Dr. Glenn W. Taylor, Pastor

Pastor Glenn Taylor grew up in Jesup, Georgia. He began his ministry in 1979 as Director of Education and Youth of First Baptist of Springfield, Georgia, before going to pastor from 1981 to 1987 at Averett Baptist Church in Nelson, Virginia. From 1987 to the present, he has been pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where he received a B.S in Sociology with emphasis in Social Work, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity degree, and Cambridge Graduate School where he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree. He also did graduate work through Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. He has also earned two units of CPE (clinical pastoral education).


Glenn was married to Terri in 1979. Terri is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Anderson University in addition to being very involved in ministry through Pleasant View. They have a daughter, Megan Williams (who is married to Landon ... they had their first child, Emory, on April 18, 2015, and their second, Penn, on December 22, 2016!!!), a son Seth (who is married to Kathryn), and another son, Ethan. Megan teaches English as a second language as well as ministering alongside her husband who is a pastor. Seth is presently living in Germany as he works as a mechanical engineer for Bosch Corporation. Ethan graduates with a degree this May from Anderson University and will be attending Duke University in the Fall to begin working on his Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree.


Glenn seeks to lead the church in never sacrificing doctrinal purity while at the same time upholding our vision of always acting in love. He seeks to preach messages which provide practical biblical instruction for life's challenges. 



Ben Ridgeway, Worship Leader and Minister to Students

Ben is a native of Greenwood, South Carolina. He is now a senior at Anderson University, and plans to graduate in May with a degree in Christian Theology. Eventually, Ben would like to pursue graduate studies in hopes of becoming an Old Testament professor.


Through both ministering to students and leading in worship at Pleasant View, Ben seeks to uphold the gospel as the center of all ministry. It is his goal to communicate the gospel through teaching and singing the message of the scriptures.



Sheryl Dooley, Administrative Assistant

Sheryl has been Administrative Assistant at Pleasant View for a little over 3 years and has held this position at various churches in the Anderson area during the past 25 years.  Sheryl has a daughter, Jennifer and her husband Kirt, and a son, Steven and his wife Lisa; 2 grandsons (Taylor and John) and 4 granddaughters (Caroline, Ashlyn, Reagan and Campbell).