Rev. Jamaar Jones is a native of Richmond, VA. He received his primary education at Faith Academy School of Excellence in Norfolk, VA and is a proud I.C. Norcom Greyhound—Class of 2006.
Rev. Jones received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Foreign Languages from Norfolk State University in December 2014. He is also a graduate of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA, obtaining a Master of Divinity degree in May 2018.
Rev. Jones was licensed and ordained at Noble Street Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA, under the leadership of his Grandfather, Rev. Henry P. Jones, where he served as the Minister of Music and in a number of other ministries. Rev. Jones now serves as the Executive Minister of First Baptist Church East End in Newport News, VA.
Rev. Jones’ passion for ministry is found in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Instructing, Inspiring and Illuminating the Community of Christ
We are a "Lighthouse of Our Lord"; for scripture (Matthew 5:14-16) reminds us that we are the light of the world and a town built on a hill cannot be hidden...so let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify our Father in Heaven.
A lighthouse is a tower built on or near the shore with a powerful bright light that emits a continuous signal to navigators and passing ships. As individuals of all walks of life travel upon stormy seas of life; First Baptist Church East End is " a Lighthouse" that will help direct us throughout the night as we pray for guidance towards the peaceful shores of glory. As a "Lighthouse of Our Lord", we are committed to instructing, inspiring and illuminating the Community of Christ.
"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven."
Matthew 5: 14-16
"Preach at all times, if necessary use words..." ~ Saint Francis of Assisi