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Kirk Byron Jones
Adjunct Faculty in Ethics and Preaching


B.A., Loyola University
M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School
D.Min., Candler School of Theology
M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University


Kirk Byron Jones formerly served as Kelsey-Owens Professor of Black Ministries and Assistant Professor of Ethics at Andover Newton for several years. A pastor for twenty years, Rev. Jones was the founding minister of Beacon Light Baptist Church in New Orleans, and Senior Minister at Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, PA; Ebenezer Baptist Church, Boston, MA; and First Baptist Church, Randolph, MA. Throughout his pastoral ministry, Rev. Jones served on various religious and civic committees at the local and national level.

Dr. Jones serves as guest preacher and teacher at churches, schools and conferences throughout the United States.  His writings have been published in various journals, including The Christian Century, Leadership, Gospel Today, Pulpit Digest, and The African American Pulpit, a quarterly preaching journal he co-founded in 1997.

Dr. Jones is the author of several best-selling books including Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers, Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down, The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach With Great Freedom and Joy, Morning B.R.E.W.: A Divine Power Drink For Your Soul, The Morning B.R.E.W. JournalHoly Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose, Say Yes to Grace: How to Burn Bright without Burning Out, and Fulfilled: Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy.

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