Rev. Stephen and Maggie Oliver

Serving the Lord in Taiwan and the Asia Region



Rev. Stephen and Maggie Oliver serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the Asia region, based in Taiwan. As a theological educator, Stephen teaches the New Testament at China Lutheran Seminary in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., Stephen grew up in Japan and in the southern and western parts of the United States. He graduated from Concordia University, Portland, Ore., and from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Stephen then served as pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Carlisle, Iowa. He enjoys traveling, history and camping.

Maggie and Stephen met in Taiwan. Maggie earned a master’s degree in counseling from China Lutheran Seminary in 2006. Stephen and Maggie have three beautiful children - Isaac, Gary and Virginia.


“My main prayer request,” Stephen writes, “is that I would learn the Bible and Chinese well with a heart that is pleasing to the Lord (1 Cor. 13:1). I pray that God will give me His love for Chinese people so that through this ministry, the Spirit will work fruitfully in many people’s lives.” Let us give thanks that the Oliver family is serving God’s children in this part of the world.

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  • Birthdays:
    • Stephen - July 17
    • Maggie - Aug. 27
    • Isaac - May 13
    • Gary - June 14
    • Virginia - July 27
  • Wedding Anniversary: Sept. 2
  • Home District: Iowa West

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