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Noel Jones (Pentecostal bishop)
Noel Jones (born January 31, 1950) is an American minister. Noel Jones is the senior pastor of the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California, which has about 17,000 members and was formerly the Greater Bethany Community Church.
Noel Jones was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica on January 31, 1950. One of seven children born to Bishop Robert (who was a politician and Apostolic clergyman) and Marjorie Jones. Noel Jones was raised alongside a diverse array of siblings (one of whom is the actress and singer Grace Jones). His parents took him and his two siblings at the time, Chris and Grace, and relocated to Syracuse, New York in 1965.
Early education and ministry
Noel Jones received the call to ministry at the age of nineteen. Noel Jones attended St. Jago High School and went on to attain a Bachelor of Science in Theology degree from Aenon Bible College. Noel Jones would go on later to receive his doctorate from the International Circle of Faith. At the age of twenty-six, Noel Jones accepted his first pastorate at Bethel Temple of Longview in Longview, Texas.
In June 1994, Noel Jones was chosen to succeed Bishop Robert W. McMurray as pastor to approximately 1,000 members of the Greater Bethany Community Church, located at 84th Hoover Street, Los Angeles, California. During his tenure, the membership of the church has increased so significantly that, in 2003, a new building was acquired in Gardena, California. The new sanctuary, now known as “The City of Refuge”, accommodates a growing membership of 17,000. The church has a choir known as the City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir Their 2007 debut album, Welcome to the City, charted on the Billboard 200 chart and made number one on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.