Our Pastor

Fr. John 5-2015Our Pastor, Reverend John L. Oliver

John Oliver is a native Floridian.  He grew up in Green Cove Springs.  He is the oldest boy in a family of eight children.

John was ordained in 1982, having earned a Masters’ degree in Divinity and specializing in Biblical studies.  John also holds a Masters’ in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychology, with a specialty in sexuality and couples’ communication.

Father John Oliver is Pastor of St. Philip Neri Ecumenical Church.  Fr. John teaches Psychology. Marriage and Family, and Religion at Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ).  He teaches Human Sexuality, Psychology, Counseling, and other courses at the University of North Florida (UNF).  He is in demand as a speaker and spiritual director.  Fr. John offers retreats,  seminars, and workshops to assist those seeking to grow in their relationships.

He is currently working on a number of books on spirituality, faith, the Gospels, and life.

John is married to Kathryn, and they have twin boys, Noah and Tobin.

Fr. John is a member of CITI Ministries and the International Council of Community Churches.