Minister Michael Jones is the Senior Pastor of the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Montevallo, Alabama. A native of Montevallo, Pastor Jones matriculated through the Shelby County School System. After earning a basketball scholarship to the University of Southern Mississippi, Pastor Jones graduated with a B.S. in Human Performance. In view of his passion to help kids maximize their potential, Pastor Jones earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Alabama and worked as a special education teacher in the Shelby County School system for seven years. Pastor Jones also holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership and an Educational Specialist degree, both from the University of Montevallo and currently serves as an Assistant Administrator at the Shelby County School of Technology.
Prior to pastoring at Pilgrim Rest, Pastor Jones faithfully served under the leadership of his father, Pastor Albert L. Jones, of the Mt. Olive MBC in Wilton, AL. There he was allowed to develop his gifts by filling a number of roles including, Assistant Pastor, Church Administrator, Director of Bible Teaching Ministries, and Youth and Young Adult Director.
A strong believer in a holistic approach to ministry, Pastor Jones serves his community in various ways. He has developed mentoring programs that are aimed to give youth exposure and educational experiences. He is a sought after motivational speaker and also serves as a personal trainer and volunteers as a coach. His personal 3D ministry mission is to “develop individuals to fulfill their destiny, reach their dreams, and make a difference in the world by providing information, inspiration, and instruction”.
Pastor Jones is married to Lady Joyce Jones, and they are the proud parents of their 4-Joys: MyShael, MyKailah, MyCaya, and Michael J.
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