A passionate orator and biblical teacher, who desires to be a living epistle glorifying our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ both in word and in deed. Many say his voice is instantly recognizable. Characteristically raspy ringing with power and authority as he masterfully illustrates with excellence the Word of God. Not only is his delivery exemplary but, his knowledge of the historical text brings to life the message of hope and healing. Not a singer that happens to preach but a Preacher called by God who is gifted to sing.
Dr. Oliver’s 24 years of ministry have been anointed by God and personifies Ephesians 3:20 – “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”. Since receiving and accepting his calling at the young age of 16 and becoming pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church at the age of 21, Dr. Craig L. Oliver, Sr. has seen the hand of God expand His church by over 16,000 members and five locations within the Metro Atlanta area. Under his leadership, the church has completed mission work within the local Atlanta community and abroad in over six countries with more on the horizon. His exegetical style of preaching connects with the hearts of those desperate for the unadulterated truth of God’s Word through weekly television broadcasts and through the Internet via www.freshmannatv.com. Dr. Oliver carefully marries the tradition of sound preaching with the understanding that as Jesus met those in need where they were, so should we.
Bishop Terrell L. Murphy serves as pastor of the Life Center International in Charlotte, NC where he brings more than 25 years of corporate, community and ministry experience.Through God’s elevation to a greater call in His Kingdom, he established Life Center International, a ministry focused on the renewal and reformation of the Body of Christ. As an emerging Apostle, Bishop Murphy is called as a reformer in the body of Christ. His passion is to see the Kingdom order of God restored back to its original purpose in the earth. This, he believes, shall come to pass through the execution of New Testament Apostolic Ministry and Houses. “To see the church aligned to the purposes and focuses of our Lord and His Christ is what will deliver the kingdoms of this world to our Lord”.
Serves as Senior Pastor of the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia and chief visionary for its corporate affiliates – Saint Paul’s Community Foundation and Nia, Inc. of Greater Richmond. He is the host of the telecast “Positive Power,” seen nationally on The Word Network. Saint Paul’s has been noted by the Virginia General Baptist Association as one of the fastest growing churches in Virginia and as one of the fastest growing churches in the nation by Outreach Magazine. A gifted communicator, life coach, teacher and author; he is featured in “Courageous Church Leadership: Conversations with Effective Practitioners” and “African American Sermons.” His own works have been featured in the African American Pulpit, the Baptist Herald and several other publications. He is author of Being Healthy From Now On, Maximize Your Edge: Navigating Life’s Challenges, Meet Me in the Morning and That Was Then, This is NOW, available through all major bookstores and from Saint’s Paul’s bookstore CharismaBooks.com.
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