On a day in 1893, five founding members, who recognized the need for a church, gathered to construct their vision of creating a place of worship that would not only be accessible to the community but one whose foundation would be erected upon a sense of kindred spirit. After many heartfelt prayers this institution would later be known as Mount Olivet Baptist Church.
Devotion services were held at a storefront on Main Street, pastored by Reverend Henry Melvin Limas. As membership grew and the Holy Spirit moved, services were moved to a rented hall on Nelson Avenue. The visualization of our founding fathers and Reverend Limas' would soon come to fruition as seven succeeding pastors, armed with purpose; would build upon a dream and transform it into a reality. Mount Olivet Baptist church, founded on the belief of reconstructing and renewing minds through the teaching and preaching of the word of God had now become an integral force, and strong power in the community. Mount Olivet has always been acknowledged as a community outreach ministry.Many revere Mount Olivet as a learning center, a home, a rock in the midst of storms and that stronghold amidst turbulent times. Overcoming challenges, adversities, and periods without a pastor, Mount Olivet remained community focused.
If you're looking for a vibrant and progressive church home, we encourage you to explore and consider Mount Olivet Baptist Church.
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