Why Plant?



In short, obedience. 

We at Mercy Hill feel as though God has called us in two ways to plant in the Olive Branch area. First, the Lord placed a burden on our Pastor’s heart for those who have been imbedded in a culture of social Christianity where Jesus is more of a token to be claimed than a Lord to be loved and loved by. Secondly, we believe the great commission calls us to go into our community carrying the light of the Gospel. From obedience to these calls, we trust that God will bless and bring an increase to His kingdom.


But why another church in Olive Branch, MS?

Olive Branch is a rapidly expanding city. From 2000-2010, the area we are targeting saw a 6% increase annually. The population of the 5-Mile radius Mercy Hill is targeting grew from 33,758 to 61,833 in ten years. The population almost doubled. Furthermore, over 62% of the population are under 40 and most fall into the millennial category. We believe that God has called us to the area to reach this generation and pray that God will grant a harvest of souls.