Evangelist Jesse Tolliver III is well-known throughout the Brotherhood for his passionate delivery of God’s word. He loves studying and sharing his in-depth knowledge of biblical truths.  He brings lots of enthusiasm and energy with each message.  He cares deeply about the doctrine of Jesus Christ and articulates the word of Salvation in a practical, simplistic manner in which hearers of all ages can comprehend.  Brother Tolliver has been preaching for forty years.  He extends great honor to his Mentor, Brother Robert Woods whom he considers his spiritual father.   “Daddy Bob” as he is affectionately called, and wife Sara Marie, share a special bond with Brother and Sister Tolliver; and continue to provide encouragement and inspiration in their ministry.


Brother Tolliver was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Nashville, Tennessee.  Brother Tolliver obeyed the gospel under the teachings of his uncle, Brother AJ Smoot, who was the Minister of the once Green Street Church of Christ in Nashville.  After serving in the Army, he relocated to South Florida.  In 1971, he placed membership at the Hallandale Beach Church of Christ in Hallandale Beach Florida.  While at Hallandale, he was one of the Song Leaders, and Sunday School Teacher and Administrators.  In 1975, he was hired as the interim Evangelist and later became the full-time Evangelist of the congregation until 1981.  Brother Tolliver has been the full-time Evangelist of congregations in Wisconsin, Alabama, Texas, and Tallahassee, Florida.


Brother Tolliver moved to North Carolina in 1989 and to become the Pulpit Preacher for the Olga Avenue Church of Christ in High Point.  In 1994, he and several brothers planted the Triad Church Christ in Greensboro. This congregation merged with Central Church of Christ, of Greensboro in 2001.  The name of the congregation changed to Tri-Central Church of Christ and later to the Coliseum Boulevard Church of Christ.  He has labored with this congregation for twenty-one years.


Jesse Tolliver III is married to the former Debra Washington and they have a blended family of five children, Jesse, Robert, Jessica, Tiffany, Alex and son-in law, Jesse.  They have two precious grandchildren, Jayden and Lillie Naomi.

Coliseum Boulevard Church of Christ