Bishop Noel Jones Biography
Bishop Noel Jones is a Jamaican-American preacher and a Pentecostal Bishop. He is the senior pastor of the City of Refuge Church formerly known as Greater Bethany Community Church in Gardena, California, with a capacity of about 17,000 members.
Bishop Jones was born on the 31st of January, 1950, in Spanish Town, Jamaica. He is one of the seven children of Bishop Robert and Marjorie Jones’s . Jones father was an Apostolic pastor and politician.
Grace Jones, a well-known actress and singer is Noel Jones’ sister.
In 1965, Noel’s parents moved him and his two younger siblings, Chris and Grace, to Syracuse, New York. At the age of 19, Noel started his ministry.
Bishop Noel Jones Age
Bishop Jones was born on January 31, 1950. He is currently 72 years old. Noel marks his birthday on the 31st day of January every year.
Bishop Noel Jones graduated from St. Jago High School. He then proceeded to Aenon Bible College to earn a Bachelor of Science in Theology.
Then later went to the International Circle of Faith College (now Life College and Seminary) where he was awarded honorary doctorate degree.
He accepted his first pastorate at Bethel Temple of Longview in Longview, Texas, when he was 26 years old.
Noel Jones was previously married to Ruth Jones for 22 years and the marriage was blessed with three grown/adult children named.
After their divorce , Jones was very sceptical about getting married again nor entering into a serious relationship. However, he later got into relationship with Loretta whom he dated for more than two decades before propsing to her by January 2022 and finally getting married to her on May 29 2022.
Bishop Jones in January 2022 announced that he was getting married to his long-time girlfriend, Loretta after dating for more than two decades. At an event, the 72-year-old LA pastor announced on-stage in front of a live audience. He then invited Loretta Jones, on stage to join him as he announced the couple’s decision.
Rumors had it that Jones once dated actress Lisa Raye McCoy in the past, as well as being linked to Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes. Jones however dismissed the rumors and stated thus:
If I was engaged u would see a ring 1st of all AND that wouldn’t b a secret becuz 1 would b happy u think?
In a 2013 interview ,Joel stated thus; I don’t date Lisa Raye; we’re just very good friends.”
He was spotted with Nene in 2008, before she featured on RHOA, and reports of his supposed relationship with Lisa began to circulate in 2011.
Bishop Noel Jones marriage proposal to Loretta
In January 2022, oficial king Jives released a video on youtube on Noel Jones proposal to Loretta on her birthday.
Watch video of Noel Jones’ proposal to Loretta.
Bishop Noel Jones wedding with Loretta Jones.
After dating for more than two decades, Noel Jones finally propsed to and got married to Loretta Jones. The marriage ceremony was just a lovely and remarkable one. They got married on the 6th April 2022.
Watch video of Noel Jones’ wedding with Loretta Jones
video credit : Virtual church TV
Bishop Noel Jones children.
Jones has three adult children, named Noel II, Tifani, and Eric, from his first marriage.
Bishop Noel Jones Ministry
Bishop Noel Jones was appointed by the The Greater Bethany Community Church (a church is located at 84th and Hoover Street in South Los Angeles, California.) to succeed Bishop Robert W. McMurray as the lead pastor in June 1994 .
During Jones’ tenure, the church’s membership grew to a large number resulting to the purchase of a new structure in Gardena, California in 2003 .
In June 1994, he succeeded Bishop Robert W. McMurray as pastor to around 1,000 members of the Greater Bethany Community Church.
Also in 1994, he founded Noel Jones Ministries, a platform that spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ through video and audio messages.
The City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir is a choir in the church. Welcome to the City, their debut album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart in 2007.
Noel appeared in the documentary Hoover Street Revival in 2002. Bishop Jones is the pastor of the Greater Bethany Community Church in Los Angeles, which is featured in the film.
Preachers of L.A., a TV reality show that began on October 9, 2013, included him as one of the preachers. The religious luminaries included in the show are: Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Wayne Chaney, Bishop Ron Gibson, Pastor Jay Haizlip, and Pastor Deitrick Haddon are among.
Bishop Noel Jones quotes
Below are some of the remarkable quotes by Bishop Noel;
”The inability to forgive handcuffs you to the ones that hurt you. Some things you just have to let go.”
”The inability to forgive handcuffs you to the ones that hurt you.”
”I learned long ago not to trust in pedestals, but to keep my faith in God and my mind anchored in His Word.”
”When you withhold forgiveness, you bridle the power to love and be loved.”
”All of us have had `Judas Moments,` but we shouldn’t have a Judas heart.”
”One-sided relationships have no chance of longevity.”
”There is a Grace that gives you the liberty to love whomever you choose.”
”People may leave, Grace will not. You’re valuable no matter what your issues are.”
Bishop Noel Jones Net Worth
Bishop Noel Jones has an estimated net worth of about $6 million.
He made the majority of his money as senior pastor of the City of Refuge Church.
In addition, he is a columnist for Gospel Today magazine and appears on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.The Bishop also formed Noel Jones Ministries.
Furthermore, Noel made fortune for himself from the sale of his books which includes :
God’s Gonna Make You Laugh,
The Battle for the Mind,
The Little Catholic Choirbook,
Playing the Church Organ,
and Vow of Prosperity are currently available from Bishop Jones.
As a result, reports have estimated Bishop Noel Jones net worth to be $6 million.
You can find Bishop Noel on the following social media platforms
Summary of Bishop Noel Jones Bio
Full name ; Bishop Noel Jones
Date of birth/ age : January 31, 1950/ 72 years old (2022).
Parents : Bishop Robert and Marjorie Jones
Spouse ; Ruth Jones (First wife). Loretta Jones (current wife)
Occupation : Preacher, singer and author
Net worth : 6 million Dollars (2022).
Children: 3 children from the first wife named ”Noel II, Tifani, and Eric”
Church : Greater Bethany Community Church.