Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Randy Copeland

Senior Pastor

I was born and raised in Gadsden, AL until the age of 13 when my family relocated to Hartselle, AL. After years of being raised in the church I decided to take my own path that lead to much heart break and regret. At 25 years of age I found myself at the end of myself as an alcoholic and drug addict. In April of 1995 I cried out the Jesus Christ and asked to be saved. In that moment a miracle occurred and not only was I saved but was also delivered from the addictions that had scarred my life.

In 1996 I became a member of Decatur Baptist Church where I faithfully attended and grew in the ministry. In September of 2000 I married the love of my life Cyndi after meeting her in the singles ministry of the church. In 2005 I was called on staff at Decatur Baptist where I served for seven years. In 2010 Cyndi and I were blessed with our son Ryder. In 2011 I became the pastor of Columbia Baptist Church in Columbia, Kentucky where I served for two years. In 2013 we left Kentucky and moved to Moulton, Alabama to become the pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Jim Fiscus

Worship, Education, and Media Pastor

I was born in New Castle, Indiana. At the age of three my family moved to Northwest Alabama where I was raised. My dad was a preacher and we were very involved in church. I gave my life to Christ April 19, 1993. Shortly after trusting Christ I surrendered to ministry. Over the years that ministry has included serving at a number of different churches in various roles. Much of that time has been as Senior Pastor; but I have also enjoyed working with youth, children, senior adults, and of course, worship and education.

I am very involved in the Muscle Shoals Baptist Association where I serve as the Men’s Ministry Director and on the Mission and VBS Committees. I also serve with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions VBS team, training VBS leaders across North Alabama.

On August 24, 1996 I married the greatest woman in the world, Christy. We have 5 children, David, Steven, Nathan, Courtney, and Sarah as well as numerous grandchildren. In 2017 I felt God leading our family to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church to work with the Music Ministry. I currently serve as the Worship, Education and Media pastor.

Austin Dutton

Student Pastor

I was born and raised in Moulton, AL. I was very blessed to grow up with a God-fearing family who made church a priority. I accepted Christ as my Savior my Junior year of High school in 2009. Through the rest of high school and college, my lifestyle didn’t always reflect that of a Christian. I tried to find satisfaction in so many things this world had to offer. I was in church the whole time... I was saved, but I was too selfish to give up my wants, my desires, my time, my friends.  I graduated nursing school from UAH in 2014 and married Ari in 2015. Little did I know what God had in store for my life.
Two defining moments happened in my life to help me finally realize that I had made Jesus my Savior but not my Lord. First, I started getting discipled by a deacon at PGBC. This discipleship relationship held me accountable to praying and reading my Bible. He helped me in adjusting to my new career as a nurse and helped me through many burdens in my life. I would not be here today surrendered to the ministry without this discipleship relationship. Second, On January 1, 2020 at Mission Focus, a Living Faith Fellowship conference in Kansas City, I rededicated my life to the Lord. I surrendered my life to ministry. I did not know what that looked like with me being in healthcare, but I told God wherever, whatever, whenever.
God opened that door here at PGBC and through faith and prayer here we are. I came on staff here as the Full-time student pastor in December 2020. I’m looking forward to pouring my life into the young people here at PGBC after this church has poured so much of its life into me the last decade.

Harriet Inman

Children's Director

I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Mount Hope, Alabama and grew up in Mount Hope Baptist Church.  At age 15 while at youth camp, God impressed on me the need to be saved.  Soon after being saved, God called me to begin a community children’s choir which I led for several years.  In 1989, Mount Hope Baptist called me as Music Director for the adult choir where I served for the next 11 years.  In January of 2000, our family became part of the Pleasant Grove family.  Soon after coming to Pleasant Grove, I volunteered as the toddler choir director and later began working with the 1st-6th grade choir.  After serving as a volunteer for a couple of years, Pleasant Grove called me as their Children’s Ministry Director.  I have faithfully served in this ministry for many years.

After high school, I earned my elementary education BS degree from Athens State University and masters from the University of West Alabama.  I also earned a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of North Alabama.  These degrees have been truly beneficial in my ministry role here.  I have been employed with Lawrence County Schools for 27 years where I currently work as Reading Specialist and Assistant Principal at Mount Hope School.  

God has truly blessed me with a wonderful family.  My husband of 33 years is Anthony Inman who is Principal at Hatton High School.  We have two sons, Will and Ryan.  Will is married to Monica Taylor Inman and they have two daughters.  Ryan is married to Anna-Margaret Sparks Inman.  Our beautiful granddaughters are Jenna and Taylor.