Legacy Award presented to Rev. John E. Jones

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 21, 2015

S-R N-C Fellowship presents the Legacy Award to Rev. John E. Jones for faithful service to the church and the community

KANNAPOLIS — The Rev. John E. Jones, pastor of United Baptist Church in Kannapolis, is well-known for his benevolent acts throughout Rowan and Cabarrus County.

On Feb. 15 at the Bread of Life Church in Landis, Rev. Jones was taken by surprise by the announcement that he was being awared the inaugural Legacy Award by the South Rowan North Cabarrus Fellowship. The occasion was the Black History Remembrance and Celebration, sponsored by the Fellowship. Speaker for the event was the  Rev. John N. Leazer, pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Concord. The host pastor of Bread of Life Church is the Rev. William Moody.

Rev. Jones has been pastor of United Baptist Church for 40 years. Before that, he served as pastor of Rose of Sharon Holiness Church in Salisbury and Rocky Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Concord. In addition, he has served as moderator of the Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association for eight years, has been a member of the South Rowan North Cabarrus Fellowship for 40 of its 41 years and served as president three times for a total of 12 years.

He is a former member of the Board of Alderman of East Spencer, former superintendent of transportation of the Town of East Spencer, and former town treasurer and is the owner of Jones Barber Shop in East Spencer.

In 1973 he started Jones Construction, Remodeling,and Repair Company and has been instrumental is building and renovating many houses, apartments and at least 13 churches in Rowan and Cabarrus County, inlcuding United Baptist Church in Kannapolis, where he presently pastors.

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