REV. DR. LARRY A. JONES
Rev. Dr. Larry A. Jones, one of eleven siblings, born to Rev. Jefferson and Johnelle Jones in Tunica, Mississippi, and lived his childhood life in St. Louis, Missouri with his family. He joined the United States Air Force when he was 17 years old. During his tenure in the military, he met and married his lovely wife, Deaconess Mary H. D. Jones. Rev. Dr. Jones is a true family man having 5 beautiful daughters, one handsome son, and six wonderful grandchildren. After serving in the United States Air Force until 1995, Rev. Dr. Jones joined the United States Postal Service. He recently has retired from the U.S. Postal Service after serving faithfully for 21 years.
In addition to his occupation as a postal worker, Rev. Dr. Jones enjoys ministering the Word of God to others, and spending time with family and friends. Currently, he serves as Pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia, under the former leadership of Pastor Emeritus Wilber R. Jones. As a result of being raised in church, Rev. Dr. Jones gained knowledge of God and a deeper desire to serve him.
Rev. Dr. Jones was ordained a Deacon and received his Gospel Ministry License in 1995. He received his full Ministry Ordination in 1999, and served faithfully at New Bethel Baptist Church in Yorktown, Virginia as an Associate Minister from 1994 to 2005. In 2001, he earned an Associates in Liberal Arts with a background in Biblical Studies in 2004, a Bachelor's in Theology, and two Master's of Theology and Biblical Studies in 2009, as well as a Doctoral Degree in Theological Studies in 2013, from E. S. Solomon University, Sacramento State Bible and Seminary College in San Bernardino, California. Rev. Dr. Jones has also served in the Men's Fellowship, Male Chorus, Prayer Band, and works with the youth. He takes to heart the scripture, "study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
To expound upon essential values and beliefs, Rev. Dr. Jones believes the church has been set apart to witness and tell the world about Christ and His love. The church would be more effective if all the members came on one accord for the work of God. The power of the church is learning the Word of God through Sunday School, Bible Study, and Home Study. As believers, he sees our job is to point to Christ instead of selling ourselves.
Today, Rev. Dr. Jones still enjoys fellowshipping from church to church spreading the Word of God, and going house to house witnessing about Christ. If there were ever a time for people to receive the love of Jesus Christ, it is now. Today is the acceptable day of salvation.
Rev. Dr. Jones favorite scripture is Psalm 30:9 "What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? Shall it declare your truth?"