Marlon Oliver was born on the 18 February 1983, in Durban, South Africa as a non white person under the then apartheid government of the nation. He grew up in the under privileged community of Wentworth for most of his childhood, and after his parents divorce at age five, was forced to live with many of his relatives.
These factors combined, caused Marlon to grow up with a deep sense of rejection that affected his whole outlook and approach to life. The pain that he carried growing up culminated at the age of 14 in the tragic death of his grandfather who was like a father to him. This tragedy left him not only with a deep sense of rejection, but now also with a deep sense of emptiness as he began to question the existence of God and the meaning of life. The inner turmoil that he faced coupled with the frustrations of not havingany stability in his life led him to run away from home at the age of 15.
However, it was at this time, in his desperation for answers that he began to call on the name of the Lord; and the Lord heard him. It was as the tender age of 15, that as he believed in his heart and confessed with his mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that God had raised him from the dead, that Marlon experienced the new birth experience that Jesus spoke about in scripture. –
Since then, his life has never been the same. The deep sense of guilt, shame and rejection that he carried was taken away and replaced by the love, forgiveness and acceptance that comes through Jesus Christ. Marlon has since gone on to graduate with a ministry diploma from Rhema Bible college in 2002, marry his high schools sweetheart Cecelia in 2004, father to beautiful kids, Levi Jordon and Charis Cammille, as well as complete a bachelor of commerce degree with specialization in entrepreneurship through the university of South Africa, all whilst being the pastor of a local church from 2009- 2016.
Marlon R Oliver’s vision is to see the kingdom the power and the glory of God come on earth as it is in heaven. He believes this can only be achieved through us working together to accomplish our God given dreams. Marlon considers himself a servant, and seeks to connect, impart, inspire and empower all those with whom he comes into contact. He sets out to achieve his mission and vision through his teachings, events, partnerships and projects.
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