Division Leaders

Christian Education

Dr. Charlene Watkins

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Deacon Robert Childs
Discipleship Ministries Division Director

Trustee Penny Singletary and Sister Rosalyn Price
Christian Education Secretaries

 

Ministry Development


Karen Hunnicutt-White

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)

I have served as Director of Ministry Development for over twelve years. God has blessed me with the responsibility of providing leadership and guidance for eleven ministries. I am truly humbled by this assignment as it allows me to serve with other servants as we seek to bring glory to the kingdom of God in demonstrating our love for Christ as we minister with and for one another.

My favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." My desire is to always make God proud as I press forward in fulfilling the purpose for which I was created.

My love for the Lord and my passion for 'servant' service is my number one priority as I seek to serve the Kingdom of God with excellence.

 

Missions & Outreach

 Rev. Guy S. Schley, Pastoral Assistant serves as Chaplain and Director of Development at Isabelle Ridgeway Care Center. He has completed two (2) years of post-graduate work in ethics at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. He also served the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church as an Associate Minister under the pastoral leadership of The Reverend Dr. R.B. Holmes, Jr. He served as chaplain of the Florida State University Men’s Basketball Team in Tallahassee, FL.

Reverend Schley is mentored by an array of spiritual and professional individuals that included the late The Reverend Dr. Gardner C. Taylor.

Reverend Schley has submitted the totality of his being; i.e., mind, body and soul, (Colossians 3:23) to doing the Will of God who called him into the Christian ministry.

Reverend Schley is a life member of Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, Inc. and serves as of the Vice President of Midwest Region. He is a member and served as correspondence secretary of The Baptist Ministerial Alliance of Columbus and Vicinity. He served as treasurer of The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Columbus and Vicinity. He is a life member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He served as Chaplain of the Columbus, Ohio, Alumni Chapter and the East Central Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Member and served as Past Master of King David Lodge No.116 of Free & Accepted Prince Hall Masons. Past Excellent High Priest of John C. Logan Chapter No. 53 Royal Arch Mason in Columbus, Ohio of The Most Excellent Prince Hall Grand Chapter of Ohio Royal Arch Masons. He was Principal Conductor of Work in Herald Council #3 in Columbus, OH of Most Illustrious Prince Hall Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters State of Ohio and Jurisdiction. Member of L.D. Easton Consistory No. 21 of the United Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Northern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc. Prince Hall Affiliation Orient of Ohio. In August 2018 he was elected in the Membership of the PGA of America.

Reverend Schley earned both Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in Delaware, Ohio in 1999. He served on the Racial Diversity Task Force and was the first Black African-American elected to serve as Campus Council President while on the campus of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

Reverend Schley is a graduate of Florida A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religion in 1995.

Reverend Schley during his college was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. He was chosen as “Outstanding Young Man in America” in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Rev. Schley is the co-author of an article published in a national educational journal entitled, “Remedial and Special Education” volume 22 number 1 January and February 2001. In May 2002, he visited South Africa as part of a Missions delegation from the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. While in South Africa Rev. Schley was privileged to preach at the Kagiso Baptist Church and lecture at the South African Baptist Convention Bible College in Soweto. In January 2003, Reverend Schley’s devotional message, A Walk with God! was published in Judson Press’s “From One Brother to Another: Voices of African American Men” Volume 2, edited by Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. In 2011, his tribute to Mrs. Isabelle Ridgway was published in Historic Columbus A Bicentennial History edited by Ed Lentz.

Reverend Schley is married to Uffa, his devoted, loving and supportive wife. Reverend Schley rejoices and is proud that he comes from a loving and supportive family with parents who nurtured him in the Christian faith.

 

Music and Arts

Willie B. Barthel, Jr. began his music career as a child. Growing up at Greater Liberty Temple Church of God In Christ, Willie was asked to play one Sunday night in the absence of the current church musician. He sat down and started playing organ and the rest is history.

Willie is currently Director of Music & Arts at the historic Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio, where the honorable Dr. Charles E. Booth serves as Senior Pastor. Willie is responsible for the choirs, mime, dance and step ministries. Under his leadership the church began its Music Academy to help train and develop current and future music personnel. Willie has taught at Raise Productions, a local gospel music school headed by the renowned Dr. Raymond Wise. Willie also served as an adjunct faculty member at Columbus State Community College where he was the first Gospel Choir Director. Willie is currently an adjunct faculty member at Ohio Christian University teaching contemporary keyboard.

