Reception 5:30 p.m.

Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Meeting after Dinner

Meeting will be held at the Sheraton in Needham

Our Guests

Rev. Dr. Kirk Byron JonesSenior Pastor,
Zion Baptist Church, Lynn, MA
Rev. Sean WittySenior Pastor,
First Baptist Church, Newton, MA
Rev. Dr. Mar ImsongExecutive Director,
Massachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministeries
Mr. Christopher DuncombeDirector,
Boston Baptist Social Union

Program Details

WelcomePresident Robert Jope
Song“Be Thou My Vision”
InvocationRev. Sean Witty
Christian Work MomentMassachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministeries
Rev. Dr. Mar Imsong
Program“Soul Talk: Connecting with the Sound of the Genuine in Yourself”
Rev. Dr. Kirk Byron Jones
BenedictionRev. Dr. Mar Imsong

June 2019 Meeting

Steak / Lobster Night


Born in New Orleans, Louisiana as the second son to the late Frederick and Ora Mae Jones, Kirk Byron Jones is a graduate of Loyola Univeristy and Andover Newton Theological Seminary, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Drew University.

Dr. Jones began preaching at age 12, and, has served as a pastor for over 30 years. He was the founding minister of Beacon Light Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA. He was the senior minister of Calvary Baptist Church in Chester, PA. He was the senior minister of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Boston, MA. He was the senior minister of First Baptist Church of Randolph, MA. He was the senior minister of First Baptist Church of Tewksbury, MA. He currently serves as the senior minister of Zion Baptist Church in Lynn, MA. Throughout his pastoral ministry, Dr. Jones has served on various religious and civic committees at the local and national level.

A professor for over twenty-five years, Dr. Jones has served as Director of the Kelsy-Owens Black Ministries Program and Kelsey-Owens Professor at Andover Newton Theological School. Currently Dr. Jones is an adjunct professor of social ethics, preaching, and pastoral ministry at Andover Newton Theolgical School. He serves as guest preacher and teacher at churches, schools and conferences throughout the United States. His writings have been published in various jouransl, including the The Christian Century, Leasership, Gospel Today, Pulpit Digest, and the African American Pulpit, a quarterly preaching journal he co-founded in 1997.

Dr. Jones is the author of many books for clergy, and all persons seeking spiritual growth in a changing and challenging world. His books include the following titles:

  • Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers
  • Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down
  • The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom an Joy
  • Morning B.R.E.W.: A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul
  • Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose
  • Fulfilled: Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace and Joy
  • Just Because You're in a Storm Doesn't Mean the Storm has to be in You
  • Soul Talk: How to Have the Most Important Conversation of All