Pastor Olivett J. Mapson was born in Wallace, North Carolina to the union of Russia and Luzenia Sherman, March 22, 1934.
Graduated from Jewel’s Christian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1953. There are 6 children, Ova Eugene Jr., John, Jewel, Dewayne Tate, Stephen and Tony Mapson. Accepted the Lord as her Lord and Personal Savior at the age of 25, under the pastorate of her mother, Eld. Luzenia Sherman. Bishop J. H. Smith, of the Church of the Living God, Pillar Ground of the Truth Inc, ordained her a minister on August 12, 1965. Appointed as the Assistant Pastor of New Covenant Church, CLG, in 1969. She served faithfully in that position until 1973. Olivet Tate married Johnny R. Mapson and moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1973.
· In 1975 she was appointed Assistant Pastor of Miracle Tabernacle CLG, under the pasturage of Charlene McGaughy in Detroit, Michigan.. Retired from 40 years as a professional cook in 1993. Graduated (with honors) from Ferndale/Southfield Adult Education for Computer Operation Programming, 1995. Resigned her appointment as Assistant Pastor of Miracle Tabernacle in 1998.
· Founded the ministry of Southfield Bible Study in her home in 1998. This ministry developed and became officially the Word of Truth Assembly in June of 2000. Bishop James R. Sherman, of Trinity Central West Diocese, CLG, dedicated the church and appointed Olivet Mapson as the Senior Pastor of the ministry.
Born: January 3, 1956,
AFather of 3 Children: Keith, Janel, & Shannon
Graduated from Macomber H/S 1974, Owens Junior College, Lourdes College, (Major: Criminal Justice, Minor: Christian Counseling)
Secular Profession: Joined the Toledo Police in Sept. of 1985, Promoted to the Rank of Sergeant May 20, 2002. Award and Accommodations- Certificate of Appreciation from the Toledo-Lucas County Safety. Council on December 2, 1991,for entering a housefire, coming to the aide of his fellow man…. Received the Silver Slate Award in 1994 from the Toledo Public Schools for outstanding community leadership…. Received a Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Toledo for out standing dedication and service in working with The Mayor’s Youth Corp).
Spiritual Experience: Accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior at the age of 6. Accepted the call into the ministry at the age of 18. Received Ordination for ministry at the age of 23. Received Ordination for Elder, in August of 1985 at the age of 29. Have held several administrative positions in the Church of the Living God Diocese. Ast. Pastor, for 5 years at New Covenant, Church of the Living God,Toledo, Ohio. Currently the Pastor of Word of Truth Assembly, Detroit, Michigan.