More About  Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church has been worshipping and operating in Columbus, Ohio since 1907. The present church site at 428 East Main Street, was purchased in 1929, the year of the Great Depression, and the church has enjoyed many expansions since then. In 1958, under the leadership of Mt. Olivet's eighth pastor, Dr.H. Beecher Hicks Sr., the original church structure was torn down and our present sanctuary and fellowship center were erected to the glory of God.

Mt. Olivet is an active, community-oriented church with a large number of active ministries and outreach groups. The church has a rich history in giving back and contributing to the neighborhood and maintains a top role in the national church community.

  • African American Heritage Institute
  • Baptist Instruction / New Disciples Ministry
  • The Bible Institute
  • Christ-Centered Discipleship Ministry
  • Golden Agers Ministry
  • Health Ministry / Nurses Corps
  • Silent Praise / Sign Ministry
  • Yoke Persons
  • Sunday Church School
Division Leader:
Sister Kim Sheppard
  • Scouting
  • Buds of Promise
  • Children's Church
  • D.E.S.T.I.N.Y.'S Child Tutoring Ministry *
  • Generation of Gentlemen - G.O.G. *
  • Children's Movie Night Out
  • S.T.A.R. Mentoring *
  • Super Saturday
  • Youth Council
  • Before I Say "I Do"
  • Married Couples
  • C4C - Communicators for Christ
  • Hospitality-Greeters Ministry
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Nursery Ministry
  • Men of Manna (Men's Ministry)
  • Women of Wholeness (W.0.W. - Women's Ministry)
  • Singles Ministry
  • Security Ministry
  • Ushers Ministry
  • Bereavement
  • Evangelism
  • Foreign Missions
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.
  • Friends of the Homeless
  • Hunger Outreach, Food Pantry and Clothing Bank
  • Isabelle Ridgway
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Political and Social Justice Ministry
  • Prison Ministry
  • Rose of Sharon Outreach
  • Rose of Sharon Public and Membership Assistance
  • Telephone/Visitation Ministry
  • The Music & Arts Ministries Church Choir (18 and up)
  • New Direction Ensemble (18 and up)
  • Buds of Promise (5–12)
  • Praise Dance Ministry (18 and up)
  • Mime Ministry (9 and up)
  • Step Ministry (9 and up)
  • S.H.A.R.P. (Smart, Holy, Anointed, Respected, Prepared)
  • The A.R.T.S. (Artistically Righteous, Talented, Sanctified)
  • G.A.P. (Generations Adjoined Partnership)