SFCBC Founders


Currently serves as the Pastor at Servants for Christ Baptist Church; he is the Treasurer and servant to the Missionary Baptist Ministers Conference of Washington DC and vicinity. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Collective Empowerment Group. He has been a public servant for well over 47 years serving as a Pastor, Former Executive Vice President; and Vice President of the Maple Springs Alumni; Director, Ombudsman, Professor, Media Producer and member of various ecclesiastical organizations in leadership and voluntarily capacities primarily in Prince George’s County, and regional jurisdictions. Dr. Jones voluntarily retired as a federal career civil servant on May 3, 2019. Dr Jones is a community activist in the DMV. Dr. Jones is the immediate past ADR Director and Ombudsman in the Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is a private contractor, business owner and facilitator for Alternative Dispute Resolution and a Facilitator with a 98% success rate. He is also a former audit liaison officer; functioning in these capacities as a senior leader afforded him the opportunity to work with executives, ministers, managers, union officials, employees and stakeholders in the private and public sectors. Dr. Jones is currently pursuing international ministry with diplomatic and ministry leaders.

Bishop Dr. Jerry W. Jones Jr.

Founder / Bishop

Min. Lady Patricia Edmond-Jones


Ecclesiastical Propagators


Min. Gerel Bass is a native of Washington, DC, educated in the Prince George's County public school system and graduated from Oxon Hill Science and Technology Sr. High, Class of 2001.
Min. Bass received God’s call in 2015 and entered the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary. Joining the Servants for Christ Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Jerry W. Jones Jr., as a full-time member. He was licensed by Dr. Jones on New Year’s Eve December 2020. Min. Bass received his Certificate of Ordination Prep and BA in Biblical Studies in 2021. He is currently enrolled at the Lancaster Bible College Capital Seminary and Graduate School.

Min. Bass serves in the following capacity:
Assistant to Pastor Bishop Jones
Registrar of Membership - Gospel Truth Global International Inc.,
Assist. Dir. of Church Media

Min. Gerel Bass

Asst. to Bishop

Minister Deidre Trass has been a member since 2005 and is currently serving as Chair of the Trustee Ministry at Servants for Christ Baptist Church. Min. Trass has been an active member of the church participating in the Sunday School, Open Mic Night and other church events. Min. Trass also leads the planning for the annual Church Picnic held in the summertime. Min. Trass has enjoyed a career in the federal government spanning over 30 years.

Min. Deidre Trass


Min. Barbara A. Brown


Min. Kenneth Weathers

Associate Minister

Min. Arlene F. Robinson

Minister / Superintendent

Church Administration

Dea. Damon Strickland

Church Administrator

C. Pat Strickland