Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Pastor Bio

Walking In The Light

Reverend Dr. Rickey Bernard Harvey  is the  10th Pastor of Mt. Olivet.  Rickey    Harvey     was    born    February    14th,    1964,    the    eighth    of    nine    children.    His childhood,   formative,   and   young   adult,   years   were   spent   in   Memphis,   Tennessee,   where he   accepted   his   call   to   ministry   at   the   age   of   22   under   the   pastorate   of   Reverend   Melvin Rodgers at New Bethel Baptist Church. Rickey   Harvey    was   called   to   serve   Springhill   Baptist   Church   in   Moscow,   Tennessee   as Pastor,   a   few   weeks   after   his   first   sermon,   in   1987.   While   serving   Springhill   Baptist Church,   a   first,   third,   and   fifth   Sunday   Church   in   1988,   Rickey   Harvey   was   called   to   serve as   pastor   for   Mount   Level   Baptist   Church   in   Como,   Mississippi,   a   second   and   fourth Sunday   Church.   Both   Churches   simultaneously   enjoyed   the   growth   and   excitement   of the   two   growing   churches.   It   was   a   very   formative   and   fun   time   for   both   the   Churches and    Rickey    Harvey.    In    September    of    1989,    Saint    Paul    Baptist    Church    in    Memphis, Tennessee   called   him   to   serve   as   full   time   pastor   where   he   served   for   nearly   a   decade.   It was   during   his   tenure   at   St.   Paul   (Memphis)   that   he   became   nationally   known   and   would be requested to preach some twenty-five to thirty revivals across the country annually. In   1998,   Rickey   Harvey    accepted   the   call   of   Mount   Calvary   Baptist   Church   in   Tucson, Arizona    and    served    faithfully    until    October    2008.    Under    his    administration,    houses, properties,   vans,   and   state   of   the   art   office   equipment   were   cash   purchased.   A   Church Growth   Conference   that   included   eleven   Senior   Pastors   from   across   the   country   was perhaps   the   highlight   of   the   huge   affairs   that   took   place   with   him   at   Mount   Calvary. Rickey   Harvey   is   an   advocate   of   Christian   Growth.   He   lead   the   Mount   Calvary   Church   in an   "In   Christ   Jesus-New   Creature   Revival   Conference"   which   brought   together   all   of   the local   Baptist   Preachers   in   Tucson   together   in   Citywide   Revival   and   Renewal   services.   He led   the   church   in   community   witnessing   through   Church   in   the   Park,   Community   Picnics, door-to-door canvassing and radio ministries. In   October   of   2008,   Rickey   Harvey    was   called   to   the   Mount   Olivet   Baptist   Church   in Rochester,   NY   where   he   currently   serves.   He   believes   that   upon   his   first   arrival   to   Mount Olivet;   he   heard   the   voice   of   God   saying   "Welcome   Home."   He   was   called   to   Mount   Olivet on   the   hills   of   Barack   Obama   being   elected   first African American   President   of   the   United States    of    America.    Upon    hitting    the    ground,    he    led    a    Barack    Obama    Presidential Inauguration   Celebration   at   the   Hyatt   Hotel   in   Rochester   which   drew   nearly   500   people. He   made   his   debut   in   the   city   of   Rochester   when   he   served   as   the   keynote   speaker   for the   Martin   Luther   King   Junior   Day   at   the   Eastman   Theatre   as   he   opened   up   with   the 1960's   Sam   Cooke's   "A   Change   is   Gonna   Come."   He   brought   to   Mount   Olivet   Baptist Church   and   the   Rochester   Community   his   20   year   tradition   of   Holy   Week   of   Sacrificial Worship;   a   Monday   thru   Friday   worship   service   held   at   5:00am   each   morning   leading   up to   Easter   Sunday   with   country   style   breakfast   each   morning   at   6:30am.   He's   an   advocate for   growing   the   Church   from   within   and   to   that   end;   has   expanded   the   Mount   Olivet's Family Care Team and Baptism Ministry. Since   accepting   his   call   to   ministry,    Rickey   Harvey    has   preached   across   the   nation   in more   than   30   states   and   a   countless   number   of   towns   and   cities.   