Meet our Staff

  • pastor

    josh hayes

    Josh is the pastor here at PGBC.  Josh has a passion to see people's lives change through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.  Josh surrendered his life to Christ at age 10 and began sensing a call to preach in high school.  He has served in children's and youth ministries for over 10 years.  Josh loves spending time with his wife Carrie and their four young children.  Josh enjoys playing golf, hunting, and throwing frisbee.

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  • Minister of Music and Worship

    emily latimore

    Emily leads the music ministry and worship services here at PG Baptist.  She has always sang in church and also took piano lessons at a very young age from her grandmother.  She felt the call to the ministry in 2010 at a youth summer camp during worship. Emily's hope for this church is that the people come to corporate worship on Sundays with their hearts open and ready to receive God and worship Him.  Emily is a wife, mother, and lover of all God's creation. 

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  • ministry assistant

    lynne searcy

    Lynne has served PG Baptist Church for many years now.  She does many things for this church including: writing the church newsletter, finances, editing and printing Sunday bulletins, and assisting the leaders of this church.  Lynne loves animals, chocolate, listening to music, and laughing. 

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  • Summer Intern

    Ashlee Withrow

    Ashlee attends Lenoir-Rhyne University and is a double major in Spanish and Psychology. This summer, Ashlee is most excited to focus on outreach in the community and to help more people come to know Christ. Ashlee hopes to grow in her walk with Christ through her passion for missions and she looks forward to using that to reach people in the community!


  • Summer Intern

    Kassie Brackett

    Kassie attends Western Carolina University and is a Recreational Therapy major. By serving this summer, she hopes to grow in her walk with Christ while helping those in the community do the same. Kassie is excited to be working with the children's ministry here at Pleasant Garden's. She hopes to see the children's program grow in numbers and grow spiritually. Kassie has a passion for kids and she can't wait to work with them! She is confident that God has big plans for the little ones and she just can't wait to see what He has in store for them!