Arthur L. Siggers was born October 19, 1948 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He married Mae Alice Taylor and is the father of four children. He graduated from L.J. Rowan High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1966 and attended Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi from 1973 to 1975, the Southeast Mississippi Seminary in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from 1979 to 1982 and graduated from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1999. Pastor Siggers has a BS Degree as well as a Master Degree in Religious Counseling. He was licensed on November 4, 1979 and ordained on October 29, 1980.
He pastored New Hope Baptist Church in Ellisville, Mississippi from 1980 to 1983. Under his leadership a new church was built and the membership grew from 12 to 60 members.
He was called to pastor Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in April 1983. Under his leadership the church average over 100 new members each year, a new educational wing was built, a new fellowship hall was built and the parking lot was enlarge and paved. Mt. Olive has over 1000 active members, 50 employees and numerous Christian volunteers.
Under his leadership several ministries have been developed:
Adult Bible Study
Youth Bible Study
Youth Drama Ministry
Community Services Office
|Mercy House Boys’ Group Home
Families First Resource Center
Under Pastor Siggers’ leadership Mt. Olive joined the Lebanon Baptist Pine Belt Association of the Southern Baptist Convention.
In 1996 Mt. Olive Baptist Church planted its first church, Gloryland Mission Church. Gloryland was pastored by Rev. David Scott. In 1998 Mt. Olive Baptist Church, under Pastor Siggers’ leadership, planted its second church – West Point Baptist Church. West Point’s pastor is Rev. Marcus Cathey.
Pastor Siggers has received numerous awards from the State of Mississippi as well as other states, but his most prized possession is the fact that he is an heir to his Father’s heavenly home.
- Member of Pine Belt Boy Scout Council
- Member of Pearl River Valley Opportunity Board of Directors
- Member of the South Central Regional Medical Center
- Former Member of Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors
- Former Member of USM Graduate School of Social Work Board of Directors
- Former Member of Southeast Mississippi Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors
- Former Member of the Wesley Medical Center Board
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS:
- March 1987 – Received Vernon Dahmer Community Service Award
- April 1988 – Special Commendation Award from the City Council of San Diego
- July 1988 – Received Pine Belt Association for Community Enhancement Award December 1988-
- Received Distinguished Service Award from Pace Head Start
- March 1989- Received Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding support in DREAM
- May 1989- Received Distinguished Service Award from Pace Head Start
- November 1989- Received American Education Week Award for his outstanding commitment to public school
- September 1990- Received Commendation Award from City of Kenosha Executive Department.
- January 1991- Appreciation Award for participation in Martin Luther King Organization
- 2000-Mississippi Community Planning Group