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 Deacon Ministry

“And let these also be proved, then let them us the office of deacon, being found blameless.”
1 Timothy 3:10

The Deacon Ministry develops a relationship with church families by assisting them in reaching their God-given potential. This involves proclaiming the gospel to the poor, caring for families, and leading them to experience Christian fellowship.

In all areas of this church, the deacon’s stand beside the pastor as co-laborer’s in a spiritual ministry. They not only care for the members of this church, but for other people in the community. They also serve as support for public worship care of church properties, and other needs of the church.

Deacon Ministry Meeting
  • Saturday before the 4th Sunday – 8:00 am
Bro. Clarence E. Askins, Ministry Leader

 Mission Sisters Ministry

“That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children.”
Titus 2:4

The purpose of the Mission Sisters Ministry (formerly Deaconess Ministry) is to strive to be a beacon for believers in Christ, and salt for those who do not know Christ. This ministry is dedicated to providing unconditional support to the church and church family in whatever capacity is necessary. This Mission Sisters are actively involved in being an example for younger women, visiting and caring for the sick, counseling those in need, facilitating community outreach services, and edifying God’s word and work through fellowship with new converts. This ministry also serves the Pastor and Deacons in the preparation of the Lord’s Supper and preparing female candidates for baptism. To become a Mission Sister requires unique qualities and are appointed by the Pastor.

Mission Sister Meetings

  • Wednesdays before the 4th Sunday – 6:00 pm
Sis. Gloria Plains, Ministry Leader

 Evangelism Ministry

“Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”
Luke 14:23

Just as Jesus Christ came “not to be ministered unto, but to minister,” this ministry accepts the responsibility to reach out in service to others. This applies both within the church family and outside our fellowship.

The Evangelism Ministry is designed to fill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), making Disciples. This ministry works in developing spiritual maturity and reproductiveness in the life of Christians. It has several components which consist of various programs designed to meet individual needs, beginning with spiritual foundation, skills and leadership training.

Evangelism Meeting
  • Street Witnessing on Saturdays – TBA – 8:00 am
Rev. LaKirkus Muse
Ministry Leader


“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28

This ministry provides encouragement and support as we embark upon a new journey of life. We will embrace each other, share as believers one to another and empower ourselves with the truth. We know that if we continue to seek our purpose, renew our minds, and wait upon the Lord, we shall have a renewed strength.

Widows Meeting
  • 2nd Thursday of Each Month — 6:00 pm
TBA, Ministry Leader

 Music and the Arts

“Daniel provides a perfect example of what excellence will produce in our lives an in our ministries, if we embrace it.”
Daniel 6:1-3


Motivate Worshippers to Worship God

Unify all who render Worship to God

the atmosphere through our Service for God

the Preached Word of God

the Anointing Through a Song about God


  • Sanctuary Choir - Thursdays - 7:00 pm
  • Male Chorus - Thursdays before the 3rd Sunday - 6:00 pm
  • Combined Choir - (All Choirs) Thursdays before the 4th Sunday - 6:00 pm
  • Youth Choir - Thursdays (6:00 pm) and Saturdays (10:00 am) before the 1st Sunday - 10:00 am
  • Music Council Meeting - TBA


Rev. Jesse T. Carruthers Sr.
Ministry Leader

 Usher Ministry

“For a day in the courts is better than a thousand. I’d rather be a doorkeeper in the house of myGod, than dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
Psalms 84:10

The purpose of this ministry is to propagate the spirit throughout the Worship Service and to greet our guest and members with a pleasant smile, a warm welcome and to direct those worshippers to comfortable seating in the Sanctuary. The Ushers will also distribute church materials, such as programs and tithing envelopes, meet the needs of the Pastor, members and visitors during the Worship Service. There are adults, young adults and youths involved in this ministry.

This ministry sponsors an Annual Usher Workshop that provide the members of Greater Mount Olive and visiting ushers with informative information to ensure their usher service is efficient and appropriate for Christian believers. The members of the Usher Ministry are required to serve Sundays during Worship as well as revivals, special programs, events and funeral services as needed.

The Usher Ministry is always excited to welcome new members to the ministry. Any member of Greater Mount Olive that posses qualities such as kind and friendly, willing to assist with compassion, punctual and dutiful, warm and inviting personality, ability to stand for extended periods to time, flexible and multi-tasked and have an attentive and observant eye, please feel free to attend the next usher meeting.

