Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

1910 - A Hundred + Years of Serving God

Love - Leadership - Commitment

Mt.   Olivet   Baptist   of   Rochester,   New   York   was   established   on   October   14,   1910. It   is   recognized   for   its   leadership,   ministry   and   programs   that   enhance   the quality of life within the community. Mt.   Olivet   holds   the   distinction   of   being   the   first   Baptist   church   established   in Rochester   for   people   of   color.   It   was   established   to   meet   the   need   of   a   small group   of   Southern   Baptist   African   Americans   that   desired   to   have   an   African American   Baptist   Church.   At   that   time,   there   was   no   African   American   Baptist church in Rochester.  Mt.   Olivet   has   a   diverse   membership   of   approximately   700+   persons   that   live   in Rochester    and    surrounding    suburbs.    Its    members    include    people    from    all professions, races and culture. Mt.    Olivet        is    a    member    of    the    American    Baptist    Churches    of    Rochester    / Genesee   Region;   the   Greater   Rochester   Community   of   Churches;   the   United Church    Ministries;    the    National    Baptist    Convention,    Inc.;    and    the    American Baptist Churches of the USA. Reverend   Sedley   Lee,   Mt.   Olivet's   first   minister,   established   a   solid   foundation for   the   church   aided   by   the   founding   members,   Deacons,   Ushers   and   those   who lift   their   voices   in   song.      Throughout   the   years,   Mt.   Olivet   has   continued   to prosper   through   its   spiritual   vision   while   becoming   widely   known   for   its   work   in social justice, diverse cultures and human betterment. Mt.   Olivet's   congregation   that   was   established   in   1910      continues   to   stand   as   a place   of   God's   "shelter   from   storms   of   life."      Mt.   Olivet   has   a   rich   history   of leadership,   love   and   commitment   to   doing   God's   will.   We   thank   God   for   all   of   the Pastors    who    served    our    congregation.    Without    them,    we    would    not    have experienced   spiritual,   congregational   and   community   growth!      Mt.   Olivet   has had ten Pastors: Rev.    Sedley    Lee,    Rev.    Charles    D.    Hubert,    Rev.    L.    B.    Brown,    Singleton    M. Batchalar,   Rev.   James   E.   Rose,   Rev.   Charles   Boddie,   Rev.   Arthur   L.   Whitaker, Leardrew Johnson, Rev. Dwight E. Cook and Rev. Dr. Rickey B. Harvey. In   2003,   under   Rev.   Cook's   leadership,   Mt.   Olivet   hired   its   first   Youth   Minister, Rev.   James   McCarroll   who   greatly   enhanced   the   ministries   for   children   and youth.  From   March   2006   until   October   2008,   Rev.   Lawrence   Hargrave   served   as   Interim Pastor   until   the   Pastoral   Search   Team   found   a   new   Pastor.      In   November   2008,     Rev. Dr. Rickey B. Harvey became Mt. Olivet's 10th Pastor. Mt.    Olivet    has    had    a    long    time    association    with    Colgate    Rochester    Crozer Divinity   School.      Mt.   Olivet   has   trained   and   employed   many   of   the   schools Student   Ministers   and   graduates   under   the   leadership   and   guidance   of   our pastors.  One of which is the renowned Dr. Howard Thurman.  EVENTS THAT THE CHURCH CELEBRATES Church Anniversaries Pastor Anniversaries Mortgage Burnings Installations and Ordinations of Ministers (Licensing, etc.) Revivals Homecoming Families Youth Ministries We   have   served   and   continue   to   serve   in   concrete   and   meaningful   ways. We     seek,   as   people   of   faith,   to   "serve   the   present   age"   for   the   sake   of   liberation and   wholeness.    We   thank   God   for   the   legacy   and   leadership   as   we   continue   the vision   with   willing   hearts   moving   forward   into   the   21st   Century   as   one   Body   in Christ.      Join   us.         We   have   various   activities   and   organizations   that   will   meet your needs and allow you to serve.  Mt.   Olivet   must   continue   to   be   as   it   has   in   the   past,   "a   teaching   Church", empowering   those   within   so   that   they   may   touch   others   and   lead   them   back   to God.      Join   us!      We   need   you!      The   legacy   and   spiritual   growth   and   development must continue!  Only you can help us achieve this goal, Join Us!
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1910 - A Hundred + Years of Serving God

Love - Leadership - Commitment

Mt.   Olivet   Baptist   of   Rochester,   New   York was   established   on   October   14,   1910.   It   is recognized   for   its   leadership,   ministry   and programs     that     enhance the   quality   of   life   within the community. Mt.      Olivet      holds      the distinction    of    being    the first        Baptist        church established    in    Rochester for   people   of   color.   It   was established    to    meet    the need   of   a   small   group   of   Southern   Baptist African   Americans   that   desired   to   have   an African   American   Baptist   Church.   At   that time,     there     was     no     African     American Baptist church in Rochester.  Mt.    Olivet    has    a    diverse    membership    of approximately    700+    persons    that    live    in Rochester    and    surrounding    suburbs.    Its members       include       people       from       all professions, races and culture. Mt.   Olivet      is   a   member   of   the   American Baptist   Churches   of   Rochester   /   Genesee Region;   the   Greater   Rochester   Community of   Churches;   the   United   Church   Ministries; the   National   Baptist   Convention,   Inc.;   and the    American    Baptist    Churches    of    the USA. Reverend    Sedley    Lee,    Mt.    Olivet's    first minister,   established   a   solid   foundation   for the      church      aided      by      the      founding members,   Deacons,   Ushers   and   those   who lift   their   voices   in   song.      Throughout   the years,   Mt.   Olivet   has   continued   to   prosper through   its   spiritual   vision   while   becoming widely   known   for   its   work   in   social   justice, diverse cultures and human betterment. Mt.      Olivet's      congregation      that      was established   in   1910      continues   to   stand   as a   place   of   God's   "shelter   from   storms   of life."        Mt.    Olivet    has    a    rich    history    of leadership,   love   and   commitment   to   doing God's    will.    We    thank    God    for    all    of    the Pastors     who     served     our     congregation. Without      them,      we      would      not      have experienced   spiritual,   congregational   and community   growth!      Mt.   Olivet   has   had   ten Pastors: Rev.   Sedley   Lee,   Rev.   Charles   D.   Hubert, Rev.   L.   B.   Brown,   Singleton   M.   Batchalar, Rev.   James   E.   Rose,   Rev.   Charles   Boddie, Rev.      Arthur      L.      Whitaker,      Leardrew Johnson,   Rev.   Dwight   E.   Cook   and   Rev.   Dr. Rickey B. Harvey. In   2003,   under   Rev.   Cook's   leadership,   Mt. Olivet   hired   its   first   Youth   Minister,   Rev. James    McCarroll    who    greatly    enhanced the ministries for children and youth.  From   March   2006   until   October   2008,   Rev. Lawrence     Hargrave     served     as     Interim Pastor    until    the    Pastoral    Search    Team found   a   new   Pastor.      In   November   2008,     Rev.    Dr.    Rickey    B.    Harvey    became    Mt. Olivet's 10th Pastor. Mt.   Olivet   has   had   a   long   time   association with    Colgate    Rochester    Crozer    Divinity School.          Mt.     Olivet     has     trained     and employed    many    of    the    schools    Student Ministers      and      graduates      under      the leadership    and    guidance    of    our    pastors.      One   of   which   is   the   renowned   Dr.   Howard Thurman.  EVENTS THAT THE CHURCH CELEBRATES Church Anniversaries Pastor Anniversaries Mortgage Burnings Installations       and       Ordinations       of Ministers (Licensing, etc.) Revivals Homecoming Families Youth Ministries We   have   served   and   continue   to   serve   in concrete   and   meaningful   ways. We      seek, as   people   of   faith,   to   "serve   the   present age"     for     the     sake     of     liberation     and wholeness.    We   thank   God   for   the   legacy and   leadership   as   we   continue   the   vision with   willing   hearts   moving   forward   into   the 21st   Century   as   one   Body   in   Christ.      Join us.            We    have    various    activities    and organizations    that    will    meet    your    needs and allow you to serve.  Mt.   Olivet   must   continue   to   be   as   it   has   in the   past,   "a   teaching   Church",   empowering those   within   so   that   they   may   touch   others and   lead   them   back   to   God.      Join   us!      We need   you!      The   legacy   and   spiritual   growth and   development   must   continue!      Only   you can help us achieve this goal, Join Us!
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