Lionell Alexander is pastor of Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. His objective is to serve in an effort to foster the ideals of the New Testament church, as outlined in the book of Acts, Chapter 2, Verses 40 – 47. His aim is to oversee Greater Mount Olive as it strives to be a lively, energetic and joyful congregation in worship and praise to God. Pastor Alexander believes Greater Mount Olive’s purpose is to edify the Body of Christ, and to be a light in the community where men, women and children may seek the answer to the question, “What must I do to be saved?” He also endeavors to provide the Greater Mount Olive members the opportunity to give of their time, talent and treasure as faithful stewards in service to God.
He received his license to preach and certificate of ordination from Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church in 1990. He also recieved a license to perform weddings from the State of Massachusetts during that time.
He is an experienced clergyman in church and pastoral leadership, including church administration. He has extensive experience in leading the congregation in worship, in spirit and truth. His dynamic leadership style encourages church leaders and members to actively participate in the ministry. He combines his various leadership talents to create a vision community within the church. A common vision between pastor and congregation will facilitate the reality of dynamic worship services, and effective ministry organizations and structures.
He is an accomplished pastoral leader with extensive experience in the following areas:
- Delivery of both topical and expository messages
- Teaching Adult Sunday School, leadership training, and membership classes
- Empowering, training, encouraging, and supporting church leaders in their respective areas
- Evaluation of ministry progress and effectiveness in view of their benefits
- Performance of various ordinances including wakes, funerals, and weddings
- Premarital and marriage counseling
- Worship leader
His educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Prairie View A&M University of Prairie View, Texas, a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies from Southern Bible Institute of Dallas, Texas, a certificate of Pastoral Leadership from Southern Bible Institute of Dallas, Texas, and graduate studies toward a Masters in Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary of Dallas, Texas.
He is a member of Christian Fundamentalist Internal Revenue Employees (CFIRE), where he conducts weekly bible study to encourage fellow employees to serve God while shining their lights in the workplace. He also serves on the board of Urban Action, Incorporated. Urban Action evangelizes to children and youth through weekly Bible Clubs and annual Summer Bible Camps in East Dallas. Pastor Alexander has served as worship leader at the Center of Hope Women and Children Shelter, where he conducted monthly evening worship service.
He is married to Sherva (Sanders), who actively serves with him in the ministry. They have three children: Kamera, Taylor, and Lateshia; one granddaughter: Kylie.