Captains Patrick & Jennifer Jones, Regional Coordinators for Galveston County, have a unique and rich history with The Salvation Army. Jennifer is a fifth generation Salvationist with many officers in her family, while Patrick is a first generation Salvationist, joining the Army while in college in North Carolina. Both share a passion for the mission and work of The Salvation Army. Jennifer served as an officer in Titusville, FL prior to their marriage and, after Patrick’s two years of officer training in Atlanta, GA, the couple was sent to serve the Army as corps officers of the Dallas Temple Corps. They spent two years in Dallas, preaching the gospel and meeting human needs in the Love Field community. Their work included apartment ministries, feeding programs, youth character building, and a variety of other activities. In June of 2012, The Salvation Army transferred the Jones’ to Arlington, TX where they helped complete a $2.6 million renovation to the 20 year old facility. This facility now houses a 16 room transitional family shelter and extensive youth programs.
Both are musicians and enjoy sharing their God-given talents with others. Patrick holds a degree in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Master of Organizational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. As they bring their varied skills and passions to Galveston County, they continue to look for new ways to care for the poor, feed the hungry, love the unlovable, and befriend those who have no friends. Motivated by the love of God and the directed by the word of God, they are continue to carry the Blood & Fire banner of The Salvation Army, bringing love and hope to those who need it most. The couple is responsible for all programs and social services in the county.
Joining them in this task is Captain Kenny Jones (no relation), also transferred to Galveston on June 26 from his former position as Assistant Area Commander in El Paso. Lieutenant Jones oversees the Galveston Corps which includes the Center of Hope, the Family Store, an on-site church, and disaster assistance. The Center of Hope houses a 124 bed residential shelter with a Life-Skills program, a Worker’s Dorm and provides a community meal every day at 5:00 for anyone in the county who wants to come. The Family Store provides low-cost clothing and household items for the community as well as funding for the shelter operations. Lieutenant Jones has extensive retail and interior design experience and came to The Salvation Army originally through one of its rehab programs in 2008. He entered officer training in 2010 and was commissioned in 2012. He has served in Greenville and El Paso, Texas