Living Stones Ministries and Worship Center – Mission
We are determined to shepherd, cultivate, and edify “the called out ones”, as the blessed sheep of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the word, ways, and will of the Good News of our Sovereign Father Elohiym, in Jesus Christ; encouraging them to prayerfully serve and worship our Sovereign Father Elohiym, as redeemed and empowered “Living Stones” in Jesus Christ, for the purpose of perfecting the saints, for the work of the Gospel Ministry, in this present age, and for the continuing edification of the sons of Elohiym, within the body of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Our Service Times: Sunday 10:00 a.m. | Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Cheviene Jones is a preacher, teacher, writer and vocal musician, currently called to serve the St. Paul AME Worship Center, Lithonia, Georgia. Born in Albany, Georgia, February 22, 1942, to Rev. Dr. Lee Jerome Jones (deceased) and Mrs. Tammie Lee Roney-Jones (deceased). Cheviene is the oldest of five siblings: three males and two females. One brother, Rev. Wallace L. Jones (now deceased) was an Itinerate Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.
As a charismatic builder of the kingdom of God, Cheviene has pastored fifteen churches in our Zion, leaving each charge with a considerable increase in membership. Churches served are as follows: Allen Chapel AME, Calhoun, GA; 1976-1978; Jones Chapel AME, Sylvester, GA; 1978-1979; Gray Chapel AME, Macon, GA; 1979; Saint John AME, St. Louis, MO; 1979-1982; Price Chapel AME, Los Angeles, CA; 1982-1984; Cain-Grant AME, Kansas City, MO; 1984; Saint Peters AME, St. Louis, MO; 1984-1988; Trinity AME, Kansas City, KS; 1988-1993; Bethel AME, Los Angeles, CA; 1993-1996; St. James AME, Erie, PA; 1996-1999; Bethel AME, Lockland, OH 1999-2001; Quinn Chapel AME, Cleveland OH, 2001 to 2005; Uchee Chapel, AME, Phenix City, AL, 2008; St Paul AME; Pittsburgh, PA 2009-2010; Jones Chapel AME, Elyria, OH, 2010 to 2014, St. Paul AME Worship Center, Lithonia GA 2014 to 2017.
Western Electric Co Inc., Atlanta, Georgia – Telecommunications Engineering Associate Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia – Assistant Dean of Men – Counselor, Advisor and Mentoring Activities, Assistant Director of Housing.
Pastor Cheviene Jones received his undergraduate degree from Morris Brown College, Atlanta Georgia, 1963 with a Major in Mathematics and a Minor in Music Education. Cheviene Jones was called to preach in New York City in 1972 while working as a professional musician. Furthermore, Cheviene Jones matriculated as a graduate student at the Clark-Atlanta University, School of Education, Atlanta Georgia, 1977-1978, in the MBA training program. Although he did not graduate, he still treasures the educational experience. Pastor Cheviene Jones returned to Atlanta Georgia in 1974, to begin his seminary education at the Interdenominational Theological Center, (ITC) Atlanta Georgia, and in 1977 obtained a Masters of Divinity Degree, with a concentration in Old Testament Studies, and ranking number two in his graduating class, academically. Furthermore, Cheviene Jones matriculated as a graduate student at the Clark-Atlanta University, School of Business Administration, Atlanta Georgia, 1968-1970, in the MBA training program. He did not graduate. Pastor Cheviene Jones is a graduate of the United Theological Seminary (UTS), Dayton, Ohio, obtaining a Doctorate of Ministry degree, December 17, 2004. Additionally, Cheviene Jones is a Certified, Level II, Professional Chaplain, graduating from the Chaplaincy Residency Program, at the Louis Stokes, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Cleveland Ohio, September 13, 2003.
(1) “Uncovering the Ark of the Covenant”, Clarion Publishing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994. (2) “The Resurrection Revisited: 3 Nights and 3 Days in Hell/Sheol; yet Raised in the 3rd Day”, Sincerely Yours Ministries, 2004. (3) “A River from Eden That Became Four Heads of Rivers”, Books to Believe In; A Division of Thornton Publishing, 17011 Lincoln Ave, # 408, Parker CO 80134; 2006. Completed Manuscripts for future release: (1) “A Universal Change to Elohiym”, Sincerely Yours Ministries (2) “The Surer Prophetic Word: Father God-Breathed Scriptures”, Sincerely Yours Ministries, TBA (3) “A One Flesh Covenant Relationship Marriage Ceremony”, Sincerely Yours Ministries, TBA Works in Progress: (a) Commentary on Romans: (b) Commentary on Ephesians: (c) Commentary of 1 Thessalonians
Why We Give
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.
Three Ways to Become a Member
Baptism indicates that one has become a professed believer in Jesus Christ. The believer has a basic understanding of Christian beliefs. We believe in God the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit otherwise known as the Holy Trinity. The baptism is symbolic the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Transfer of Membership
There is a multitude of reasons why people may seek to move their existing church membership. Such reasons may include moving, new leadership or one may want to be challenged to grow more in Christ through excellent stewardship. We will help in the transition of membership and get on the path to spiritual maturity and growth.
Profession of Faith
A Profession of Faith is for individuals who have displayed a maturing relationship with Christ but do not have a “church home” or an active church membership affiliation. These individuals have been baptized and are ready or at least open to becoming a part of an auxiliary function of the church such as small groups, usher, choir etc.