Kirk Jones

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Kirk Jones

Reverend Kirk Byron Jones is a graduate of Loyola University and Andover Newton Theological School, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Drew University.

A pastor for over twenty years,  Dr. Jones was the founding minister of Beacon Light Baptist Church in New Orleans, and Senior Minister at Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, PA; Ebenezer Baptist Church, Boston, MA; and the First Baptist Churches of  Randolph and Whitman, MA. He is currently pastor of First Baptist Church, Tewksbury, MA. Throughout his pastoral ministry, Rev. Jones has served on various religious and civic committees at the local and national level.

An adjunct professor of ethics and preaching at Andover Newton Theological School and Boston University School of Theology, Dr. Jones serves as guest preacher and teacher at churches, schools and conferences throughout the United States. His writings have been published in various journals, including The Christian Century, Leadership, and Gospel Today, Pulpit Digest, and The African American Pulpit, a quarterly preaching journal he co-founded in 1997.

Dr. Jones is the author of several best-selling books including:

Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers
Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down
The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy
Morning B.R.E.W.: A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul
The Morning B.R.E.W. Journal
Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose

Rest in the Storm, was one of just forty books and films selected by Sojourners Magazine as “The Best Resources for Social Change.” The compilation contains the works of historic and contemporary luminaries, including Sojourner Truth, Henri Nouwen, Stephen Spielberg, and Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Dr. Jones’ most recent book, Say Yes to Grace: How to Burn Bright Without Burning Out,was a 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist.