Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Olivet Baptist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Olivet Baptist Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing and collecting food for the homeless. With each and every opportunity to meet the physical need there’s also the opportunity to meet the spiritual need by sharing the message of God’s grace.

Mission Outreach

Olivet Baptist Church is eager to be part of the spread of the Gospel of God’s grace in the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers.  We encourage all of our members to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community. For a decade Olivet has hosted an annual summer Vacation Bible School for children in Red Jacket, WV. Members are also involved through mission projects organized by the SouthFork Baptist and NC Baptist Associations. Our latest SFBA cooperative project includes partnering with other area churches to assist in a church plant in Coalwood, West Virginia. Our Olivet team travels to Coalwood to organize service activities every 6 weeks.

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer is an awesome privilege from God as a result of Christ’s finished work (Heb 4:16). A team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers of our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Olivet Baptist Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Need prayer? Want to be a prayer team member? Contact: Carol-Jeanne Keller (glory@obcnc.org)

Weekday Preschool

Our weekday preschool is enrolling students for the 2021-22 school year. If you have an interest in placing your child in our preschool, please contact our church office for more information, 828-478-3118 or email Moriah Edmonson our Preschool Director at olivetpreschoolnc@gmail.com
Contact: olivetpreschoolnc@gmail.com

Vacation Bible School

Each summer, Olivet Baptist Church hosts a youth Vacation Bible School. for hundreds of local children. The week-long event involves games, Bible study, uplifting catchy music, age appropriate preaching, great food, God honoring worship, and the intentional influence of Bible teachers. DSC03726

Olivet’s 2021 VBS June 21-25.

For more information, contact our VBS coordinator:  Lorie Barker  



Any mission that is church wide falls under WMU.  These mission include our NC State Missions Offering, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  We also collect food each October in observance of World Day of Hunger and distribute to local food pantry’s and homeless shelters.  In addition, we collect back pack food items each August for disbursement in September for a local school, collect Christmas gifts for local children in need through our Angel tree Ministry in November and December.  In January we collect coats, sweatshirts and blankets for area homeless families.  We observe and celebrate our WMU Baptist Women’s Day in February with an all women and girls breakfast followed by a motivational speaker.  We end the celebration by having an all Women and Girls Choir at the morning worship service.  Usually in March we offer a soup and sandwich meal following the morning worship service.  This is by donation only.  The proceeds go toward future missions. Our Service Appreciation Meal is in May.  This is for all those currently serving or have served in the Military, Police, Fire and Rescue Departments.  Families of those serving are welcome as well.  This is promoted in our community mail out in addition to area churches being contacted.  A good meal and fellowship environment is provided to all. Contact: Linda Elliott- (lelliott@obcnc.org)

Women On Mission

Women_on_Mission dpiOlivet’s Women on Mission group meets at Olivet, the first Wednesday night of each month, beginning from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm.  The Women on Mission group has a special mission’s project / outreach ministry for each month. Our mission ministries range from helping homeless shelters, service men, shut in’s, local rest homes and school systems, to stocking waiting intensive care areas of hospitals. Our Women on Mission offers financial support to local Missions and Missionaries. 

Baptist Men

NC_Baptist_Men_Color_HiThe Baptist Men at Olivet have a breakfast meeting on the first Sunday morning each month, beginning at 7:45am. Baptist men provide mission outreach within the church, locally, and nationally in coordination with the South Fork Association Baptist Men. Witnessing opportunities arise in construction and disaster relief assistance. Projects can be as small as constructing a ramp for a newly wheel chair bound individual or as involved as traveling to operate in a relief operation for hurricane survivors. Mission outreach, prayer, testimonial witness, Bible study and opportunities to support active ministries are discussed monthly. If you are interested in knowing more about our Baptist Men- Contact: Scott Thompson – President 

Mission Friends

MissFriends_RGBMission Friends are preschoolers 2 years thru kindergarten.  They meet each Wednesday night at 7:00pm to 8:00pm to learn and explore about the missionaries around the world.  They also do several mission projects throughout our church family.  Contact: Cortney McCall

Girls on Mission 

GA_RGBOur Girls in Action, (G.A.’s) meet each Wednesday night  from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   Home and foreign missionaries are their primary focus of study, as well as many hands on projects throughout the year. Our G.A.’s are in 1st  thru 6th grades.  


Acteens_RGBOlivet’s 7th thru 12th grade girls, our Acteens, meet each Wednesday night  from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Various mission projects include helping in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, rest home volunteer work as well as our Southern Baptist mission offerings, Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong . Home and foreign missionaries are the focus of studies.  Contact: April Stafford  

Royal Ambassadors

 RAWe are Ambassadors for Christ – 2Cor 5:20. Each week boy’s in 1st grade thru 6th grade meet on Wednesday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  They also have numerous mission projects throughout the year, including the Lottie Moon Post Office, volunteering at the Corner Table Soup Kitchen in Newton, assisting local seniors with various tasks, writing letters to service men and first responders and other boy’s living at the Baptist Children’s Homes. We also have a lot of fun participating in our annual pine car derby, fishing outings, camping, and going bowling or swimming. Contact Eric Keller, Director  


 Olivet’s mission minded young men, grades 7th -12th grade  participate in Olivet’s Challenger’s program. So named to remind it’s members to continually challenge each other on their commitment to live out God’s commission. Outreach and spiritual education is at the root of their weekly meetings. Being a Christian role model for their younger brothers in Christ is also an important step toward leadership. Helping local seniors or volunteering at the food pantry, soup kitchen or assisting other mission groups complete their outreach are common service opportunities that the Challengers involve themselves. The Challenger’s meet weekly on Wednesday night at 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Contact Eric Keller  

Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministries. Some play instruments, some are vocalists and others are involved in the choir. These volunteers are an important part of the worship and ministry of Olivet Baptist Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
Contact: April Rummage, Music Director (agrummage@obcnc.org)

Ushers & Greeters

The usher & greeter team at Olivet Baptist Church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Olivet Baptist Church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to advance our use of these tools for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook for additional church communication.

Christian Food Pantry of Sherrills Ford & Clothes Closet

We are involved with the Hopewell Community Food Pantry here in Sherrills Ford area.  If you need or know of someone who is in need of food assistance, please contact the church office.  There is also a “Clothes Closet”, please call for more information.