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Alex and Donna Jones

Alex Jones Biography

Alex Jones is married to Donna Camille. They have three grown sons: Joseph, Benjamin, and Marc, ten lovely grandchildren, and one stubborn Beagle named Amanda. Alex taught in the Detroit school system for twenty-eight years.

From April 1975 to December 2000 Alex was the senior minister of two churches in the city of Detroit: Zion Congregational Church of God in Christ (1975-1982), the second oldest Pentecostal church in Michigan, and Maranatha Christian Church (1982-2000), an Evangelical/Charismatic church.

In March of 1998, while reading the apostolic fathers and subsequent church history in preparation for a Wednesday evening bible study, Alex Jones discovered the Catholic Church to be charismatic/liturgical, hierarchical, and Eucharistic-centered. In light of that discovery, Alex and Donna began a two-year journey into the Catholic Church that culminated in fifty-four members of his previous congregation, including fourteen members of his family, entering the Catholic Church. They entered RCIA at St. Suzanne Catholic Community on September 10, 2000, and were welcomed into the Catholic Church through confirmation during Easter Vigil on April 14, 2001.

Alex was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 1, 2005. He received his Masters in Pastoral Studies from Sacred Heart Major Seminary on April 28, 2007, and on May 31, 2007 he retired from the position of evangelization coordinator for the Archdiocese of Detroit. As deacon he currently serves the three parishes of St. Suzanne/OLGH, St. Mary of Redford, and St. Thomas Aquinas.

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