MEET PASTOR SHARON
Dr. Pastor Sharon P. Jones ministers along with her husband, the Bishop Arthur T. Jones Sr., at All People International Church in Jacksonville, Florida.
Married to her high school sweetheart since 1968, she is yet captivated by his charm and wit after all their years together, and finds herself still lighting up when he enters the room. She and Bishop Jones often share with married couples that "as long as the bees are busy in the nest, there will always be honey in the moon". Their love and devotion are evident in their servitude of one another and how they cover each other, at all times. Pastor Sharon often proclaims her affections for her "honey" when she serenades him with the song, "You Are My Ministry".
Pastor Sharon, as she is affectionately known, is first a woman of God. However, she's also an inspirational teacher and motivational speaker, expertly organizing, facilitating, and lecturing at workshops, seminar,s and conferences. She is often invited to speak on issues relating to marriage, parenting, and women in leadership. Her servitude and virtue blend well to complement her role as a pastor, and exemplify the character of a Bishop’s wife.
The heart of Pastor Sharon’s ministry is to admonish and motivate God’s people to allow Jesus Christ to be first priority in their lives. She is one who accepts the precious privilege and awesome responsibility of seizing every opportunity to deposit the Gospel of Jesus Christ into the lives of God’s people. Pastor Sharon firmly stands on Godly family principals, and admonishes saved parents to never give up on their children, no matter what their child or children are going through. Her message to parents of unsaved children is simple: "Don't give up on them, but believe God for their salvation. Let the devil know that he won't have your seed!" Operating by the very declaration she's made over her own children, she can boldly attest to the fulfillment of God's promises and will for those who trust Him for their seed. Both of her sons now pastor their own churches (Dr. Pastor A.T. Jones, Jr. of Impact Worship Center in Atlanta, Georgia; Pastor Ardel Jones of Life at the River International Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida), and her daughter, Shantel Jones-Cross, serves as a dynamic worship leader in All People International Church. The testimony of her children's salvation, deliverance, and ministerial endeavors is also a testimony of her total faith and trust in God for those she loves. She has also been instrumental in bringing many to Christ since being saved at age 12.
Wearing several hats in and outside of ministry, Pastor Sharon works tirelessly and effortlessly with her husband to continue developing the ministry that God has placed in their charge. The word says that some plant seeds, some water the seeds that are planted, but God is the one who increases. Undoubtedly, God has used her to sow and water seeds in the lives of many, and the All People ministry is proof of that.
She is the proud recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity awarded by Truth Bible College & Seminary. Pastor Sharon is also recognized in Cambridge Registry's “Who’s Who” for 2009.