Usher Ministry Meeting
  • Wednesdays after the 1st Sunday – 6:00 pm
Sis. Glenda Cain and Sis. Bernetta Thomas, Ministry Leaders


 Christian Education Ministry

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
Hosea 4:6a

The Christian Education Ministry provides spiritual development through the teaching and studying of the Word of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This ministry is the “Heartbeat of Greater Mount Olive”. The aim of this ministry is to train us to edify the body of Christ. It also provides leadership development, seeks to teach a greater understanding of Christian values and responsibilities and promotes church growth and builds Christian values for the work of the ministry. Our Bible Study is entitled, “Church-In-Training” (CIT) and all Greater Mount Olive members and visitors are encouraged to attend Church-In-Training. It provides Christian educational services and programs. This ministry facilities 40 Days of Purpose and Seminar about Stewardship. One of the goals of the Christian Education Ministry is to host “Tent Revivals” during the 40 Days of Purpose in hopes to spread the Gospel of the entire community. In addition, this ministry will be hosting an “Escaping the Debts Seminar”. Through dedicated study and teaching, the ministry’s accomplishments thus far include studying the Epistle of James, Genesis, and Exodus as well as the study of different books in the Bible and engaging the meaningful discussions about this Christian journey to all ages and offer a solid foundation for Christian living through Biblical teaching.

The Scripture says Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15

Church-In-Training (CIT)
  • Tuesdays - 6:00 am - Prayer
  • Tuesdays - 6:00 pm - Biblical Instruction

 Married Couples Ministry

“So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.”
Matthew 19:6

The purpose of the Married Couples Ministry is to promote God’s plan for the teaching of marriage through the Scripture concerning Christian marriages. Married Couples is designed to provide opportunities for married couples at Greater Mt. Olive to experience all the happiness and blessings God desires for them.

This ministry focuses on five objectives:
  • Strengthening and enhancing married couples’ relationships
  • Providing Christian education
  • Understanding Biblical expectations concerning husbands and wives
  • How husbands and wives can carry out their responsibilities to minister to one another;
  • and Exploring how to communicate more effectively with one another.
Members of this ministry strive to be better husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and Christian married couples as the titles are supported by the Scripture. During the meetings discussions are meaningful, intimate real-life topics that affect Christian marriages. Occasionally, outside professionals attend the meetings to discuss information that married couples encounter. Some of the topics previously discussed are financial planning, real estate, investments, starting your own business and etc.

Members of this ministry can look forward to monthly socialization and good “down home” dining with other married couples. In addition, child care is available for those couples who wish to bring their children.

Married Couples Meetings
  • 4th Monday of each Month – 6:00 pm
Bro. Carl and Adrean Joseph, Ministry Leaders
Bro. Wendell and Abagail Braxton, Ministry Leaders


 New Member Ministry

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.”
Matthew 28:19

The purpose of the New Member Ministry is to affectionately greet persons who join the church by way of New Membership, Candidate for Baptism, Rededication or Watch Care. This ministry evolved to serve as a stronghold and support system for new members by encouraging them to attend “New Members Orientation Classes”, Church-In-Training, and to become actively involved in ministry. The New Member Ministry’s responsibilities are to maintain contact with the new members via telephone or email and provide information about ministry in hopes of leading new members to active involvement in church service.

New Member Orientation Classes
  • 4th Sundays – 5:00 pm
Sis. Vanessa Bell and Sis. Andrea Wilson, Ministry Leader

 Prison and Nursing Home Ministry

“I was sick and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”
Matthew 25:36

This ministry is designed to share the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with inmates and those in nursing homes. It offers each person the opportunity to know and grow in his or her faith. The Ministry visits the Jetson Correctional Center and area Nursing Home Facilities.

Prison and Nursing Home Meeting
  • 2nd Monday of each Month – 6:00 pm
Sis. Helen Kelley and Bro. and Sis. David and Adlonia Washington
Ministry Leaders

 Sisterhood Ministry

“For where two or more are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Matthew 18:20

The Sisterhood Ministry was developed to provide a spiritual avenue for Christian women of Greater Mount Olive to come together and discuss issues affecting women in today’s changing society. This ministry is devoted to serving in any capacity in the church, specifically, providing assistance to those in need. The ministry delights themselves in monthly fellowship meetings which enable its members to establish rapport with other ladies in the church with similar interests, consequently, building meaningful and fulfilling life-long Christian relationships. The Sisterhood Ministry is a “family-like” support system corded by faith and hope within the larger Greater Mount Olive church family. Members of the ministry participate in the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure”; attend the Louisiana Home and Foreign Mission Annual Women Conference and other community events. Presently, the Sisterhood Ministry has 40 active members, some of which work with the Pastor Support Ministry in planning annual events. This ministry has been actively involved in 40 Days of Purpose, and since the ministry has grown tremendously in spiritual growth.

Sisterhood Meeting
  • 3rd Monday of each Month – 6:00 pm

Sis. Devonne Winbush, Ministry Leader


 Scholarship Ministry

“And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.”
Matthew 18:5

This committee is designed to offer assistance to our youth to further their educational endeavors. It raises funds to meet the increasing financial needs of our students.

