Who We Are

 Meet Our Staff


Scott Palmer - Sr. Pastor

Scott Palmer came to serve as senior pastor at Olivet in June of 1995 and has served as pastor of churches in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Kansas. Scott received a B.A. in Religion with a Minor in Business Administration for Oklahoma Baptist University in 1988, as well as a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1990. Scott and his wife Kelli have been married since 1988 and have two children, Macy and Ashton.


Don Cook - Sr. Adult and Education Pastor

Don Cook came to Olivet in March 1999. Before coming to Olivet, Don served in ministry in Oklahoma and Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Don and his wife Debbie have been married since 1985 and have 3 grown children Ashley, Joel and Ky.


Andrew Wade - Student Ministry Pastor

Andrew Wade joined us at Olivet the end of December 2016.  Before coming to Olivet Andrew led the student ministry at Vintage Church in Edmond. He also led the student ministry in a Missouri church.  Andrew served as an intern at Council Road Baptist Church and worked numerous years at Summit Camps, Inc in many capacities.  Andrew and his wife Meredith were married in July 2010 and have one son, Judah.


Matt Crook - Worship Pastor

Matt Crook came to Olivet in August 2017 as our worship pastor.  Matt is from Kentucky and has led worship in churches there, Virginia and Florida.  We are excited to bring him and his family to Oklahoma.  Matt and his wife Mary were married in 2005 and have 5 children, Sophie, Addie, Levi, and twins Jackson and Jude.


Amie Taber - Children's Coordinator

Amie joined the Olivet staff as Children’s Director in the fall of 2005 and she worked as a volunteer for several years before that. Amie’s love for children developed at Tabor College in Kansas, a Christ-centered school, where she received a degree in Physical Education and Coaching. Amie and her husband, Ronnie, have three children Jacob, Joshua and Jacie.


Terri Johnson - Preschool Coordinator

Terri joined the Olivet staff in January of 2007. Terri served in the children and preschool ministries at Olivet for several years before coming on staff. Terri focuses on God’s plan, which she believes is to gently guide our precious little ones into loving and learning about our awesome God. Terri and her husband Shawn have three children, Karla, Jake and Kailie.


Riley Sowell - Young Adult/OC2 Pastor

Riley joined Olivet as our OC2 (College & Career) pastor in June of 2013, his leadership has grown to include all young adults.  Riley graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2018.  He and his wife Caitlin are expecting their first child in June 2019.


Denise Church – Financial Administrator/Pastor's Assistant

Cheryl Hillsberry – Education/Student Ministry Assistant


Shirley Taber – Receptionist/Music Pastor's Assistant


Peggy Thornton - Facility Director


Bob Combs - Custodian


Drew Graves - Video/Media