Services for the Rev. Ollie E. Fleming, founder and pastor of the St. John Baptist Church, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Mount Pisgah Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, 1034 N. Fulton Ave.
Mr. Fleming, who was 84, died Monday after a brief illness at his home on Forest Garden Avenue in Lochearn.
He joined First Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Baltimore more than 25 years ago and was a minister at other Baptist churches in the area before starting his congregation. Earlier, he had been pastor of Colored Methodist Episcopal churches in Wilmington, Del., Winchester, Va., and the Baltimore area.
A resident of Baltimore for more than 50 years, he worked for more than 30 years at the Sparrows Point plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. before retiring in 1970. At various times he owned an East Baltimore grocery store and a Northwest Baltimore shoe repair shop and worked as a postal clerk and insurance agent.