Mount Olives Baptist Church was established in 1994 by Rev. Tony Woode as an offshoot of Legon Baptist Church which is headed by Rev. Samuel Otu-Pimpong. Its maiden service was held on 8th May 1994 after an open air crusade the previous day. From a modest beginning characterized by meetings in rented and makeshift premises, limited leaders and finances the church grew consistently in membership and the number of disciples who could serve the Lord in leadership leading to the formation of the church choir and the children’s ministry.
In January 2000 one month ejection notice was served on the church to vacate the rented premises for some construction works to go on. With the benefit of hindsight it is obvious that God was working for our good by moving us to the place which since February 2006hasbecome the permanent site for the church. God confirmed His word that all things work for the good of those who love and have been called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28).
Various facilities were constructed one after the other at the permanent site starting with a permanent chapel which was partially completed and occupied in September 2006 and then the educational blocks in 2007 and 2010.
Disciple making continued in the following years whilst the various administrative structures that have been laid were consolidated. This led to the formation of various groups including the Men’s ministry, Women Missionary Union and youth ministry. Other facilities and structures that were established as the church grew include a branch church in October 2010 and a Teens chapel in January 2011.
Within six months of occupying the permanent site the church started primary and junior high schools with the view of creating opportunity to extend the gospel of Jesus Christ to the children who enroll in the school as well as their parents. Presently the school has successful graduated four cohorts of students.
The permanent administration block for the church began in September 2013 and the service of a youth pastor was secured in October 2013. Rev. Tony Woode continues to lead the church and he is assisted by a team of leaders including Deaconness Afua Dake (The head of the body of deacons and deaconesses), Deaconess Rose Arthur, Deacon Godfred Nartey, Deaconess Georgina Nartey, Bro. Joseph Ezuh, and Bro. Dominic Naab and Bro. Samuel Terkpetey.