And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
“Dr. Oliver”, as he is affectionately called, is the senior pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church located in city of Atlanta, GA, where he serves a growing and vibrant congregation of over 17,000 congregants. As an anointed orator, he passionately delivers messages that touches the heart, strengthens the spirit, and enlightens and transforms the minds of the hearer. Possessing sound and unwavering indoctrinated faith in God’s word, he fulfills the great commission by implementing the R.E.A.L experience which includes (R)estoring hope, (E)mpowering and (A)dvancing the Kingdom while leaving a (L)egacy
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20)
Dr. Oliver embraced the call and pastoral assignment into the kingdom as an exuberant and humble young man; where he continues to serve faithfully. As a visionary, with the passion for people and to impact the Kingdom of God, he established five fully functioning satellite locations known as “EBC in Your City”, and has played an instrumental role in local and global mission work. Elizabeth Baptist Church has become a catalyst in the community by serving the community daily with outreach, technology, media, and weekly empowerment services with various days and times; to conveniently reach the community and the congregation in which it serves. , Being aware and having the understanding that Jesus met those in need where they were; Dr. Oliver and his collaborative ministry team uses insightful and revelator exegetical style of teaching and preaching that connects with the hearts of those desperate for the reverent yet relevant Word of God. He is persuaded that the best sermon ever heard is the last one that is actually put into practice.
Dr. Oliver has acquired knowledge and received accolades from various institutions and organizations. He’s religious accomplishments are as follows: Master of Arts degrees in Biblical/Theological Studies(M.A.B.T.S) and Leadership (M.A.L) from Luther Rice Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry (D. Min.) from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Dr. Oliver recently released his first National Published book entitled, Travel Lightly, which identifies how to spiritually and practically deal with life’s baggage. He currently serves as the General Overseer of the Pastor’s Division for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, in which he inspires, motivates, and empowers hundreds of senior pastors/leaders across the globe.
Above all of the things mentioned, at the heart of this successful leader is his love for his family. Dr. Oliver’s joy and harmony is he’swife Chi’Ira and three beautiful children; son Craig Jr., daughters Corrie, Kené and Charlee Reign. As a dynamic ministry family, they are dedicated servants of God, and stand as a testament to what God can do in the lives of true believers!
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” (Jeremiah 3:15)