Reverend Dr. Elouise D. Oliver
Reverend Dr. Elouise D. Oliver is the Senior Minister of the East Bay Church of Religious Science in Oakland, California. Under the leadership of Rev. “E” the Church has grown from 37 members to 1200 members since 1991. As a spiritual leader, the essence of her ministry is unconditional Love. She teaches that love and forgiveness is the answer to all human discord. Rev E has received numerous awards, honors and recognition and continues to have a tremendous impact on people’s lives around the globe, showing others how to create positive life changes and opportunities to experience greater love and joy.
Reverend Robert Collins
My Vision: “To soar as the goodness of God. To recognize the greatness in others by creating safe space allowing each one to discover their inner goodness, realize their individual potential and soar into their greatness.”
The inspiration for my ministry is Psalm 121, “I will lift my eyes to the hills . . . my help comes from the Lord,” and “Keep Fresh Before Me the Moments of My High Resolve,” by Dr. Howard Thurman.
My Science of Mind journey began in the early 1990’s with an invitation to hear Rev. Dr. Barbara L. King speak at the First Church of Religious Science, now Oakland Center for Spiritual Living, Oakland, California. Recognizing my inner quest for personal transformation I participated in the “BEST Men’s Empowerment Workshop” at the East Bay Church of Religious Science, Oakland, California. That workshop and the graduation celebration during the Sunday service at East Bay awakened something within my spirit. I became consciously aware of spiritually coming home. To support my quest to learn more about “me”, I enrolled in Science of Mind classes at East Bay Church and became a licensed Practitioner in 1997.
After running from the call to ministry for many years, I surrendered to the inner calling and enrolled in Holmes Institute in 2004. In 2008, I completed the requirements for the Masters of Arts in Consciousness Studies and became a licensed minister. I received a Letter of Call from the East Bay Church in 2009 and after successfully completing the requirements for ordination; I became an Ordained Minister in 2011. I currently serve as Assistant Minister at the East Bay Church.
Reverend Anthony C. Jackson
As I surrender, I step into my greatness, allowing God to be expressed in everything I do, speak and see. I have no attachments to any outcome or out-picturing in all areas of my life, allowing greatness to express through me without self limitations.
In 1994 I was exposed to Metaphysics, and my beginning of understanding the bible (for the first time) even though I was raised in the Baptist faith. The words spoken by Reverend Elouise Oliver, touched me in a way that I’ve never previously experienced. As a result, I joined EBCRS in 1994, becoming a licensed practitioner. In 2004, I decided to attend ministerial school at The Holmes Institute in Santa Rosa, thereafter receiving a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies in 2009.
As Assistant Minister at East Bay Church of Religious Science I continue to surrender to the words of God/Spirit allowing my steps to truly be ordered, knowing that divine right action is always operating through me as me.
Reverend Tony Bradford
Reverend Tony Bradford is a dynamic and humorous speaker; gifted teacher, compassionate counselor and his messages are inspiring and relevant to today’s world.
Reverend Tony earned his Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies at the Holmes Institute and became an Authorized Minister of Religious Science in 2012. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa and attended the Pennsylvania State University where he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Clothing/Textiles & Marketing. Currently he lives in Alameda, CA.
Reverend Tony currently works at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation as a Health and Prevention Program Manager and currently is part of the Ministerial team at the East Bay Church of Religious Science in Oakland, CA. He became a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner in 2005 and serves on the Health & Wellness ministry, Education ministry, Prayer ministry and is the Minister of Décor.
His desire to help and serve his community by holding the truth about the conditions that seem to keep them disenfranchised led him to pursue a calling in the Spiritual Transformation of the planet.