About Pleasant Dale


Pleasant Dale Church desires to

Mature in Faith

 Live in Hope

 Serve in Love

1 Thessalonians 1:3



Organized in 1889, Pleasant Dale is a congregation of the Church of the Brethren, continuing the work of Jesus, peacefully, simply, together.


For more information on the Church of the Brethren, please click here.

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Our Staff

The pastors and staff of Pleasant Dale Church, Preschool and Daycare are blessed with the opportunity to minister to you and your family.  Please let us know how we can serve you better.
Pastor Jay Carter
Caregiving Pastor
Pastor Jonathan Crandall
Senior Pastor
Julie Crandall
Worship Minister
Lesley Kintz
Biblical Counselor
Pastor Olinda Barnes
Children's Pastor
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Pastor Elliott Ripley
Youth Pastor
Rhonda Tom
Church Secretary
Susan Landis
Preschool Director

I'm new . . . What Can I Expect?

All people are welcome and valued at Pleasant Dale Church!  We invite you to come as you are.


If you come on a Sunday morning, you can expect to be greeted at the door.  We also have valet parking available.  Dress for worship is mostly casual, but all styles of dress are represented in our congregation.  Please feel free to come in whatever is comfortable for you.


Our worship service averages about 300 in attendance, and is centered around a morning message delivered by one of our pastors. 


The service also includes several other elements.  There is a time for individuals in the church to share both joys and concerns with the congregation, followed by a time of prayer led by the pastor.  Scripture is read by one of our pastors or a family from our congregation.

Our worship team leads the congregation in a blend of contemporary and traditional music.  Our worship team includes a variety of singers as well as piano, guitars, keyboard, drums, flute and violin.

Do you have kids?  At Pleasant Dale, we love and value children!  There are many different opportunities for your children to make new friends and learn about the love of Jesus in a safe and caring environment.  

On Sunday mornings, we offer Sunday School for all ages and nursery for the little ones.  During the worship service, children age 4 through 2nd grade begin in the sanctuary with their families and then are invited to their own special time of worship in what we call “Children’s Church” and “Junior Worship.”  Please visit our ministries page to see what other opportunities we have for your children, including mid-week programs, and preschool!

What can you expect when you come to Pleasant Dale? You can expect to find a community of imperfect people, seeking God together, and discovering and experiencing God’s love together.  Come step into the journey with us.  We look forward to meeting you!

Service Times

Sunday Mornings
11:00 Drive-in Worship in parking lot
Monday Evenings
6:30 - 8:30 pm
DivorceCare Support Group
check HERE for the latest session dates
childcare provided
Wednesday Evenings
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Nursery: birth to age 3
Faith Troopers: age 4 - 2nd grade
PDX: 3rd - 5th grade
PDY: 6th - 12th grade
GriefShare Support Group: check HERE for the latest session dates



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4504 W 300 N

Decatur, IN 46733

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