Overseer Vance R. Oldes was born and raised in Washington, DC. He accepted salvation in 1975 at the age of 10. Although he received Christ at a young age, he later found himself trapped in a world of drugs, and crime. In time, God spoke to his heart and his transformation process started. He began preaching in 1994 and was ordained through the Baptist Church in 1998. Additionally, Pastor Oldes is an anointed musician and vocalist who truly praises and worships God with his whole heart through the ministry of music.
Overseer Oldes has ministered to many assemblies by way of music in various cities on both the East and West Coast for over two decades. Additionally, he has served as a mentor to young people attempting to overcome drug and alcohol addictions.
In 1999, he joined the Ark of Safety Christian Church, where Bishop C. Anthony Muse is the Founder and Pastor.
In 2000, he served as the overseeing Elder for the Ark of Safety Christian Church’s witnessing/street teams and in he created a witnessing training curriculum.
Overseer Oldes graduated from the Washington Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003, located in Washington D.C, under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Andrew Fowler.
And after serving as an Elder at the Ark of Safety Christian Church, he was consecrated as Youth Pastor in August, 2004.
July of 2006, God promoted Overseer Oldes, to the position of Senior Pastor and Organizer of Liberty House Ministries. Liberty House Ministries is a gut level ministry, where Christians can be released from their bondages through the Word of God.
Overseer Oldes’ vision for the Liberty House Ministries is “To save and liberate the lost and captive through lifestyle evangelism. And to provide a seeker sensitve service,where needs are met and true freedom lives”.
In addition to his vision, he wants to offer one hundred thousand (100,000) bed spaces for the homeless, the widowed, the orphans and the prisoners, along with the additional resources that will provide drug and alcohol rehabilitation, job training, and life-skills.
On May 5, 2008, Overseer Oldes birthed an interdenominational fellowship, which consist of various ministries that he covers and give instrumental oversight to those he serves.
He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from the Washington Baptist Seminary in May of 2012.
Overseer Oldes is a fiery, dynamic preacher and teacher, as well as a natural-born leader, who has a magnetic personality complimented by a loving spirit. Although Overseer Oldes thoroughly enjoys preaching and ministering through music, his primary passion is winning souls for the Kingdom of God. It is quite natural for him to stop a stranger and strike up a conversation about the plan of salvation–and they soon accept Christ. As God raised him from the streets, he has returned to the streets–but this time with the Word of God. His motto is “Going beyond the Bricks.
He is currently under the leadership and covering of his spiritual father Bishop Vaughn Mclaughlin.
Overseer Oldes is the proud husband of Lady Nicole Oldes and the loving father of one daughter, Lundyne Oldes.