Sis. Raquel Square and Sis. Bettie Guy, Ministry Leaders

 Outreach Ministry

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

This ministry oversees the Greater Mount Olive Christian Academy, Tutorial Program, Summer Enrichment Program and other community programs. The staffs of these programs consist of people whose adequate knowledge of the subject areas is enhanced by a desire to help individuals excel.

Sis. Jacqueline Dixon, Director

 Media Ministry

This ministry is designed in part to fulfilling the Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20.

Copies of each Worship experience or special events at the church are recorded and available for purchase by way of Compact Discs (CD’s) or DVD’s. These items can be purchase before or after4 each Worship experience or by stopping by the church office during the week. The Media Room is located in the Vestibule of the Sanctuary.

Bro. Lawrence Potier, Ministry Leader

 Transportation Ministry

The purpose of this ministry is to provide transportation assistance to Greater Mount Olive members and/or visitors with transportation who desire to attend Worship, Church-In-Training and any other church related functions. This ministry is also available to assist with transporting our children involved in youth activities, as well as other members to special events that the church may be participates. Members of this ministry must have an excellent driving record and must possess a valid Louisiana Chauffeurs or Commercial Drivers License.

Bro. Erick Doherty and Bro. Donald Evans, Ministry Leaders


 Children, Youth and Young Adult Ministry

“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

This ministry trains children for leadership; builds values; provides a visual prospective issues and so much more and it relates to being a Christian in today’s society. This ministry also participates in the After-School Tutorial, Summer Enrichment Program and Back-to-School Workshop.

The following Sub-Ministries make up this Ministry:

Youth Choir –
Rehearsals – Mondays & Thursdays before the 1st Sunday – 6:00pm

Youth Ushers – Meetings TBA
Sis. Rebecca Marshall – Lead Sponsor

Liturgical Dancers – Practice Every Thursday – 6:00 pm

Boy/Cub Scouts – Meetings – 1st and 4th Thursday – 6:00 pm
Bro. Todd Smith, Scout Master

Daisies/Brownies/Girl Scouts – Meeting TBA
Sis. Bettie J. Guy, Scout Organizer

  • 1st Sunday of Each Month - Youth Savings Plan
Sis. Connie Nelson and Bro. Claude Sterling, Ministry Leaders

 Seniors Ministry (Golden Vessels)

“But grown in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen”
2 Peter 3:18

The ministry provides exciting and innovative ways for Senior members to utilize their skills, resources and energies interact, socialize and fellowship with church family members and other community organizations.

Seniors Meeting
  • 2nd Thursday of each Month - 6:00 pm
Sis. Audrey Joseph and Sis. Kathy Dunn, Ministry Leaders

Sis. Beverly Wallace, Ministry Leader  Health Awareness Ministry

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prosperth.”
3rd John 1:2

The purpose of the Health Services Ministry is to promote wellness and awareness on health topics that affect the African American community. This ministry strives to educate the church community on preventative care to promote desirable health and family outcomes. Since 2005, this ministry has sponsored annually a Community Health Fair in conjunction with health Awareness Day. The fair provides free health screenings such as, Blood Pressure Check, AIDs Testing, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Children Identification Card and various health publications.

The Emergency Medical Response Team will be composed of members with health care experiences who possesses current CPR Certification and the ability to function in an emergency medical situation.

Health Awareness Meeting
  • 1st Monday of each Month – 6:00 pm

Sis. Zainab Animashaun, Ministry Leader

 Pastor Support Ministry

"Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, expecially they who labor in the word and doctrine."
1 Timothy 5:17

The purpose of the Health Services Ministry is to promote wellness and awareness on health topics that affect the African American community. This ministry strives to educate the church community on preventative care to promote desirable health and family outcomes. Since 2005, this ministry has sponsored annually a Community Health Fair in conjunction with health Awareness Day. The fair provides free health screenings such as, Blood Pressure Check, AIDs Testing, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Children Identification Card and various health publications.

The purpose of the Pastor Support ministry is to provide unconditional support and service to the Pastor of Greater Mount Olive in hopes of making his job easier and more rewarding through supportive measures. This ministry was developed to facilitate assistance and support for the Pastor in whatever areas necessary. Members of this ministry are dedicated to lending themselves freely and whole-heartedly to assisting the Pastor as he fulfills his obligations in the every day business of the church. The ministry seeks Greater Mount Olive members that have a willing, compassionate and giving spirit. Members interested in participating in this ministry should truly love Pastor Dixon and have been lead by the Holy Spirit to render random acts of kindness on behalf of the Pastor. The on-going goal of this ministry is to provide spiritual support for the Pastor's work. Some of the responsibilities of the Pastor Support members are supporting the Pastor when he ministers to other church congregations, community services and activities and assist in the planning of special events. The most important responsibility of this ministry is to offer moral and spiritual support in whatever endeavors the Pastor embarks upon.

Pastor Support Meeting
  • 3rd Thursday of each Month - 6:00 pm
Sis. Beverly Wallace, Ministry Leader

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