A native of Spotsylvania County, Bishop Anthony M. Jones, Sr. was born on January 16, 1966.  He is the son of Deacon Russell the late Shirley Jones.He is a graduate of Courtland High School and attended the Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA and has a Bachelor’s Degree in secondary music education from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. He is presently employed by T Mobile in Fredericksburg, VA in Retail Sales.

Bishop Jones received his calling to the ministry of Jesus Christ on October 4, 1987, was licensed by the second New Hope Baptist Church, in Spotsylvania County, under the Pastorship of Rev. A.A. Edwards, Sr. and was ordained at Second New Hope Baptist Church on October 27, 1990. The Lord sent him to serve as Pastor-Elect at St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, in King George County, VA on December 9, 1990 and was installed as our Pastor on July 14, 1991.

Under Bishop Jones leadership, there has been spiritual growth, additional members have joined the church, two additional choirs have been added, more members have been added to the Deaconess Ministry, a new Missionary Circle has been established, new Trustees have been added, a new Pastor’s Aid and Nursing Ministry has been established, replacement of church windows, the front entrance to the church has been completely re-done, the pews have been re-padded and other improvements to the Church Building.

Bishop Jones is very concerned about his church family, especially the youth; he emphasizes it in all of his messages to us the importance of putting God first.

Bishop Jones was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Miss Brenda Jackson on December 22, 1990. She loves the Lord and is very concerned about the well being of this church family.

Bishop and First Lady Jones are the proud parents of two adorable children Anthony Maurice II (AJ) and Sydney.

They are a very loving family and we consider it a Blessing to have them as a part of our Church Family.