Dr. Hershel Adams
The Elijah’s Tree provides a much needed ministry for pastors and their spouse. We are going through major cultural changes which are creating pressure on all of societies institutions. The church is struggling to adapt to the new environment in which it must minister. The stress upon pastors and their families is at an all time high and getting worse. They need help now.
Carey and Rynette Olson are uniquely qualified to provide such a ministry. Having served as senior pastor and wife of a church for years, they have seen first hand the difficulties of giving leadership to the local church. While serving at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church they partnered with The Biblical Counseling Institute to provide counseling services and training to their church and community.
Both Carey and Rynette have an ability to listen and love without judgment. Pastors and their spouses can trust them to understand what they are going through. They are able to combine sound advice with Biblical truths to enlighten and encourage those needing support. Carey and Rynette have walked the same path, encountered the same pressures and are now equipped to help others along the way.
As pastors, one of the worst things we can do is let our pride cause us not to seek help when we need it. We are not immune to burn out or depression, nor are our families. Elijah’s Tree offers hope and help to those who need it most. Do not wait until your ministry and family have been hurt because you were afraid to pick up the phone and ask for help. Elijah’s Tree is there for you when you need it. You may trust Carey and Rynette Olson.