Our Ministers

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

Rev. Dereca Blackmon

Rev. Dereca Blackmon

Senior Minister

Rev. Dereca Blackmon is a licensed minister in the Centers for Spiritual Living where she has dedicated over 25 years of service to the spiritual transformation of the entire planet.

Rev. Anthony C. Jackson

Rev. Anthony C. Jackson

Assistant Minister

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 Elouise Oliver, Emeritus

Reverend Elouise Oliver, Emeritus

Minister 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.