Rev. Jeffery Ott, O.P.

Father Jeffery Ott, O.P., is a friar of the Order of Preachers (also known as the
Dominicans) serving as Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the first African
American Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He also serves as board member
of the Interfaith Community Initiatives, Incorporated, a nonprofit which unites people to
create lasting and transformational bonds to build a more humane and equitable society
and Mercy Care which serves the poor with healthcare. Father Jeffery also serves on
the leadership teams of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (NBCCC) as well as
the Association for United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP). Father received the Master
of Arts in Theology and the Master of Divinity from Aquinas Institute of Theology in Saint
Louis, Missouri. Before becoming pastor of Lourdes, Father Ott served his alma mater,
Xavier University of Louisiana, as University Chaplain. Over the years, he has
developed a deep interest in the spirituality of recovery and persons in recovery. He
enjoys travel, singing, and communing with friends and family.