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First Lady Natasha Walker Jones

Natasha Walker Jones grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She studied at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, and the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee and has degrees in General Studies in Biology/Communication, and a Masters in English. She is currently completing a Master’s in Public Health.

While studying at the University of Memphis, Mrs. Walker Jones was a proponent of positive lifestyle integration and community health. She started a nonprofit organization called Living Light Ministries, that promoted abstinence-based sex education. As she ministered in prisons, juvenile detention centers, alternatives schools, and churches she had the opportunity to connect with youth and young adults recording their life stories and counseling them from a spiritual, emotional, and health related perspective. In 2004, Ms. Walker Jones had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Lusaka, Zambia (Africa) to promote HIV awareness in schools, colleges, and churches.

Through her nonprofit, Living Light Ministries, Natasha has worked as a Consultant with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Memphis City Schools (Tennessee) as a Health Educator. She has also served in the Episcopal Church’s afterschool programs for youth and partnered with other nonprofit organizations in communities across the southern United States. For more than 20 years she has also served as a nonprofit consultant and professional writer through her business House of David International Inc.

For two years she hosted the Talking to Tasha Show© – an Internet based radio show, discussing current topics through a spiritual lens. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland Global Campus and an Instructor at Georgia Military College.

When she is not working, Natasha loves spending time with family; her husband Pastor E. L. Jones Jr. who she nicknamed “Blue” while they were students at Oakwood College (now University) and her two children Keely-J., a budding artist and Shawn a smart, young fellow who makes Principal’s List his priority. Her adopted son Arnold Ng’anzwe resides in Lusaka, Zambia and is the proud owner of Zeechild Media Technologies, a partner ministry which she supports. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and writing creative non-fiction.  She believes she can do all things through Christ and He strengthens her every time!

Pastor E. L. Jones, Jr.

Pastor E. L. Jones, Jr., founder of Midtown Ministry, is a native of Pensacola, Florida.  He was enlisted in the U.S. Army for over 9 years before his calling into the Army of the Lord.  Pastor Jones is the husband of the former Natasha David, the father of two lovely daughters, Amber and Jazzmen, the bonus dad of Shawn and Keely-J, and the G-Daddy of 3 granddaughters, Abigail, Jenna, and Rosey. 

He is an ordained minister with a degree in Ministerial Theology from Oakwood College and a Master of Divinity from Liberty University.  He served as a district pastor in Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee  for over 8 years, and is now completing training as a chaplain. Pastor Jones has a passion for youth and urban outreach ministry. He is the Senior pastor of Midtown Ministry, where he and his wife are meeting the temporal needs of the community by serving as volunteers for non-profit organizations, churches, hospice, and youth detention centers to build relationships for the kingdom.

He is also the founder of Truly Blessed Media, a media and marketing support company for ministries and Christian owned businesses.  He and his wife are working on their second documentary about the impact of HIV/AIDS among African American women, through their joint collaboration, Blue Sunshine Productions. Pastor Jones believes we should present the gospel with whatever God places in our hands and whatever God places on our hearts.