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Jones, Clyde ‘Bill’ comment (0)

August 11, 2011

First Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove
Birmingham Baptist Association

Favorite Hymn: “Beulah Land”
Hobbies: Playing golf and reading
Family Status: Married to Mary Edith for 47 years; one son, Michael

Clyde “Bill” Jones, 72, is a deacon at First Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove. He taught the sixth-grade boys’ Sunday School class until 1995. Jones also has directed a senior adult men’s class that he continues to teach.

Q: How did you come to know the Lord?
A: Back in my teenage years, there was a small church in Bessemer that was forming a softball team. They found out that I could play right field. I joined this softball team. One of the requirements was … you had to attend church [something like] twice a month. I came under conviction one Sunday night. I just knew I had to do something. The next week, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. I was 18 … at the time.

Q: What difference has Christ made in your life?
A: My wife for one thing. I think He led me to her. … I think I’ve been blessed a lot more than I deserve. We were in the tornadoes that came through Pleasant Grove awhile back. … We were huddled up in our basement. He (Jesus) has always been with me and blessed me, and I really don’t know why, but I sure am appreciative of it.

Q: What led you to serve at your church?
A: My name was put there for some reason, and I feel like it was the Lord wanting me to do this.

Q: What do you get from serving the Lord?
A: I think the Lord wants me to do that. A lot of the people I teach are friends and good people. … I feel in my heart that’s what the Lord wants me to do right now.

Q: How do you see yourself involved in ministry in the future?
A: I’m going to drop off some of it and stay with a good bit of it as long as I can.

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