“I ain’t what I ought to be,
I ain’t what I’m gonna be
But I ain’t what I was”

A sign admired by Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. Dr. John O. Page

Rev. Dr. John O. Page is a dynamic preacher, teacher and administrator . A native of Albany, Georgia, Dr. John O. Page accepted the call to the ministry at the age of 23. He was licensed to preach the Gospel under the Pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. Larry Edmunds. Dr. Page’s ministry has included serving in various capacities.  Prior to accepting the call to Mount Olive, he served as the Director of Finance for The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts (TABCOM), where he provided financial oversight for the denomination and two Christian camps. He has also served as the Senior Pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church (Brockton, Massachusetts), and Shiloh Baptist Church (Medford, Massachusetts). 

Dr. Page is excited to be called as the 17th Pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church.  Mount Olive Baptist Church is a mid-size urban ministry that is committed to global and local missions, transformative dynamic worship services, Christian education, and community engagement and partnerships. We host several prayer meetings, bible studies, and well-attended worship services both in person and on our virtual platforms. Mount Olive Baptist Church believes in ministering to the whole community.  Not only do we have ministry programs that serve the immediate members, but we also have ministry programs focused on the community, ranging from school supply giveaways, assisting those with food insecurity, or providing financial assistance based on several different needs. We are here to serve. 

Dr. Page’s formal education includes Certificates and Degrees from Northeastern University Boston University (UNIX Administration certifications) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M. Div. M.R.E). He also received a D. Min. from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.  His research project: “Uniting A Divided House: Bridging the Gap between Multi-Generations through Discipleship, A Praxis for Intergenerational Ministry”. 

In addition to serving in various ministry capacities, Dr. Page has also worked in the Information Technology sector as a systems administrator.  The experiences in both the high-tech industry as well as in various Christian organizations made him well-versed in the art of human relations, critical-thinking, and leadership.  This has afforded Dr. Page the opportunity to serve as a board member for a number of civic and religious boards, such as but not limited to the Commission Board for Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts, The United Baptist Convention of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, as well as the Chairperson of We Got Next, a movement dedicated to the empowerment, education, and discipleship of Young Adults. He is a scholar, a visionary, and a dedicated leader seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, through sound teaching, preaching, and leadership development. 

Dr. Page is passionate about equipping and upliftingcommunities, as well as sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is a servant leader, always willing to give his time, skills, and resources to religious and community causes. He is a gifted preacher, teacher, scholar, visionary, and a dedicated leader seeking to better humanity one person at a time. He is a sought-after preacher and teacher and has preached for the National Baptist Convention and in pulpits across the country.  Dr. Page is also a proud and active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

In addition to being the Pastor, Dr. Page is the proud husband of Celia A. Page.  Together they have four amazing children, Amaia, Jelese, Gadi, and the baby, Johani. Pastor Page is a sports enthusiast who is a die-hard fan of the San Antonio Spurs. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling and trying new restaurants.