Jones, Marthacomment (0)
March 1, 2012
By Julie Payne
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Stanton
Chilton Baptist Association
Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:28 and Philippians 4:13
Favorite Hymns: “Because” and “Living for Jesus”
Hobbies: Reading, baking and selling cakes, exercising and serving as president of Extension Homemak-
ers (the local chapter in Maplesville)
Family Status: Widowed after 48 years of marriage to Lloyd; three children, Pat, Judy and Jack; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grand-children
For many years, Martha Jones has served as the Woman’s Missionary Union missions director at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Stanton. She also occasionally helps with nursery. Jones was a Girls in Action leader for 17 years and taught Sunday School classes for both children and adults. She also served alongside her husband who was pastor of five churches.
Q: When did you come to know the Lord?
A: I was 12 years old, and I joined the church on Easter Sunday at Highland Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery.
Q: How did you become involved in ministry?
A: I was 18 years old [when I married] … so I’ve been a minister’s wife all my life.
Q: What are some of the most rewarding aspects of ministry?
A: It’s very joyful and I get a lot of happiness out of it. And I enjoy being with people.
Q: How do your family members support you?
A: They support me in many ways. My daughter Judy and my son-in-law take me to every [church service] — I don’t drive. My oldest daughter and my son always pray for me and visit me.
Q: What difference has Christ made in your life?
A: The Lord is my guide and my strength every day. He gives me happiness, peace and joy.
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