Dedric M. Avery (Oba Chikelu), B.A., MSL, is a native of Decatur, GA. Avery attended University of West Georgia and Belhaven University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. Avery also has earned several professional executive management certifications from University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. He also uses his Organizational Development skillset to consult and support several companies and veterans service organizations.
Currently, he faithfully serves as Bishop and Overseer of the Salt and Light Truth Center in Decatur, Georgia. Since 2004, Bishop Avery has led this progressive and non-traditional community of worshippers through the process of asset attainment, holistic healing and spiritual awakening. From an alternative perspective, Avery has obtained certifications in African Holistic Health Consultation and Master Level Reiki from A life of Peace Wellness Institute. In addition, he obtained a certification in Life Coaching from The Life Coaching Institute of Orange County.
Avery is a dynamic leader, teacher, speaker, strategist, visionary, musician, model, actor, scholar, activist, vocalist, writer and United States Army Veteran. Avery is most fulfilled and accomplished when he is accompanied by his two daughters N’dea and J’sari. His main life purpose is to be an agent of positive change while impacting the community and world with transformational and servant leadership.
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What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- What makes Salt and Light Truth Center so different from traditional churches?
- Why is being an intergenerational spiritual leader important?
- How do you hope to affect change with millennials, Generation X and Y through spiritual leadership?
- How can the nation/world heal from recent events–Covid-19 and the police killing of George Floyd?
- What are some of your main community initiatives?
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