Rev. McKiver has been a member of New Philadelphia AME Church since its inception in 1997. She was ordained a Local Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2010. She currently serves as the Director of Christian Education, on the Ministerial staff, the Sunday School Ministry, and the Intercessory Prayer Ministry.
A native of Los Angeles, she graduated from Manual Arts High School and West Los Angeles College (AA). She received her BA degree in Sociology (Psychology minor) from California State University Dominguez Hills and her MS in Education Counseling from California State University Los Angeles. Currently she is attending Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA majoring in Pastoral Ministry.
Rev. McKiver retired from the Los Angeles Community College District after 35 years of service. She held the positions of Academic Counselor, Pre-Nursing Advisor, Career Counselor, Career Center Director, and Instructor of personal development courses.
Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” This scripture defines the journey God has called her to. She is uncertain where it will lead, but she trusts His direction.
Rev. Betty is the proud mother of one adult son.