From the Desk of Bishop G.F. Austin, Sr.

The Lord has blessed this church with a great legacy of outstanding pastoral leadership. powerful and anointed teaching and preaching of the ""Original Apostolic Doctrine” of our Founder, Dr. Hattie Austin Bostic and Bishop Teman L. Bostic, Sr. This is a legacy that we shall treasure and endeavor to preserve as we honor our past and embrace our future!

The Lord has given me the unique assignment of being your "Apostolic Father and Spiritual Covering” for many years, serving with both Dr. Bostic, our Founder and her successor, Bishop Teman Bostic to help this church work though the difficulties that they faced as our leaders. I have prayerfully accepted the call of God with the approval of the Executive Board and support of the membership of The Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God, Inc., to serve as your Interim Pastor. I am humbly seeking your steadfast prayers and faithful support to help our church spiritually and strategically move forward to the glory of God. The vision that God has given for the Mt. Olive family is Hosea 6: 1-3, “COME LET US RETURN UNTO THE LORD”, and this is a mandate and prerequisite to strategically moving forward.

There is much work to be done both spiritually and physically in making preparation for the great future growth and development of this great ministry to the glory of God. No one can do tis alone. We must work together as a team with synergy and unity! I am listing a few of the important tasks that requires all of our prayers, support and commitment, which is not limited to, but includes:

• Showing Fruits of Repentance
• Humbling Ourselves
• Praying
• Fasting
• Seeking God
• Engaging in the Work of the Ministry
• Faithfully Attending and Supporting All Services
• Building Healthy Relationships
• Keeping the Unity of Spirit in the bond of Peace and Love
• Being Accountable
• Keeping Communication Open and Honest
• Helping to Prepare the Church for the New Pastor
• Support the Vision and Mission of the Church

Our church future success and blessing is in its past…we must obey God and come back to the place in God where we belong! With great potential, we also have great responsibility to keep rooted and based in the “Original Apostolic Doctrine” as taught and practiced by our founder, Dr. Bostic and pastor, Bishop Teman Bostic.

Let us allow our hearts to be healed and our faith to grow towards the future of God’s greatness for the Mt. Olive Church in this community and around the world. Let us be aware that we are more than merely surviving the many difficulties of our past, but we are victoriously preparing for a greater outpouring of revival, blessings and the glory of God at Mt. Olive, in the name of JESUS!!!!!

Yours in Christ,

Bishop G.F. Austin, Interim Pastor