Jere D. Melilli, M.D., Founder
Dr. Melilli established Christian Life Academy in 1981 on our present 55-acre campus.
He is a graduate of L.S.U. School of Medicine and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Practice.
He also founded the Family Clinic of Baton Rouge.
Dr. Melilli has been on the Board of Regents for Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma for over 30 years.
In 1971 he
established and has pastored Christian Life Fellowship
, an interdenominational church with a vision for world missions and a school that reaches out to the city of Baton Rouge.
Through mission efforts, he
has also traveled extensively to help build numerous churches and orphanages in various parts of the world.