Staff & Leaders

Our staff is here to equip our people and give leadership to our ministries. The desire of our staff is for you to have a strong growing FAITH in Jesus Christ.

 

Dr. Philip May

Dr. May has been serving as Senior Pastor of Pleasant Valley South since 1997. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Augusta State and his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Seminary. He earned his Doctor of Ministries from Luther Rice Seminary. He and his wife Delaine have been married for 39 years.

Billy Fricks

Billy has been serving at Pleasant Valley South since 2007. He leads our global and local missionary outreach ministries. He attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Janet, have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Mark Winstead

Mark joined the staff of Pleasant Valley South in 2005. He leads our church choir with over 120 members. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Alabama and received a Masters of Religious Education at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children and four grandchildren.

Eric Lefevers

Eric joined the staff of Pleasant Valley South in 2016 and leads our Student Fusion Ministry for 6th through 12th graders. He graduated from New Orleans Baptist Seminary with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry and earned a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice Seminary. He and his wife, Melissa, have three children.

Kristian Brown

Kristian joined Pleasant Valley South in 2017. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Christian Education from Louisiana College and holds a Masters of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She oversees the Children’s Ministry that includes the Nursery up through 5th grade.

Ken Whitlow

Ken joined the church staff in 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Florida and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a Masters in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. He and his wife, Tracy, have three daughters.

Wes Rampley

Wes joined the staff of Pleasant Valley South in 2012. He leads our College Ministry and serves as Worship Leader for our Contemporary Service on Sunday mornings. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Georgia. He is married to wife, Brittney, and are expecting their first child.

Tom Pilcher

Tom joined the church staff in 2013. Tom is responsible for I.T. and coordinating all audio visuals including sound, video and media platforms for the church. He attended Floyd College, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Georgia State University. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters and one grandchild.

Bill King

Bill joined our Music Ministry staff in 2004 to lead our orchestra and hand bell choir. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Berry College, a Masters of Education from West Georgia College and attended the Academy of Military Sciences. He is retired from the Air Force where he led the band. He has worked with several local high school bands. He is also involved in many community bands. He and his wife, Lou, have two children and one grandchild.