Bro. Geoff Elrod (Left) moved here from the Northport area with his wife, Wendy, of 26 years. They have one son, Jacob (Right), who is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama School of Engineering. He attended with a Presidential Scholarship. He now works for Brasfield & Gorrie. Geoff grew up in Gadsden Alabama to parents, George and Jan Elrod, and graduated from Gadsden High School in 1984. He attended Gadsden State University and Jacksonville State University afterwards. In March of 1975 he accepted Jesus as his savior and was baptized soon after. He answered God's call to ministry and was eventually mentored by Dr. Gary Ashley who was the winner of the Troy L. Morrison Award. After studying under him for a year he attended Covington Theological Seminary School where he received an associates degree in sacred literature and a bachelors degree in Christian ministry. He has been pastoring since 2013.
His wife, Wendy Schlegel (Middle), was born in Connecticut. She moved to Birmingham as a small child and grew up in Vestavia Hills, graduating from Vestavia Hills High School in 1988. She attended Auburn University and graduated in 1992 with a degree in Finance.
"God has blessed me to begin pastoring in 2013, leading us to visit Mount Pleasant in July of 2019. Little did we know we would become their pastor in December of that same year. Wendy and I, as well as Jacob are honored to be called to become part of the Mount Pleasant family. I never thought we could become part of such a wonderful church family, and we look forward to many years of service. I have a lot of favorite bible verses but if i had to pick one it would have to be Psalms 46:10 'Be still and know that I am God.' I will faithfully serve the kingdom of God as a husband, father, and your pastor, and seek to grow daily in my own walk as I lead you to grow in yours. I live faithfully for the Lord. After accepting Christ, later in my teenage years I fell into the traps of sin until a Damascus Road moment in my life, on October 2, 2010, when God put me on my knees at an alter and things have never been the same. I was extremely blessed to be raised by christian parents who surrounded me with godly people that would step up and help me after answering God's call." -Pastor Geoff Elrod