"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."


                                    Proverbs 3:5,6

Terrell F. Jones, Pastor

Pastor Terrell F. Jones was born in Reno, Nevada to Ethel Mae Jones and the late Arthur C. Jones, Sr. He is the proud parent of two adult children  and two grandchildren.

In May of 1998, Pastor Jones accepted the calling to pastor New St. Bethel Baptist Church. After arriving in the Oak Park community, Pastor Jones has committed himself to maintaining an active role in the area. He has been involved with the Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services, Oak Park Renaissance Resident Leadership Development Academy and CARES. He is currently involved in the Greater Sacramento Urban League Oak Park Peace Walk. Pastor Jones has also implemented weekly Food Give Away and monthly community feeding programs at New St. Bethel, serving several families. He has also dedicated his time to social and economic programs, such as youth counselor at Morgan Alternative Center and Youth Guidance Connection, a volunteer chaplain at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center and is a member of the Omega Cluster based at Antioch Baptist Church. 

Pastor Jones earned two degrees from American River College and Cosumnes River College. He is a graduate in theological studies from Golden State Bible Institute and received his Master of Theological Studies at Gateway Seminary.

During his employment with Sacramento County as a social services worker, he received training in chemical dependency. In addition, Pastor Jones has served as the President of the Northern District Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education and is the current Moderator-at-Large for the District.

Pastor Jones is a humble man who daily yields himself to the Holy Spirit and walks in ordinance with God's Holy Word.

Favorite Quotes:

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve….You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

                                                                           ~ Sally Berger

Try not to become a man of SUCCESS, but rather try to become a man of VALUE

                                                                                                                                  ~ Albert Einstein

Treat a man as if he were what he ought to be and you help him become what he is capable of being. 

                                                                                                                                                              ~ Johann von Goethe

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                ~ Ray Knight

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.

~ Ken Venturi

Anyone can make the simple complicated – creativity is making the complicated simple.

                                                                                                                                                     ~ Charles Mingus