"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple..." Psalm 27:4
Rev. Alisha Lola Jones, Ph.D., M.Div., is an ordained, third generation Pentecostal-Word of Faith preacher on both her paternal and maternal sides, who has preached and served throughout the world. She has attended Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, in an inter-denominational ministerial formation. While at Yale, she was president of the Yale Black Seminarians for two terms and Rev. John G. Magee fellow at Dwight Hall for Direct Action and Social Justice. During her Magee fellowship, she served as an inter-faith leader for undergraduates, responding to post Katrina efforts in New Orleans, LA. Jones was the recipient of the Charles S. Mersick prize in preaching.
With head and heart, Rev. Dr. Jones focuses on cultivating love and hospitality in traumatized communities. Rev. Jones does this through her intense arts training as a seasoned music minister, opera singer, producer, and ethnomusicologist. She has been characterized as a healer and translator because of the InSight she shares that is "beyond her years" and her passion for inter-cultural engagement. Rev. Jones is a spiritual advisor to ministry gifts, luminaries, young adults, dignitaries, men, women, artists, believers, seekers, and the chronically questioning.
Citing Galway Kinwell, her desire is to re-teach people their loveliness through word and touch.
Rev. Jones has worked for and consulted various faith-based diversity consulting agencies, churches, and para-ministries throughout the U.S: her home church Greater Grace Christian Church (Bowie, MD), Rev. Dr. Martha B. Jones, pastor; First Cathedral (Hartford, CT), Salter-McNeil & Associates (Chicago,IL), Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil, CEO and Just for U Ministries (Chicago, IL), Evangelist Sandra Riley, President and CEO.
LECTURE TOPICS INCLUDE:
Make Them Hear You
“When We Will We Listen to Black Women?”
We Don’t Need Another Hero
Reject the Premise
The Wisdom of Our Aunties
A Special Gift
The Black Woman’s Narrative
Rev. Dr. Alisha Lola Jones delivered the sermon entitled “Make Them Hear You” for the 2019 Baccalaureate at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA
Sister Speak hosts Hazel Cherry and Angela Jones interview Dr. Alisha L. Jones about hot topics in Black Christianity