Pastor of Pastoral Care & Teaching Pastor
Averri T. LeMalle is Teaching Pastor of CFBC. As Teaching Pastor he preaches and teaches in worship venues on Sundays and Wednesdays, rotationally serving all campuses and ministering to the entire congregation. Throughout the week, he serves in Pastoral Care, Leadership Development, and Community Outreach. Averri grew up, not only as the grandson and nephew of pastors but with a sense of personal call to ministry. He developed a Love for Christ at a young age, and his call to preaching ministry grew in tandem with his Christian growth and development under the Lordship of Christ. Ministry was an inevitable destiny.
Prior to joining the team at Champion Forest in December of 2013, Averri served as an Associate Pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA, where he was mentored by Dr. Fred Luter, Jr. Following his tenure at Franklin Avenue, he served as a senior pastor in Pineville, LA for seven years.
Life-long learning is Averri’s commitment as he seeks to increase in biblical knowledge and theological insight. He is a graduate of Caskey School of Divinity, Louisiana College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where his primary training was in Pastoral Ministry with a focus on Psychology and Counseling. Additionally, he has studied as a Theological Education Fellow (FTE) at Vanderbilt University, Hampton University, and Liberty Theological Seminary.
Averri and his wife, Kionna, have been married for over seventeen years. From their heavenly union were born four manifestations of love: three sons and one daughter, Averri II, Kiondré, Travonté, and Janae.
Averri is committed to excellence in Bible study, preaching, teaching, and Christ-like living. He has a passion for ministering across demographics through the development of personal relationships with the focus on helping each individual develop a personal relationship and commitment to Christ. He believes that we are placed together in our service to the Kingdom to champion God’s will being done “on earth as it is in Heaven.”