Olive Baptist Church was founded in 1894 when a group of 12 people from Canoe Baptist Church in Canoe, Alabama, came to Pensacola and started the church. The church was originally across Olive Road in a wooden structure but moved to the north side of the street in 1949.
Today, Olive has grown to an average attendance of 3,000. Despite its large size, Olive still contains the spirit of a smaller church through our numerous Bible studies, small groups, and ministry opportunities.
Experiencing God through worship is one of the most powerful moments in the life of a believer, whether it takes place in the privacy of your own home or with a large group of believers in a corporate setting. Olive invites you to join us as we try to create a worship experience that leads people to encounter the greatness and presence of their Creator. Our desire is to have a worship service that leaves you wanting more, inspires you to invite friends, and moves you to a deeper relationship with the Father.
Olive Baptist Church is pastor led, deacon served, committee organized, and church approved. Olive is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. All Southern Baptist churches are autonomous but choose to work together to train and send out workers to spread the Gospel on a local, state, national and international level.
Olive Baptist Church exists to spread the good news about Jesus Christ, to draw people closer to God, and to serve the needs of the community.
What is the Good News?
That Jesus, God's son, died for you and rose to life again. To learn more about what this means, click here.
How can you draw closer to God?
• Through prayer (visit our Prayer page to submit a prayer request)
• Through Bible study (join a Connection Group or Discipleship Class)
• Time spent with other believers (visit our Events page for upcoming activities)
How is Olive serving the community?
Olive has established the Ministry Village, a non-profit organization focused on social ministries. Our church is also continually involved in Missions work, both at home and abroad.
Connection Groups - Sundays
Our Sunday morning small groups will give you an opportunity to dig deeper into scripture and get to know other people in similar walks of life.
Sunday 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am
We have three gathering times available for you to join us for worship. Worship gatherings feature our choir & orchestra, time for prayer, and a message from God's Word.
Sunday 9:30am, 11:00am & 5:30pm
Prayer Meeting - Wednesdays
Each prayer meeting includes announcements about upcoming activities, a short Bible study, and a time during which we pray for both our church members and others we know who are in need.
Wednesday Fellowship Dinner
Serving Time: 4:45–6:00pm
Adults $4, Children $2 (Healthy Alternative $1 extra), Family maximum $15
5:45–6:00pm - "To Go" meal $5
A La Carte: Drinks $1, Dessert $1, Salad $1