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Bishop Oliver L. Pittman Sr. is the Senior Pastor and
founder of Sure Promise Christian Church in Raleigh, North
Carolina. A ministry that was birthed in his spirit by the Holy
Ghost in 2001. He is a native of Greeneville, North Carolina. 
Graduating the Rocky Mount City Schools and going on to do
undergraduate studies at Saint Augustineís University,
graduating with a BS degree in Criminal Justice in 1992. He was
commissioned as a Second Lieutenant within the armed forces, the
United States Army Infantry also in 1992.
After serving in the military, he worked in the criminal
justice system in Wake County. He served within the local church
under his spiritual leader for 13 years before God launched him
into his pastoral call. During this time, he continued his studies in
the field of education. He obtained multiple degrees, including a
Masterís degree in Special Education, a second Masterís degree in
School Administration, and a Doctoral degree from North Carolina
College of Theology. Dr. Pittman retired after 20 years of teaching
and School Administration (Assistant Principal) within the Wake
County Public School System.  He and Co-pastor Anita met in
college and have been married for 25 years and have three
beautiful children, Oliver Jr., Olivia, and Octavia.
Dr. Pittman finds preaching and teaching Godís Word, the
most fulfilling task he has ever been called to do. He is an
exceptional Spiritual Leader, Preacher, Teacher, Father, Husband,
Mentor and Friend. He has served as a mentor to several Pastors
over the years before accepting this elevation in ministry to the
office of Bishop in the Lords church. He works to position the
church to focus on evangelism through the recent opening and
establishing of a Christian School (Sure Promise Christian
Academy) and Christian Day Care. Dr. Pittmanís desire to win
souls and see individuals step into the calling of God for their
lives, is exemplified in how he allows God to work through him in
Outreach radio and TV broadcast, missions abroad, revivals,
prison & outreach ministry, food programs, couples and campus
ministries, and Conferences. Dr. Pittman is currently the Executive
Vice-President at Hosanna Bible College in Durham, NC. His focus
is on spiritual growth in the believer, and winning souls for the
kingdom. It is through this passion Reformation through truth
international fellowship was birth to support churches and Para
church organizations in their efforts to fulfill the great commission.
His motto is, ďNeither success nor failure depend on what people
say, but rather what God says, and your agreement with God, about
your situation