Jones To Run For Reelection
To Macon City Council In Upcoming Primary
by Amanda Smith
Charles Jones, pastor and founder of Greater Rising Star Full Gospel Tabernacle in Macon, Georgia has announced his intention to run for reelection to his Macon City Council, Ward IV Post 2 seat. The primary election will be held on July 19, 2011 and June 10th was the last day to qualify to run for Macon City Council in the upcoming election.
Reverend Jones is a graduate of ITC in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Emanuel Bible College with a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling. He is also a licensed paramedic and the founder of BAD (Bellevue Against Drugs) and has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN and 20/20. Jones is one of the few Georgians to be awarded Liberty Freedom Bell Award by the state of Georgia.
Having been given the keys to fifteen different cities, including his native Macon, Jones serves as the Chaplain of the Macon/Bibb County Fire Department and is the organizer of the Work First Program; the first church GED program in Macon; the first church Meals on Wheels in the city by a black church; the first Community Development Program & Center in Macon and coordinated the first housing program in the black community with the King Center, Nations Bank and Renaissance Housing. On December 1, 2001, Jones presented a citywide AIDS Awareness Conference & Festival.
Jones was elected and has served since 1999 on the Macon City Council. He has served as Vice Chair of Police & Fire Pension; Chair of Public Safety; Vice Chair of Community Resource Development and Chair of Cultural Arts. He is currently Vice Chair of Employee Development & Compensation and is a member of the Community Resources & Development Committees.
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