Christian home they raised 3 children. 

Spend any time with Coleman Commander and you will at some point hear him say "Yes you can, always put your best foot forward!" or "Always be careful what you do, people are watching!"

Ask him his favorite bible verse and he will quote John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

 

Jim Olson - Deacon

And his wife, Carol

 

In December of 1969, Jim Olson was saved while en route to Vietnam. He has been a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church since 2002 and ordained as a Deacon on January 20, 2013. Jim and Carol have been married since 1965 and have 1 daughter.  Individually, these two bring so much to our church that bless us on a daily basis, but together these two are the Dynamic Duo.....and they always color coordinate!

Jim Olsons favorite Bible verse is Psalm 23 "The Lord is  my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." 

 

His quote, and one that we as a church see him live everyday - "When things get tough, the tough get going!"

Fred Blum - Deacon

And his wife, Sheri

 

Fred was raised in a loving, Christian home, the son of Edward & Dorothy Blum. He has been a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church all his life, and was ordained as a Deacon there on January 20, 2013.

Fred & Sheri have been married since 1987 and have 1 son. Fred works as a Carpenter, and in his spare time he enjoys tuning in on the radio to "Unshackled" By Pacific Garden Mission AND "Adventures In Odyssey" from Focus On The Family.

Fred has a heart for those struggling through the storms of life, his Bible verse is John 21:17 "Jesus said, ""Feed my sheep.""

The carpenter in him quotes "Measure twice, cut once!"

Sheri Blum - Ministry Assistant

 

Sheri has been a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church since she was 15 years old in 1980. There she met Fred while they were both in the youth group. They eventually married 7 years later.
Sheri's recipe for joy is "Keep and maintain a relationship with God, cherish your family and loved ones, build good relationships with mentors and friends, and dedicate yourself to help those around you who may need you." Sheri loves the Lord and believes no matter what tomorrow brings "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you".

 

 

OUR WEEKLY SERVICES

 
   
SUNDAY  
Coffee Fellowship  8:45am
Sunday School  9:15am
Morning Worship  10:30am
Evening Worship

 

 6:00pm   

   
   
 WEDNESDAY  
Wednesday Night Supper 5:30 pm

Prayer/Bible 

Study

 6:15pm

Youth Group - "Walkin' By Faith"

 6:15pm
Children's Ministry - "Frogs In Action"

 

 6:15pm   

   
    

OUR CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Pastor Bob Govoni

Deacons -

Jim Arenberg

Ed Blum

Coleman Commander

Jim Olson

Fred Blum

 

Yokefellows-

Ed Brooks

Wayne April

Robert Goodwin

      

Ministry Assistant –

Sheri Blum   

 

Children's Director –

Jenny Pannell   

 

 

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