Olive Branch Ministries, McCreary County, Kentucky
Commissioned as a missionary by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 2014, Scarlette Jasper serves in areas of persistent poverty in South Central and Southeastern Kentucky and Scott County Tennessee. She serves among the homeless population and working poor, families in medical crisis, survivors of domestic violence, the elderly and disabled, and families in financial crisis. Scarlette’s ministry interfaces with CBF’s Together for Hope Initiative.
Scarlette is married to C. Brian Jasper, a songwriter and musician. They have three children; Roger (and Jessica) Jasper, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Layla (and Aaron) Padgett, Columbia, Missouri, and Amoreena Jasper, Somerset, Kentucky. They are the proud grandparents of Paul and Anna Jasper. Scarlette was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, but has lived from Florida to Alaska. After living here over 30 years, she considers Kentucky her home.
Scarlette has been involved in non-profit work for over 30 years. She has served in leadership positions locally and nationally for various organizations. She has also served in various positions at church including Sunday school, VBS, ACTEENS, and Youth Minister. Scarlette is the Director of Olive Branch Ministries, Inc., a 501 C 3 nonprofit based in Somerset, Kentucky. Major projects are Christmas Boxes for Appalachia, Back to School event, literacy walks, nutrition education, and financial literacy as well as partnering with CBF KY for Extreme Build in McCreary County. Scarlette is a student at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky pursuing her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Scarlette was ordained in May 2016 and was the recipient of the Baptist Women in Ministry 2018 Addie Davis Award for Outstanding Leadership in Pastoral Ministry. Scarlette would love to come and share with your congregation, mission groups, or Sunday school classes about her work and CBF Global Missions. Scarlette must raise her own program and project support. To find out more or to donate to Scarlette’s ministry visit: https://www.classy.org/campaign/scarlette-jasper/c103225 or olivebranchministriesky.org