Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 424 E. Kennelworth Ave., will hold installation services for their new pastor, Reverend Jevon Q. Catlett, on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
The guest speaker at the 11a.m. service will be Pastor Shalmon Radford of Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. Pastor Lawrence Vaughn of Triumph Church- Flint Campus will be the guest speaker at the 3:30p.m. installation celebration.
Rev. Jevon Q. Catlett, originally from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, became a licensed minister in 2003 and was ordained in 2009. He and wife Symone (Mays) have three children.
“God has indeed proved himself again. I am most thankful for what God has already done in the life of Mt. Olive. This church has an amazing history and has had great leaders in the past. I am happy, excited and grateful to join Mt. Olive as pastor to lead, learn and grow with them as well as within the community,” said Rev. Catlett regarding his installation.
Prior to accepting the call to Mt. Olive in September of 2018, Rev. Catlett served for four years as Senior Pastor at Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church located in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to that, he served two years as Senior Pastor at Greater Hope Baptist Church in Murray, Kentucky.
Rev. Catlett graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a minor in Theology from Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee. While attending Lane, Rev. Catlett served as vice-president of the Ministerial Alliance. He is currently enrolled at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, pursuing his Master of Theology Studies Degree.
At the age of 13, Rev. Catlett felt God’s calling to preach. He joined the St. Bethlehem Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Roland Butler, Jr., where he preached his first sermon.
Rev. Catlett succeeds Rev. Dr. Major A. Stewart, who served Mt. Olive from 2010-2017.
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, established in 1907, is the oldest African American Baptist Church in Flint. For more information, call the church office at (810) 234-8168.