Every Church needs a clear statement of faith which sets forth great biblical doctrines which we believe. The articles of faith are not designed to be the foundation or the defense of our faith. They simply define and declare what we believe the word of God teaches on these vital doctrines.

 I. Of The Scriptures
 We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.
​(II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; Proverbs 30:5-6)

II. Of The True God
 We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
(John 4:24; Psalms 147:5; Psalms 83:18; Revelation 4:11)

III. Of a Gospel Church 
 We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel: Observing the ordinances of Christ: Governed by his laws: And exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His word: That its only scriptural officers are Bishops, or Pastors and Deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus.
(Acts 2:41-42; Ephesians 4:7; I Corinthians 11:2; Matthew 28:20)

IV. Of Baptism and the Lord's Supper
 We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect, resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord's Supper, in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.
(Acts 8:36-39; Matthew 28:19-39; Romans 6:4; Acts 2:41-42; I Corinthians 11:26-28)​


Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church
8318 Horton Highway
College Grove, TN 37046
What We Believe

Who We Are
Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1880. This sparsely populated community was scattered here and there on farms that were former slave plantations. These devout servants met often under trees where they held prayer meetings and other religious services on the Lord's Day. Rev. Balim Manier came declaring God's word and established a Church in a building that was used for a school and a church. 

Currently the diverse congregation of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Christ is comprised of many believers that love the Lord with their whole hearts. As a result of their love of God and their love for one another, the atmosphere is warm, welcoming and loving! We are a family oriented and Word based church. We are committed to living lives committed to Jesus Christ and to continue to grow to be more like him. 

Our services are based on biblical teachings and we rely on the word of God, prayer and the Holy Spirit to guide us through our lives. Our church is committed to helping you grow in your walk with Christ as we continue to grow. 

Pastor and First Lady
Balogun “B.C.“ Cobb has been our pastor since 2015. He has been married to his wife, Melvenia, for more than twenty-five years. Together they have four children.

​For several years, BC humbly served as a Deacon, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, and Coordinator of the Men’s Month Celebration under the tutelage and pastoral leadership of Pastor N. Curtis Bryant. BC continued to serve faithfully into the founding years of Greater Heights Missionary Baptist Church.

BC publicly yielded, acknowledged and accepted his call to the Gospel Ministry on August 25, 2013. He preached his first Sermon, Keepings for the Calling, from II Timothy 1:5-10 on September 29, 2013. He received a license to preach the Gospel on the same day by Pastor Dr. Gary Murray and St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Antioch, Tennessee. BC was ordained to the work of Gospel Ministry on March 30, 2014 by Pastor Dr. Gary Murray and St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where he humbly served as an Associate Minister, Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Teacher and Vacation Bible School Teacher.  

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