Rev. FranCione, Ph.D. is currently East Bay Church Interim Minister. She is Minister Emerita, Oakland Center For Spiritual Living (OCSL) and 30 years Minister, (CSL) 2016.
Ecclesiastical Support Leadership Team
Dear East Bay Community,
We are thrilled to announce that our congregation has spoken, and we have voted in our new Senior Minister! After a thoughtful and prayerful voting process, we are excited to welcome Reverend Dereca Blackmon as our new Senior Minister.
Rev. Dereca brings a wealth of passion and deep commitment to serving God and our community. We are confident that their leadership, guidance, and pastoral care will strengthen our spiritual community and help us continue growing in our faith journey.
We want to thank everyone who participated in the voting process and shared their voice in this important decision. Your engagement and commitment to our church’s future are greatly appreciated.
As we prepare to welcome Rev. Dereca into our congregation, let us join together in prayer and support for their ministry among us. We look forward to the new insights, ideas, and inspirations that Reverend Dereca will bring as we embark on this exciting new chapter in the life of our church.
Please join us in congratulating and extending a warm welcome to Rev. Dereca as our new Senior Minister. Let us continue to work together, in God’s grace, to fulfill our mission and serve our community with love, compassion, and unity.
In faith and gratitude,
East Bay Board of Trustees
Reverend Anthony C. Jackson
Rev. Anthony joined the East Bay Church of Religious Science in 1994, becoming a practitioner in 2004, and graduating from Holmes Institute in 2009, earning a Master’s degree in Consciousness studies. This was followed three years later by becoming an ordained minister of Religious Science, a metaphysical philosophy.
Reverend D. Jacquelyn Edwards
Rev. Jacquelyn is an ordained Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) Minister. New Thought spiritual journey under Reverend Ernie Forks and was mentored by Reverend Elouise Oliver, right here at East Bay Church of Religious Science.
Reverend Elouise Oliver, Emeritus
Reverend Dr. Elouise D. Oliver is the Minister Emeritus of the East Bay Church of Religious Science in Oakland, California. Under the leadership of Rev. “E” the Church has grew from 37 members to 1200 members since 1991.
Reverend Dr. Sherri L. Grier
Youth and Family Minister
Rev. Dr. Sherri Grier is a licensed Centers for Spiritual Living Minister with a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Emerson Theology Institute. She has been a member of East Bay Church for over 30 years.