Dr. Evelyn Ogletree, Executive Pastor of First Metropolitan Church (Houston, TX), affectionately known as Lady O, was born in Tyler, Texas but grew up in Dallas. She has always had a close relationship with the Lord and has a special anointing that is revealed through her personal life, in her ministry, and her spiritual gifts. In December of 2012, Lady O received her Doctorate Degree at Texas A&M University in Urban Education! As she also holds a Masters Degree in counseling from Prairie View A&M University and her Bachelor Degree from Texas Southern University. Lady O is a former school teacher for HISD, KISD and Cy-Fair ISD. In 1999 she left Cy-Fair school district as a school counselor to go into full time minister at First Met.
She is Director of the Infant Development Center (IDC) and Christian Academy that provides guidance and day care for children ages 6 weeks to five years of age, as well as leads the after-school program that is open to the community.
In 1999, Lady O was called to the ministry. She currently serves as Executive Pastor. Lady O preaches and teaches the Word of God, as well as, speaks at conferences on subjects such as Marriage and the Family, Child Rearing, and does consultations for Ministers' and Pastors' wives. Her joy in life is spent speaking to all issues concerning today's women. Each year she leads the women at First Met in our Annual Women's Conference, "Women at the Feet of Jesus". Lady O is the founder of this conference. Ladies from all over the United States run to the feet of Jesus to be blessed by her conference. She has been the key note speaker for women conferences throughout the U.S. and abroad in Kenya, Africa and Brazil just to name a few. She has a dynamic ministry to women of all ages and stages. Women, single to married, young and old are drawn to her love and compassion to help them move from their dream to their Divine Destiny!
She is blessed to be married to her husband Dr. John D. Ogletree for 40 years; co authored a book with him and serves in the church with him. They have four children, all married and eleven grandchildren. Her joy is spending time with God and her family.