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 and two grandchildren.


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.




Troy Blankenship - Worship Leader

Troy Blankenship came to Olivet in April of 2024.  Prior to that Troy served churches in Oklahoma and Texas in various roles.  Additionally, he spent 13 years overseas as a missionary with the International Mission Board – SBC.  His desire is to see the people of God worshiping Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, not just on Sunday but every day as they go into the world making disciples.  Troy holds a BMus. From Oklahoma Baptist University in Church Music and an MA from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missiology.  Troy & his wife Deborah have been married since 2017 and have 8 mostly grown children and are blessed with 3 granddaughters.





Dalton Leslie - Student (7th - 12th Grade) Pastor

Olivet is blessed to have one of our own back with us in the student pastor position.  Dalton grew at Olivet from first grade until his junior year of college.  While Dalton strives to equip the youth to live a Christ -like life, he also believes in 'equipping the parents and adult volunteers to lead young men and women towards our loving and holy God.'  Dalton and his wife Caralea joined Olivet in June of 2021, they are blessed with two children, Hadlea and Xander.  Dalton is pursuing his Master of Arts - Biblical Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO and is expected to graduate in May 2023.





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