The members, friend and family of Howard E. Jones, Jr. are set to gather in celebration of his 25th anniversary at Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church, 1004 S. Dickerson Rd. in Goodlettsville, TN.
The members have chosen the scripture from Jeremiah 1:5 & 10 to fit what describes their pastor and this event as, “honoring a leader who fits all.” “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. See today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and plant.”
Pastor Jones 25th Anniversary will include a two-day celebration.
On Friday, August 8th, members, friends and family will gather at the Music City Sheraton on 777 McGavock Pike at 7:00 p.m.
After resting up on Saturday, everyone will report to Fairfield church on Sunday for three worship services in Pastor Jones honor. At 8:00 a.m. the service will have special guest speaker, Pastor Kelvin Walker. At 10:35 a.m., the special guest speaker will be Pastor James Shelton and the day will be complete with a 3:00 p.m. worship service with special guest speaker, Pastor Sandy McClain.
Reverend Howard E. Jones, Jr. was born on May 11, 1962 to Howard and Barbara Jones, Sr.
Jones gave his life to Christ in March of 1978.
Reverend Jones attended Tennessee State University where he received a B.S. degree in Sociology. He later obtained a Masters Degree in Education.
Jones worked many years as a classroom teacher which ultimately led him to a position as Assistant Principal at Whites Creek High School and McGavock Comp-rehensive High School.
Currently Rev. Jones continues to work in the field of education. He is employed at the Metropolitan Board of Education as a Curriculum & Assessment Coach.
Reverend Howard E. Jones, Jr. first reported to the historic congregation of Fairfield Baptist Church as an interim pastor since 1989. He was ordained at the Fairfield on April 9, 1989. Shortly thereafter, February 25, 1990, he was installed as the tenth pastor of Fairfield, following a pastoral lineage dating back to 1883, “when this church was built upon the solid rock of Christ.” “Reverend Jones has established the pulpit as both a place of salvation and education, with sermons that are both inspirational and scholarly,” stated anniversary event coordinators.
Jones is the father of two blessed children, Ashea Elizabeth and Howard, III.
Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1004 S. Dickerson Rd. in Goodlettsville, TN.
For more information contact (615) 479-0618.