Pastor Olivia Branch born in New Orleans, Louisiana, received Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 10. She began teaching God’s word in Sunday school at the age of 11, under the training and leadership of Reverend Horace Daniel, Pastor of New Zion Travelers Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana and her grandmother Deaconess Idella Williams. She served over eleven years in the United States Army, as a Military Personnel Administrative Specialist, where God presented her to her husband, Pastor Timothy Branch, after meeting in Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. They have been married for 25 years and have been blessed with 4 children, Ashanti, Jada , Timothy II and Olivia Grace.
Pastor Branch answered the call into the ministry in October 2000, while deployed seven months on a Peacekeeping Mission at Camp Eagle Base, Bosnia-Herzegovina. There she ministered weekly to the Woman’s Bible Study Group, and led in the study of “The Search of a Virtuous Woman” and realizing “The Power of a Praying Wife”.
Pastor Olivia Branch has been serving in the Gospel ministry for over 19 years and has a vast resume of ministry experience to include Co Pastor, New Beginning International Christian Center, Church Administrator, Secretary, Praise and Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, Youth Summer Camp Coordinator, Adult Sunday School and Bible Study teacher. Pastor Olivia Branch served as an Elder at Shabach International Ministries in Landstuhl, Germany from 2011-2018. She held positions as Youth Leader, Executive Board Member, Couples Ministry, and served as a staple in the Intercessory Prayer Ministry. She has a heart for God’s precious daughters and His youth. She is an encourager and genuinely loves to worship, praise and serve God. She wants nothing more than to be pleasing to Him and be called home to hear Him say “Well done.” Her favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:31, “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”