Elder Rachel Jones was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies. She married Pastor Ron Jones in Leesville, Louisiana on 31 August 1984; from this marriage they have birthed four beautiful children; Nia, Our purpose, Nehemiah, God’s comfort, Nathan, God’s gift, and Naomi, God’s delight.
Rachel accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at Patton Christian Fellowship in Heidelberg, Germany under the leadership of Bishop Anthony T. Mays on 3 April 1988. She developed an unquenchable thirst for the Word of God and rolled up her sleeves and began to do the work of the Lord as Pastor’s Aide, Usher, Greeter, Choir member, Church Secretary etc.
Upon returning to the United States, her prayer was that she would continue to grow in the Lord and be an effective witness unto Christ. Beginning in November 1992, under the leadership of Bishop Eugene V. Reeves of New Life Anointed Ministries, International (NLAMI), she became a willing and available servant to the Lord in many different capacities. She served as a Bible Study Teacher, Mentor, and Counselor, Intercessory Prayer Leader. Rachel received her license to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ in January 1998.
The Jones’ arrived in Naples, Italy on April 24, 1999 and were installed as Pastor and First Lady of Agape Fellowship Ministries. While serving as First Lady her “LOVE” for God’s people enabled her to be a vessel used in Women’s Ministry, and from this God birthed MINISTRY (Meeting Immanuel’s Needs In spite of Strongholds Tribulations Rejections and the Yoke of bondage).
Rachel was ordained by the International Community of Christian Churches (ICCC), in June 2005. She is currently the Director, Intercessory Prayer at The Life. Her life is exemplified by the scripture. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word. (Acts 6:4)