Our Pastor

  Our Pastor  

Elder Walter R. Oliver, Jr. is the Pastor of Ebenezer Chapel in New Haven, CT.

Elder Oliver, Jr. studied for many years under the tutelage of his grandfather, the late District Elder Walter J. Oliver, the founder and original Pastor of Ebenezer Chapel, who mentored him in the art of serving. He has not only been the church janitor, Sunday School teacher, groundkeeper, broadcast engineer; but he’s also assisted in just about every church capacity; for his grandfather firmly believed, ” In order to be a good leader, you must be a good follower”. (Circa Walter J. Oliver, 1970)

Elder Oliver, Jr. also faithfully served under the tutelage of Suffragan Bishop Joseph H. Oliver as an assistant teacher (Sunday school), Youth Bible class teacher; Youth Minister, Church Administrator and as Suffragan Bishop Oliver’s adjunct. Under Suffragan Bishop Joseph Oliver’s leadership, Elder Oliver, Jr. has acquired many life changing gifts, one which is the spirit of humility.

Elder Walter R. Oliver, Jr. is a visionary with the unique qualities that transcend both business and religious organizations to bring a fresh perspective to the world. Elder Walter R. Oliver, Jr. is happily married to Rosemarie Miles Oliver of 20+ years. They reside in Wallingford, CT and have been blessed with three sons, Walter R. Oliver, III, Gabriel D. Oliver and Michael A. Oliver.