The church was organized in 1866, Richmond Texas, in Fort Bend County which was considered district 16 at that time. The church location was originally set aside as a release center for the slaves after the abolishment of slavery. The first worshipping service was held under a brush harbor made of stubble and hay. Five acres of land was given to Mr. Qualy Foster for the members to organize and start a church which came to be known as Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church. School was held at the church during the weekdays and church services on Sundays. The original church was destroyed by a storm in the fall of 1900, which was reconstructed and remodeled time and time again. According to Deacon George West, who died in 1972, the membership was large, there were many revivals and many souls were saved.
The church has had sixteen pastors throughout the church’s pastoral leadership. The first pastor was Rev. Joe Counsel, he began his pastoral leadership in 1875. The pastors who followed him are: Rev. J. L. Lillie, Rev. W. E. Smith, Rev. S. D. Goodman, Rev. T. H. Sherman, Rev. Wells, Rev. Gus Burton, Rev. C. L. Miller, Rev. Sims, Rev. A. T. Williams, Rev. Sam White, Jr., Rev. Sam Davis, Jr., Rev. W. Toston, the late Rev. Kervis Martin who pastored the flock for 42 years, Rev. Larry Johnson and our present pastor, Rev. Herman Clay, III.
The church has given birth to sons in the ministry, they are: Rev. Jessie Brookins, Rev. B. B. Brookins, Rev. Calvin Walton, Rev. Louie Johnson, Rev. Elvis Davis, Rev. Lois Reed, Rev. L. Edwards, Rev. Z. Huey, Rev. W. Johnson, Rev. L. Johnson, Rev. T. Freeman, Rev. N. Hall, Rev. M. Carson, Rev. B. Jackson.
There were several churches that grew from Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, they are: Oakhill Baptist Church, Richmond, Tx, Friendship Baptist Church, Sugar Land, Tx, and Second Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Houston, Tx. In 2010, the Lord blessed us with a new edifice to worship in. Our experience with God and his plan for us has been distinctive. Our foundation was established in holiness and sanctification, that is being set apart for the boundless work the Lord has prepared for us. We would like to give a special thanks to Rev. Eric Thompson and the New Commandment Baptist Church family for their hospitality and warm welcome in which they allowed us the opportunity to share their sanctuary for our worship services during the construction of our new edifice.
For 157 years the Lord has blessed us to give glory, honor and praise to his holy name and be obedient to his word, his will and his way. Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
~Updated Oct 2023