SUNDAY SERVICES: 9:30 & 11:00am, 5:30pm
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Announcing Olive’s New Director of Preschool Ministries

We are excited to announce Sharon Payne Barnes will be joining Olive’s staff as our Director of Preschool Ministries.

Sharon comes to Olive from Corinth, Texas where she has been serving as the Minister to Preschool and Children for the past five years. Sharon has more than ten years of ministry experience. Previously Sharon has served churches in Augusta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama (her hometown). Sharon answered the call to ministry as a high school senior after serving as missionary Sojourner in 1996. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Christian University and is currently working on her Master of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

She is passionate about recruiting and equipping volunteers for ministry, missions, and helping parents disciple their children. 

Sharon has been married to Travis, whom she met while both were serving as summer missionaries, for fifteen years and they have two children.  Garrett is a rising high school freshman and Hudson recently turned five years old. Travis is a mathematics teacher and most recently has been teaching 3rd grade. 

Sharon’s first Sunday will be July 19. Please pray for her family as they transition to Pensacola and begin their ministry among us. We are excited about the days ahead and the work to plant the seeds of the Gospel in the hearts of our preschoolers and to help their parents disciple their children. 

Connection Groups - Sundays
Care and Bible training with fun activities for preschoolers ages six weeks through Pre-K.
Sunday 8:00 & 9:30am in the Simmons Building

Worship Care 
Cooperative effort between parents and volunteers that provides extended care and teaching during worship services 
Sunday 9:30 & 11:00am in the Simmons Building

AWANA Cubbies and Puggles
Discipleship classes for preschoolers age 2 through Pre-K.

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Simmons Building

Volunteer Application
Volunteer Application (fillable)
Preschool Employment Application

Mothers’ Day Out

Preschool classes for ages six weeks through Pre-K that allow moms to have a weekday break for rest, shopping, fellowship, and appointments.
Tuesdays 9:00am – 1:30pm in the Simmons Building
Cost: $50 per month per child
Nancy Savage –Coordinator
Mother’s Day Out Registration (pdf)


Jeff Frame Member

"Having volunteered in the preschool ministry myself, I have seen first hand how the other leaders and teachers take good care of my four-year-old."


Dr. Mary Carter Member

"We have been so blessed by the Nursery & Preschool at Olive Baptist for our 1 year old and 4 year old. Their facility is very clean, their staff is caring, and even though my son can be a handful they work with him well which makes this mom feel great!"

  • Additional Info
    • Sharon Barnes
    • Preschool Director
    • 850-475-1156
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    • Andrea Miracle
    • Preschool Assistant
    • 850-475-1135
  • Additional Info
    • Nancy Savage
    • Preschool Assistant
    • 850-475-1134