Dr. Charles J. Southall, III, Executive Pastor
Email: pastorcjsiii@aol.com

Pastor’s Profile     



Parents: Mrs. IsabeIla McFarland Southall and the late Rev. Charles J. Southall, Jr.
Siblings: Brother~Gregory K. Southall
Sister~Min. Kersandra S. Peters  
Son-in-law of The late Joseph F. Peters, Sr. and the late Myrtle Rita Rouzan Peters and Lila's Stepmother Ester Peters


United In Holy Matrimony  

To the former Lila Maria Peters - September 17, 1977  

Father of Charles J. Southall IV, Chelsey Junonna Southall & the late Myrtle Southall

Grandfather (Poppi) of AlLaChea Lailah Davis, Cureia Jolie Southall & Charle Jadore Southall


Christian Upbringing 

New Zion Baptist Church New Orleans, La. Pastor by A L Davis, Jr. Baptized March 22, 1964 at age 6 and active in the Children’s Choir

 Purelight Baptist Church New Orleans, La. Pastor by Dr.Arthur Monday, Jr. Member of Junior Usher Board and Youth Choir

Lowerlight Baptist Church New Orleans, La.

 After the installation of his father, Pastor Charles J. Southall, Jr. he became very involved in the ministries as Minister of Education, Director of the Sanctuary Choir, and Associate Minister



Acknowledgement of Call to Ministry 

Received and acknowledged his call at the age of 21, February, 1979 at Lowerlight Baptist Church. 

 Preached First Sermon - March 17, 1979 at Lowerlight Baptist Church.

 Licensed to Preach - January 11, 1980 Ly Lowerlight Baptist Church. 

 Ordained Minister - November 15, 1984 by 1st District Baptist Association by Dr. A. P. Fortner, President.

 Installed as the 7th Pastor of First Emanuel Baptist Church - April 24, 1989 by Ideal Association by Morris Burell, President.


    Educational Foundation 

Joseph A. Craig Elementary 1969 Rivers

Frederick Junior High 1973 

 Joseph S. Clark Sr. High 1976 

 University of New Orleans 1983

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 1984 

 Union Baptist College & Theological Seminary D. D. 2001

Christian Bible College Doctor of Divinity 2002



Honor Student Elementary through High School 

Who's Who Among American High School Students 1975 & 1976

Captain of Football Team - High School 

President of Choir - High School 

 Sang Score to Movie Dawn 1977 

 First: Black Vice President of Foster Company, Inc., 1983 

 Vice President of Finance/Operations of Foster Company, Inc., 1984 

 First: Commissioner of Commercial Athletic Association 1978-1984

 Lexington Who’s Who Among Executives & Professional - 1999-2000

 New Orleans Police Dept. Lost Child Care Center - 1991-2002

 Outstanding Speaker - Male -Gospel-Music Workshop of America New Orleans Chapter 1989-1990 & 1990-1991
Oxford's Who's Who Among Extraordinary Professional and Executives 1991-1992

Community Services Business Man of the Year - 1992

 Freeport McMoran / Data Newsweekly - Scoop Jones Trailblazer February – 1995

North American Registry Of Who's Who Among Successful African American Civic Leaders - 1999

 Oretha Castle Merchants .Association - A Few Good Men Award Recipient - 2000 

Spirit of Greatness Award - 2000 

Delta Theta New Orleans Chapter – The Artie Award Recipient - 2001
 Real of Central City Annual Award - 2002 

Crime fighter Religious Leader Award of the Year by Chief of Police Eddie Compass – 2003

The Contemporary Who's Who - 2003/2004 

Louisiana Businessman of the Year - 2004


    Former Member 

Habitat for Humanity Board 

 Police Athletic League Board 

Jerimiah - Group Board Metropolitan Area Committee (MAC)

 Board Metro New Orleans, Baptist Conference - First Vice-President 

 New Orleans Parish School Board Oversight Committee - Chairman Finance Committee
Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) 

 New Orleans Business & Industrial District – Secretary / Treasurer, Commissioner (Formerly A.M.I.D.)
 Ideal Association - General Secretary 

 Advisory Board State of La Public Health Hospitals Family Planning / Chairman / Nominating Committee / Budget Committee

 Southeastern Louisiana Rehabilitation Corporation - Director 

 Big Brother /Big Sister of Southeast Louisiana - Board Member 

City of New Orleans Human Relations Commission / Executive Committee 

 Velocity Foundation - Board Member

 Appointed Chaplin - Baton Rouge Police Dept. by Chief Leduff


  Current Affiliations 

National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. 

 Cornerstone Missionary Baptist General Association Treasurer / Director Economic Development 

 Progress Loge #16, Free & Accepted Masons Prince Hall Affiliate

 Union Theological College and Seminary Board of Trustees Asst. Recording Secretary 

 Delgado Foundation - Secretary / Treasurer - Board Member

 Central City Economic Development Partnership - Treasurer/Board Member 

 Central City Partnership - Board Member

Louisiana Baptist State Convention - Director Economic 

 Community Services -1st Vice President / Board Member 

 United Baptist Association - General Secretary 

Greater New Orleans Faith - Base Community Development Corporation 

 Appointed Chaplin - New Orleans Police Dept. by former Chief Eddie Compass.

 Appointed Chaplin - New Orleans Police Dept. by Chief Warren Riley

 Comprehensive Central City Initiative of New Orleans, Inc. - Executive Board

New Orleans Faith Based Initiative - President 

 Innocence Project New Orleans - Board Member