About Kirk Byron Jones


   "Doctor Kirk Byron Jones, new book, SAY YES TO GRACE, is an herbal medicine that cures the aches of "busy-ness.”  It is engaging, inspiring, and life-style changing.  A must read for all!”
     Larry D. Robinson, Chaplain, United States Army

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- SAY YES TO GRACE  - How to Burn bright without Burning out
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- HOLY PLAY - The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose
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Biographical Sketch for Kirk Byron Jones


Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the second son to the late Frederick and Ora Mae Jones, 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 thirty 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, Whitman, and 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, preaching, and pastoral ministry at Andover Newton Theological School, 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. For his past and continuing ministry with seminarians and the clergy, he is affectionately referred to as "The Preacher’s Teacher".

Dr. Jones is the author of several best-selling books for ministers, pastors, and the wider audience of those seeking to grow spiritually in an ever-challenging world.  His books include the following titles:

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
Say Yes to Grace: How to Burn Bright Without Burning Out
Say Yes to Grace: The Facebook Page Reflections
The Sacred Seven: How to Create, Manage, and Sustain a Fulfilling Life

In Fall, 2013, Abingdon Press will publish his most recent work, Fulfilled: Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy.

Dr. Jones is the creator/author of the Facebook page "Yes to Grace" where he offers brief inspirational presentations in words and images.
He is married to Mary Brown-Jones. They have 4 adult children, 2 grandchildren, and reside in Randolph, MA.

Mr. Kirk Byron Jones
Mrs. Mary Brown-Jones