Virgil Porter

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Pastor Virgil Porter was raised in the Matthews, Missouri farming community in Southeast Missouri. He surrendered to the ministry in 1970. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Central Baptist College, Conway, Arkansas and a Master of Theology degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas. He came to Pleasant Valley as pastor in December 2007. He also teaches as associate professor of Bible at Central Baptist College, Conway, Arkansas.

He and his wife Sheila have two sons, Trey and Matthew (Nikkina.) They also have two grandkids, Hailey and Elleigh.

Dr. Porter has served as pastor of several churches in Arkansas and Texas, has written Sunday school literature for DiscipleGuide Publishing, theological journal articles and devotionals, and has served in various offices and positions in the Baptist Missionary Association of America on the local, state and national levels.

Minister of Music

Dave Masterton

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Brother Dave Masterton has been Minister of Music at Pleasant Valley since 2010.  He has been in the ministry since 1970, having pastored full time for twenty years.  He also taught for two years as Instructor of Bible at Wesley College. 

He was educated at Taylor University, receiving his undergraduate degree from Bethel College, Master of Arts in Religion from Wesley College, and Master and Doctorate in Theology from Bethany Theological Seminary. He and his wife Carolyn have four grown children.