Pastor Orville K. Littlejohn has served as pastor of Messiah Baptist Church since April 2000. Since that time he has led the congregation in the visionary mission of evangelization, education, edification, and exhortation. He is committed to the execution of the commandment to “Shepherd the Flock by the Order of the Most High.”
Pastor Littlejohn received an Associate of Science Degree in Quality Engineering, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, and a Master of Divinity from Ecumenical Theological Seminary. He was honored by the National Dean’s List as one of America’s Outstanding College Students (22nd Edition, Volume I).
He serves in various leadership capacities including: 2nd Vice-President and Chairman of the Election Commission of the Baptist Missionary Educational Convention of Michigan, Vice-Moderator of the Michigan District Baptist Association, and Program Chairman of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity.
A native of Dayton, OH he accepted the call to ministry in October of 1989 and on the night of November 5th preached his first sermon. Rev. Littlejohn served for ten years under the leadership and tutelage of Pastor Sylvester Walker rendering service ranging from teacher of the New Membership Orientation to Evangelistic Outreach Coordinator.
Pastor Littlejohn has enjoyed a music ministry for over twenty years with his brothers known as the Littlejohn Brothers. Working with his brothers they have recorded two albums, rendered youth musical workshops, and sponsored a youth oratorical contest along with many other achievements.
Pastor Littlejohn is a loving father, grandfather, and devoted husband to his wife Cheryl.