August 26, 1934, Visalia, California.

Avery attended the University of Redlands, California (BA) and Union Theological Seminary, New York City (MDiv). He served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis, New York, from 1960 to at least 1979. He wrote over 100 hymns.

  1. Come as a Child
  2. Do to Others
  3. Hey, Hey, Anybody Listening?
  4. Hosanna, Hallelujah, Sing We Loud and Clear
  5. O How Blest Are the Poor in Spirit
  6. There Is One God!
  7. We Are the Church
  1. Port Jervis