Division Leader:
Dr. Charlene Watkins


The mission of the African American Heritage Institute is to bring educational opportunities to confront the past and current issues within and outside the African American experience and communities by critically examining and analyzing the physical and spiritual aspects of self in order to raise the consciousness of our Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

Scripture Reference: Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Ministry Leaders: Sister Love Mayo, Brother Philip Mayo


The mission of the Baptist Instruction and New Disciples Classes is to welcome, instruct, and provide an introduction to new disciples to the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The following areas of instruction have been designed for a classroom setting in a curriculum format: Assurance of Salvation, Prayer and Fasting, Learning the Basics of the Bible, Praise and Worship, the Baptist Faith Tradition, Stewardship, Discipleship, Ministry Preview and Spiritual Gifts Survey.

The ministry will not only instruct, but will encourage the new disciple to grow in his/her personal relationship with Jesus Christ while becoming an active disciple in a ministry for the cause of Christ. The Baptist Instruction and New Disciples Ministry meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m., following the 7:30 a.m. worship service in the Conference Room.

Scripture Reference: Matthew. 28:19-20

Ministry Leaders: Deaconess Ova McCallum, Deaconess Anita Walker


The mission of the Bible Institute is to strengthen Christ-Centered families, teach Church Doctrines, the church yearly theme, and to provide an array of educational opportunities to support the academic and spiritual needs of our community of faith.

  • How are the church’s disciples educated in missions, church policy and organization, Christian ethics, and Church history?
  • In what ways are the disciples trained to share their faith?
  • Does the church offer educational opportunities designed for each age group (i.e., preschool, children, young adults, senior adults…)?
  • What kind of problems are the disciples of our church facing?
  • How is the church addressing the problems disciples may have?
  • How are the church leaders trained for effective leadership?
  • To what extent do the disciples know and understand the Scriptures?
  • What is their level of biblical knowledge and understanding of Christian doctrine and the Scriptures from which they are based?
  • With the vast number of denominations and their individual doctrines, how are we to determine the truth?

The mission of the Bible Institutes is designed to answer these questions through a variety of learning opportunities. There are four Institute opportunities:

  • Hattie S. DeBerry Churchwide Institute
  • Seasons of Life Family Bible Institute
  • Sizzling Summer Teaching Series
  • Dr. Marie B. Stinson Bible Institute…


The mission of the C.C.D.M. is to provide Biblical, practical, and evangelical teaching to those who are seeking to be Christ-Centered. The aim of the C.C.D.M. is to provide a structured environment, full of Christian support where persons can be encouraged to model the Christ-Centered life, to know and enjoy God, and to move the congregation from membership to Discipleship. Moreover, the aim of C.C.D.M. is to provide a pathway to ministry for every disciple and to develop Christ-Centered Disciples who will acknowledge God in every area in their lives.

Scripture Reference: 2 Timothy 2:15

Ministry Leaders: Sister Rosalyn Price, Dr. La Trice Washington


The mission of the Golden Ager Ministry is to provide the opportunity for our seniors to come together for various learning activities and fellowship.

Scripture Reference: James 1:27

Ministry Leaders: Sister Frances Cattledge, Sister Shirley Van


The mission of the Health Ministry is to provide preventive related programs for health living; e.g., providing health education, resource information, patient referral and medical support to our community of faith. Our emphasis is in the holistic health maintenance of mind, body, and spirit.

The mission of the Nurses Corps is to provide emergency and first-aid assistance whenever called upon. Nurses are on duty at all worship and funerals services.

Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Ministry Leaders: Sister Carla Hicks, Sister Kim Harris



The Sign Ministry is designed to serve Christ by serving the deaf who are in the worship experience. Members of this ministry provide sign language interpretation of worship services.

Scripture Reference: Romans 10:14-15

Ministry Leaders: Sister June Sawyer, Sister Zakiah Wilcox


The mission of this ministry is to provide spiritual guidance and moral Christian support to new disciples of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and to help them to become a vibrant part of the body of Christ. This ministry seeks to give new disciples a feeling of love, caring and belonging by pairing them up with compatible, seasoned members, who will help them to seek to live disciplined Christian lives, which align with the mission of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Scripture Reference: 1 John 1:3-4

Ministry Leaders: Sister Felicia Sanders, Deacon Eugene Easley, Sister Marcia Tennison


The mission of the Sunday Church School is to teach the Bible systematically. In doing so, our goal is to cultivate, nurture and strengthen the spiritual understanding, life, and growth of the Mt. Olivet disciples (of all ages). The mission of the Sunday Church School is to assist the pastor in leading God’s people to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and for building on-mission Christians through open Bible-study groups that engage people in evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship.

Scripture Reference: Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Peter 3:18

Sunday Church School Ministry Leaders:

  • Sunday Adult Division - Deaconess Eleanor Young and Deacon Ralph Gardner
  • Children - Sister Rita Dennis and Deaconess Glynnda Moore
  • Youth - Sister Kim Sheppard and Sister Marcia Tennison
  • Office Managers - Trustee Penny Singletary
  • Secretary - Sister Agnes Thomas