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Blake Carter

Lead Pastor
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I have been at Mt. Olive since 2007. I love to preach the Word of God (Jer. 20:9) and I love to be a part of a work that only God can do (Eph. 3:20)! My amazing wife and my young daughter, count ourselves blessed to the hilt to serve the Lord here at Mt. Olive Baptist! Several years back, I went off to school to Toccoa Falls for Bible School, met my beautiful bride there, went to seminary at Liberty University from there while serving as dorm parents, and we’ve been serving at Mt. Olive ever since! We love it and sit on the edge of our seats to see what God will do next! For His glory, LET’S GO FOR IT!

Verlin Reece

Associate Pastor
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I have been blessed to be the Associate Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church for 30 years! The people at Mt. Olive continue to amaze me with their love for each other and our community. As Associate Pastor, I have the privilege of serving and working alongside a wonderful group of people who love the Lord!

Paul Turner

Worship Leader/Student Pastor
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I have the amazing opportunity to lead God’s people every Sunday morning in corporate worship. I love to see our God move in mighty ways through music as well as in our students. I truly believe that the next generation is the future of the church and desire to continually show Christ’s love and fullness of life to each of them. My wife Abby and I joined Mt. Olive in 2018 and are so excited to see God move in all of us as He brings us to completeness in Him (Ephesians 4:13)!

Haley Joiner

Children's Director
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I have been blessed to be recently hired as the Children’s Director @ MOB. My husband and I joined Mt. Olive in 2016 and have loved being a part of this amazing family, who we have found to be the most loving group of people we have ever known. After being in medicine for 6 years, God placed on my heart to meet the need of a Children’s Director at Mt. Olive and after much prayer, I obliged. I cannot wait to see Him change the lives of our young ones so that they may live a life for Him ALWAYS!

Regular people being changed by a REALLY BIG GOD.