Mt. Olive holds Appreciation Day

Mt. Olive holds Appreciation Day
September 01
06:20 2016



On Sunday, Aug. 28, Mt. Olive Baptist Church held an Appreciation Service for a few of its long serving members. Pastor Gray gave thanks to the Lord for these four individuals and says that others in the congregation will be appreciated in the future.

The individuals that Pastor Gray and his congregation honored included:  Gwen J. Brown, Rev. George A. Gray, Mr. Michael E. Gray and Mr. Rodney E. McCormick.

Gwen J. Brown has been a member of Mt. Olive for over 50 years and serves as the church clerk. She is also a member of the Financial Staff, the Benevolence and Program Committees, the Women’s Class of the Sunday School Department and the Fellowship Hall. She serves as the financial secretary of the Senior Usher Board.

Rev. George Gray has been a member of Mt. Olive for 37 years.  He is an associate minister, a teacher in the Sunday School Department, and a member of the Pastor’s Aide, the Gospel Choir, and the Youth Department.

Michael Gray, who is Pastor Gray’s son, has been a member for 37 years and serves as our assistant minister of music, director of all dance ministries and choirs. He is a member of the financial staff, treasurer of the Pastor’s Aide, a member of the Men’s Class of the Department, and a custodian.

Rodney McCormick has been a member of Mt. Olive for over 25 years and serves as the superintendent of the Sunday School Department.  He is president of the Senior Usher Board and a member of the Pastor’s Aide. He is the treasurer of the Forsyth County Sunday School Union, coordinator of the Forsyth County United Usher Board, president of the Usher Auxiliary in the Rowan Baptist Association and dean of Ushering of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Inc.

Dr. Dennis Leach Sr., pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church, was the speaker for this event. He said he and his congregation had a great time helping Mt. Olive celebrate Appreciation Day.  Leach spoke on, “God is the Same in the Storm.” He read verses from Matthew 8 and told the congregation, “No matter what the storm is that we are facing, God is still the same.”

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