Pastor Andrew David Jones was born on January 18, 1953, in Boston, Massachusetts to Wilhelmina Jones Stevenson Jackson and Miller Williams. On May 26, 2022, at 12:30 am while surrounded by family, he departed this earthly life and started his new life in the presence of the Lord.
Pastor Andrew, affectionately known as “Tony”, served his country in the US Air Force from March 6, 1978 - November 5, 1982. Upon leaving the Air Force, Andrew started working for the City of Columbia and the Department of Juvenile Justice as a Recreation Coordinator in 1982. He was also a student at Benedict College and graduated in 1990.
Pastor Andrew recognized God’s call on his life to ministry under the leadership of Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr. of Brookland Baptist Church. He began pastorate at Daughter of Zion Baptist Church, now known as Truth Church and Ministries in Eastover, South Carolina. Pastor Jones attributed all glory to God for sustaining him in ministry for 37 years. Whenever he was asked how he was doing, his response would be, “I’m looking unto Jesus.”
Pastor Andrew David Jones loved working with young boys and men. It was his passion to raise Godly men for the Kingdom of God. He developed a camp called “House of David” for the purpose of teaching men how to stand up and take their place. His prayer was to be used by the Lord to raise an unashamed generation to continue advancing the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Andrew’s health battle started in 1997 and escalated in 2005. Despite his challenges, he chose to live by the Word of God. While believing God for his healing, he surprised the doctors as he survived three near-death experiences. He was truly a walking miracle.
In addition to his parents, Pastor Andrew was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas L. Stevenson.
Andrew leaves his spiritual legacy to his loving wife, Denise Jones; two sons, Terence Anthony (Melanie) Jones and Andrew David (Felecia) Perry; daughter, Tamika Denise (Anthony) Cleckley; grandchildren, Isaiah Washington, Taj Hillman, Andreya Montero, Aubrey Montero, and Amaru Montero Perry; siblings, Lorraine C. (Roland) Dias, Theresa J. Stevenson, and Edward E. Jackson; nieces and nephews, Temu-Ra (Kaiesha) Dias, Tee-Ara Dias, Ra-Tee Dias, Maxwell Jackson, Jordon Jackson, Marquise Jackson, Tai-Nesha (Leon) Hussey, Tarsha (Chelston) Mitchell, Larvel Scott, Thomas Rashad Stevenson, Christina Clark, and Keosha (Nathan) Rembert; bonus children, Chiyanna Williams, Donnell Guinyard, Stanley Sampson, and Anthony Cleckley, Jr.; and many more loving relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.