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Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Beaverdam, Virginia, just west of Ashland, is a community of believers who come together to worship God, better understand the scriptures and serve others in the name of the Lord. 

Mt Olivet Communion

What We Believe

We believe that a church of the Christian faith is a company of baptized believers, voluntarily associated together to maintain the worship of God, and acknowledging no head but Christ, and no religious authority but the Word of God.


Our History

Mt. Olivet has a rich history beginning in 1847 when 40 people met to constitute a new church called the Old Bethlehem Meeting House. But a church is more than just a building. We strive to be faithful by giving our time and talents to help others. 


We're a mid-size rural church with a small church atmosphere. In addition to our staff, we have many church members using their talents by serving in committees to help us do the work of God.

Benjamin Boyd

Lead Pastor

Ben joined Mt. Olivet in 2022. He grew up in Newport News and is a graduate of William & Mary College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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Mark Simpson

Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Youth

Mark joined Mt. Olivet in 2023. He’s originally from Bombay, India and has grown up in the states since 1990. He is a graduate of Liberty University.

More about Mark.

Email coming soon!

Karen Morris

Children's Minister

Residing in Hanover with her family, Karen teaches the youngest members of the congregation.

Alice Rusher

Administrative Assistant

A longtime Hanover County resident, Alice handles the day-to-day operations of the church.

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