The Reverend Dr. Kendall Dwayne Jones, Sr. was born October 8, 1962 in Little Rock, Arkansas where he received his formal education. He earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas; the Master of Divinity Christian Social Ministries Degree in Pastor/Social Worker from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky; and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Midwestern Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He has received first and second year training as a resident and supervisor in training/Adjunct Faculty in Clinical Pastoral Education both in Little Rock and Kansas City.
Prior to becoming Pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Reverend Dr. Jones pastored in Burtsel, Arkansas and at Second Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Under his pastorate at Second Baptist, membership increased tremendously and his radio ministry flourished. He has served as Associate Minister in several churches and as Student Chaplain and Instructor of Sociology at Ouachita Baptist University.
He was a member of the United Baptist Fellowship at Southern Seminary and the Minister’s Alliance at Ouachita Baptist University. His civic activities were numerous, including Chairman of the Board/Research Medical Center; Executive Board Member/Healthcare Corporation of America; Pastoral Care Professional Consultation Committee; Deputy Registrar of Clark County; Committeeman of the Clark County Democratic Party; and Outstanding Missourian given by the Missouri House of Representatives, 93rd General Assembly, on March 5, 2006.
In his personal life, Reverend Dr. Jones has sought to have a daily walk with the Lord through praying, fasting, reading and serving. He has a desire to get to know the members to which God has called him to serve. In his professional life, in support of ministry, he has had various academic and clinical pursuits which he believes God will help him to use to assist other in spiritual and personal matters.
Reverend Dr. Jones is married to the gracious, Mrs. Mae Jones, a native of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, whom received as Associate Degree in Accounting from Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia. She was married to Dr. Jones in 1985. She served as City Collector for the City of Gladstone, Missouri prior to moving to Winston-Salem.
Kendall Dwayne Jr. and Allan Jermaine, sons of Dr. and Mrs. Jones are both athletic scholars. Kendall and Allan are college students.