Meet Our Pastor

A Word From Pastor Jones

Rev. Dr. Rickey Nelson Jones is the founder and pastor of Living Exactly Like Jesus Baptist Church. As a catechized, well-educated Reverend, Pastor Jones assures all who attend Living Exactly Like Jesus Baptist Church, with an open heart and open mind to learn the truth, that they will learn GOD’S Word contextually and understand Jesus is Lord and Savior.

Rev. Jones lives in Laurel, Maryland, with his wife of over three decades. Rev. and Sis. Jones have one son, a college graduate in animal science and research, working in his field of study. Rev. Jones is a Christian of nearly 50 years.

Rev. Jones was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up poor in a public housing project. He was accepted into McDonough #35, a college preparatory high school, where he graduated in 1981 and received a scholarship to attend Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rev. Jones was one of 21 students selected by Loyola University for special recognition. He graduated from Loyola University in 1985 with two bachelor degrees, one in English and the other in Political Science, carrying an “A” average in English upon graduation.

Rev. Jones immediately attended Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC after graduating from Loyola University. He graduated from Howard University School of Law in 1988, in the top half of his class, with a doctorate degree in jurisprudence.

Before having any thought whatsoever about being called by GOD, Rev. Jones was educated in the area of religion at Loyola University in the early 80’s. Rev. Jones recognized his call from GOD to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ on December 19, 2000, understanding that all of his degrees, education, studies, and experience were provided by GOD to bring him to the point of understanding that Almighty GOD selected him, from his mother’s womb, to preach the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise, without “clowning,” and without fear.

Rev. Jones received his license to preach on April 22, 2001 from his pastor, the late Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Higgs. After undergoing intense, condensed, private instruction for ministers (exclusively) in the Bible and Baptist Doctrine, Rev. Jones was tested and ordained as a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ on April 19, 2002.


Rev. Jones is currently a practicing lawyer, spanning a quarter of a century; his law practice is very exclusive, confining its services to helping the innocent who have been hurt or exploited by others. Eighty-five percent of those Reverend Jones represents come from churches or Reverend Jones’ affiliations with churches or pastors.

 In January 2023, Rev. Jones was unanimously elected to the position of President of NAACP, Anne Arundel County (AAC) Branch.  In February, 2023, Rev. Jones was awarded the “Few of the Many” Congressman Elijah Cummings Award by the County Executive for Anne Arundel County jointly with the AAC Caucus of African American Leaders.  He also received many citations, including the Annapolis City Council Citation recognizing his NAACP mission as vital to the residents of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.


Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Lord's Supper: 1st Sun during morning worship
Sunday/Church School: 1st & 3rd Sun at 8:15 a.m.
Online Fellowship:  1st & 3rd Wed from 6 to 7p.m.
Bible Study: 2nd & 4th Wed from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Contact Us:
8815 Centre Park Drive, Suite 140
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Phone: 443-319-5666

Living Exactly Like Jesus