He   has   conducted citywide   revivals,   preached   in   the   National   Baptist   Congress,   National   Baptist   Student Union     Retreat,     preached     in     State     Conventions,     Congresses,     District    Association Crusades,   Baptist   Ministers' Association   Revivals,   and   currently   serves   on   the   faculty   of the   National   Baptist   Congress   of   Christian   Education.   He   has   been   on   the   faculty   of   the National Baptist Congress since the age of 23. Rickey    Harvey      served     as     President     of     the     Paradise     Missionary     Baptist     State Convention   of   Arizona,   Inc   where   he   through   God's   help   lifted   the   convention   to   new heights;   including   a   state   of   the   art   website.   He   is   a   past   member   of   the   Board   of Directors of the National Baptist Convention of America; USA Inc. Rickey   Harvey   was   a   member   and   lead   singer   for   two   of   Memphis'   top   recording gospel   quartet   groups,   the   Stars   of   Nightingales   and   the   Dixie   Wonders.   He   traveled   to countless   cities   with   both   groups   for   more   than   two   decades   singing   on   programs   often with    the    Mighty    Clouds    of    Joy,    Jackson    Southernaires,    Canton    Spirituals,    Williams Brothers,   Shirley   Caesar,   Inez   Andrews,   Cassietta   George,   Gospel   Keynotes,   and   many of the quartets who continue singing today. Honors   bestowed   upon   Rickey   Harvey    include   receiving   a   Bachelor   of   Divinity   from Tennessee   School   of   Religion   in   1993   and   an   Honorary   Doctorate   of   Divinity   in   1998   from the   Tennessee   School   of   Religion.   In   pursuit   of   higher   learning,   Rickey   Harvey   earned   a Bachelor   of   Arts   Degree   from   the   University   of   Memphis   in   Psychology,   Bachelor   of Science   Degree   from   the   University   of   Phoenix   in   Business   Management,   a   Master   of Arts   Degree   in   Organizational   Management   from   the   University   of   Phoenix   in   2004   and   a Master   of   Divinity   Degree   (MDIV)   from   Golden   Gate   Baptist Theological   Seminary   in   2006. He   will   receive   his   Doctorate   of   Ministry   Degree   (DMIN)   at   Colgate   Rochester   Crozer Divinity School on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Rickey    Harvey     is    married    to    the    former    Ms    Yvonne    Brummell    of    Conway,    South Carolina.   The   two   are   former   owners   of   Exclusive   Touch   Full   Service   Hair   and   Nail   Care Salon   in   Tucson,   and   continue   Harvey’s   Property   Management,   LLC   in   Memphis   since leaving Tucson. Rickey   Harvey   is   the   proud   father   of   Rico   27,   owner   of   Tennessee   Accidents   and Consulting,   Ricketa   19,   Computer   Engineer   Major   at   Jackson   State   University,   Jackson, Mississippi,   Rickey   Jr.   18,   graduate   of   Horn   Lake   High   School   and   future   college   student in   the   Rochester,   NY   community,   and   Rishard   4,   a   preschool   at   the   Northstar   Christian School, Rochester. In   Rickey   Harvey’s    free   time,   he   enjoys   hearing   local   quartets   sing,   reading   self-help books,   and   raising   and   showing   prize   chickens   for   which   he   has   won   many   blue   ribbons with his chickens. Rickey   Harvey   is   anointed   to   preach   the   Gospel   and   is   committed   to   bringing   men   and women   into   fellowship   with   Christ   and   into   responsible   church   membership   through equipping believers, enriching peoples, evangelizing people and edifying missions.
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Walking In The Light     by Terrica Jestice Use this gift I give, He said To call My sheep to Me I shall give to you the words to use So that they shall see Let them know I hear their cries That I care for one and all I will do what's best for them If they will only heed my call That first step, so hard to take They'll want to run and hide Tell them that I'm here for them For it was them, for whom I died Tell them I can ease their pain And I will wash away their sin Tell them I can make them white as snow They need only let me in My pastor took Your gift, my Lord Now I rejoice from Thine embrace For I feel Your love surround me You've filled me with Your grace And I thank You humbly Lord For allowing my ears to hear The love that's in my Pastor's voice When he talks to you in Prayer
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Associate Pastors
Rev. Mary Brooks BA, M.Div.
