COTH Guest in the Pulpit, Les Avery


COTH is honored to have the Reverend Les Avery, Retired Pastor, preaching  July 17, 24, and 31st. Les will follow the theme “Descending Into Our Spiritual Depths” which corresponds to Pastor Dee Cooper’s current Sabbatical adventures in Carmel and Bimini. Join us at Church of the Hills for Pastor Avery’s teachings in July. 



Jackie and Les Avery

Les Avery has served churches in the Denver area for more than fifty years. His longest tenure was twenty-two years at St. James Presbyterian Church in Littleton, where he was Senior Minister and Head of Staff. He retired in 1993 and since retirement has served as Interim Pastor at Corona Presbyterian and Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian. He has also filled pulpits in several churches while ministers have been on Sabbatical.


Les and his wife Jackie have six children, fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He is an avid cyclist having ridden his bicycle more than 100,000 miles since retiring. This past June he represented Colorado in the National Senior Olympics in Houston, competing in the 80 – 85 year old category in the 20 and 40k road races.