Service Times

Sunday School - 9:00 AM
Morning Worship - 10:15 AM
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Worship - 7:00 PM

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Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 426
Smithville, OH 44677
Parcel Delivery:
7605 Pleasant Home Road
Sterling, OH 44276
Phone 330.669.2394
Fax 330.669.2406
Pastor Stephen Olsen
Phone 330.669.3315
Music Pastor Mark Barrios
Phone 330.465.6653
Assistant Pastor Brandon Byler
Phone 440.465.8612

Our Staff

Pastor Stephen Olsen

Pastor Stephen Olsen

Reverend Stephen P. Olsen graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree.  He accepted the senior pastorate at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Smithville in May 1978.  He has led the church through three building programs and most recent, the purchase of a daughter church in Rittman, Ohio in September 2010.  Pastor Olsen has been active on the national and state levels of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and local fellowships.  He has a rich heritage with his father being a pastor, missionary, a Bible college administrator, and serving in the GARBC ministry; his uncle being a life-long GARBC pastor; the godly example of Rev. Willus Hull; and serving under Rev. Jay Long in Mehoopany, PA.  Pastor Olsen’s wife, Mary Jane is enjoying retirement from school teaching and is very active with her grandchildren.  Their family consists of four children, their spouses, and grandchildren:  Ben, Heather, Brody & Sophia Olsen reside in Wooster; Peter Olsen, resides in Smithville; Philip, Cait, Myra Sue, Jack and Benjamin Olsen reside in Smithville; Travis, Rebekah, Jase and Nora Bell, who reside in Wooster.

Phone: 330.669.3315
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Assistant Pastor Brandon Byler

Brandon6655Brandon Byler grew up attending Willo-Hill Baptist Church and graduated from Liberty University in 2006 with a Bachelor's of Religion degree. Brandon served as youth pastor for almost seven years in Highland Heights, Ohio. On October 2, 2012, he began serving at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church as Assistant Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach. He is a certified Nouthetic Counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He and his wife, Maddie, and children, Michael, Vanessa, Timothy and Kailey are residing in Marshallville, Ohio. 

Phone: 440.465.8612
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Music Pastor Mark Barrios

Pastor Mark Barrios

Reverend Mark Barrios came to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in March 2006 as part time Music Pastor, becoming full time in January 2007.  He has a Bachelor of Music Education from Capital University and a Master of Arts in Sacred Music from Pensacola Christian College.  He has served in ministry since 1980.  Pastor Mark was ordained at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in June 2010.  He and his wife, Michelle, reside in Wooster with their three children:  Michaela, Drew, and Jesse. Married children and spouses include:  Josh & Chelsea Northey (Lilah), Stephen & Anna Weis (Judah & Abigail), Rick & Rebekah Thompson and Patrick & Hannah Jo Barrios.

Phone: 330.465.6653
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Youth Pastor Brent Knoll 

2016 Knoll Family 31 2 2Reverend Brent Knoll began serving as Youth Pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, September 1st, 2017. Brent graduated from Baptist Bible College with a Bachelor of Science in Bible in May of 1997. He was ordained in August of 2016. Brent received his Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Clarks Summit University in May 2017. Brent and his wife, Kim, live in Kidron with their two children, Josiah and Alayna.

Phone: 515.512.3786

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