Meet Our Staff!


Mitch Smith

Senior Pastor

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        Mitch is originally from Jacksonville, North Carolina.  Mitch and his wife Kimberly have been married for 17 years and have two children.  Mitch is a man that loves God and loves people.  He answered the call to ministry in 2006 and began seeking God's continued will for his life. Mitch began pursuing further education at Liberty University where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Religion with a minor in Church Ministries and Christian counseling.

        Upon completion of his undergraduate work, Mitch continued his education at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary where he completed a Masters of Arts in Theological studies in 2015.  Currently, he is working toward his M. Div. at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Mitch’s vision is, “To see the lost come to Christ as Lord and Savior in their lives, and to see those who are already saved grow to be about the business of living out the Great Commission and sharing God’s love with a world that so desperately needs Christ.”


        Mitch is excited to see all that God has in store at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.


Assoc. Pastor - Students

Jason Lawson

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Dana Easton


        Jason is married to Lindsey and they have three kids, Ollie, Amos, and Salem. They have a passion for teaching teenagers who God is and training them to live out God’s plan for their life. Both Jason and Lindsey grew up in Greensboro, NC but shortly after they were married in 2009, God led them to Guyana, South America and then to Raleigh, NC before calling them to Pleasant Ridge. Now they are having the time of their lives working with the Youth and College & Career groups, helping them see the beauty in God’s creation and to appreciate everyone’s story. Jason’s life verse is Eph. 5:1, “Therefore be imitators of God as beloved children;” His desire is to train up a generation that walks as Jesus walked, speaks as Jesus spoke and loves as Jesus loved!

         Dana Easton is originally from the Detroit Metro, Michigan area and moved to this beautiful area of NC in 2008.  She was thrilled to join the PRBC team in the beginning of 2019, bringing her automotive engineering/computer background from General Motors along with business, office management, accounting and finance experience from the building and sale of her company, Woods of the World.


          Dana and her husband Reid are members at Elkin Valley Baptist Church, where Dana serves as the Budget and Finance Committee Chair and personnel financial management resource.  She is a woman who loves The Lord and was saved in 2007.  Outside of PRBC, she loves to read, garden and can, create art, rock hound, bird watch and spend time in God’s creation with her 4 rescue pitties.


         She feels honored to work the ministry of the church secretary/treasury position and loves being able to serve PRBC any way she can.

1997 Pleasant Ridge Rd

State Rd, NC 28676

 (336) 874-2875

Fax: (336) 874-2872

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