MEET THE BLACK MEN REVEALED PANELIST: Pastor Michael Jones.
Dr. Michael J. Jones is a native of Portsmouth, VA and was raised in San Diego, CA. He has two beautiful children, Jocelyn and Jalon.
Dr. Jones received an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado. He enjoyed a very productive athletic career with the Colorado Buffaloes. He started three years and was the Defensive Captain of the Buffaloes 1990 Orange Bowl team that finished the regular season 11-0. He has always been competitive and he took that drive and passion into business and now into Kingdom building. After a brief stint in the National Football League, Dr. Jones had a successful business career with Pepsi Cola and started his own insurance agency before accepting his call to go into the ministry. Dr. Jones is a graduate of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. Dr. Jones received his Doctorate of Ministry at the McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.
In 2005, the Lord led him to begin Village of Faith Ministries in Richmond, VA. The Village of Faith had over 150 persons attend their first service and it has been growing ever since. On Easter Sunday 2007, the Village of Faith launched its second location in Chesterfield County. As one of the fastest growing churches in the Richmond area with a membership of over 1,200 members in just three years, the Village of Faith is continuing to transform lives. Since 2007, at every New Year’s Eve service they have given a car to a deserving single mother, so far they have given away a total of sixteen cars. The Lord led Dr. Jones and the Village of Faith Family to purchase over 36 acres of land, a movie theater and strip mall, a community church and raw land.
Pastor Jones believes if you “commit your works to the Lord, your plans will be established (Proverbs 16:3).”He is committed to “Reaching Families-Changing Lives.”