Rev. Leslie Oliver, Pastor and Founder, Sanctuary Outreach Ministries
Rev. Leslie Oliver hails from 4 generations of preachers and worship leaders. She was reared in Newark, N.J. and graduated from Newark’s School of Fine, Industrial and Performing Arts in 1987. She received her B.A. in English from Rutgers University in 1992 and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2012. She joined the Unity Fellowship Church Movement in 1993 and later served as Minister of Music at Liberation in Truth Unity Fellowship Church, under the leadership of Pastor Jacquelyn Holland. She was ordained as a Deacon in the Unity Fellowship Church Movement in 1997 and as a Minister in 2002. She relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina and began service as Minister of Praise Arts at Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte under the leadership of Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls. She was consecrated as UFCM’s National Minister of Music in 2007, and ordained as a Reverend in 2009. Rev. Leslie was appointed as Assistant Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte in the spring of 2014.
Rev. Leslie, or “Pastor Isai (ee-sigh)”, is an educator, motivational speaker, accomplished psalmist/recording artist, musician, actress and writer. She has published several literary works and is committed to bringing light to those trapped in the darkness. Her life is a miracle in itself, and her vision is to take her story of faith and triumph on the road to the masses by any means necessary