An ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Suffragan Bishop Errol O’Savio has served as Pastor of the Mt. Olivet Apostolic Faith Church, in the city of Mt. Vernon, New York, since 1999, upon the retirement of the Founding Pastor, Rev. Beatrice Bostic who is now at the fruitful age of 101.
In the New York State\Ontario Council, he served 23 consecutive years in elected office; 9 years as General Secretary, 6 years as Vice Chair and 8 years as Chairman. With his background in Finance and Problem Management, he was instrumental along with others in leading the revamping of the New York State Council from a notebook environment to a complete computerized environment. He now serves on the Executive Board and leader of District one in the Eastern Region.
On the International level, Suffragan Bishop O’Savio serves as 1st Vice President in the International Missions Department. Previous positions held included Treasurer, and 2nd Vice President. His travel to spread the word of God has taken him to Jamaica, West Indies (his hometown), Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Mexico, throughout the United States of America and a pilgrimage to Israel.
Suffragan Bishop Errol O’Savio has served in the Mt. Vernon community on many Boards including the United Black Clergy, a coalition of Clergy from the county of Westchester where he has held positions of Treasurer and Vice President. As an Executive Board Member of the Naomi House, a shelter for ‘battered women’, he was instrumental in ensuring the safety of women in a church location. He has received many awards and recognition from Mayors, Governors, Congress, Head of State and President of the United States.
He is sustained and balanced by his loving family; wife of 41 years, District Elder Judith O’Savio, who serves as Executive Pastor of the Mt. Olivet Ministry, two adult children, five grand-children and a vibrant Mt. Olivet Apostolic Faith Church Membership.
Suffragan Bishop Errol O'Savio continues to use the power of the pulpit to reach the lost, while supporting the disadvantaged, with emphasis on the youth, whom he believes is the 'Church of Today'.