Dr. Mamie O. 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
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
Dr. Oliver taught for many years at Boise State University,
Rhode Island College, and Northwest Nazarene
As a result of her late
ministry as Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church, she was key in getting the St.
Paul Baptist Church building onto the Historical Register. This building is now
home to the Idaho Black History Museum,
shown here at its current location in Julia Davis Park.