State Overseer Dr. Ethan W. Ogletree Sr. is a passionate, loving, and generous leader whose teachings, lectures, illustrations and sermons appeal to people of all ages, races, denominations and economic statuses. His former life experiences of homelessness and drug addiction have proven to be effective in reaching the younger generation by delivering soul stirring messages of hope, reconciliation and restoration through Jesus Christ.
Dr. Ogletree is no stranger to ministry. For more than ten years, he faithfully served at First Metropolitan Church, Houston, Texas as Minister of Education and at The Church Without Walls, Houston, Texas, as Minister of Recreation and Evangelism.
Sensing a call and movement of God, Dr. Ogletree developed the vision and mission of New Hope Community Church in late 1999. On February 27, 2000, the first meeting was held and 19 core members embraced the vision for the church. Then, on June 4, 2000, New Hope Community Church held its first service.
Over the past decade, Dr. Ogletree has witnessed the growth in the congregation both spiritually and numerically. Dr. Ogletree has taken members and friends of New Hope to sites in Central America, the Europe and the Middle East to elevate and educate members to the cultural diversity of life outside the United States. Dr. Ogletree led mission trips to Jamaica with New Destiny's millennials leading vacation bible school and donating school supplies and shoes to Jamaican residents.
In 2011, Dr. Ogletree began to sense that God was leading the Church in a new level of worship and impact upon the community that would result in changing the culture of the Church. This change in the nature and character would result in a change to New Hope’s name. In January 2012, Dr. Ogletree revealed that the Church’s new name would be New Destiny Praise and Worship Center. New Destiny is setting the atmosphere for leading the people of God into his presence. There is excitement over miracles that God is working in our fellowship as we are witnessing the supernatural move of God.
Dr. Ogletree earned his Doctor of Ministry from the Houston Graduate School of Theology. He holds a Master of Divinity from the Houston Graduate School of Theology and a Bachelor of Science degree from Regents College of New York.
In August 2018, Dr. Ogletree's appointment as the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship's State Overseer of South Texas was confirmed by Bishop Joseph W. Walker III, the International Presiding Bishop in a prestigious celebration of clergy, the New Destiny congregation and friends. State Overseer is happily married to Dr. Pamela Ogletree and has two sons and a daughter, Ethan Jr., J’Von and Jasmine.At New Destiny, we believe that God is AWESOME!
DR. OGLETREE'S PREACHING ITINERARYMarch 17, 2019 @ 3:00p St. James Baptist Church Overseer Brodrick Ross Sr., Senior Pastor 4806 Highway 21E Bryan, TX 77808 March 24, 2019 @ 3:30p Greater Harvest Church Pastor D. J. Harris, Pastor 801 4th Street North Texas City, TX 77590 April 7, 2019 @ 4:00p Victory Community Church Pastor Otis Petteway, Senior Pastor 925 TX Hwy 332 Lake Jackson, TX 77566 April 27 & 28, 2019 Mount Neboh Baptist Church Dr. Johnnie M. Green Jr., Senior Pastor 1883 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. New York, NY 10026 November 17, 2019 @ 3p New Light Baptist Church Bishop John Jasper Jr., Senior Pastor 8005 Fountain St. Houston, TX 77051
Dr. Pamela Ogletree is a sincere and inspiring woman who is always excited about the move of God. Her caring nature reflects an encouraging personality that warms the hearts of those who come in contact with her. She is a firm believer in Jesus Christ as a redeemer, rescuer and restorer regardless of past or present situations. Her message is one of God’s love and grace and His desire to be close to all of his children.
Pamela often testifies of how she had minimal church exposure growing up. It wasn’t until the mid-1980’s when she found a tract in the laundry room of her apartments that she gave her life to Christ. Kneeling beside her bed that night and all alone, she tells of how her conviction came with a true understanding of sin and who God really is. Since then it has been her passion to evangelize others into that same knowledge.
First Lady Pamela became aggressive in her faith walk by actively serving in ministry. She eventually became the co-director of new members at Brookhollow Church (The Church Without Walls) which had a church membership of over 8,000 at that time. In February 2000, Pamela co-founded New Hope Community Church (now New Destiny Praise and Worship Center) with her husband, Dr. Ethan W. Ogletree Sr., having its first service on June 4th of that same year. Pastor and First Lady Ogletree led the church’s growth from 19 members meeting in their living room, to 200 members meeting at Shotwell Middle School to now over 1,200 members meeting in their current facility. First Lady Pamela, the current Director of Education at New Destiny, accepts and embraces the Holy Spirit’s gift of teaching and making God’s word exciting and practical for life transformation. With a favorite saying of “No one knows a sistah like a sistah".
Dr. Pamela Ogletree holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, a Masters of Education from Prairie View A&M University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Louisiana Baptist University. She is a licensed professional counselor in private practice, as well as currently employed as a school counselor. Pamela has served in education for over twenty years as a special education teacher and school counselor. First Lady Pamela believes that the essence of a fruitful spiritual life is constant growth and change.