Located in the heart of the historic northeast neighborhood of Wake Forest, Olive Branch Baptist Church has been a fixture in the community since its founding in 1865.

Originally located on the campus of Wake Forest College, the present day Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the founders instilled the spirit of community and Christian service. These principles laid the ground work for the church's core values today.

Today, Olive Branch is focused on creating an atmosphere of love and community through fellowship and worship

Reverend Larry Wilder was appointed Interim Pastor at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Wake Forest, NC in July 2019 and Pastor-Elect in February 2020.  He was formerly an Associate Minister at Malaby's Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church in Knightdale, NC, serving under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. James S. Utley.  While at Malaby's Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church, he served, along with his wife, Reverend Barbara Wilder, as co-director of Vacation Bible School and Christian Education. Reverend Larry's heart for ministry lies in a deep commitment to serving others. He recognizes that serving God means being available, through the power of His Spirit, for whatever God wants him to do.  Reverend Larry is acutely aware of the favor that God has placed on his life and, in response, seeks to honor God with an attitude of gratitude and devotion.