The community Ministries Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency founded over 30 years ago by Dr. H. Lincoln Oliver, and Dr. Mamie Oliver, under the auspices of the Treasure Valley Council for Church and Social Action.
The center was created to address the critical needs of several segments of the community, including the homeless, unemployed, elderly, poor and infirm.
Dr. Mamie Oliver was born in Natchez, Mississippi and holds a Ph.D. in Education from Washington State University. She is commissioned to Special Ministries to women, families and children, by the American Baptist Churches-USA. She is licensed and ordained by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Atlanta, GA.
She is a full tenured Professor of Social Work, and a Certified Therapist. Dr. Oliver has been recognized as a Distinguished Citizen of the Idaho Statesman, and honored by the Boise March of Dimes as one of the ten Outstanding Women in Idaho.
She has received the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Services Benefiting Local Communities by the American Institute for Public Services.
Dr. Oliver taught for many years at Boise State University, Rhode Island College, and Northwest Nazarene University.
As a result of her late husband’s ministry as Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church, she was key in getting the St. Paul Baptist Church building onto the Historical Register.
Dr. Oliver is currently the Sr. Pastor at Mountain View Community Fellowship.