About Deacon Alex Jones
Alex is 75 years of age and is married to Donna Camille. They have three grown sons, Joseph, Benjamin, and Marc; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in art education, and received his master's in pastoral studies (MAPS) degree from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in 2007. He taught in the Detroit school system for 28 years.
From April 1975 to December 2000, he was the senior minister of two churches in the city of Detroit: Zion Congregational Church of God in Christ (1975-1982), the second oldest Pentecostal church in Michigan, and Maranatha Christian Church (1982-2000), an evangelical/charismatic church.
In March of 1998, while reading the apostolic fathers and subsequent church history in preparation for a Wednesday evening Bible study, he discovered the Church to be charismatic, liturgical, hierarchical, and Eucharistic-centered. In light of that discovery, Alex and Donna began a two-year journey into the Catholic Church that culminated in 54 members of his previous congregation, including 14 members of his family, entering the Catholic Church. They entered RCIA at St. Suzanne Catholic Community on September 10, 2000, and were welcomed into the Catholic Church through confirmation during Easter Vigil on April 14, 2001.
Alex was ordained as a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 1, 2005. On May 31, 2007, he retired from the position of evangelization coordinator for the Archdiocese of Detroit. On July 1, 2013 he retired from his diaconal responsibilities at St. Suzanne/OLGH and his work as the pastoral associate at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He is a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in West Bloomfield, Michigan. He is also the author of No Price Too High, a book chronicling Alex’s and Donna’s journey into the Church.
For more about Deacon Alex Jones, visit alexjonesministries.com.