|We are located at:
Gethsemane Garden Baptist Church
223 East 7th Street * New York, N.Y. 10009 * 212.353.3403
|Pastor Earlean Oliver is the daughter of the late Mose and Alice Lowry. She was
born in Blackville, South Carolina where she attended Mount Zion Baptist Church.
She later moved to Charleston, South Carolina; to reside with an older sister where
she attended the Ground and Pillar Holiness Church. While living in Charleston,
she met and married the love of her life, Jacob Oliver. From this union they have
two daughters, Elizabeth and Fernesta, four grandchildren and eight great
Pastor Oliver moved to New York where she attended Grace Beauty School and
thereafter completed the necessary requirements to obtain her High School
diploma. She also joined Little Mt. Zion Baptist Church and remained a member
there for twenty years. She then went on to join Brooklyn Tabernacle Deliverance
Center. To fulfill her quest for more spiritual knowledge, in 1982 she enrolled as a
student at the Community Bible Institute in which she obtained her bachelor’s
degree in Theology.
Pastor Oliver then joined Gethsemane Garden Baptist Church under the guidance
of the late Pastor Gregory L. Pristell. Upon the resignation of the late Pastor
Pristell on December 5, 1998, Pastor Oliver was installed as the first Female
Pastor of the Gethsemane Garden Baptist Church by the late Rev. Charles Mixon,
Pastor of the Maranatha Baptist Church, Queens, NY.
During her tenure, Pastor Oliver has licensed two Ministers, ordained six
Evangelists, nine Deacons and two Deaconesses. She continues to maintain her
title as a Great Women of God who “spiritual service and purpose is winning souls”.