Celebrating Heritage Sunday: ‘Living the Legacy Every Day’ at the Olivet Church


Fayetteville, GA — Pastor William Holmes Robinson of The Olivet Church extends a heartfelt invitation to the community to join in commemorating Heritage Sunday on February 25th, beginning at 9:30 AM. Embracing this year’s theme, “Living the Legacy Every Day,” promises an engaging and enlightening journey into the rich tapestry of our shared history.

The event will commence with an inspiring message reflecting our origins, honoring the trailblazers who have shaped our community. Pastor Robinson’s sermon in the main sanctuary will set the tone for this meaningful occasion. Immediately following the service, the congregation will move over to the admin building to witness the museum, where they will have the opportunity to delve deeper into our heritage. Through reflection and tribute, we will explore pivotal moments of resilience, illuminating the past, celebrating the present, and igniting hope for the future.

Pictured left to right: Reverend Dr. Howard Creecy Jr., 7th President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) organization; Coretta Scott King, author, activist, and civil rights leader; Ralph Abernathy, minister and civil rights activist; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., minister and civil rights activist; Reverend Dr. Howard Creecy Sr., founding pastor of The Olivet Church

From the enduring spirit of our ancestors to the impactful struggles of the civil rights movement, attendees will witness the unyielding resilience of humanity. We will traverse through history, acknowledging significant milestones such as the historic sit-ins, the iconic March on Washington, and pivotal events in the pursuit of equality and justice.

The climax of this journey will be a tribute to the groundbreaking election of President Obama and the historic tenure of Kamala Harris, our first black female Vice President. Their legacies, alongside other trailblazers, serve as guiding lights for future generations.

Entitled “VIBING Through History,” the event will honor our past and cast a hopeful gaze toward the future. Spotlighting the innovative spirit of our young entrepreneurs within The Olivet Church community, we will showcase the visionary leadership of our youth, empowering them to shape a world where all can thrive.

Attendees will also experience the unwavering resilience of humanity as we journey through history, acknowledging significant milestones such as the historic sit-ins, the iconic March on Washington, and pivotal events in the pursuit of equality and justice.

Rev. Dr. Howard W. Creecy Jr.

Notably, The Olivet Church served as the pivotal venue for strategic meetings of the Fayetteville NAACP Chapter, and during that era, Reverend Dr. Howard Creecy Sr. held the esteemed position of the founding Sr. Pastor. Reverend Creecy’s legacy extended through generations, with his son, Rev. Dr. Howard W. Creecy Jr., also making a profound impact on the congregation and the broader community. Dr. Creecy Jr.’s interim presidency at the influential civil rights organization, the SCLC, founded in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., further exemplifies the family’s unwavering dedication to the cause.

We warmly invite you to join us at The Olivet Church on Heritage Sunday, February 25th, at 9:30 am for our worship service. Following the service, we invite you to immerse yourself in the rich history of our Black Heritage with a stroll through our Black History Museum, proudly presented by our children and youth Vibe Ministry.

For more information on this historical occasion, please contact The Olivet Church at office@theolivetchurch.org.

Location address: The Olivet Church | 877 Highway 314 North | Fayetteville, GA 30214