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 Augustine’s 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 Master’s degree in Special Education, a second Master’s 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 God’s 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. Pittman’s 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, “Neither success nor failure depend on what people say, but rather what God says, and your agreement with God, about your situation.”