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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pastor Nathaniel Jones has been ministering the gospel since 1978. He was born in Natchitoches, LA, and attended college at Southern University in Baton Rouge. It was at college that Pastor Jones became part of a college ministry called the Students for Christ. He sharpened his preaching and teaching skills in college and ministered throughout Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas as a young minister. Pastor Jones was an associate minister at the Spirit of Liberty Christian Fellowship in Lafayette, LA, under Pastor Larry Lloyd for a year before birthing his first church in his hometown.
In 1982, he founded Living Hope Ministries, Inc. and pastored there for seven years before moving to Bartlesville in 1991. Pastor Jones founded and pastored Restoring Lives Ministries, Inc. in 1995 and resigned as pastor at the end of 2003.
He accepted the call of apostle in January 2004 and worked over a year with Bartlesville Warriors of Christ where Larry Miller and Terry Miller are the pastors. He worked with Sooner Park Wesleyan Church where Pastor Greg McNall is the overseer from 2006 to 2009. Pastor Jones feels that if he pastors again it will be with the understanding that he is nurturing someone else to take over as pastor in the future.
The Joneses are currently working with Dr. Timothy Jackson and the Greater First Baptist Church in Bartlesville, OK. Pastor Jones has spent over 25 years ministering the gospel. He has participated in ministry endeavors with Evangelist R. W. Shambach, former CBN Ben Kinchlow, Louis Torres and Jimmy Swaggart. He was greatly influenced in 1987 when he was prayed for and blessed by Lester Sumrall. The apostle’s ministry was imparted to Pastor Jones at that time and he has followed the examples of God’s great apostles today. He has licensed over thirty-five ministers in the past and many are walking in the calling of pastor, teacher and evangelist throughout the nation.
Pastor Jones has worked as a social worker or helping profession for the last twenty years in Bartlesville working for the State of Oklahoma as an Adult Protective Services worker and presently as a juvenile probation worker for Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA). His work with the Department of Human Services (DHS) as a medical eligibility caseworker and Adult Protective Services worker coupled with being a juvenile probation officer has afforded him the opportunity to work with various ills in the community. Pastor Jones feels that he is adapted to address all the social ills and community pains as a result of his experiences as a social worker. He has received acclaim and accolades from his peers in the local office and on the state level. He has been voted as one of the top workers in the state while working for DHS and OJA. Through it all his desire has been to heal the hearts of broken people.
He is currently about to begin his ninth School of Ministry with students being taught one night a week for 20–24 weeks. Participants will be licensed as ministers following the class and commissioned to go out into the world and preach glad tidings.
Pastor Jones is married to Patricia Ann Jones. Sister Patricia is an anointed psalmist and teacher of praise and worship. The Joneses have three boys: Jonathan, Bradley, and Nathaniel, Jr.