Rev. Mark E. Crutcher, Ph.D. was appointed Senior Pastor of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church, Orlando, Florida in November 2008. After answering the call of God in 1985, he entered the ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and served faithfully as a dedicated pastor of several churches in North Florida. He is a ministerial spiritualist, anointed preacher, gifted teacher, and a man of integrity. As a visionary leader, he is leading the congregation to new beginnings of covenant renewal, relationship building, and service engagement. Pastor Crutcher holds a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida. In his first book, The Flaming Sword, he illustrates the agreement between the Word, the Spirit and the Love of God that should exist among all believers who abide in the presence of God. He has authored a second book entitled, Operating in the Fulfillment of Divine Purpose, this book guides readers through the process of discovering their purpose in life, making sure not one more day is wasted in unfulfilled living. As a devoted husband and father, Pastor Crutcher, is married to the Rev. Juanita Crutcher, who shares in his ministry. She is affectionately referred to as Rev. Juanita. They have two children, Anna Renee’ and Jonathan Cornelius.
Rev. Juanita Crutcher is an anointed woman of God, who has answered the call of God into life changing ministry. She is a dedicated and nurturing mother to her children, and any other child in need of a mother figure. A faithful and loving wife to her husband, Rev. Crutcher considers it an honor to be able to allow God to use her as an example of righteous womanhood. Rev. Juanita, as she is affectionately called, is an ordained elder who serves in ministerial partnership with her husband. As a minister, she believes that whatever we do for the Lord, we ought to let it be real. God has blessed her with gifts of preaching, teaching, and writing that have helped her to lead many people into life changing experiences with Christ for more than 20 years. First Lady serves as the Director of Evangelism for Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, Orlando, Florida, and as a member of the Eleventh Episcopal District Evangelism Team.