By: Rebecca S. Jones
On the 18th day of October in the year 1972, the Rev. Richard Jones was licensed into the ministry by the late Rev. Jacob J. Jones at Rosehill Baptist Church. In 1973 after the passing of his pastor and uncle Rev. Jones being spiritually led by God, departed Ferriday, Louisiana and moved to Houston, Texas and married Sis. Joyce M. Jones. In which he was under the leadership and guidance of the Rev. Robert Staggers Jr. where he was ordained on the 8th day of August in the year 1976 at Northside Antioch Baptist Church.
Spiritually motivated and determined to win souls for Christ he begin to have Bible Study on 9018 Allwood St. 77016 in the home of the late Mother Dorothy Lucas. In which he was directed by the Holy Spirit to organize Greater Rosehill Baptist Church, receiving its name from that of Pastor Jones’ home church in Ferriday, Louisiana located on the Doty Road. So on April 21st in the year 1982, Pastor Jones and 20 other assembled together and begin to start worship at 7210 Springdale St. 77028. Over the years God allowed his grace and mercy to reign over Greater Rosehill, and as they grew spiritually they also grew physically. In 1989 Pastor Jones moved to Las Vegas to explore other options, but was led right back to Houston, where he joined The Commandment Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Cleophas Williams.
In 1993, after many nights of pondering and meditating Pastor Jones was once again inspired by God to reorganize the Greater Rosehill Baptist Church. In doing so and proceeding on, on the 14th day of November in the year 1993, Pastor Jones along with his family (the late Sis. Joyce, Richard Jr., Nicole, Rebecca, Isaiah Jones and Bro. Stanley Patterson went into Greater Rosehill Baptist Church and began worshipping and praising God. From God’s manifestation of the Pastor’s vision, He has allowed the church family to multiply abundantly and God has yet to glorify more things through Greater Rosehill.
Through the years Pastor Richard Jones Sr., has endured trials, tribulations, and hardship as a good soldier of Christ; and has further experienced great success in the ministry of which the Lord has appointed him as steward over. Through the same ministry, great leaders, evangelists, prophets, teachers, pastors, soloists deacons and a plethora of other talents have been produced to state the least.
Greater Rosehill’s 27th Church Anniversary
The Greater Rosehill Church family would like to extend an open invitation to all to worship in spirit and in truth and praise God for 27 years of service. On Sunday, April 28, Rev. Rodney Jordan of Mt. Corinth Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Chris Jackson, will be the Guest Speaker. The services will begin at 11:15. The church is located at 7210 Springdale St., 77028. For details or more information, contact the church at; (713) 635-3754; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.