Willie has recorded two CD’s: ‘Flawless’ and ‘Awesome.’ The CD’s include all original music, written and arranged by Willie. You will find a variety of good music to teach to your choir and praise team.

Willie made his radio debut as co-host of the Gospel Music Radio Show (1580 WVKO) in Columbus, Ohio, in September, 2012.

Willie has served as the Music Director for the City Wide Revival Choir in Columbus, Ohio, (200 + voices) from 2009 - 2013. He also served as the Progressive National Baptist Regional Music Director for the youth department (over 150 voices) from 2003 to 2008.

Willie has had the opportunity to share the stage with some of gospel music's greatest artists, including: Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, The Clark Sisters, Fred Hammond, Commissioned, The Mississippi Mass Choir, and Lexi, to name a few.

Willie has shared his musical gifts and talents in various denominations such as: The Church of God In Christ, The Baptist Church, The Lutheran Church, The Catholic Church, The Methodist Church and Interdenominational churches. Willie has the unique ability to adapt to various environments and audiences in order to relay the gospel via song.

God has blessed Willie to obtain his Associate of Applied Science degree in Micro Computing Technology from Columbus State Community College, his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Wilberforce University and his Master of Arts in Church Music degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He went back to school again in December, 2010, and obtained his Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma (LPN).

Willie has been invited to numerous workshops, concerts, conferences, prisons, schools, and colleges to share the Good News thru music.Most recently Willie completed his Associate Degree in Nursing (August 2016) and successfully passed the state nursing board exam making him a Registered Nurse!

 

Young Adult Ministry

In the fall of 2013, Minister Alexander Roseboro, a young and didactic Man of God radiated to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church full of excitement and energy for leading young adults, 18-35 years old. He grew up in the church as a Disciple of Christ and was motivated by listening to various preachers like Rev. Dr. Charles E. Booth, Rev. Dr. Keith A. Troy and Rev. Dr. Kevin Dudley. “I want them to know that my learning was not in vain,” replied Minister Roseboro.

At the age of 10, he was baptized at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. “My calling is to preach,” he said. “I can't remember a day when I wasn't preaching. I started at four or five years old while standing on my grandparents' fireplace. I've been doing this for long time,” he shared.

The Young People's Ministry is comprised of approximately 200 disciples. Caring about people is important to Minister Roseboro. One of his gifts is helping others to find their gift. “I want to please God. I want to do the best that I can in pleasing Him. I love being able to help others find things that they like to do and find their gifts in serving God,” he said.

Serving as Young Adult's Minister and working a full-time job is no easy task. Through prayer and supplication, Min. Roseboro has been able to acquire an amazing and supportive staff that has stepped up to the plate and helped out with the mission. Social media is a key source of communication for these young Christian innovators. They have a link on both Twitter and Facebook.

Scheduling, organization and delegation are key factors in getting the job done. “Text messaging helps out too!” he responded. Through divine intervention, he is able to “Figure out how God wants me to manage things.”

“Children are always welcome to attend our ministry events with their parents,” he encouraged. One of their most recent missions was discussed during their Soul Food Night. It meant getting young people of the church involved in Ohioan voting rights. Min. Roseboro explained, “I care too much about people to not want to be a preacher.”

“God has given me the ability to demonstrate how to make His word applicable to others. We want disciples and visitors to grow and mature as a Christians. Hear the word of God at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Then, learn how it applies to you in your life. When you do, other people will see you as different,” he explained.

 

Young Persons' Ministry

Min Nathan L. R. Harris Nathan Lee Roy Harris, a first-year graduate student at The Ohio State University (OSU), Department of Engineering Education (EED), has been recently awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). The NSF GRFP is a highly prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students who show immense promise as researchers and leaders in STEM fields.

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Media & Technology

Robert Holman came to the Lord seven years ago here at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

His first two years were spent finding out who he is, who he was, and beginning a relationship with the Lord.

Following this discovery period, the Lord began to use the skills and knowledge He had put into Bro. Holman in his life before Christ. He now uses his twenty years of experience in computer technology and his life-time experience in live and recorded music to direct the media ministry down the path the Lord Almighty puts before him.