Mt. Olivet Baptist • September 21, 2021
Now Available at the Welcome Center Lobby - "Jerusalem's Jubilee: The REALLY New World Order" by Jim Gilley.
We have received several copies of this book written by Georgie Hyndman's father, Jim Gilley. This book is an outline and overview of Biblical Prophecy's Sabbatical Countdown to Peace. A NEW, Literal, Logical and Biblical Interpretation of Daniels Seventy Weeks.
Pick up your free copy today while supplies last.
Mt. Olivet Baptist • August 27, 2021
In just a few days, America will pause to memorialize the tragedy of September 11, 2001. On that infamous morning, the World Trade Center in New York City was destroyed by two hijacked airplanes, while another crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Afghanistan-based Al-Qaeda terrorists, overseen by Osama bin Laden, were responsible for those attacks, which cost the United States nearly 3,000 lives.
America quickly launched a military response, sending U.S. troops into Afghanistan to combat the Taliban government and seek-and-destroy bin Laden, who was finally located and killed on May 2, 2011. But although U.S. forces displaced the Taliban and Afghanistan became a republic, the Taliban regrouped, developed into an insurgency, and made their way back through Afghanistan.
Twenty years have passed since 9/11. And tragically, just days ago, the Taliban -- taking advantage of the United States and its NATO allies withdrawing troops from Afghanistan -- swept into the capital city of Kabul. The Afghan republic collapsed, and the president fled.
Today, our hearts are heavy. The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is producing untold human tragedies. Desperate scenes at the Kabul airport -- and the violence erupting across Afghanistan that Western media does not see -- portray an international tragedy of immense proportion.
And for some 10,000 to 12,000 Afghan Christians, whose numbers have grown as they've worshipped in small, underground groups, this is a life-and-death emergency. They are being specifically and openly targeted by the Taliban.
These troubling events are a call to prayer. Family Research Council has been tracking the situation in Afghanistan, and we ask you to join us as we intercede for our endangered sisters and brothers there. For more on what's happening and how you can pray, please see the following resources:
The sobering religious freedom lesson of Afghanistan by Tony Perkins and Travis Weber
Afghan Christians Are Facing a Taliban Reign of Terror by Lela Gilbert
Explainer: What the Taliban Takeover Means for Afghan Believers by Arielle Del Turco and Tyler Watt
"They Need a Miracle": Pray for the People of Afghanistan by Arielle Del Turco
5 Ways to Pray for the People of Afghanistan by Arielle Del Turco
As Christians, women and girls, and many others flee, hide, and face a bleak future under the Taliban, please join us in keeping them in your prayers.
In His Name,
Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom
Arielle Del Turco
Assistant Director of the Center for Religious Liberty
"Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them..."
Mt. Olivet Baptist • August 26, 2021
Our Annual Fish Fest is TWO WEEKS AWAY!!!!
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! EVERYONE ENCOURAGED TO JUMP IN.
As many of you know, this event takes ALL OF US to be involved. We need parking/security volunteers, setup and breakdown crews, kitchen volunteers, individuals to help with crafts and inflatables, helpers operate our concessions, individuals to provide generators and electrical cords, individuals to help in registration - and more. Everyone is asked to jump in an help. The event is 3-7pm. If every person volunteered for two, 1-hour shifts we would have enough volunteers and you would be able to enjoy everything the festival on your own for two hours.
We have had from 150 to 400 guests in the past. It depends on weather and this year - COVID.
This event will happen rain or shine - if it rains everything will be held inside. If weather cooperates we will hold the festival this year in the area where the red brick house was located on the east side of our property.
Our Special Musical Guest this year is The King's Way Quartet - Southern Gospel.
For our newest members and guests, our Fish Fest is an annual community outreach event. This is our largest event of the church open to our community. Several hundred invitations go out through the mail, facebook and by personal invitation. Everyone invites their friends and neighbors to introduce them to our church and we have several friends in Wilson County that come every year.
This is a BIG DEAL for our church. Don't be afraid to jump in and help.
