Paul Jones – Minister of Business Development & Marketing

Paul Jones, a native of Champaign, Illinois, has worked as the Minister of Business Development & Marketing at St. John Church since 2002. He is also one of our full-time musicians. From a musically talented family of six children, Paul, was blessed with exceptional musical skills at the early age of six. It was at this age, he started playing the guitar and performing at recitals. When Paul was ten, his interest became keyboards, and he started playing the organ. He has been serving for the past 20 years at many different ministries across this country on their music staffs.

Prior to joining the St.John Church Family, Paul attended North Dakota State University on an athletic scholarship where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education in 1978. Paul has worked in sales and marketing for several major corporations such as; Duracell Batteries, Carter Wallace Corporation, S.C Johnson Wax & Son, and the Diversey Wyandotte Corporation. Paul later left Corporate America and started Kingdom building for T.D. Jakes Ministry in sales, marketing, and music.

He has conducted musical workshops throughout the Midwest and frequently teaches and performs with the Black Chorus of the University of Illinois. In 1977, he toured Europe with the United States Air Force Choir as an accompanist. Mr. Jones has written 15 original compositions and has performed with such artist as: James Cleveland, Bobby Jones, Mattie Moss Clark, Gary Oliver, Clint Brown, Richard Smallwood, Martha Munizzi, and Beverly Crawford.

He has been married to Diana Jones since 1980, and has twin daughters.

Favorite Scripture: Philippians: 3:12-14 (KJV)

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.