Pastor Oliver Archer was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He has spent his entire educational experience in Seventh-day Adventist schools. He graduated from Andrews University in 1991 with a Bachelor’s in Religion and Technology. He completed his Master’s in Religious Education in1994.
Pastor Archer ministered for the next seven years as an Academy Bible Instructor. Then in 2000, he was ordained by the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and installed as the Associate Pastor for Youth at the Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University, a position he held until 2010. Pastor Archer became the pastor of the Berean S.D.A. Church of South Bend, IN and the Voice of Hope S.D.A. Church of Michigan City, IN between 2010 and 2013. In May of this year, Pastor Archer was installed as the pastor of the Community Fellowship S.D.A. Church of Lathrup Village, MI and the Living Water SDA Church of Southfield, MI.
Pastor Archer was blessed by God to marry the former Dr. Arlene Edwards on May 25, 2008. This union has enhanced his ministry, fortified him spiritually, and filled his life with a foretaste of heaven. Dr. Arlene Archer is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor. She taught at Oakwood University for three years and has held various counseling positions. Dr. Archer shares in her husband’s passion for youth and young adults. She is a singer, as well as an accomplished speaker and presenter in her own right. Their union has blessed them with two children. Edward John, born in September of 2010 and Delisa Lyn born in August of 2013.
Pastor Archer has been a Week of Prayer speaker in various settings. He has been a camp Pastor for summer camp programs and a camp meeting speaker for youth and young adults. He also has spoken overseas in Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, and also on the British Isles. Pastor Archer has appeared on the Three Angels Broadcasting Network as a feature speaker for their ‘Faith Chapel’ series. Pastor Archer has seen many first time commitments, re-commitments, and baptisms as a result of the Spirit’s work through his ministry.
One of Pastor Archer’s favorite Bible passages is Rom. 13:11 - 14. ‘And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.’
Let us be faithful, so that when He comes, He may find us ready. Maranatha.