Bishop Frederick O. Jones
Founder & Senior Pastor
Bishop Frederick O. Jones is the Founder and Senior Pastor of New Life Community Baptist Church (NLCBC) in Gainesville, Virginia. Through the guidance and anointing from the Lord, Bishop Jones has led the members of NLCBC to reach the un-churched and to bring restoration to those that have been downtrodden, brokenhearted, and rejected.
On July 6, 2002, he fulfilled a God-given vision to equip the community by sharing the good news of Jesus. Bishop Jones and the NLCBC family are committed to their community and provide outreach through volunteering at assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and food shelters and conducting community leadership panels to support our youth programs.
He is the founder and presiding Bishop of the New Life Fellowship of Churches. For such a time as this, God has anointed Bishop Jones to trailblaze the world, planting a church, building schools and other institutions to bring about change. The Lord has raised up this fellowship to advance the kingdom of God, one community at a time and globally through the empowerment of the individual believer. While this assignment is great and the call is urgent, we look forward to God using us to impact the community and the world abroad for His Kingdom.
Since 2016, the Lord has blessed Bishop and the New Life Fellowship of Churches to start a work in Sierra Leone that has taken off in an amazing way. Touching lives by giving aid to those who are broken and homeless, feeding thousands of families in communities and villages, and also empowering the people with education and skills that will help them acquire jobs to feed their families and start a career. We’re grateful to our partners, such as Apostle Hammond and CBC Ministries, who stand alongside us to make a difference in the lives of the Sierra Leone people.
Bishop Jones has been called out to advance God’s Kingdom through the preaching of the Gospel and to provide locally and abroad, bringing truth to power the great commission in Matthew 28:19.
Bishop Jones’ unequivocal desire is to see people with the eyes and heart of Jesus Christ. Jeremiah 3:15 (NLT) says, “I will give you leaders after my own heart, who will guide you with knowledge and understanding.”
He is the youngest of eight siblings; five brothers and three sisters. Bishop Jones was born, raised, and educated in Louisa County, Virginia. He is married to his high school sweetheart, First Lady Lisa Antoinette Jones. They have two daughters, Nicole Mayfield and Tiara Jones, a son-in-love, Ray Mayfield, and three beautiful granddaughters, Sophia Mayfield, Isabella Mayfield, and Olivia Mayfield. His academic accomplishments include an Associate’s degree from Kee Business College and a graduate of the Eastern Theological Center.