Pastor Connie Jones of Siloam Baptist Church is a lifelong resident of Zacata in Westmoreland County.
Next week, Siloam Baptist Church in Zacata will celebrate its annual Spring Revival, May 8 through May 10 at 7 p.m. Although the Revival brings additional activities and opportunities for praise, Siloam’s congregation is active year-round with ministries including the Deacons and Deaconess Ministry, Trustees Ministry, Usher Board, three Dance Ministries and two choirs. Siloam has a membership of more than 500, according to their website www.siloambaptistchurch.org. About his congregation, Pastor Connie Jones says, “We love the Lord Jesus Christ and we love to worship Him in spirit and truth. Amen.”
Hometown: “Zacata. I have lived here all by life.”
Family: “My mother’s name is Gloria Jenkins and my father is Lester Reed. I am married to Frances Jones. We have one son and one grandson.”
Education: “I graduated from Washington & Lee High School and attended Richmond Virginia Seminary School.”
Church: “I have been pastoring for five years and seven months at Siloam Baptist Church.”
Favorite Bible verse: Pastor Jones has two: “And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” Matthew 6:33
Hobbies: witnessing and sharing with others, sports and family time
Favorite place in Westmoreland: “Where I live, Eden Lane.”
Fact about Pastor Jones: “I love the Lord and I love to give Him praise, honor, and glory. I love to tell others how good God is.”
Siloam Baptist Church is located at 1614 Zacata Rd. in Montross. Phone 804-493-8875. Sunday School – 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service and Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Siloam Baptist Church in Zacata, Montross traces its beginnings to 1880 when a group of worshipers met “under a brush arbor at Branchville on Nomini Ferry Road…” Today, Siloam has more than 500 active members, according to its website.