Religious Figure. He was a minister and composer, one of the founding members of what came to be known as the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA. Jones was born in Georgia in December of 1865 and grew up in Kingston, Georgia (between Rome and Atlanta). Sometime after accepting his call to the ministry, he became pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama in 1894. In 1895, he became pastor of the Mount Helm Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi. It was while here Jones and others formed the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in October of 1900. He later went on to serve as the denominations Bishop from 1928 until his death in Los Angeles, California, on January 19, 1949. Jones was also the composer of over 1,000 Gospel songs, mostly between 1895 to 1905. They included "I'm Happy In Jesus Alone," "All I Need" (1906), "Come Unto Me," "Death Hath No Terrors" (1901), and "Where Shall I Be When the Last Trumpet Sounds."
Bio by: Curtis Jackson