Stafford's First African American Church. Founded May 16th, 1818 near Roseville by Rev. Horace Crutcher, along with five others. Original place of worship was a slab wood arbor. Recognizing the importance of enlightening individuals both spiritually and academically, the Mt. Olive Community founded Mt. Olive School soon after the Civil War. "They hewed out the wilderness and drew up a highway for coming generations to have a path to follow".
Some of our outreach programs have been:
Providing Bibles and eyeglasses to the needy in Zambia, Ghana and New Zealand. Providing care, financial assistance, food, clothes, school supplies, and other items to the needy, senior citizens, sick, distress and shut-in members and friends of the community.
Providing programs and activities for our youth such as Bible Study, Vacation Bible Study, music ministry, skating, bowling, and other programs and activities.
The Mount Olive Baptist Church has the following auxiliaries, ministries, and choirs/choruses: Deacon and Deaconess Boards, Trustees Board, Pastoral Relations Committee, Missionary Society, Flower and Decoration Club, Social Committee, Sunday School, Christian Education Department, Budget Committee, Senior and Junior Usher Boards, Star-Light Senior Chorus, United Voices Choir, Male Choir, Nurses Unit, Youth Ministry, Angels of Mercy, Hospitality and Fellowship Ministry, Men's Fellowship, Women's Fellowships, Transportation Club, Food Ministry, and Building Steering Committee.
The Mount Olive is a member of the following organizations: American Baptist Churches of the South, USA, Inc., and Area II, Northern Virginia Baptist Association, Inc., Life Member of the Mattaponi Association of Virginia and the National Association for the advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Sickle Cell Association, Virginia's Adopt-A-Highway Program, The Foreign Mission Board, The Lott Cary Foreign Mission Convention, Inc., The Lakeland Forrest Property Owners Association Inc., and the Stafford Emergency Relief. (Through the Volunteer Efforts (SERVE), Inc., We support through missions at home of the local Fire Department and Rescue Squad and Baptist Children's Home of Virginia in Petersburg, Virginia. We support empowerment through education through our state universities such as Virginia Union University and Norfolk State University, Stafford County Ministerial Association, and to our high school and college students we provide a financial donation to help them further their education. Six years ago our church established a Food Ministry, where we provide food and other items to needy families in our Church community.
We thank God for the Mount Olive Baptist Church and its past history. We also thank God for all his help and strength to carry on in the future and to continue in His name and truly we can say as our theme say, we are "The Church Where Everybody is Somebody for God"