Rev. Dr. John (Jay) Jones
Rev. Dr. John (Jay) Jones is the Pastor and Co-Founder of Wholistic Life Ministries with First Lady Tina Jones in Kennesaw, Georgia. He is a native of Houston, Texas and is the youngest son of twelve siblings born to the late Rev. Samuel P. Jones and Gloria L. Jones. After serving 20 years in the United States Air Force (Retired/Disabled Veteran) and traveling abroad, he retired and started working in the financial industry, becoming a Senior Vice President, responsible for leading the overall retail and commercial banking program for three large financial institutions.
Since 1997, Pastor Jay has served in ministry in various capacities and has a passion for teaching people how to apply the Word of God in their everyday lives. His goal is to reach and teach as many individuals as possible from any age, group, or culture about Christ. He served faithfully at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Leon Washington in Kingsland, Georgia, in which he is still affiliated. He later relocated to Kennesaw, Georgia and became a member of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. In a short period of time, he was licensed as a minister and became the Co-Youth Director with his wife Tina, while also serving several other ministries. After being ordained in 2011, he served as Associate Pastor of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia under the leadership of Rev. James Wright. While living in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also served as a Director of Community in Schools in Marietta Georgia, a national program designed to keep young adults in school and as the Treasurer for the Kennesaw Mountain High School Football. Pastor Jay is also known as an influential, motivating, and dynamic speaker and currently serves as a Professor of Finance at Chattahoochee Technical College, a Financial Literacy Coach for the Construction Education Foundation of America (CEFGA) and an advisor to the Cobb County Commissioner. He is also the author of “A Change from Change Money Tips” and a National Talk Show Host on the Kingdom Business Communications Network - “A Change from Change Show with Jay Jones your Financial Ambassador.”
Pastor Jay’s accomplishments include a Doctorate from Jacksonville Theological Seminary/Revelation Message Bible College, a Master of Public Administration from Valdosta State University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska and an Associate’s Degree from the Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, Alabama with a degree in Psychology/Social Services. He is trained in mediation and arbitration through the Atlanta Justice Center and served on the United States Air Force Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team during national disasters.
He is happily married to Tina Jones for over 30 years and they have two sons, Tanner, a graduate of Kennesaw State University, and known as the “Father of the Plank” and Jalen, a graduate of Atlanta Institute of Music and Technology, majoring in Music Production. He has one granddaughter, Ansley Jade.