Rev. Roberts submitted to the Ministry of the Gospel on February 15, 1975. His first pastorship was with Liberty Winona Baptist Church in April 1976 through 1984. The Lord then called pastor Roberts to Mount Olive Baptist Church in 1984, where he presently pastors.
Rev. Roberts is a strong spiritual leader. He has been a wonderful shepherd for the flock. He has equipped many in the church for leadership, having ordained several ministers and deacons; and providing Christian instruction for many in the community as well. Pastor Roberts assisted in organizing the Dr. Martin Luther King Observance and March in Mt. Pleasant. He was recently elected Vice President of the Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention of Texas (BM&E) serving the eastern region of the state. He also serves as Moderator of the Cypress Baptist District Association of northeast Texas consisting of about 36 churches.
Rev. Roberts has been married to Gwen (Sanders) Roberts for over thirty-five years. They have two children, Sonya Roberts-Woods and Daron Roberts.
Some of Rev. Roberts's civic affiliations include: Mt. Pleasant Habitat for Humanity, President 2001, Cypress Basin Hospice ? Board Member 1996 ? 2006; Associate of Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club, President of Mt. Pleasant Minister?s Union 1989-94, Chairman of District One of Cypress Baptist Association 1995-2004, Moderator of the Cypress Baptist Association 2004-Present.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church is called to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and the beliefs of the evangelical Christian faith, to maintain the worship of God, and to inspire in all persons a love for Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and their fellow human beings.
We pledge our lives to Christ and the covenant with each other to demonstrate His Spirit through worship, witnessing, and ministry to the needs of the people of his church and the community.