What are services like?
As you enter through our main entrance off of Byron, directly across from the parking lot, you'll be warmly greeted. Our service begins at 10:45 with several worship songs that help us respond to God and and the work he is doing in our lives individually and as a church community. Following this, we take a few minutes to greet one another, which allows us to reconnect with one another and welcome those who are new to our community.
Once each month, we partake in the Lord's Supper together, to remember what God has done for us through Jesus Christ and experience him spiritually. Other Sundays we hear testimonies from the community of God's work among us.
Mt. Olive values the Bible as God's ultimate authority for our lives, and so each week Pastor Bob preaches a sermon that expounds God's word. Through His word, God convicts us, challenges us, teaches us, and helps us grow in Christlikeness.
Our service concludes with an opportunity to respond to God's word in some way, often through prayer or song. On the first Sunday of the month, our community gathers together following the service for lunch to enjoy good food and fellowship with one another. We would love for you to join us!
What is the community like?
Mt. Olive is a diverse community of men and women, young and old, who share a bond in Jesus Christ. We are welcoming of all people, and encourage one another to grow to become more like Jesus. We pray together, study together, serve together, and have fun together, and welcome you to be a part of that with us.
What if I'm not a Christian?
Mt. Olive welcomes all people, wherever you may find yourself in your faith journey. Our staff and elders would love the opportunity to listen to you and hear your faith story, as well as seek to answer questions you may have for us. We hold firm to the good news of Jesus Christ, and want you to experience that good news in your own life.
Pastor Bob has been the pastor of Mount Olive Church since 1995. Pastor Bob is a graduate of Trinity College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. He worked for five years with an inner city youth ministry in Chicago and he worked for three years with a social service agency in Chicago as well. He and his wife Becky have three biological children and have been foster parents of five other children.