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                                                                     Our Pastor

Rev. Curtis E. Edmonds, Jr. serves the Lord in His call to ministry through preaching and teaching Biblical truth and bringing those who seek salvation into a spiritual relationship with God.

Rev. Edmonds is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia and is the son of Bishop and Mrs. Curtis Edmonds, Sr.

Rev. Edmonds is a product of Portsmouth Public Schools and an honor graduate from the historic I. C. Norcom High School. Rev. Edmonds believes that education coupled with faith and perseverance unlock the door to success. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Development Program from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. He received his Master of Divinity degree (Summa Cm Laude) from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctorate in Ministry in Transformational Preaching from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and will graduate May 2025.

Rev. Edmonds has been involved in holistic ministry throughout his life and has served in the following capacities within the church; Trustee ministry, Sunday School Teacher, Brotherhood Ministry, Vacation Bible School Teacher, Athletics Ministry and as an HR Advisor. He served on the ministerial staff as an Associate Minister at Shiloh Baptist Church (old Site) in Fredericksburg, Virginia, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., prior to accepting the call to be Pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Stafford, Virginia.

Prior to relocating to Fredericksburg, Rev. Edmonds was a member and a Trustee of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of his gather, Bishop Curtis Edmonds, Sr. As the church membership grew from 300 to 2,000 plus, a new facility was needed, and as a Trustee, Rev. Edmonds was an integral part of the building of a new multi-million-dollar church that included a school and a five-star banquet facility.

Rev. Edmonds has always believed in community service and is dedicated to serving the community. He has volunteered as a little league baseball coach, an adult learning tutor and a mentor, and has served on the Board of Directors for Rappahannock Goodwill Industries. He was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Grace E. Harris Ministry Political Leadership Institute and is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Professionally, he has served in senior leadership roles for over 20 years in Human resources with Cabinetwork. In his current role, he oversees the Human Resources departments and is responsible for all Human resources functions for multiple manufacturing and production plants.

He is married to former Patrice Wilson and is the proud father of three talented, exceptional and successful children: Curtis, Kenedy, and Cerena. His son Curtis received his bachelor's degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and his master's degree in political science from George Washington University. He worked on the Washington, DC staff of U.S. Senator Mark Warner for several years and is currently pursuing his PH. D in American Politics from Syracuse University as a McNair Scholar. Rev. Edmonds' older daughter Kenedy received her bachelor's degree in foreign languages with a concentration in Spanish from George Mason University and a master's degree in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently employed at Virginia Commonwealth University as the Senior Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator. His younger daughter Cerena is in the gifted and talented program at her school and a star tennis and volleyball player.

Rev. Edmonds is a servant leader and serves with a true heart for God and God's people, and he is committed to holistic, fruitful and life-changing ministry. His guiding scripture is "For even the Son of Man came nto to be served but to serve" (mark 10:45).

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