About Reverend Dr. Howard W. Creecy, Jr.
Reverend Dr. Howard W. Creecy, Jr.
The Olivet Church
Reverend Dr. Howard W. Creecy, Jr. is a third generation gospel preacher, teacher and pastor. He is the son of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Howard W. Creecy, Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia and the grandson of Reverend and Mrs. W. W. Creecy of New Orleans, Louisiana.
This family’'s legacy of leadership now exceeds 100 years of continuous commitment to Christian ministry. Dr. Creecy was born in Mobile, Alabama and reared in the City of Atlanta.
His training for ministry began at Morehouse College and furthered at the graduate level in the Morehouse School of Religion of the Interdenominational Theological Seminary.
Dr. Creecy has pastored with his father, Reverend Dr. Howard W. Creecy, Sr., at The Olivet Church in Fayetteville, Georgia since March 2002. He previously served as senior pastor of Saint Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia for 26 years (October 1976 – March 2002).
As a result of his effective teaching gift, he has also been a guest preacher/teacher of various national, state and regional conventions, congresses and conferences across the country. Additionally, his gift has opened the door for him to preach and teach internationally.
Dr. Creecy is involved in numerous civic, social and political activities. He was former chairman of the Atlanta Task Force of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; former chairman of the Board of Directors, Project Re-direction, Atlanta University Criminal Justice Institute and Founding National Board member of the Organization of New Equality (ONE), Boston, Massachusetts. He has been honored and inducted by his alma mater, Morehouse College, into the Martin Luther King International Chapel Board of Ministers and is a member of the NAACP.
He serves as Director of the Office of Chaplain Services for Atlanta Fulton County Government. This political appointment was made by unanimous vote of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners in December 1982. Therefore, he is recognized by many as Atlanta Fulton County’s pastor. His county staff includes both professional and clerical employees. He is the first African-American in the history of the Atlanta Fulton County Government to serve in this capacity.
Dr. Creecy lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Yolanda Grier and their two children.