About Us

Who we are

Here’s the deal. Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. Greater Mount Olive is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible that exact same freedom.

Where we come from

Greater Mount Olive Missionary Church was established in 1996 by Pastor Norwert Hills Sr, his wife Beverly and a following of congregants. This trio of families imagined a church that was truly welcoming to everyone – where everyone had a seat at the table regardless of personal history, family, background, ethnicity, or gender. We not only gather to worship each weekend, but do our best to serve our neighbors and surrounding communities. Ultimately, we are a very normal group of people learning how faith really works in everyday life.  We are excited to be a church that serves our community, and believe that God has positioned and placed us here uniquely to be a blessing to Independence, Louisiana and to make a positive impact.

Where we’re headed

What’s the bottom line? More than ever, Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Greater Mount Olive family.

Church Motto: “Expect Great Things from God” 1 Samuel 7:12 St. John 15:7

Norwert Hills, Sr.

Norwert Hills, Sr. spent the greater part of his youth in Greensburg, Louisiana. He is the son of Leroy Hills, Sr. and Irma Lee Spears. Norwert Hills, Sr. is married to First Lady, Evangelist Beverly Mallory Hills. They have three children: Norwert Hills, Jr., pastor of Greater Antioch Baptist Church in Rock Island, Illinois; Cheron Hills and Shartan Hills. Norwert and Beverly have six grandchildren.

Mary Cyprian Mosley

Upon entering Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, you will be greeted by Sister Mary Mosley. She has been an active member of the church since its inception. She is President of the Youth Ministry, and chairs the Usher Board Ministry and Pastor’s Aid Committee with great dedication.