Tolivar and his lovely wife Sam hail from Ohio. Sam and Tolivar have 3 beautiful children, Hailey, Riley, and Anthony. After 11 years with Campus Crusade, the Lord led Tolivar to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to Ponce Church, Tolivar served as an assistant pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Connecticut and helped plant a church in The Hill community of New Haven.
Sam and Tolivar both love college football, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and spending time with friends and family
In 2015 Toliver Moved to Atlanta and has been serving as the senior pastor of Ponce Church. In 2019 he joined the Restore Life Executive Board.