Dr. Damone B. Jones, Sr., is the youngest of three children born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Boykin Jones of West Philadelphia. Dr. Jones is a deeply devoted husband having been united to his very lovely wife Dr. Melissa Jones, a Marriage & Family Therapist, in October of 1991. They are the very proud parents of four wonderful children: Aleah, Damone, Jr., Alyssa and Dominic.
Grand Strand Combined Ecumenical Service on January 17, 2021 4:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach
Dr. Jones received Christ as Savior and Lord at the young age of sixteen years old. Being led by the Holy Spirit, he answered the call to the Gospel Ministry at eighteen years of age. On November 5, 1986 Dr. Jones was licensed to the ministry by his beloved father in the ministry, the late Reverend Hiawatha Coleman, former Pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
Dr. Jones graduated from the Lamberton High School in June of 1984. His early theological training includes Manna Bible Institute and The Center for Urban Theological Studies. Dr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University) in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Dr. Jones also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Palmer Theological Seminary, the Seminary of Eastern University.
Having a tremendous burden for at-risk youth, Dr. Jones served at the Philadelphia Youth (Detention) Center as Coordinating Chaplain. Dr. Jones also served as a panelist for the District Attorney's Youth Aid Panel and as President of the Police Clergy Program in the 19th Police District. Dr. Jones has also served his community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Carroll Park Community Council. In 2001, Dr. Jones was appointed by Mayor John F. Street to the City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics and in 2006 appointed to a Blue Ribbon Commission on Children's Behavioral Health in the City of Philadelphia. In 2008, Dr. Jones was appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter to the Advisory Board of the Mayor's Office of Community Services and appointed to the Philadelphia Board of Ethics in 2009. In 2011, Mayor Michael Nutter appointed Dr. Jones to the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Prison System and in 2015 appointed him Chairman of the Board. At the state level, Dr. Jones was appointed to serve on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's transition team, co-chairing the Review Committee on the PA Department of Corrections. Governor Wolf then appointed Dr. Jones to the Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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