Rev. Dr. Larry E. Jones, Pastor/Teacher, is a man of God that believes that the True Church is a group of believers in Christ that come together with the purpose of building up the kingdom of God. His belief is that the local assembly is a place of worship for the whole family. One of his greatest desires is an environment where everyone in the family can have a solid relationship with God, exemplifying an excitement of service. Realize that it all begins with a relationship with God, accepting that He wants a relationship with you and know that He created you for a relationship with Him.
Pastor Jones is the husband of First Lady Sue Jones. On May 31, 2018 they will celebrate 32 years of marriage. They are the proud parents of three adult children: the lovely Shareika Jones, and two great young men, Adonis and Shekhinah Jones; one minor, the exceptional Jezekiah Jones(Jekiah); and an adorable granddaughter, K’ziyah Mae Wilson, all of them are precious unto him.
At eight years of age, Pastor Jones accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He is a native of Pensacola Florida. Much of his molding was developed at the St. John’s Divine Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Otha Leverete II, of Pensacola. Pastor Jones relocated to the state of Kansas where he continued his service to God under the leadership of the late Rev. A.G. Jones/grandfather, Macedonia Missionary Baptist, Wichita, Kansas. In 1999 Pastor Jones preached his first sermon and was licensed at his then home church, Seventeenth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Wichita, Kansas, where Rev. Samuel Paschal was his Pastor. He was ordained at the St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, Salina, Kansas, Rev. Allen Smith and in 2009 mentored and later appointed by the late Rev. Louis Winn, Sr., as the shepherd of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Salina, Kansas.
Pastor Jones is a learned man. He has a completed Bachelor of Arts degree from Tabor College, Hillsboro, Ks, Master’s degree of theology from Midwestern Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO and Ph. D. in Theology from Baptist Bible Seminary, Clark Summit, PA.
Pastor Jones is a retiree from the United States Army.
His accountability of service to the local assembly included: Senior Pastor, Interim Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Associate Minister, Youth Pastor, Ordained Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher for the adults and youth, Youth Advisor, and Men’s President.
Pastor Jones currently serves as Second Vice to the President of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Kansas and Moderator of the Smoky Hill District Missionary Baptist State Convention of Kansas.
His municipal responsibilities include serving as the Chaplain Coordinator of the Saline County Sheriff and Police Departments; facilitator of the Brothers in Blue of the Ellsworth Correctional Facility (Ellsworth, KS); Mentor for Success Coordinator for the Department of Corrections.
It is by the gratitude I have to God for His grace and mercies to enable me to serve as the under shepherd of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Junction City, Kansas, a family of “Faith, Hope and love” all for the purpose of building His Kingdom!
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20