On April 20, 1822, twenty-four members of the United Baptist Church at Stony Point in Logan County chose to expand their witness for the gospel by leaving their home congregation and launching a new church. The group gathered together under a massive oak tree located on a farm a mile east of Lewisburg and gave birth to a new congregation, Mt. Pleasant. Over the years the church worshiped together in at least four locations. In 1914 the Mt. Pleasant congregation joined with the Lewisburg Baptist Church, and the two congregations elected to be identified as Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. In 1917, a new building was constructed at the present location, 954 Stacker Street, in Lewisburg, and weekly services have been continuously held since that time.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church and is a part of the Logan Todd Baptist Association and the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Rev. Tim Nugent came to Pastor Mt. Pleasant in October, 2014. A Kentucky native, he grew up in Lewisport, graduated from Hancock County High School, and received a Bachelor of Music degree from Campbellsville University. While at Campbellsville he met and married his wife, Penni (Lawson), from Springfield, KY.
Bro. Tim has served in Music Ministry, Youth Ministry, and as Associate Pastor in seven churches in Kentucky, Florida, and North Carolina. Following his graduation with a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary in 2005, he pastored two churches in South Carolina.
Bro. Tim and Penni have one adult daughter, Jesse Elizabeth. The family enjoys spending time together, singing together, and especially camping. Bro. Tim greatly enjoys hunting and fishing.
Jesus is the center of Bro. Tim’s life, preaching, ministry, and leadership. The Gospel message and evangelism are at the heart of what and why he preaches. Romans 12:1-2 are his life verses.
Bro. Larry Vaught came to Mt. Pleasant in 2003. He grew up in Central City but graduated from Drakesboro High School where he met his future bride, Jill (Campbell). After marriage, Larry graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelors of Music degree while Jill worked as a Lab Tech in Greenview Hospital.
As a teacher, Larry first taught High School Band and Chorus, and beginning band at three feeder schools in Cumberland County. After moving back to Muhlenberg County, he taught High School, Middle School, and then retired after 30 years as an Elementary Music teacher. Bro. Larry also served as director of several Community Theater productions.
During his years in public music education, Bro. Larry and Jill had a vital ministry in several churches in Cumberland, Muhlenberg, and Daviess Counties while raising three wonderful children: Aaron Christopher, Laura Beth, and John Benjamin. The Vaught Family has now begun the next season of life; grand-children!
Bro. Larry has served the wonderful Mt. Pleasant Church family for over 20 years and is looking forward to celebrating the upcoming 200th Anniversary in 2022!
Bro. Shane came to Mt Pleasant in 2019. He is a native of Todd County, Kentucky. He graduated from Todd County Central High School in Elkton, Kentucky in 1988. After graduation he spent four years in the United States Marine Corps. He has a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry from Mid-Continent University. He has been married to Cappy for seventeen years. They have one son, Noah, who was born in 2004.
Bro. Shane has been in ministry since 2004. Prior to arriving at Mt Pleasant, he served as Youth Minister at two churches, and as Pastor at a third, all in Christian Country. He has also worked for the past five years as a teacher at Heritage Christian Academy in Hopkinsville, Ky.
Bro. Shane’s life has been profoundly impacted by the Gospel of Christ and his passion is sharing that Gospel with others, particularly young people. Feeding their curiosity and experiencing their exuberance for living bring him great joy.
Linda Hansen - Secretary
Robert Gibbs - Custodian
Galen Wood - Janitor