Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the second son to the late Frederick and Ora Mae Jones, Kirk Byron Jones is a graduate of Loyola University and Andover Newton Theological School, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Drew University.
A pastor for over thirty years, Dr. Jones was the founding minister of Beacon Light Baptist Church in New Orleans, and Senior Minister at Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, PA; Ebenezer Baptist Church, Boston, MA; and the First Baptist Churches of Randolph, Whitman, and Tewksbury MA. Throughout his pastoral ministry, Rev. Jones has served on various religious and civic committees at the local and national level.
Dr. Jones is married to Mary Brown Jones, whom both Dr. Jones and Zion affectionately call Sis. Bunnie, and they reside in Randolph, MA. They have 4 adult chidren, Jasmine Savage, Jared, Joya and Jovanna (JoJo) Jones and they also have 3 grandchildren. Sis. Bunnie has a BA in Sociology from Eastern Nazarene College and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She is currently employed as a Guidance Counselor at Randolph High School. A beautiful songbird, Sis. Bunnie's ministerial focus is as an inspiriation vocalist - sharing songs that soothe the spirit and comfort the soul and to spread kindness, joy & laughter - which she certainly does!
Dr. Jones is the author of several best-selling books for clergy, and all persons seeking spiritual growth in a changing and challenging world.
Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers
Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down
The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy
Morning B.R.E.W.: A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul
The Morning B.R.E.W. Journal
Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose
Say Yes to Grace: How to Burn Bright without Burning Out
The Sacred Seven: How to Create, Manage, and Sustain a Fulfilling Life
Fulfilled: Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy
Refill: Meditations for Leading with Wisdom, Peace, and Joy
Grace Sparks: Short Reflections to Encourage, Enlighten, and Energize Your Spirit
Calling Forth New Life: Becoming Your Freshest, Finest, and Fullest Self
Just Because You're in a Storm Doesn't Mean the Storm has to be in You: A Meditation for Trying Times
His latest book is entitled, Soul Talk - How to Have the Most Important Conversation of All is available now on Amazon.com
Dr. Jones is the creator/author of the Facebook page "Yes to Grace" where he offers brief inspirational messages in words and images. Currently, "Yes to Grace" has over 194,000 subscribers. For more information about his writing and teaching ministry, you may visit www.kirkbjones.com