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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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