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Scott Vail, Senior Pastor


Dr. Scott Vail, our Senior Pastor, was called to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in November, 2014. Scott has served previously as the Executive Pastor of a non-denominational church in Charlotte and a Baptist Church in Wilson, NC.

Scott met his wife, Kim, at Atlantic Shores Baptist Church in Virginia Beach where the two were married in May, 1987. Scott and Kim, along with their three children, Heather, Lindsay, and Caleb, moved from Wilson to Charlotte in 2007.  In 2013, their daughter, Lindsay, married Brad.

Scott was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He became a follower of Christ at age 20 while attending Rochester Institute of Technology where he later received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an Engineer in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry until God called him to vocational ministry in 2000. Since that time, Scott has earned a Masters of Art in Religion, a Masters of Divinity, and Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor Vail enjoys vacationing with family, reading, playing disc golf, ACC basketball, and the Panthers (when they are winning!).

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Tyler Cooper, Pastor of Students & Outreach

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Tyler began serving at Pleasant Valley in August 2015. He has a deep passion for introducing teens to Jesus Christ and calling them to walk with Him for their whole lives.

Tyler was born in Illinois, but spent over a decade of his life in south Charlotte and considers it home. It was during his freshman year at UNC Charlotte that he discovered his passion for youth ministry. As he led a small group of 7th grade boys at his church, it became clear that God was calling him to full-time ministry. He finished his bachelors in marketing, and moved to Lynchburg, VA, where he earned a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary.

While in seminary, Tyler’s life changed forever when he met Christy. The two were married on May 4, 2012. While Christy finished her Masters in Occupational Therapy, Tyler spent the next 18 months leading a College & Career ministry at their local church. In December 2013, Tyler was called to serve as Pastor of Student Ministries at Otterbein Church in Waynesboro, PA.   With a baby on the way, God has been gracious to open a door to bring them back home to live near family.

Tyler enjoys traveling, reading, good food, and any sport with a Frisbee!

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Phil Pike, Pastor of Worship

Phil began serving at Pleasant Valley in March of 2017. Phil has 20 years of ministry experience serving 5 other churches before coming to Pleasant Valley. He is passionate about worship and seeing others grow in Christ through music.

Phil and his wife Stacy met in church and have been married for 15 years.  They have two precious little girls, Hannah Leigh and Charlotte. They enjoy serving in ministry and family time.

Phil was born and raised in upstate South Carolina (Anderson). At age, 9 he was saved but didn’t sense the call to ministry until age 26. He holds an Associate of Arts (Computer Programming-’91) and a Bachelor of Arts (Music-’94) from Anderson University. And a Masters (Music-’99) from Southwestern Seminary.

After college he worked for a couple of years before surrendering to the call to full time ministry.

Phil enjoys family time, woodworking, smoking meat and college football, and is an avid Clemson Tiger fan!

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