|Pastor Mario Elcock|
Pastor Elcock, eager to make Mt. Nebo more relevant to the local community, has a vision agenda called, “Victory on the Rise through a Spirit of Excellence”. Through it, Pastor Elcock envisions Mt. Nebo reaching out into the community and drawing lost souls to Christ Jesus. Within the first few months of pastoring Mt. Nebo Pastor Elcock organized teams of Mt. Nebo members to canvass the community with tracks and flyers to invite the neighborhood to join with Mt. Nebo and have a summer “Extravaganza”. The extravaganza would alert the community that Mt. Nebo is still alive and well after 94 years in Christ. The extravaganza included free haircuts, free health care screenings, free food, free clothes including backpacks for school attendees of all ages, basketball games, a bounce house for children, rides in real soap box derby cars, live music, and gift card giveaways to Target, and Walmart. The extravaganza touched hundreds of lives. The outreach initiative was a tremendous success. Pastor Elcock has shown a great appreciation for the youth of Mt. Nebo. He revived the Mt. Nebo Scholarship Program to provide funds to support college education. He has also revived the forth Sunday of month as youth Sunday. Rev. Elcock’s vision for Mt. Nebo also includes many other ministries including a security ministry, website, tape, nursing, and bus. Praise the Lord!