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The perpetual revivalism of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church spirituality and revitalization of the 5th Ward community define the visionary ministry and leadership of Harvey Clemons, Jr.


At the helm of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Houston, Texas since 1983, Reverend Clemons is a native Houstonian and was reared in the 5th Ward community.  Educated in the Houston Independent School District, his studies later at the University of Houston-School of Architecture foretell a desire to design and build.  Today, he is a builder of people’s lives and their communities.


Instrumental in the comprehensive neighborhood revitalization movement of 5th Ward, Reverend Clemons served as Chairman of the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation  from 1989-2009 and  is currently President of Pleasant Hill Community Development Corporation both of whose accomplishments include construction of over 200 single-family homes, construction and acquisition of over 2,300 multi-family housing units, and thousands of square feet of commercial space.  


“I see Pleasant Hill as the God-appointed agent for these times.  We have been assigned to usher anyone who enters the Church door and the residents of 5th Ward from spiritual darkness into the marvelous light of Jesus Christ.”  says Rev. Clemons.  Unequivocally, this is the underlying focus and driving force of Reverend Clemons as Pastor, teacher, and leader of Pleasant Hill.


A continuing student and expositor of God’s Word, Reverend Clemons has studied in England at Oxford University, Regents Park College.  He is a contributing author of The African-American Devotional Bible and Oxford Sermons.  He is a mentor and advisor to religious, government, business and academic leaders throughout the nation.   Reverend Clemons has also received numerous award and recognitions highlighting the work God has assigned his hands.  

Simply stated by Reverend Clemons, “he loves God and he loves people,” which encapsulates his character, ministry and achievements. 


To reach Pastor Clemons via email, write to harveyclemonsjr@pleasanthillministries.org.

The Reverend

Harvey Clemons Jr.