"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not
be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Reverend Louis S.
Jones was born on April 1, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He
was baptized at the age of eight at Greater Emmanuel Baptist
Church. Pastor Jones was educated in the New Orleans Public
Schools. He graduated from Joseph S. Clark Senior High School.
He later received his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary
Education, with a concentration in History from Southern
University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Jones served our country as a Staff Sergeant in the United
States Army from 1967 until 1970. He was previously employed
with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the
Veteranís Administration. He recently retired as a manager with
the United States Postal Service.
Jones after being called to the ministry attended the Union
Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, he attended the
international Bible Institute and Seminary in Orlando, Florida
where he received a Bachelorís and Masterís degree in Theology.
Jones married Carolyn Price on November 26, 1966. They are the
parents of Channon, Chrishanda, and Duan. They are also the
proud parents of nine grandchildren.
Jones served as pastor of: Galilee Baptist Church in Lawton,
Oklahoma from 1968 until 1969, Mount Carmel Baptist Church from
1979 until 2006, and Greater Emmanuel Baptist Church from 1999
Jones was elected the seventh pastor of St. John Institutional
Missionary Baptist Church after the sudden passing of the former
pastor, Reverend Gene Ellison Powell. He was installed on
Sunday, August 27, 2006.
Jones currently serves as the: President of the Louisiana
Freedmen Missionary Baptist General Association, President of
the Christian Ministers Fellowship Conference, Vice Moderator of
the Ministers of New Orleans, a member of the Board of Trustees
of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and the host of
the 2008 National Missionary Baptist General Convention.
Jones is a dedicated servant of God, a gospel preacher and
teacher, and an evangelist.