Leslie Oliver

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Interview Date(s):Friday, February 28, 2020, Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Rev. Leslie Oliver hails from 4 generations of preachers and worship leaders. Born in Newark, N.J., she holds a B.A. in English from Rutgers University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. and a M.Div in Pastoral Care from Union Presbyterian Seminary. She joined the Unity Fellowship Church Movement in 1993 and became a deacon in 1997, and a Minister in 2002 at Liberation in Truth Unity Fellowship Church, under the leadership of Pastor Jacquelyn Holland. She relocated to Charlotte in 2004, and served as Minister of Praise Arts at Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte under the leadership of Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls. She was consecrated as UFCM’s National Minister of Music in 2007 and ordained as a Reverend in 2009. In 2015, Pastor “Isai”founded Sanctuary Outreach Ministries, a multi dimensional creative outreach experience. She is an arts fusion educator, an author, psalmist and motivational speaker committed to the gospel and to social justice. She is currently a lead theomusicologist for NC’s Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival.