Pastor Samuel Jones Jr. and Margaret Jones: Spirit of Gainesville nominees

Published: Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 1:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 1:47 p.m.

Pastor and Mrs. Jones assist couples in the community with acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to form and sustain a healthy marriage.


Category: Community Service

About Pastor Samuel Jones Jr. and Margaret Jones

Occupation: Pastor of Open Door Ministries

Years in Gainesville: 40+

Spouse: Pastor Jones and Mrs. Jones are husband and wife

Children: Cynthia Tennell, Katrina Gainey, Cassandra McNair, Dr. Samuel Jones, and Pastor Timothy Jones

Couples in a healthy marriage are a valuable resource to the community in that: the enhancement parenting skills (reducing child abuse and neglect while increase the child's academic and social abilities which in turn produces a productive citizen), fiscal responsibility (assisting couples to reduces their debt), and successful and positive conflict resolutions (which the couples are able to use in their marriage, with their family, and in the community).

Pastor and Mrs. Jones provide individual counseling, seminars, and workshops to provide the necessary tools and resources to assist the couples.

Submitted by Chesna Ford

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