Bishop Elbert Jones, III, a native of Memphis, TN, is the Pastor of The Place of Hope, Memphis. Born, on August 6, 1975, to Chief Bishop Elbert and Elect Lady Brenda Jones. Pastor Jones has become a source of inspiration to many young preachers and pastors.
At the age of 5, Pastor Jones was called into the ministry. In 1993, he began making his steps through the historical pages of The Church of the Living God. In that year he became the youngest to be an ordained Elder. In 1996, he became the youngest ever Pastor in the Church of the Living God when he accepted the pastorate in Little Rock AR at the age of 20.
In 1999, Pastor Jones achieved yet another milestone by becoming the first Pastor in the history of the Church of the Living God organization to succeed a living Chief Bishop. Chief Bishop W.E. Crumes pastored Temple 51 in Cincinnati, OH for 51 years before retiring and naming Pastor Jones his successor. In 2004, Pastor Jones was appointed by Chief Bishop Robert D. Tyler as National Minister of Protocol. He became the youngest to ever serve in this office of national recognition. July 2010, Pastor Jones was appointed to the Executive Board of the Church of the Living God as the Executive Elder of the Board. November 2012 Pastor Jones was elevated to the Office of Overseer. Again, making history becoming the youngest Overseer in the history of the church and the first to serve as a father/son as his father was the Bishop of the First Episcopal Diocese. Overseer Jones serves as the Overseeing Elder of the First Episcopal Diocese East.