Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Pastor: Jamie McElrath
Weekly Worship: 10:30 AM, Hawaiian
Fast Facts: Olivet Baptist Church was founded 91 years ago as Mission Church. God displayed His blessings in many ways in those early days. Even as the shadows of the impending conflict of World War 2 grew longer and longer, God blessed Mission Church and many others throughout the islands when missionaries returning from China and Japan stopped off in Hawaii to continue their work. Mission Church called one of these missionaries to be their pastor, joined the Southern Baptist Convention, and changed their name to Olivet Baptist Church. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Olivet Baptist Church was one of the few places where the community could come together, and the church grew tremendously.
God fulfilled the legacy of their original name and vision, “Mission Church,” and in those early decades around 10 churches were planted by Olivet in Honolulu and elsewhere on the island of Oahu. Please pray that God will again fulfill the church’s first love—sharing the gospel and planting multiplying churches. Like many churches, the community around the church and the demographics have changed. Please pray the leadership will do whatever it takes to equip God’s people to obey God’s call. Please that they might be outwardly focused and sensitive to both welcome and share their faith in Christ during the Christmas season. Please pray that God will clearly direct their current search for various ministry leadership needs. Finally, please pray that they might follow the Lord’s leading in complete faithfulness, celebrating their heritage and faithful members while also embarking on the next chapter in the life of Olivet Baptist Church.
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