Mrs. B.J. Pleasant catalyzes transformative impact in every sphere of society. With unwavering dedication, she leverages her gifts, influence, and opportunities to equip the body of Christ to advance the kingdom of God.
Having honorably served her country for nine years as a U.S. Army Veteran (SGT/E-5), she exemplifies unwavering dedication. Mrs. Pleasant is the Principal Owner & Senior Business Process Analyst at BJR Enterprise, LTD, a boutique management consulting firm that creates effective business systems to improve performance and growth, and the Founder & CEO of Community Arts Experience, Inc. (C.A.E.), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that empowers, serves, and promotes community and individual well-being through arts-infused experiences. With over two decades of experience, Mrs. Pleasant specializes in transformational change, leadership development, and community organizing.
In 2003, Mrs. Pleasant was ordained and licensed as an elder under the esteemed mentorship of Reverends Robert W. & Beverly A. Lewis, Sr. From 2012 to 2014, she co-founded and faithfully served as the Assistant Pastor of The Jesus Spot in Massillon, Ohio. In January 2015, she was commissioned to the office of the Prophet by her spiritual mentors and covering, Drs Mark & Jill Kauffman of Jubilee Ministries International, New Castle, Pennsylvania. Currently, Mrs. Pleasant serves as the Executive Pastor at One Kingdom Ministries in Farrell, Pennsylvania, working alongside her husband, Apostle Brian K. Pleasant, Jr., the visionary founder of the ministry. Their blended family consists of six children and six grandchildren.
Aside from her impactful work in ministry and business, Mrs. Pleasant is also an international gospel recording artist. She has had the privilege of singing alongside renowned artists such as Grammy Award winner Karen Clark Sheard, Grammy-Nominated Shirley Murdock, Kierra "Kikki" Sheard, and many others. She has also toured internationally with The Golden Gospel Singers and The Gospel People.
Mrs. Pleasant's academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Business Administration in Organizational Management and an Associate in Business Administration. Her dedication to community service is evident through her involvement as the President of the City of Farrell Human Relations Commission, membership in the Christian Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania, advisory role in the Kingdom Congressional International Alliance, and position as the Board Secretary for Zion Education Center, Inc. Additionally, she is a Core Member and Quadrant Leader of the Kingdom Unification Alliance. Mrs. Pleasant's achievements have been recognized through various awards, including the "Success in Leadership & Commitment in Business" Award from Celebration of Heroes, the "Philanthropic Award" from Walsh University, the "President's Public Service Award" from the Stark County Black Caucus, the "Outstanding Community Service Award" from the Stark County NAACP, and the "Community Service Award" from the Mercer County Women's Association.
"B.J. Pleasant has worked extensively with us across a wide range of consulting assignments. We initially appointed B.J. to assist in resolving some long-standing issues with the academy’s student recruitment. However, we have been sufficiently impressed with her expertise, project management skills and energy that her role has expanded to include support with website development and branding. B.J.’s support has been invaluable during a period of significant change for the academy."
Brighten Heights Charter School / Board of Directors
"B.J. Pleasant came into our business with a fresh pair of eyes and listened intently to our views and frustrations. She was able to see opportunities from a fresh perspective and offer help and advice. With B.J.'s help we were able to develop a side of the business that complements our core objectives."
Michelle Steward / Michelle's Designs, Inc. - Owner
“B.J. Pleasant is a standout in the non-profit arena. Impeccable Integrity! She also has the ability to build coalitions in the public & private sectors in a very unique way. She has been able to bring together teams of people with very diverse skills & backgrounds to achieve incredible results. CAE is a fantastic national model for supplemental instruction & curriculum fortification. CAE under the leadership of B.J. Pleasant is an organization to watch & to partner with in your local market.”
Jefferson Younger / Excelous – Vice President of Business Development
"I have known and valued B.J.'s thoughtful input, analysis and attention to detail for a long time now, but was only recently sharply reminded when her skill and judgement augmented an important body of work I was preparing in a limited timescale. If you require assistance or a fresh pair of eyes to look at an existing or new project or business, B.J. will provide the perspective you need to deliver an enhanced solution."
Randy Bond / RBC, Inc. – Owner