First Lady Annie R. Jones
Reverend Annie Rea Jones is a woman of God, anointed to carry out her ministry of sharing the Word through preaching, singing, and praising God.
A native of Valdosta, Georgia, Rev. Jones is the daughter of the late Johnnie and Letha Mae Chandler.
A lover of people, Rev. Jones' family is her pride and joy. She is married to the Rev. Joseph L. Jones, Sr., Pastor of Monumental Baptist Church, Jersey City, NJ. They are the proud parents of four children: Minister Juanita Banks, Joseph, Jr., Aletha and Alison, and six grandchildren.
During her tenure with the Manufacture Hanover Trust Company/Chemical Bank in New York City, Rev. Jones served as supervisor of money transfers and wire department. Currently she is employed by Scholastic Incorporation, Secaucas, NJ.
Even prior to receiving the call to the ministry, Rev. Annie used her beautiful voice to serve God. She sang lead with The Gospelettes of Jersey City for several years.
After receiving the call to the ministry, she was licensed and ordained to preach the gospel; the first woman ordained by Monumental Baptist Church. Rev. Jones attended St. Peters College and is a graduate of New York Theological Seminary, New York, NY.
A member of Monumental Baptist Church, she serves in many capacities including Assistant to the Pastor. Rev. Jones is Director of Evangelism and conducts the New Members Classes. She has served as Chairperson of Women's Day, and sings with the Voices of Monumental.
Rev. Jones believes in serving her community and has received numerous awards and acknowledgments for her outstanding work in this capacity. She has served as Secretary of The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Jersey City and Vicinity, and is a Spiritual Advisor for the United Prayer Line of Jersey City.
Rev. Jones' favorite scripture is II Timothy 4:5, “ But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”
She and her family reside in Jersey City, NJ.