2 Corinthians 4:5
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
Rise above the normalcy of your environment.
Bishop Vincent Oliver, D. Min.
The Reverend Dr. Vincent P. Oliver is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He responded to the call to the Gospel Ministry in 1985 at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Reverend Ivan B. Hewitt. He was also mentored and groomed for the Ministry by the late Reverend Ivan N. Collins, Jr., Pastor of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church.
Dr. Oliver received his Doctor of Ministry Degree in July of 2009 from Friends International Christian University, Merced, CA. He holds a Master of Biblical Studies Degree from Calvary Bible Institute, Dover, DE. He completed his undergraduate work at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1973.
Reverend Oliver relocated his family to Delaware in 1976 to assume duties as the first Director of the Center for Black Culture at the University of Delaware. He developed his skills as an administrator, community organizer and advocate for at-risk families while serving as the Executive Director of the Kingswood Community Center, Inc. During his 26-year community service career, he received numerous awards and recognition for his professional activities in the nonprofit and human service industries. He is most proud of the Dr. Al O. Plant, Sr. Lifetime of Community Service Award that he received in 2006.
Reverend Oliver has served as an appointee to the New Castle County Ethics Commission and as a member of numerous nonprofit and community agency boards of directors. He is a founding member of the Prestige Academy All Boys Charter School Board of Directors of Wilmington, DE and currently serves as a member of the pastoral advisory Wilmington Door of Hope Board of Directors.
Dr. Oliver is the past president of the United Baptist Convention of Delaware, Inc., past president of the Delaware Christian Alliance, Inc., and currently serves as president and founder of the Southbridge Faith Network of Churches. He has served as a workshop leader, revivalist and is a teacher for the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education and the New England Missionary Baptist Convention.
As the senior pastor and leader of the New Calvary Baptist Church, Reverend Oliver has led the church in its numerical and spiritual growth. Under his guidance, numerous ministries that develop disciples and reach out to the community have been introduced.
Dr. Oliver is the founder and president of the New Calvary School of Ministry, an academically accredited Bible College, offering degrees in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling. NCSM is the result of Dr. Oliver’s passion for training and equipping young men and women for Christian ministry.
New Calvary has evolved into a vibrant ministry concerned with the spiritual growth of its membership and the well-being of the surrounding neighborhood. God has effectively forged this man’s love for people and his passion for improving the quality of their lives into a powerful ministry of preaching, teaching and service.
Dr. Oliver is married to the former Veronica Outlaw of Washington, NC; a very capable administrator and community leader in her own right. They make their home in New Castle, Delaware and are the proud parents of Vincent P. Oliver, II and Kimberly C. Oliver-Burnim. God has blessed them with four beautiful grandchildren; Zoe Isabella, Akim Vincent, Arzo James and Cleo Elizabeth.