Willie Oliver is Director of the Department of Family Ministries for the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters since June 2010.
An ordained minister, Willie Oliver is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) by the National Council on Family Relations. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology with concentrations in Gender and Family and Social Stratification; an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling; an M.A. in Sociology; and a BA in Theology. He is an adjunct professor of Family Ministries at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, and of the Adventist University of Africa. Willie Oliver is the former Director of Family Ministries for the North American Division, the Atlantic Union Conference, and the Greater New York Conference. He also served as a lead pastor in New York City, and currently serves as pastor for families at his local church in Washington, D.C.
With his wife Elaine, Willie Oliver conducts marriage conferences, retreats, relationship seminars, and leadership training conferences around the world. They have also authored several books. The Olivers also produce and host a weekly family strengthening program on the Hope Channel called “Real Family Talk with Willie and Elaine Oliver.” Willie and Elaine Oliver have two adult children—Jessica (married to Larry Hundley) and Julian.