Meet The Pastor
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” - Jeremiah 3:15
Rev. Vernon Milner has led this congregation for the past nine years. He is a native of Alexandria City, Alabama. The youngest of six children born to Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Milner.
He relocated to Hopkinsville in 1995 and united with Mount Olive under the pastorate of Rev. C. E. Bagwell. He served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He has a passion for teaching God’s Word.
He accepted the call to the Gospel Ministry in 2001. The Lord continued to bless him, and by the Will and Providence of God, he was called to the pastorate of Mount Olive Baptist Church in 2005. As a pastor, he has a shepherd’s heart as he ministers to the needs of the congregation. He continues to teach with passion, and the church has continue to grow spiritually, and numerically, under his leadership. With the Church Mission Statement, “Keeping it R.E.A.L.,” he is challenging the members of Mount Olive to “Reach, Equip, Assemble, and Launch,” as they carry out the “Great Commission.”
He attended the Hopkinsville College of the Bible, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, with a Minor in Theology. He has also earned credits from Shaw University and Simmons College of Kentucky. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies.
District and State Involvement
Pastor Milner currently serves as treasurer and Trustee of the Hopkinsville College of the Bible. He has also served on the trustee board of Simmons College of Kentucky. He is the former President of the First District Ministers, Deacons, and Laymen League. He has also served as the Director of Missions for the Progressive National Baptist Kentucky State Convention. He is also one of the teachers for Women’s Missionary & Educational Convention, Mission Circle #3. He has been a workshop/seminar presenter for numerous conferences and other occasions. Anyone who knows Pastor Milner, knows that he loves the Lord, and is passionate about the work of Kingdom-Building.
He and his wife Violet, have two children, Marcie and Raheem, and four grandchildren.