The Leadership of Pleasant View Church
JESUS (EPHESIANS 1:8-23)
Jesus is the head of the church.
PASTORS (1 TIMOTHY 3: 1-7, TITUS 1: 6-9)
The pastors are called by God to shepherd and lead the church. The pastors represent the primary leadership and meet regularly to discuss the doctrine and direction of the Church, as well as pastoral situations. The pastors preach, teach, and counsel for the glory of God.
Jay McWilliams, senior pastor. “I was born and raised in Glen Rock, Southern York County, grew up in the Loganville area and now live in Windsor, PA.”
“I married Joyce, on October 19, 1974 and together we raised three sons. We have 10 grandchildren with another one on the way! Our family is a true blessing from God.”
“I was called into the ministry April 26th of 1976. After three years of classes, I was ordained into the ministry on August 26th, 1979. At that time Pleasant View had the bi-vocational ministry and I had the privilege to serve under and with many godly men. Pleasant View called me into full time ministry in 2010.”
“Most of my life I worked in construction, running heavy equipment and as a general manager for the last company I worked at for 21 years.”
“I love to fish and spend time on our deck and yard. Both Joyce and I love to spend time at the ocean and enjoy times with our family and all the excitement that grandkids bring.”
“Joyce and I love Pleasant View and feel it is such an honor to serve God with all those who come here.”
Pastor of Worship
Tom was born and raised in Red Lion where he attended Red Lion Area Schools. He became interested in music at an early age playing piano and trumpet as well as many numerous music groups both at his church and school. He has a music education degree from West Chester University and has been teaching in the Red Lion School District for over thirty years. Tom is serving as Pastor of Worship at Pleasant View where he oversees numerous ministries that deal with the worship service and truly believes that these ministries are all to help prepare our hearts to hear God’s Word each Sunday morning. Whether is it to prepare our hearts for worship or to feel warmly greeted as you enter the service, we hope that you feel at home and open to lift your praises to our God each Sunday morning.
Tom is married to Melody, his high school sweetheart for over thirty years. Melody is very involved with our Children’s Ministry. Tom and Mel have two children and two grandchildren. Tom’s passions outside of a Sunday morning at PV are watching and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Orioles. He also really loves archery hunting, golf and camping with his family.
Chip Godfrey is a native of York County and was born and raised on a farm. He went to Dallastown Area Schools and then graduated from York County School of Technology in maintenance.
Chip and Pauline were married October 10, 1981 and have three daughters and three grandchildren. They own and operate Godfrey Bros Meats.
Chip and Pauline have been involved in church ministry since 1992. As host pastor, Chip oversees the ministries that operate on Sunday mornings to make sure you feel welcome and comfortable when you attend Pleasant View.
In his leisure time, Chip loves to hunt and enjoys outdoor activities. Pauline has a passion for music and plays the keyboard in the praise team.
Pastor of Discipleship
Gene Miles is the Pastor of Discipleship. His ministry oversees the spiritual growth of the congregation where he helps encourage the church to become more mature and grow closer to Christ. Gene has a passion for children and has been a teacher in the children’s ministry for many years.
Gene has been married to Anita since 1980. Anita is also very involved in the KidZone ministry. They have 5 children who they homeschooled and 6 grandchildren. Gene is the owner of Miles Construction and is blessed to have his sons working with him. Gene is an avid hunter and loves to spend time at his property in Cambria county.
Pastor of Care
Hi, I’m Woody and this is my wife Rose. We head up the Care Ministry here at Pleasant View. I was born and raised in the New Bridgeville area of York County. I graduated from Red Lion High School in 1977 and was employed in the Tool and Die field for over 35 years. Rose and I were married September 9th, 1978. We have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren who are the joy of our lives. I was called to the ministry in 2008 and ordained in 2013.
In the Care Ministry we focus on connecting with people in the church by visits, sending cards, reaching those with needs, whether in the hospital, at home or wherever a need may be. We also work very closely with the Deacons and oversee their responsibilities.
I like the outdoors, hiking, bicycling, and “fiddling around” with things. History excursions and studying also occupies my time. Rose, who heads up the Card and Flower Ministry, enjoys spending time with family, and looking at recipe books.
Pastor of Fellowship
Samuel is working in his new role as the Pastor of Fellowship. The fellowship ministry supports All In Small Group Ministries, Women’s Fellowship, Grow On Women’s Ministry, and various other fellowship events. After almost 7 years in law enforcement, Samuel now works as a carpenter for Miles Construction along with his father and brothers.
Samuel is married to Megan. They have been married since June of 2012 and have two children. Megan is the director of KidZone. They enjoy playing volleyball, camping, working on house projects together, and spending time with friends and family.
Jr. High Pastor/Co. Pastor of Discipleship
Alex and his wife, Erica have been leading the junior high youth program at Pleasant View since its beginning in December of 2011. This youth program is called Ignite and the goal of Ignite is to help youth discover a faith in Christ that they can call their own. Ignite desires to partner with parents and guardians in order to further the youth’s relationship with Christ and call the youth to take ownership of their beliefs. Ignite meets on every other Friday evenings from 7 – 9 PM and Sunday mornings during both church services (9:30 – 10:30 AM or 11:00 – 12 PM). Ignite is for youth in 6th – 8th grade.
Currently Alex is being mentored in the position of Pastor of Discipleship. He is assisting with classes and researching new ways to grow this ministry.
Alex and Erica have been married since June of 2011 and have three sons.
Jonah is currently developing the position of Associate Pastor. He is working in an executive position, leading meetings, developing agenda’s and helping the pastor’s job to run more smoothly.
Jonah and his wife Kristen were previously in charge of the Youth program at Pleasant View called Wildfire for 15 years. Recently they have decided to take some time off refocusing on each other and raising their five children. Jonah and Kristen are prayerfully seeking God’s calling and direction as they wait to take the next steps in ministry.
Jonah and Kristen have been married since 2004 and have four handsome boys, Luke, Collin, Owen and Caleb and a beautiful new daughter, Harper. Jonah works full time on ecommerce for DentsplySirona and Kristen co-owns her own Salon, Clarity Salon.
Pastor or Ministries
Adam is our Pastor of Ministries. His responsibility is to help people find the best place for them to serve and use their gifts either in the church or the community. His focus is also on how to help the existing ministries at PV. Adam was instrumental in implementing the Realm program that helps connect people and helps the ministries to run more smoothly.
Adam was married to Kristen in 2011. They have two children and are expecting their third in July. Adam and Kristen are both on one of the PV Praise Teams. Adam was homeschooled and is currently employed by Batteries Plus Bulbs where he manages 4 stores in PA & MD. In his leisure time he enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.