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Yom Kippur Pre-Neilah Speaker
October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pastor Jeremy D. Battle is a third-generation pastor hailing from Brighton, Alabama. He is an ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Church, and the Church of God in Christ. He is happily married to his college sweetheart, Jessica LaVerne Parker, Esq., and the proud father of two amazing children, Jordan and Jeremy Jr.
Pastor Battle is currently a doctoral candidate in the Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) program at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He is a 2013 Master of Divinity graduate from Harvard Divinity School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude in Political Science from the historic Morehouse College in 2007.
Pastor Battle was appointed as the Senior Pastor of Western Avenue Baptist Church in August 2011. His influence and impact is best seen through the church’s growth, development, and culture. The church building has been completely restored, the membership has grown, and the ministries have multiplied.
He has also cultivated a Southern vibe at Western Avenue where people can experience the presence of God through his charisma, love for God, laser relatability, and commitment to godly excellence. He is also a multi-gifted instrumentalist and vocalist who loves to worship at the heart of God. His passion for Jesus Christ is demonstrated not only in the pulpit but also in his day to day life. His spiritual gifts allow him to dissect and preach the word of God with clarity and conviction.
Pastor Battle lives by the personal mantra, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)