All Nations SDA Church

4259 E Snow Rd
Berrien Springs, MI, 49103-9223

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Dr. R. Clifford Jones

      On May 18, 2014 Dr. Jones was elected to serve as the President and CEO of the Lake Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Immediately prior to this he served as the Senior Pastor at All Nations. We are currently in a period of transition in leadership. 
     Dr. Jones is the Senior Pastor at All Nations SDA Church in Berrien Springs, Michigan and has served in this position since 2006. He is well-known around the Andrews University community as the Associate Dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. He also  serves as a Professor of Christian Ministry in the Christian Ministry Department there. He teaches courses in Urban Ministry, The Church and Social Issues, Issues in Black Church Leadership, Biblical Preaching, and several other subjects.
     Before joining the Seminary faculty in 1995, Dr. Jones was a pastor in the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists from 1979 to 1995, ending his ministry in that field by pastoring the two largest African American congregations in New York City; the Hanson Place SDA Church in Brooklyn, and the Ephesus SDA Church in Manhattan.
 Dr. Jones is married to the lovely Elva Jones. Together they are the proud parents of two children; their son Clifford Jones Jr. and their daughter Jewel Jones. Clifford Jones Jr. studied at Asia Pacific International University in Thailand and Jewel studied Communication at Oakwood University.
    A native of Trinidad, W.I., Dr. Jones acquired his undergraduate ministerial training at Atlantic Union College. He earned the MA (Religion) from Andrews University, the DMin. from New York Theological Seminary, and the PhD from Western Michigan University. Dr. Jones’s book, James K. Humphrey and the United Sabbath-Day Adventists was published in 2006 and details the emergence of the Sabbath-Day Adventists. He edited Preaching With Power: Black SDA Preachers Share Secrets for Effective Preaching, a book of interviews of prominent African American Seventh-day Adventist preachers, published in 2005.

Excerpts from Inspirational Sermons:

East Jamaica Conference Camp Meeting
"Were It Not For Grace" (excerpt 1)

"Were It Not For Grace" (excerpt 2)

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