Meet Pastor Sam


Pastor Sam started serving as pastor at Pleasant Ridge in May 2013. He has been in the ministry for over 35 years. Sam often refers to himself as a “farm boy from south Georgia” and an “urbanized redneck.” In addition to serving as our pastor, he works full-time as a hospice chaplain and finds time to umpire youth baseball. 

He graduated from Georgia State University with bachelor’s degree in psychology and from New Orleans Baptist Seminary with a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. 

Pastor Sam has a passion for his faith and a deep love for his family. He and Rhonda have been married since December 1979. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Our Team

Angie Presnal
Worship Leader

Courtney Cole
Children’s Director

David & Courtney Cole
Youth Directors

Ricky Presnal
A/V Team Leader