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Pastor Jeremy Deon Battle hails from Brighton, Alabama. On August 11, 2007 he married Jessica LaVerne Parker, whom he met while studying at Stanford University.  He is a 2007 Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate in Political Science from the historic Morehouse College. Pastor Battle is a 2013 Masters of Divinity Graduate from Harvard Divinity School. He is an ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention and the American Baptist Church. 

Pastor Battle comes from two generations of pentecostal pastors and preachers in the Church of God in Christ, and has served in the church his entire life. He has served at Western Avenue Baptist Church since August of 2011. He is a southern preacher and student of scripture who loves people and God’s church. Pastor Battle’s preaching is characterized by his captivating common-sense approach to God’s word and his gift of story-telling. He is a prophetic and discerning leader who strives to care for people at a deep and personal level. Pastor Battle is a multi-gifted instrumentalist and vocalist who loves to worship at the heart of God.  He lives by the personal mantra, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding—(but) in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6.

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