MEET PASTOR SHARON
Dr. Pastor Sharon Cannon Jones
An ordained Elder and Pastor at the All People International Church, Inc., Jacksonville, FL and affectionately referred to as "Pastor Sharon." Saved at the early age of 12 years old under the ministry of Elder W.F. Faust, Sr., she was called into the ministry of preaching the Gospel at the age of 16.
Pastor Sharon is married to her high school sweetheart, Bishop Arthur T. Jones, Sr. After more than 45 years of marriage, she is still captivated by his charm and lights up when he enters the room. Often proclaiming her devotion as a helpmeet with a serenade of "You Are My Ministry", her love for the love of her life is hard to deny or miss. They are the proud parents of Elder Arthur T. Jones, Jr. (Tonya), Elder Ardel Jones (Iquana), both of which are pastors; and Shantel Jones-Cross, (Herbert, Jr.), who serves as Director of Music. They are the proud grandparents of four little girls-Aja, Asya, Tiana, and Hannah, and one grandson, Arthur T. III. Pastor Sharon strongly believes that we should not give our children over to the devil, but that we should believe God for them! She encourages parents, not to give up on their children. Pastor Sharon frequently shares that she told the devil, "he could not have a one of her children."
Pastoring along side her husband, the Honorable Bishop Arthur T. Jones, Sr., Founder and Presiding Prelate of the All People International Church, Inc. she has worked for over 40 years diligently, faithfully and untiringly to help forge the ministry God has placed in their charge. A ministry which has expanded in numbers and grown tremendously. Pastor Sharon's servitude and virtue blend well to compliment her role as Pastor and exemplify all the qualities and characteristics of a Bishop's wife. A strong example of a virtuous woman with power to provoke and inspire change, to challenge and motivate, women of all ages flock to her to glean from her wisdom.
Pastor Sharon Jones 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. She is CEO of Pastor Sharon Jones Ministries, Inc. [www.spcjministries.org], which exists for the purpose of admonishing and motivating God's people to allow Jesus Christ to have "first priority" in their lives while continuing to uphold God's standard of holiness. At the heart of her ministry is her passion for issues relating to marriage, parenting, women in leadership, and, pastors' wives functioning within their God-given call to help their husbands. Utilizing divine inspiration along with life-experiences, Pastor Sharon has authored and published, "From the Heart of a Pastor's Wife," "The Summer of a Woman's Life," and her most recent release, "Sex and the Tired Wife." Practical, humorous, and informative books jam-packed with nuggets of wisdom for every reader whether young or old, single or married, female or male.
Pastor Jones not only shares the pulpit with her husband, freely ministering when called upon, but she also serves as National President of the Women's Department of All People International Church, National Minister of Music for All People International Church, hosts a Saturday radio ministry called "From the Heart of a Pastor's Wife" on WCGL1360 (AM), organizer and spearhead of a national prayer conference call, teacher of the Elders & Ministers Development Class, administrator for the All People International Church's Summer Day Camp, and the orchestrator of All People International Church's Family Comedy Night & Family Movie Night, just to name a few of her credits to ministry.
Recognized for her exemplary abilities to organize, facilitate, and lecture, Pastor Jones is superintendent and instructor for a Biblical Studies course, she has been guest lecturer at Truth Bible College on "Women in Leadership - Submission to God, Church Authority and Husband", and also has lectured at their Women's Summit on "Pastor's Wife to Pastors' Wives". She has served on the Advisory Committee for "Jacksonville Women for Jesus", organized by Dr. Rita Pringle of Agape Christian Church. Pastor Jones has organized and facilitated numerous conferences, seminars, and workshops. Pastor Jones has also written, produced, and directed spiritual plays and dramatizations.
Pastor Sharon Jones is the proud recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Divinity, awarded by Truth Bible College & Seminary. She was also listed in "Who's Who" for year 2000 and the Cambridge Registry's "Who's Who" for 2009.
A highly respected, greatly loved, anointed servant of God worthy of double honor whom God is not through with yet.