Willow Grove is fortunate to have strong leadership, from the Senior Pastor to Ministry Presidents, our leadership team sets the example and standard of Willow Grove.
The Reverend Milton Pleasant
Senior Pastor

The Reverend Milton Pleasant was born December 19, 1966.  He was educated in the public schools of Los Angeles, California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from Pacific Coast Bible College and Seminary.  He completed his graduate studies at Faith Seminary in Tacoma, Washington where he earned a Master of Theology degree.

In September 2013, Reverend Pleasant was elected pastor of the Willow Grove Missionary Baptist Church – one of the oldest African American churches in Phoenix, Arizona.

Prior to his pastorate at Willow Grove, Reverend Pleasant was the organizer and founder of Abundant Life Baptist Church where he served for 11 years.  

Reverend Pleasant is a former professor at the Southwest School of Theology, an extension of Golden Gate Seminary.  He is currently the President of the Salt River Valley General Baptist Fellowship.  He has preached extensively across the state of Arizona and America in churches, conferences, and seminars. Reverend Pleasant participates in the following; World Baptist Alliance; National Baptist Convention USA; and the National Baptist Convention of America.
Pastor Pleasant is married to the former Ms. Nadine McCain; and together they have five adult children.
The Reverend
LaNita Smart
Executive Minister to the Senior Pastor and Women’s Ministry Leader
Sister Shirley Fields
Financial Secretary
Deacon Bill Mosley
Media Ministry
Sister Susie Leslie
Church Secretary
Sister Felicia Townsend
Youth Ministry and
Ushers President
Deacon Michael Powell
Men’s Ministry
Deacon Willie and
Sister Brenda Fields
E-Squad Ministry