Mt. Olivet Baptist • August 25, 2021
Our church is stepping up. Thanks to Ray Frazier for coordinating our relief effort to support our sister church, First Baptist Church in Waverly, TN. In cooperation with Laguardo Baptist, West Haven Baptist and FBC Lebanon. We are joining together with these churches to provide for the needs directly to the church members and community of the Waverly church.
If you would like to help support this effort you can bring items on the list below or make a financial donation. Items and financial donations will need to be in to the church by 5pm on Thursday. All items are going to Waverly first thing Friday morning.
If you can not come by and wish to make a financial donation to Hands of Hope through our Online Giving Portal.
Please make all checks payable to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.
Let's give God the Praise that we are able to help and continue to pray for these families who have been devastated with the horrible disaster. And if you were here Sunday night for worship we continue to give God praise in all circumstances and remember in the face of such difficult times - HE IS STILL GOD!
Relief Items Requested:
- Mop Buckets
- Push Brooms
- Bleach for home clean outs
- Laundry Detergent
- Sun Block
- Cat Food & Treats
- Dog Food & Treats
Mt. Olivet Baptist • December 31, 2020
Jim was born in Smithville, Tennessee November 10, 1934. He grew up in Nashville, playing “war” and rolling tires down hills with his brother Roy and other neighborhood kids. He told lots of stories of his teachers in school and was seemingly not a stranger to their disciplining techniques.
Jim attended Isaac Litton High School where his teachers encouraged him to quit school and make it big in country music. He was a talented artist, playing guitar, harmonica, and piano all by ear. He played the Honky Tonk scene with musicians who would become Opry and country music legends. He quit music when God called him into ministry. He graduated from Belmont University and Trinity College of the Bible with a degree in theology, then served at Madison Heights Baptist Church as their music minister. He became an insurance salesman, which he continued for 60+ years. A prolific writer, Jim authored or co-authored with his brother several books and booklets about the Bible and Israel, including Beyond His Passion: The Whole Story of Jesus Christ’s Death and Resurrection and Jerusalem’s Jubilee. He ran the In the Word Today ministry through his website, answering questions about Jesus and encouraging others to study the Word. His grandchildren’s favorite writing of his, though, was always the personalized poems they received in homemade cards for every holiday and occasion. When he died, he was a longtime member of Tulip Grove Baptist Church where he served faithfully in the choir, on the evangelism team, as a Sunday School teacher, and in other ministries for many years. One of his favorite things to do was stroll around church events “pickin’ and grinnin’,” playing guitar and harmonica for kids and adults alike. A big kid himself, Jim loved playing with his grandchildren. He had nicknamed himself “Silly Hillbilly Gilley” and could often be found making faces to kids or adults to make them laugh—especially in moments when laughter was not encouraged. His favorite gifts well into his eighties were toys. He enjoyed showing them off to all the kids who would come over. Everyone knew him as “DaddyJim,” though for a few years he donned the name “Santa Claus” at Christmas, playing the role at church and school functions for his grandkids. Jim also loved spoiling his grandchildren with treats and, more importantly, sweets. His family all knows that a “DaddyJim” portion of ice cream is at least three well-packed scoops. He usually asked for dessert to be served before the rest of the family finished eating their meal. True to the end, one of the last requests was for ice cream. He will be remembered for his creativity, his ministry, his childlike spirit, and his love for his family. Jim is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jeanette L. Gilley; his children, Georgie Hyndman (Ron), David Gilley, and Jennifer Henderson (Brian); his grandchildren, Elizabeth Hyndman, Abigail Hyndman, Hannah Shah, Aaron Neely, and Jacob Neely; his great-grandchild, Samuel Farris; his sister-in-law Jean Gilley; his niece, Patricia Bain (Doug); his great niece, Diana Bain, and his great-great niece, Annaleah Bain. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James “Bill” O. Gilley, Sr. and Ida Bell Gilley and his brother, Roy Gilley.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm Sunday at Hermitage Funeral Home with Bro Phil Lundy officiating. Interment to follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation Sunday from 12 pm till time of service. Services will also be available for viewing online at Hermitage Funeral Home Facebook page.