PRBC Missions Connections
Pleasant Ridge is committed to missions as we seek to fulfill Jesus’ command to “make disciples.” We have a number of missions connections, beginning with support of local and international missions through our Southern Baptist Cooperative Program.  PRBC is also directly involved in mission support and involvement in the following areas:
Grace Baptist Church
Satu Mare, Romania
 
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Pastor Stefan, wife Rodica (left) and daughter Sara
 
Pleasant Ridge supports Stefan Berci, full-time pastor in Satu Mare, Romania, and his ministry there. PRBC takes annual mission trips to Romania to work with the church and its mission to the Hrip Gypsy village. 
 
Ebenezer Gospel Mission
India
 
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PRBC’s Ray Miller shares with Ebenezer Gospel Mission in India.
 
Ebenezer ministries trains indigenous Indian ministers to pastor and evangelize in villages all over the 1.2 billion population nation of India. PRBC participates in their ministry through budgeted support of their work, as well as through the contributions of individuals and Sunday School classes for special projects such as clean water wells for villages where the pastors are planting churches.  For more on Ebebezer ministries click here.
 
Burke United Christian Ministries Morganton, NC
 
BUCM ministers to the material and spiritual needs of local residents of the Morganton area. Pleasant Ridge participates in this ministry through the volunteer efforts of its members in the food and clothing ministry, as well as through financial support. PRBC donates to BUCM each year from the proceeds of our Christmas musical, and supports the ministry through our ongoing budget.
 
PRBC member and BUCM volunteer Billy Bradshaw loading donations from our church into the Burke United Ministries truck.
 
Southern Baptist Cooperative MissionsSBC logo
 
Southern Baptist churches, like Pleasant Ridge, are privileged to be a part of the Southern Baptist cooperative missions efforts, which are led by the SBC International Mission Board and the SBC North American Board.   
 
The SBC International Mission Board currently supports over 3800 missionaries in over 120 countries all over the world.  You can learn more about IMB ministries here.
 
The SBC North American Board facilitates the planting of new churches in cities, for language groups in the U.S. and Canada. Click here for more on NAMB work.
 
Pleasant Ridge currently contributes a portion of all undesignated offerings to the SBC Cooperative program, which helps fund both NAMB and the IMB. This means that from every dollar our members give, we are helping to support over 8000 total missionaries in the U.S. and abroad! 
 
Southern Baptist Missions
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Pleasant Ridge began a new partnership this year with SBC missions in Pittsburgh. We support River City Church in Swissvale, PA, and Pastor Eric Baldwin, Pastor Adam Sewell and his ministry on Mt. Washington, PA, and other Southern Baptist works in the area.
 
Pastor Eric Baldwin and his wife, Leah