Hearing the calling of God from Luke 4:18, Pastor Jones established the Tri Cities Community Development Center (1997 – present) to provide services, programs and resources for the least of the least of our society. Currently as President/CEO he manages reentry services for ex-offenders (case management, job readiness, employment, mentoring and life coaching), mental health training and advocacy for the African American Community and academic development for children struggling to excel in the classroom.
Pastor Jones is actively engaged in eliminating stigma and discrimination related to living with a mental health diagnosis. As a recipient of an Innovation Grant from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, Pastor Jones developed Mental Health Friendly Congregations. MHFC curriculum provides training and technical assistance for African American Churches seeking to become compassionate communities of faith who welcome, comfort and minister to consumers and family members throughout Alameda County. Additionally, Family Bible Fellowship is a founding congregation of the Alameda County Care Alliance ACCA. The ACCA is designed to provide assistance, support and advocacy for individuals living with advanced illnesses and their caregivers by providing resources, information and support. Participating pastors and congregations partner with hospitals and physicians to provide holistic care that addresses the spiritual and medical needs of persons receiving care.
As a faith leader, Pastor Jones believes that the work of the Black Church historically and contemporarily has served as the foundation for hope, change and empowerment for the African American Community.
Gun violence tragically and sovereignly redirected his ministry and life June 14, 2014 when his oldest son was shot and nearly succumbed to his injuries. As his son struggled for his life in an Intensive Care Unit, pastor Jones learned the depths of learning to trust in God when life carries you "through the valley of the shadow of death" - Psalms 23. Pastor Jones's life passion is to make Christ's love real and relevant to all people especially those battling to break free from the sociological, spiritual and economic grip of poverty, oppression and racism.s of the Love of Christ.