Dr Kimble

Dr. Bernard Kimble, Senior Pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Shreveport  has devoted his time to the church and its congregation since 1997. He is a chartered member of the Cedar Grove Clergy Council, where he has served as Chairman. Cedar Grove Clergy Council consists of clergy from all denominations working to improve the political climate, and quality of life for the citizens in the Cedar Grove community.
Dr. Kimble has also been instrumental in organizing several community meetings and neighborhood clean up campaigns. He is a prior member of the Metropolitan Planning Commission for the City of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, where he served as Vice Chairperson. He is a prior member of the 13th District Missionary
Baptist Association where he served in the past as Vice-Moderator at Large and Coordinator of the Women Division. He also serves as an instructor in the Congress of Christian Education where he facilitates the Deacon’s Ministry Seminar. He is a Louisiana Pastoral Crisis Interventionist.

Dr. Kimble has earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degree in Bible and Theology from Louisiana Baptist University, where he also earned his PhD in Philosophy.
He is Founder and CEO of “
Olive Branch Ministries,” Inc., a non-profit outreach ministry of The Mount Olive Baptist Church of Shreveport where he initiated the development, not only of the mission and vision, but the organization structure, the by-laws, and formation of the board. Olive Branch Ministries focus is on Community Development, Tutorial and Computer Literacy for both youth and senior citizens.
Through Olive Branch Ministries, Pastor Kimble has been instrumental in creating and developing an Enrichment School and Summer Camp. In the fall of 2005, he opened a shelter, “Senior Haven” which housed homeless men and victims of both Hurricane Katrina and Rita.

Other programs he created, developed and hosted through Olive Branch Ministries include “Transforming Men’s Conference, Housing Counseling Workshops, Neighborhood Investment Programs and Community Outreach programs.

As Founder / CEO of “Bernard Kimble Ministries,” Dr. Kimble hosts and sponsors, “In The Word” Radio Broadcast which is aired on KOKA 980AM, Sunday mornings at 9:30a.m., and the In The Word Television Broadcast on NBC 6 at 5:30a.m., on Sunday mornings. He is the author of “The Decay of The African American Family,” which focuses on the decay of the African American family from a biblical perspective.

Dr. Kimble is Co-Founder of “Women of Vision, Inc.,” along with First Lady Pheobe Kimble, an interdenominational ministry designed to educate, encourage and motivate women in leadership roles. Together they host “WOV Leadership Conference” each year in January at the Shreveport Convention Center, to help empower ministries and their leadership.
Currently, Dr Kimble is an advocate for charter schools and has served in the past as chairman of the board of the New Life Leadership Foundation; an advocate for charter schools in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. He has also served as a member of North West Louisiana Air Service Task Force executive committee appointed by Shreveport’s Mayor Cedric Glover to study the cost of air fare in Shreveport.

Dr. Kimble currently serves as a member Communities in Schools (CIS) Advisory Committee, which is responsible for bring the first CIS to North Louisiana through Volunteers of America.

He is married to Pheobe Thomas Kimble and has two sons and one daughter, LaToya, Darius (wife Coretta) and Anthony. Darius and Anthony are both ministers of the gospel. He is the proud grandfather of three granddaughters, Caellen, Camerin and Corine, three grandsons, KeVon, Bralen and Mikah.



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