Rev. Dr. Carolyn L. O’Neil Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.)
Minister Robert Small
Youth Pastor
Rev. Patrick Crumity
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Pastor Bio

Walking In The Light

Reverend   Dr.   Rickey   Bernard   Harvey    is   the   10th Pastor of Mt. Olivet.  Rickey    Harvey      was     born February      14th,      1964,      the eighth    of    nine    children.    His childhood,       formative,       and young   adult,   years   were   spent in        Memphis,        Tennessee, where   he   accepted   his   call   to ministry     at     the     age     of     22 under       the       pastorate       of Reverend   Melvin   Rodgers   at   New   Bethel   Baptist Church. Rickey   Harvey    was   called   to   serve   Springhill Baptist   Church   in   Moscow,   Tennessee   as   Pastor, a   few   weeks   after   his   first   sermon,   in   1987.   While serving   Springhill   Baptist   Church,   a   first,   third, and   fifth   Sunday   Church   in   1988,   Rickey   Harvey was   called   to   serve   as   pastor   for   Mount   Level Baptist   Church   in   Como,   Mississippi,   a   second and     fourth     Sunday     Church.     Both     Churches simultaneously       enjoyed       the       growth       and excitement   of   the   two   growing   churches.   It   was   a very     formative     and     fun     time     for     both     the Churches    and    Rickey    Harvey.    In    September    of 1989,    Saint    Paul    Baptist    Church    in    Memphis, Tennessee   called   him   to   serve   as   full   time   pastor where    he    served    for    nearly    a    decade.    It    was during   his   tenure   at   St.   Paul   (Memphis)   that   he became      nationally      known      and      would      be requested    to    preach    some    twenty-five    to    thirty revivals across the country annually. In    1998,    Rickey   Harvey     accepted    the    call    of Mount   Calvary   Baptist   Church   in   Tucson, Arizona and   served   faithfully   until   October   2008.   Under his   administration,   houses,   properties,   vans,   and state    of    the    art    office    equipment    were    cash purchased.    A    Church    Growth    Conference    that included   eleven   Senior   Pastors   from   across   the country   was   perhaps   the   highlight   of   the   huge affairs   that   took   place   with   him   at   Mount   Calvary. Rickey     Harvey     is     an     advocate     of     Christian Growth.   He   lead   the   Mount   Calvary   Church   in   an "In       Christ       Jesus-New       Creature       Revival Conference"    which    brought    together    all    of    the local    Baptist    Preachers    in    Tucson    together    in Citywide   Revival   and   Renewal   services.   He   led the    church    in    community    witnessing    through Church   in   the   Park,   Community   Picnics,   door-to- door canvassing and radio ministries. In   October   of   2008,   Rickey   Harvey    was   called to   the   Mount   Olivet   Baptist   Church   in   Rochester, NY   where   he   currently   serves.   He   believes   that upon   his   first   arrival   to   Mount   Olivet;   he   heard the   voice   of   God   saying   "Welcome   Home."   He was   called   to   Mount   Olivet   on   the   hills   of   Barack Obama     being     elected     first    African    American President   of   the   United   States   of   America.   Upon hitting    the    ground,    he    led    a    Barack    Obama Presidential   Inauguration   Celebration   at   the   Hyatt Hotel   in   Rochester   which   drew   nearly   500   people. He   made   his   debut   in   the   city   of   Rochester   when he   served   as   the   keynote   speaker   for   the   Martin Luther   King   Junior   Day   at   the   Eastman   Theatre as   he   opened   up   with   the   1960's   Sam   Cooke's   "A Change   is   Gonna   Come."   He   brought   to   Mount Olivet      Baptist      Church      and      the      Rochester Community   his   20   year   tradition   of   Holy   Week   of Sacrificial     Worship;     a     Monday     thru     Friday worship    service    held    at    5:00am    each    morning leading   up   to   Easter   Sunday   with   country   style breakfast     each     morning     at     6:30am.     