The Lord called Pastor Guy
E. Jones, Sr. when he was 12 years old by showing him visions of himself
preaching in pulpits. But he did not answer the call until February 25, 1997
when Jesus showed up in a house where he was partying and said, “Get out! This isn’t
all I have for you!” Two days later on February 27, 1997, he was saved at the
Gospel Church of God in Christ under Pastor Ronald T. Fisher. Once he was saved
he never turned back. His heart was on fire for the Lord.
Pastor Jones attended
biblical seminars, as well as Bible College taught by Dr. Austin Waters. Pastor
Jones formerly taught high school as a building trades instructor in the
New Castle County school district at Hodgson Vo. Tech for eleven years. He
received his education from Delaware State University, in Education. Pastor
Jones currently teaches at his Alma Mata, Kent County High School as a
construction trades teacher.
Pastor Jones came up
through the ranks of the church. His service at the Gospel Church of God
included the Boys to Men Mentoring Program, Sunday school teacher for youth and
young adults as well as Director of Christian Education. He started as Brother
Guy and then was promoted to Deacon.
He served as deacon for three years. During his service as deacon,
Pastor Ronald T. Fisher, of Gospel Church Of God in Christ, noticed the call on
his life and announced him as a Minister. He served in this capacity for five
Pastor Jones started a community Bible Study at the Chestertown Library. The
Bible Study was eventually moved to The Gospel Church of God in Christ and
lasted for a year or more. When the accommodations were no longer available,
Pastor Jones sought God and the Bible Study was moved to Chestertown Landing
Apartments conference room. God continued to bless the Bible Study through
steady growth and from that Work in Progress Ministries was birthed.
Pastor Jones has developed
citywide evangelistic conferences through, in-house ministries and other
evangelistic outreaches: block, street, door-to-door, professional, missionary,
prison, and Thanksgiving food feeding evangelism. He also developed house
fellowships, men's discipleship ministry, and biblical counseling training.
Pastor Jones can be heard in nations all across the globe on Universal
Christian Radio. His messages are being preached in Asia, Australia, the
Bahamas, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and even Cairo Egypt, as well as cities in the
US. Pastor Jones, and Work In Progress Ministries also serves as a
covering for a Christian church located in Pakistan (Christ King Gospel
Ministries, under the leadership of Pastor John Feroze).
He is the Senior Pastor
and Founder of Work In Progress Ministries in Millington, Maryland. The mission
statement and prime directive for Work In Progress Ministries Inc. is
"Bringing People Through Christ to Healing and Wholeness".Pastor Jones has a passion for
families, single mothers, youth, developing and mentoring men and women for
ministry. He is the spiritual son of Bishop Dane A. Coleman, Pastor and
overseer of Greater New Hope Church & Ministries, Inc. Pastor Jones
serves as State Overseer of United Fellowship of Covenant Ministries (UFCM).
In his youth, Pastor Jones played football for the Trojans
and enlisted in the military for six years. During his enlistment, his passion
for in martial arts grew. After the military, Pastor Jones owned a martial arts
school for three years. This was the beginning of God working His plan for
Pastor Jones’ life. God was orchestrating discipline and birthing the gift of teaching.
Pastor Jones is the
youngest of five children born to the late Rueben E. and Gertrude A. Jones. He
has two, living, sisters Helen Sweets and Iris Jones. He has been married for
18 years to his high school sweet heart, Sherrilyn who is also a graduate of
Kent County High School. They have four children, Guishia, Shelita, Shania and
Guy, Jr., and five grandchildren.