Dr. Mamie Oliver

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.

This building is now home to the Idaho Black History Museum, shown here at its current location in Julia Davis Park.