Born: 1725, Tregynon (near Newtown), Montgomeryshire, Wales.
Died: March 1799, London, England.
Buried: City Road Chapel, London, England.
Both of Olivers’ parents died when he was young, so he did not receive thorough religious training as a child. Fortunately, he heard a sermon by G. Whitefield which eventually led him to Christ.
After conversion, he joined the Methodist Society at Bradford-on-Avon. It was through that organization that he first met John Wesley and joined his evangelistic efforts, mostly in Cornwall.
For some time, Olivers co-edited the Arminian Magazine. He also wrote an elegy upon the death of John Wesley.