Service Times

Sunday Worship Service     8:30 AM
Sunday Church School       10:00 AM
Wednesday Bible Study      7:00 PM

Friday Prayer Service         7:00 PM

Worship Center

Spencerville Academy
2502 Spencerville Road
Spencerville, MD      directions


416 Olney Sandy Spring Rd
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
(240) 389-1037

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Meet the PastorReverend Donald R. Kelly serves as the Senior Pastor of the Olive Branch Community Church. A native of Keithville, Louisiana, Rev. Kelly was licensed and preached his first sermon at Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield, New Jersey. After serving three years as Associate Minister at Shiloh, Rev. Kelly served as Associate Pastor at St. Stephens Baptist Church, Washington, DC, for approximately two years and Youth Pastor at The People's Community Baptist Church for two years. In 1991 when his career took the family to California, Rev. Kelly united with Star Light Baptist Church in Santa Ana, where he was ordained and became an Associate Pastor. While serving in that role, he simultaneously served as a Lay Minister at Mission Hills Church in Mission Viejo. After returning to the Washington Metropolitan Area in 2000, he and his family reunited with The People's Community Baptist Church where he served as the Family Life, Pastoral Care and Saturday Church Minister. Later, he became the interim Senior Pastor of the church until the spirit led him to begin the Olive Branch Community Church in October 2006.

As the founder and senior pastor of Olive Branch, Rev. Kelly is realizing his vision of a church that changes lives by creating a community of committed, compassionate believers and disciples for Christ. Since the founding of the church, the membership has grown, ministries established, property acquired, and a church rectory dedicated.

Rev. Kelly received his graduate degree in 1978 from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He also holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Rev. Kelly serves on the Montgomery Hospice Board, the John LeLand Theological Seminary Board and the Ministers’ Advisory Board at Howard University Hospital. In March 2009, he was appointed President of the Black Ministers Conference of Montgomery County.

In 1974, Rev. Kelly married the former Brenda S. Washington and they were blessed with four daughters. Their family has expanded to include two son-in-laws and two grandsons.