Juan N. Tolliver is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and is the eldest son of John W. Tolliver, Sr., and Barbara Flynn-Tolliver. He is married to Debbie G. Tolliver and they are the parents of two daughters, Kimberlee and Nikia Tolliver
He attended Ribault High School in Jacksonville; and is a graduate of Lincoln High School, Tallahassee, Florida. He is a graduate of ACU with and earned B.A. and M.A. and a graduate of George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Pastor Tolliver served in the Persian Gulf War and is retired from the United States Army after 20 years.
Pastor Tolliver is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His pastoral charges include: 1993-1996 Coxes & Gause Circuit, Milam, TX; 1996-2000 Allen Chapel AMEC, Rockdale, Texas; 2000-2005 St. Luke AMEC Waco, Texas; 2002 interim Presiding Elder of the Waco Temple District. Presently he serves as the Sr. Pastor of Saint Paul AMEC, Dallas, Texas. Due to his passion for ministry he is know as “a change agent.” Under his leadership, each of the churches he has served, have grown spiritually, numerically, and financially.
He served on the General Board of the AME Church 2004-2008; Episcopal Committee of the AME Church 2008 and 2012, Executive Committee Prairie View A&M Minister’s Conference; Finance Committee 10th District; Chairman Board of Examiners North Texas Annual Conference; Representative AME Church Texas Conference of Churches Ecumenical Setting for Church Leaders; and the African American Pastor’s Coalition. He has been blessed to lecture at Texas State Technical College Youth Summit in 2001, and Baylor University Peace Summit in 2002 and is a member of the African American Pastors’ Coalition.
Pastor Tolliver is an active community leader and an advocate of education, having served as Past President of the Killeen Branch NAACP 1999-2001. During his presidency, a local Chapter was chartered on the campus of Central Texas College. He served as a Board Member-Cities of Killeen and Waco, Texas; Community Block Grant and Development Commission; Killeen Diversity Action Commission; Fort Hood Minority Action Committee; Building Standard Commission; Vice President East Waco Development Corporation.
Pastor Tolliver is a recipient of many Community Service Awards, among them: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporate Community Service Award for Religion (2004), Prairie View A&M Minister’s Conference Outstanding Leadership Award (2005). He was inducted into Elite News Religious Hall of fame in August 2007; he was selected for the 2007- 2008 edition of “Who’s Who” he was honored as The Dallas Metropolitan Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., “Man of the Year for 2011.”
He currently serves as Treasurer for the Greater Dallas District of the 10th District African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 2012 Pastor Tolliver was listed among the Who’s Who In Black Dallas as one of Dallas’ top community leaders and in Strathmore’s Who’s Who for 2012 in the field of religion.