Dr. Bernard Kimble, Senior Pastor of The Mount Olive Baptist Church Of Shreveport , has devoted eleven (11) years to the church and its congregation.
He is a chartered member of the Cedar Grove Clergy Council, where he serves as Chairman. Cedar Grove Clergy Council consists of clergy from all denominations working to improve the political climate, and quality of life for the citizens in the Cedar Grove community.
Pastor Kimble has also been instrumental in organizing several community meetings and neighborhood clean up campaigns. He is a prior member of the Metropolitan Planning Commission for the City of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. He is a member of the 13th District Missionary Baptist Association where he serves as Vice-Moderator at Large and Coordinator of the Women Division. He also serves as an instructor in the Congress of Christian Education where he facilitates the Deacon's Ministry Seminar. He is one of four Northwest Louisiana Pastoral Crisis Interventionist.
Pastor Kimble has earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master's degree in Bible and Theology from Louisiana Baptist University, where he also earned his PhD in Philosophy. He is Founder and CEO of The Olive Branch Ministries, Inc., a non-profit outreach ministry of The Mount Olive Baptist Church of Shreveport where he initiated the development, not only of the mission and vision, but the organization structure, the by-laws, and formation of the board.
Olive Branch Ministries focus on Community Development, Tutorial and Computer Literacy for both youth and senior citizens. Through Olive Branch Ministries, Pastor Kimble is instrumental in creating and developing an Enrichment School and Summer Camp. In the fall of 2005, he opened a shelter, "Senior Haven" which housed homeless men and victims of both Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Other programs he created, developed and hosted through Olive Branch Ministries include "Transforming" Men's Conference, Housing Counseling Workshops, Neighborhood Investment Programs and Community Outreach programs.
As Founder / CEO of Bernard Kimble Ministries, Pastor Kimble host and sponsor, "In The Word" Radio Broadcast which is aired on KOKA 980AM, Sunday mornings and Monday - Friday, 11am, KSYB 1300AM and 12 noon, KBLK 106.3FM. He is the author of "The Decay of The African American Family", which focuses on the biblical perspective of the African American family. Currently, Pastor Kimble is Co-Founder of "Women of Vision, Inc", along with 1st Lady Pheobe Kimble, a ministry for women.