Hi, I’m Kirk Byron Jones!
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the second son to the late Frederick and Ora Mae Jones, Kirk Byron Jones is a graduate of Loyola University and Andover Newton Theological School, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Drew University.
Dr. Jones began preaching at age 12, and has served as a pastor for over thirty years. He was the founding minister of Beacon Light Baptist Church in New Orleans, and Senior Minister at Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, PA; Ebenezer Baptist Church, Boston, MA; and the First Baptist Churches of Randolph and Tewksbury MA. He presently serves as Senior Pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Lynn, Massachusetts. Throughout his pastoral ministry, Rev. Jones has served on various religious and civic committees at the local and national level.
Dr. Jones is the author of many books for clergy, and all persons seeking spiritual growth in a changing and challenging world. His books include the following titles:
- Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose
- Fulfilled: Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy
- Just Because You’re in a Storm Doesn’t Mean the Storm has to Be in You
- Soul Talk: How to Have the Most Important Conversation of All.
- Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers
- Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down
- The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy
- Morning B.R.E.W.: A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul
Dr. Jones’ leisure includes enjoying family and friends, reading, journaling, jazz, video games, and observing sunsets.
Dr. Jones is married to Mary Brown-Jones, a counselor at Randolph High School. They have 4 adult children, 3 grandchildren, and reside in Randolph, MA.
Thank you for visiting kirkbjones.com. I am Kirk Byron Jones, and I believe that we were all born to play and soar, to experience amazing joy and achievement in every dimension of life. Through speaking and writing, I inspire others to embrace their deeper spiritual energy, thereby unleashing new and dynamic creative power. Such empowerment is not limited to "the few and favored," it is the birthright of us all as children of God.
2 Corinthians 3:6 ends with the phrase, "but the Spirit gives life." Through our thoughts and actions, we play our life's song. Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside us."
An abundant, creative, delightful life is yours for the playing! You were born to play!
Isaiah 40:31 has a wonderful image of persons "flying like eagles." Too often, we allow negative belief systems that we construct over time, to restrict the free flight of wonderful dreams and deeds.
Why not aspire and achieve to ever greater heights in your relationships, your work, and your leisure? You were born to soar!
At kirkbjones.com, you will be introduced to resources that will teach you how to replace beliefs that limit you with truths that enliven you, and inspire your soul's free flight.