He's     an advocate   for   growing   the   Church   from   within   and to    that    end;    has    expanded    the    Mount    Olivet's Family Care Team and Baptism Ministry. Since    accepting    his    call    to    ministry,     Rickey Harvey    has   preached   across   the   nation   in   more than   30   states   and   a   countless   number   of   towns and   cities.   He   has   conducted   citywide   revivals, preached     in     the     National     Baptist     Congress, National   Baptist   Student   Union   Retreat,   preached in      State      Conventions,      Congresses,      District Association        Crusades,        Baptist        Ministers' Association   Revivals,   and   currently   serves   on   the faculty     of     the     National     Baptist     Congress     of Christian   Education.   He   has   been   on   the   faculty of   the   National   Baptist   Congress   since   the   age   of 23. Rickey    Harvey     served    as    President    of    the Paradise   Missionary   Baptist   State   Convention   of Arizona,   Inc   where   he   through   God's   help   lifted the   convention   to   new   heights;   including   a   state of   the   art   website.   He   is   a   past   member   of   the Board     of     Directors     of     the     National     Baptist Convention of America; USA Inc. Rickey   Harvey   was   a   member   and   lead   singer for   two   of   Memphis'   top   recording   gospel   quartet groups,   the   Stars   of   Nightingales   and   the   Dixie Wonders.    He    traveled    to    countless    cities    with both   groups   for   more   than   two   decades   singing on   programs   often   with   the   Mighty   Clouds   of   Joy, Jackson       Southernaires,       Canton       Spirituals, Williams   Brothers,   Shirley   Caesar,   Inez   Andrews, Cassietta   George,   Gospel   Keynotes,   and   many   of the quartets who continue singing today. Honors   bestowed   upon   Rickey   Harvey    include receiving   a   Bachelor   of   Divinity   from   Tennessee School    of    Religion    in    1993    and    an    Honorary Doctorate   of   Divinity   in   1998   from   the   Tennessee School   of   Religion.   In   pursuit   of   higher   learning, Rickey   Harvey   earned   a   Bachelor   of   Arts   Degree from   the   University   of   Memphis   in   Psychology, Bachelor   of   Science   Degree   from   the   University of   Phoenix   in   Business   Management,   a   Master   of Arts   Degree   in   Organizational   Management   from the   University   of   Phoenix   in   2004   and   a   Master   of Divinity   Degree   (MDIV)   from   Golden   Gate   Baptist Theological   Seminary   in   2006.   He   will   receive   his Doctorate   of   Ministry   Degree   (DMIN)   at   Colgate Rochester    Crozer    Divinity    School    on    Saturday, May 19, 2012. Rickey    Harvey     is    married    to    the    former    Ms Yvonne    Brummell    of    Conway,    South    Carolina. The   two   are   former   owners   of   Exclusive   Touch Full   Service   Hair   and   Nail   Care   Salon   in   Tucson, and    continue    Harvey’s    Property    Management, LLC in Memphis since leaving Tucson. Rickey   Harvey   is   the   proud   father   of   Rico   27, owner   of   Tennessee   Accidents   and   Consulting, Ricketa   19,   Computer   Engineer   Major   at   Jackson State   University,   Jackson,   Mississippi,   Rickey   Jr. 18,   graduate   of   Horn   Lake   High   School   and   future college   student   in   the   Rochester,   NY   community, and    Rishard    4,    a    preschool    at    the    Northstar Christian School, Rochester. In   Rickey   Harvey’s    free   time,   he   enjoys   hearing local   quartets   sing,   reading   self-help   books,   and raising   and   showing   prize   chickens   for   which   he has won many blue ribbons with his chickens. Rickey    Harvey    is     anointed     to     preach     the Gospel   and   is   committed   to   bringing   men   and women    into    fellowship    with    Christ    and    into responsible       church       membership       through equipping        believers,        enriching        peoples, evangelizing people and edifying missions.
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