PASTOR OLIVIA C. Q. AIKEN
Pastor Olivia Carmichael Quarterman Aiken is a native of Savannah, GA. She is the daughter of Deacon Oneimus and the late Mrs. Sadie Quarterman. At an early age, Pastor Aiken accepted Christ and was baptized at the First Mount Sinai Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Leroy Samuel Aiken.
Pastor Aiken has been a gifted speaker since the age of six. She is a sought after conference speaker and workshop facilitator, specializing in women’s ministry, marriage enrichment, and family seminars. Educated in the Savannah public school system, she is a graduate of Alfred E. Beach High School. She furthered her Christian education by completing a two-year program in Youth Ministry at the Bergesgarten Christian Center in Bergesgarten, West Germany.
Pastor Aiken is a 1992 graduate of the Pastor's School of Jacksonville, FL, and she earned her bachelor's degree in Church Ministries from Faith Bible College in 1999. She has also completed courses in The Master Life Program and many other seminars. She officially accepted her call to the ministry in April 1998 and preached her first sermon on her birthday, August 16, 1998. Pastor Olivia Aiken furthered her education while attending Great Commission School of Ministry and she received her Masters Degree in Christian Counseling.
She has been married to Bishop Larry B. Aiken for 40 years, and they continue to share a life of love, joy, and happiness. They have two lovely daughters, LaMonica Aiken and Stephanie Aiken-Cummings (Aaron). She has been blessed with beautiful granddaughters, Heaven Olivia Cummings, Angel LaMya Cummings, Ariel Bowens, Jaylyn Bowens, and Daneece Bowens; two handsome grandsons, KrisShun Bowens, Kyran Bowens, Keon Bowens and Aaron Cummings, Jr.. She has served with her husband through three pastorates in Lato, AL; Jesup, GA; and now in Kansas City, MO, at the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church where she serves as Pastor and Director of Ministries. Pastor Aiken is an anointed preacher and teacher. She has been gifted by God to preach the gospel with boldness, conviction, and authority and yet remains humble and all the while “just keeping it real”.
As a former Armed Forces Retail Service Manager with over 25 years of experience in the field of retail management, Pastor Aiken is the proud owner of Lib's L & S Fashions and Gifts Boutique and House of Favor Salon at 11409 Hickman Mills Drive, KCMO “Where Clothes and Styles are just Heavenly”. She strives to provide the people of God, both men and women, with quality hair care, unique clothing and gifts at affordable prices.
Pastor Olivia C. Q. Aiken is a woman of God, called by God, appointed by God, and sent by God to preach and teach his holy and divine word.