|Death: ||May, 1992|
Preacher, Evangelist, TV Personality. He held services at The MET in Philadephia and had a great following. Thousands tuned into his radio and television programs and attended his revival services as he traveled the country. Born to a poor family in a log cabin in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, he later became a minister and served in the Church Of God in Tennessee. Described as somewhere between Evangelist Oral Roberts and Bishop Fulton Sheen, he had a soft voice with a powerful message. In 1952 he moved to Philadelphia and soon put up a tent and started services there until a storm blew it down. He later move to The Metropolitan Opera House at Broad and Poplar streets. Purchasing it for $250,000 in 1955 and expanding his membership and service times to make room for all who wished to attend. Every Sunday 5,000 plus would pack the MET for services. It is reported that the blind, deaf, lame and others were healed after receiving prayer and oil anointing. After maintanance cost forced Jones to adjust, he held services at The Majestic Temple 942 Broad Street. Rev Thea Jones, the man who declared that "Its Not Me, But The Lord's The One Who Heals" passed away on Tuesday May 5, 1992 leaving behind a wife Helen R. Jones, sons Byron, Lavoy. Stepchildren, Roslyne Gasc and Theodore L. Blumberg along with several grandchildren, thousands of followers and christian friends. A celebration service was held a Hatcher Evangelical Center 1038 W. Sedgley Avenue with emtombment to follow at River's Edge Memorial Center on Robbins Avenue in Northeast Philly.
River's Edge Memorial Center
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Record added: Feb 13, 2012
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