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Recognizing that a true understanding of our church can only be experienced by visiting us, we hope that these questions/ answers will help guide you to a basic knowledge of our church home. May the Lord guide and bless you as you search for a place of worship.


Q: How are you navigating through COVID-19?

Please see our COVID-19 Response Tab to learn how we are doing our very best to keep everyone safe as we fellowship together. 

Q: What was the inspiration of the name “The Olive Branch”?

In the Bible (Genesis 8:11) the Olive Branch, aka an Olive Leaf, is a symbol of restoration and hope, both of which we believe Jesus Christ brings into our lives as we draw near to Him through faith. Here at The Olive Branch, our desire is to help real people like you and us, living real lives, connect with a Real Living God. We desire to help you develop your Faith in Jesus Christ, which will ultimately bring you the Hope, Love and Peace that Jesus came to give.

Q: What is “TOB”?

In a nut shell, it’s just a simple catchy abbreviation of “The Olive Branch”. We will often use either term to identify us here at The Olive Branch Church,

Q: What is the origin of The Olive Branch church?

The Olive Branch has been serving our Hemet/San Jacinto community for over 25 years. The church began as a home fellowship and has grown into a real family of people, like you, who love and care for one another. Along with many faithful men and women, we continue to tell the world of a wonderful loving God, who has an awesome plan for your life. Our desire is to make a good difference in our community and the world we live in.

Q: What can I expect at The Olive Branch?

Foremost you can expect that the uncompromised Word of God is taught and that Jesus Christ is Lord of our church. We are a family oriented church serving all people, all ages with a basic desire to do life together. We currently offer two Sunday morning worship services at 8:30am and 10:30am and a mid-week all-ages Bible study at 6:30pm. TOB meets at our own campus that is as warm and inviting as the people that meet there. While here you will find that we are a diverse multi-generational, multi-ethnic group of regular people whom all have a desire to grow in our relationship to the Lord. You will be warmly greeted as you enter and feel welcome while you are here with us.

Q: What are the messages like?

Helpful, without being boring. The message is usually multi-sensory (making use of power point, visual aids and a few pastoral expressions which keeps your attention). We are a Full-Gospel, Pentecostal Church, affiliated with the Assemblies of God which basically means we believe that the whole Bible is applicable and useful in our journey with God. We embrace the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, to achieve solid growth and understanding of God’s Will and Word for our lives. We believe that Jesus is the Head of the church and that we must always allow His Holy Spirit to determine how He desires His church to flow.
  • Our Sunday morning preaching focuses on biblical exposition and practical application, with our ultimate goal of teaching people how to apply God’s Word to our daily lives.
  • Our Wednesday mid-week service focuses on going through each book of the Bible verse by verse, learning all the glorious truths about God and applying it to our lives.

Q: What is the song worship like?

The song worship part of the service offers a unique experience that allows you to praise and worship the Lord in many styles. Every believer is called to be a worshipper in Spirit and in truth.
  • During our Sunday and Wednesday services, we enjoy singing a variety of contemporary uplifting praise songs. Together we will lift up our voices and hands, clap and rejoice as we praise and worship the Lord.
  • The focus of our worship is not on based on a certain style; rather it is on seeking God’s presence through the experience of authentic worship. This means worship for us is not a passive experience performed by the folks up front, but rather  a time that all people can get involved together and bless the Lord in song.

Q: What is the dress code at The Olive Branch?

At TOB we do not require anyone to be more than they are. We truly want you to come as you are without the pressures of a dress code. We only ask that each one that comes into the House of God respectfully dressed as not to dishonor themselves or the Lord.

Q: Do you offer a youth program?

A: (we are currently seeking new Youth Leaders to help us bless our youth)
YES! We have a wonderful dynamic youth group, ranging from grades 6-12, they meet on Wednesday nights during our mid-week service at 6:30 pm. We all come together for a time of worship and then the youth are dismissed to our youth room for a time of fellowship and biblical teaching and application. We look forward to expanding our youth program to include many opportunities for them to experience and exercise their God given talents at TOB. Here at TOB, we encourage spiritual growth in our youth kids by encouraging them to serve in various capacities in the church when available.

Q: What is available for my children?

There is a full-children’s curriculum available at our 10 am morning worship service. Our children’s ministry called (TOB Kids) incorporates dynamic teaching from gifted teachers who love and care for each child. Currently our children’s Sunday morning service is for 1st-5th grade. The children gather together for a time of worship in the main sanctuary and when dismissed, under supervision go directly to the Kids classroom during the rest of the morning service. We also offer a wonderful pre-school class for our younger children not quite ready for the bigger kids class. We also offer a mid-week kids class, where we all come together for a short time of song worship then are dismissed to go to the Kids classroom for fun exciting bible stories, crafts, and games.

Q: Do You Have A Nursery Available?

YES! We have a wonderful loving and caring nursery/toddler area available for our Sunday and Wednesday Services. Our nursery/toddler area is for the 0-2 year old children and is available during our Sunday and Wednesday services and is located next to our sanctuary. We incorporate proper safety precautions to insure the safety of all our children.
There is also a pre-school curriculum for the 3-5 year old children that is available during our 10 am morning worship service. The children gather together at the pre-school check-in area before service starts, get securely checked-in and then are taught special bible stories geared just for them with snacks included

Q: How can I serve at The Olive Branch?

There are many ways to serve at The Olive Branch. If you have a heart to serve, we would like to get you involved in service to the Lord. We have many opportunities to serve within the church, once you come, experience what God is doing at TOB and make it your church home, we want you to get involved. Once you have a heart to serve, together we can find your giftings and get you serving the Lord.

Q: How can I get to know more people at The Olive Branch?

Great question! Fellowship Groups are always a great place to form more meaningful relationships since you get to see a smaller group of people on a regular basis. We offer several group fellowships like: Senior Fellowships, Men’s Fellowships, Ladies Fellowship, Prayer and Share Services, Worship Group, Youth Groups, Kids Group with more coming as we grow as a family of God.

Q: Who do I contact if I need prayer?

If you need prayer you can contact us several ways: call our office at (951) 929-1363 and leave a message or contact us through this website’s “prayer request” link. Whatever way you contact us, we will certainly pray with and for you!

Q: What if my question hasn’t been answered?

You can use the “contact us” option on this website or call our office Monday – Thursday, 10:00AM – 2:00PM at (951) 929-1363, if no answer, please leave a message and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.