Senior Pastor

Pastor Darius A. Jones is a charismatic leader, visionary, and provocative thinker who serves as the Senior Pastor of the City of Hope Church.  An astute business professional and preeminent scholar, Pastor Jones attended Georgia State University where he attained a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance; and went on to the Interdenominational Theological Center to attain a Masters in Divinity.  

Pastor Jones is a pastor with a global mission, which is to empower the people of God with a word for a well-balanced life. He believes that the body of Christ should be empowered in every area of life. His teaching focuses on empowering believers spiritually, developing them educationally, and strengthening them economically.

Coming out of a strict Pentecostal background, Pastor Jones has been charged to restore the message of hope and faith to the community by breaking the barriers of tradition.   His experiences nurtured his unique call to the ministry of reconciliation and honed his distinct ability to transcend tradition in his delivery of the gospel, through widening spiritual parameters in order to reach diverse people of manifold backgrounds, cultures, and denominations.

In October 2010, Pastor Jones was instructed by God to launch "The Refreshing Family Praise Center" in Conley, Georgia.   However, after three years in Conley, the Lord moved the church to Decatur, Georgia with a new name and charge.  The new sanctuary, now known as the "City of Hope Church" accommodates a growing membership who attends each week to be recharged and transformed by teaching and preaching that can be applied to their unique situation. 

He is the husband of Elect Lady Blair Jones and the father of many that consider him their spiritual father.

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