Prophet B.J. Pleasant
Executive Pastor & First Lady
B.J. Pleasant currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of Community Arts Experience, Inc. (C.A.E.) 501(c)(3) alternative learning and training organization and owner of BJR enterprise, Ltd. management consulting firm.
She has been active within the music community for over 20 years as a district-wide youth and adult choral director, a national music workshop facilitator, and international recording artist. She's performed background singing for Grammy Award winner Karen Clark Sheard, and Grammy-Nominated Kierra "Kikki" Sheard and Shirley Murdock to name a few; including performances around the world with special performances and recordings in Europe (Russia, Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland) and Hong Kong, China with International gospel groups "The Golden Gospel Singers" and "The Gospel People."
B.J. Pleasant was called to the ministry in 2003 under the tutelage of Rev. Robert W. & Beverly A. Lewis, Sr., and has been instrumental in developing successful strategies for ministry development and implementation since. B.J. Pleasant is the former Assistant Pastor of The Jesus Spot in Massillon, OH; and now stands in loving support beside her husband (Apostle Brian K. Pleasant, Jr.) in ministry as Executive Pastor. In January 2015, B.J. Pleasant was confirmed to the office of Prophet. The ceremony was officiated by Dr.'s Mark & Jill Kauffman of Jubilee Ministries International of New Castle, PA.
B.J. Pleasant has an Associate of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Organizational Management degrees. She actively serves as advisory council member for the International Coalition of Marketplace Leaders (ICML), advisory board member for the Christian Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Fiscal Manager & Program Evaluator for the Operation Lighthouse Project, Board Member for the Kingdom Unification, and Executive Board Member of Zion Education Center, Inc. She has been awarded the “Success in Leadership & Commitment in Business” Award (Celebration of Heroes); "Philanthropic Award” (Walsh University); “President’s Public Service Award” (Stark County Black Caucus): and “Outstanding Community Service Award” (Stark County NAACP).