Deacon Oliver L Matthews, Jr.
Oliver L Matthews, Jr. was born to Oliver, Sr., and Dianna Matthews on May 13, 1967, in Philadelphia, PA. He is the 2nd of 4 children.
Oliver’s family moved from South Philly to West Oak Lane where he attended Rowen Elementary, Wagner Junior High, and graduated from Olney High School in 1985. During his school years, Oliver played football, basketball, floor hockey, and softball. His love of sports started at an early age which is why he is an avid sports fan, especially of the Philadelphia sport teams Eagles, 76ers, Phillies and Flyers.
Oliver began working in various positions from dishwasher to manager at a restaurant for over 10 years. He then started working in the security field for many years before moving into the transportation field where he is currently manager at Mercy Fleet Transportation Service in Huntingdon Valley, PA.
In 2000, Oliver married Rhonda Faulkner; she was a member of Berean Baptist Church, along with her family under the leadership of the late, Pastor A.W. Dock. Later that same year, Rhonda unexpectedly passed away; it was during this time that Oliver turned his life over to God and was baptized.
Over the years, Oliver held many positions in the church; he became the Ministry Leader of the Van Ministry. During this time, Oliver decided to take the necessary steps to become a deacon and was ordained on January 4, 2004. He has served as the Deacon for the Lydia & Sarah Caring & Sharing Ministries, the Missionaries & Music Ministries. Through the grace of God, he accepted the call to become the Chairman of Diaconate Ministry in 2023.
Oliver is married to Robin, and they have been together for 23 years; they have a blended family of 4 children Ashley, Oliver III, Kourtnie and Dora; the grandparents of Joseph, Kailee, Da’Yon, Da’Loni and Olivia.
Oliver enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dog Chloe, going out to dinner, and watching sports.
II Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”