Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

Traditional Service, Welcoming Congregation Columbia, SC
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

Who We Are

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church's mission is to grow in faith and love by spreading the Word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Are you looking for a church home? Our heartfelt desire is to embrace all people in the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (John 13:34-35)

The Mt. Olive congregation is made up of people who live throughout the greater Columbia area and the Midlands. Folks travel from as far as Lexington, Newberry, Elgin, and Orangeburg to worship each week!

Visit us for worship this Saturday or Sunday and experience a service that focuses on worshiping the Triune God with the traditional liturgy of the Church, inspirational hymns, and Holy Communion.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Multigenerational

Programs
Adult Education, Children's Ministry, Nursery, Choir, Community Service, Preschool

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ

Denomination
Lutheran (LCMS)

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1933

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
1541 Lake Murray Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29212

Phone

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Services focus on worshiping the Triune God through traditional liturgy of the Church, inspirational hymns, and Holy Communion. Visitors are always welcome!

What is the community like?
Mt. Olive's congregation is made up of people who live throughout the greater Columbia area and the Midlands. Members travel up to an hour, one-way, to worship! Our active congregation has grown to around 200+ people worshiping at Mt. Olive weekly. We are a caring, welcoming church!

What if I'm not a Christian?
Visitors are always welcome! It does not matter whether or not you have a Lutheran background, and whether or not you have a Christian background. Jesus calls us to spread the Gospel of Jesus to everyone! (Matthew 28:19-20) Several times each year, Pastor Sizemore teaches 6-week New Members classes during the Sunday School Hour (9:15 am) to prospective members. In this class, you will review the basic tenets of the Christian faith as well as Lutheranism. The next New Members Class begins April 26, 2015.

Leadership View all

Paul Sizemore

The Rev. Paul C. Sizemore has served Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Columbia, South Carolina as pastor since January 1998. He is a 1981 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St Louis, who recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of his ordination into the pastoral ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Before coming to serve Mount Olive, Pastor Sizemore served three other parishes: Immanuel Lutheran Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina from 1989 to 1997; St Paul Lutheran Church in Statesboro, Georgia from 1983 to 1989 and Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Riverdale, Georgia from 1981 to 1983. A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, Pastor Sizemore earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary-secondary education at Concordia University, Chicago, Illinois in 1977. Pastor Sizemore and his wife Lisa are blessed with six grown children and four grandchildren.

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