Biography of Rev. H.L.P. Jones

Rev. H.L.P. JONES was born June 21, 1874, in Giles County, near Pulaski, Tenn.; was converted and joined the A. M. E. Church at Boone Hill, Lincoln County, Tenn., in 1893; was licensed to preach under Dr. G. L. Jackson, then presiding elder of the North Nashville District; joined the Tennessee Conference at Chattanooga, Tenn., under Bishop Salter in 1893, and was ordained deacon under the missionary rule the same year. He was married to Miss Mary Bobbin Fannon, of Fayetteville [Lincoln county], Tenn., January 9, 1895. He has pastored successfully the following charges: Belleview, Delbrose, Aspen Hill, Hartsville, Mt. Pleasant station, Payne chapel, Nashville Tenn., and is now the pastor of St. Paul, Nashville, Tenn., one of the largest churches of the connection. He was presiding elder of Shelbyville and Columbia districts six years. He built Payne chapel, Nashville, one of the most modern church edifices in Tennessee, at a cost of $20,000. He is a graduate of Turner College, Shelbyville, Tenn., of which he is now a trustee; he is also chief secretary of the Tennessee Conference, and delegate to general conference, 1916. 

Source: Extracted by Giles County, TNGenWeb Researcher Betty Collins. from the Electronic Edition by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Centennial Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Containing Principally the Biographies of the Men and Women, Both Ministers and Laymen, Whose Labors during a Hundred Years, Helped Make the A. M. E. Church What It Is; Also Short Historical Sketches of Annual Conferences, Educational Institutions, General Departments, Missionary Societies of the A. M. E. Church, and General Information about African Methodism and the Christian Church in General; Being a Literary Contribution to the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Formation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Denomination by Richard Allen and others, at Philadelphia, Penna., in 1916, by Richard R. (Richard Robert) Wright, b. 1848.


  1. Delores Brown

    This is my Aunt’s grandfather. We have been searching for information about her family. She was so excited when I found this biography!

    • Rev. Suzette E. Haynes

      Ms. Brown: I saw your post. Rev. H.L.P. Jones is my great-grandfather. His daughter Elodia Mae Jones is my father’s mother. My father’s name is (Garland Leroy Haynes) and he is deceased.
      I am an Itinerant Elder in the AME Church. God Bless, Rev. Suzette Elodia Haynes

  2. Update – thanks Delores for providing his full name of Hillary Leroy Pryor Jones.

  3. Rev. Suzette E. Haynes

    This is my great-grandfather. His daughter Elodia Mae Jones, was my father’s mother.

  4. LeZette Brewton

    HLP Jones is my great, great grandfather. My name is LeZette (Haynes) (Curry) Brewton. Reverend Jones is my father’s grandfather. My grandmother, Elodia Mae Jones-Haynes is the daughter of HLP Jones and Garland LeRoy Haynes is the son of Elodia Mae Jones.

  5. Lynette Haynes-Byrd

    This history is fascinating. Our Great Grandfather’s middle name was passed to Daddy by our Grandmother Elodia. HLP was a very accomplished man.

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