Lady Olivia A. Foreman, Co-Founding Pastor
Olivia Anderson Foreman is the wife of Apostle Steve I. Foreman of the Abundant Life Church of Christ in Richmond, Virginia. She is the mother of five adult children and grandmother of eight. Born and reared in Richmond, she has been in a Spirit-filled church most of her adult life. Lady Olivia has also been a Pastor’s wife for fifty-three (53) years and Co-Pastor over thirty (30) years.
Lady “O”, as she is affectionately called, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also has earned several Associate Degrees in Business Administration and Biblical Studies. With her education, she began the Abundant Life Christian Academy and now serves as the Administrator of the Abundant Life Day Care. In December 2008, an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree was bestowed upon Pastor Olivia from Teamwork Bible College for her lifetime achievements and a student of the Bible. Lady Olivia is the overseer of the Abundant Life Women’s Fellowship and Founder of the Power-Filled Women’s Conference that has been in operation for over twenty-five years.
God blessed Dr. Foreman with a vision in December 1995, to form a peer group consisting of Lady Pastors and Senior Pastor’s Wives. These women of God come together weaving a common thread of “caring and sharing” their experiences with the Lord and each other. She has received numerous awards around the city for her work with women. She has been highlighted in the book entitled, “Radiance: Powerful Women of Virtue, Yesterday, Today and Forever” which tells of her contributions in ministry worldwide and in the Metro-Richmond community. She was also nominated in 2008 for the Pine-Sol Powerful Difference Award.
Lady ‘O’ is a Christian educator, expressive speaker, writer, and woman of vision. God reveals His Word to her in dreams and visions and she has been gifted in the area of dream interpretation. She is the author of numerous books to include, “The Genesis Series: Stop Blaming Eve”, “What Your Dreams Reveal About You”, “Gifts of the Spirit”, “Christian Living in the 21st Century” and “Spiritual Temperament and Personalities”.
With her husband, Dr. Steve Foreman, Lady Olivia resides in King William County, Virginia. Their children are Steve III who is married to Bonnie, Gary, and his wife LaTanya, Tonya and her husband Isaac, Kimberly, and her husband, Otis, and Monique, and her husband, Ira. They also have ten (10) grandchildren. Their children with their spouses and grandchildren love the Lord and are active in ministry.
Dr. Lady “O” utilizes her many gifting, talents and comedic styling in ministry as she continues to dream prophetically, hear and deliver fresh Word from the Lord.