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More Than a Church

A warm and loving faith family

Our mission as a church body is to enable individuals to find a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and to reflect His life in our life together and in our outreach to others. 


Olivet is a family-oriented church that endeavors to meet the needs of both our own members as well as those in our local community and the world. We are committed to the Christian education of all in our church family and are seeking to grow in our faith together.


At Olivet, you will experience a traditional worship service, regular times of Communion and Lovefeasts, and ongoing opportunities for both service toward others and fellowship with the church family. Come and grow with us!

“In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty;
and in all things, love.”

Image by Priscilla Du Preez

Our Beliefs

Olivet is a congregation of the Moravian Church in North America’s Southern Province, and a congregation of the Unitas Fratrum (the worldwide Unity of the Moravian Church).


Christianity is a way of life, centered on Christ and His teachings.

The Bible

The Bible is the Word of God by which we learn God's truth for our lives.


Salvation is a gift from God through Faith in Jesus Christ.

Practical Faith

Practical faith brings a relationship with God into our daily experience.

Meet Our Team


Our Pastor

Rev. Matthew W. Allen

Our pastor, Rev. Matthew W. Allen was born in Winston-Salem and raised in Kernersville. He grew up in the Friedland Moravian congregation where he was baptized and confirmed. He is a graduate of Robert B. Glenn High School, UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Communication Studies, and received his Master of Divinity from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA.


Matthew served as pastor of Pine Chapel (1998-2002) and Oak Grove (2002-2015) Moravian Churches in Winston-Salem. He was installed at Olivet on January 18, 2015. Matthew loves singing in the Olivet choir and the Moramus Chorale. He enjoys traveling, reading Winston-Salem and Moravian history, and spending time with his family, especially his nephew and niece.

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