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Pastor, Alex Shelley

Rev. Alex Shelley


Rev. Alex Shelley is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. He moved to Virginia in 1984 and continued his education in Henrico County public schools, graduating from Varina High School in 1990. He started his higher education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg VA.

Rev. Shelley served as an engineer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. After being honorably discharged from the Marines, he attended Richmond Virginia Seminary and graduated in May 2003, with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. In May 2009, he earned his Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Union University Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology and is currently finishing a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

He is a member of First Union Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. His Father in Ministry was the Late Rev. B. S. Giles, who licensed him in 1999 and ordained him in 2001.

Pastor Shelley was installed as the 11th Pastor of Mt. Olivet on October 4, 2009 and is approaching his 4th Anniversary. Pastor Shelley did not come in making sweeping changes but took the time to get to know the people. He listened, he asked questions, he observed, he advised, and he focused on church growth and intentional prayer. Church membership has increased during his tenure and Mt. Olivet has made some improvements to the physical structure.

He was employed by the Ukrops Food Market & Martin’s for many years but resigned this job that he might have the time to focus on the needs of the church family as well as to advance his ministerial training.

Pastor Shelley is a passionate servant leader: passionate about the God he serves; passionate about the Word he teaches and preaches; passionate about the people he pastors; and passionate about all mankind coming to the knowledge and truth about who God is and His plan of salvation for all mankind.

God ordered his steps to Mt. Olivet and he continues to lead Mt. Olivet with integrity, wisdom, love, care and concern.

One of his favorite sayings is “If it had not been for the Lord on my side, where would I be!”



And how shall they preach except they be sent?
As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of those that preach the gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things?
(Romans 10:15)


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