Trinity Baptist Church
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Dr. Michael Oliver
I am so blessed to be the Senior Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church. I am doing what I love, what I feel God has called me to do, and I work with wonderfully dedicated followers of Christ. Being a pastor is not what I grew up thinking I would be, but my story is full of God’s guidance to this life. I have been at Trinity since January of 2012 and I am so excited about the ways the people here show genuine care for each other and the world. We have a diverse congregation of various ages and walks of life who are all trying to make a difference and enjoy the embrace of God in their lives.
I am a native of Hokes Bluff, Alabama and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in history in 1987. I returned to Jacksonville State later and completed a master’s degree in counseling (2000). I earned a Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1993 and a Doctor of Ministry from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in 2008.
I have been the pastor of Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church in Lebanon, KY (1989-1993), First Baptist Church of Hartsville, TN (1993-1996), and First Baptist Church of Williams, AL (1996-2011).
My wife, Mary, and I have four sons. Andrew (1992), Jonathan (1994), Samuel (1997), and Thomas (2000). I enjoy camping, hiking, playing basketball, reading, collecting coins and stamps and various historical items. I love being with my family. We like to watch sports, play games, and vacation together. My favorite spot to visit is the Great Smokey Mountains.