Pastor Jerome A. Jones, Sr. , M.DIV.

Rev. Jerome A. Jones, Sr. serves as the Pastor of Fowler United Methodist Church and Cecil Memorial United Methodist Church in Annapolis, MD, known as the “Annapolis West Corporate Parish.” He assumed his role at Fowler UMC on July 1st, 2021, and more recently, in July 2023, he received an additional pastoral assignment as Senior Pastor of Cecil Memorial UMC. Prior to these appointments, Rev. Jones served as the Senior Pastor at the Church of Wilson Memorial in Gambrills, MD, for 6 years. He also held the position of Senior Pastor at Church of the Redeemer UMC and Mt. Calvary UMC from 2011 to 2018.


Originally from Lynchburg, VA, Pastor Jerome Jones, or Pastor J as he is often referred to, discovered his calling to ministry at the young age of 12. After graduating from Ballou Senior High School in Washington, DC, he pursued his studies in African Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. In May 2016, Pastor Jones earned his bachelor’s degree in religious studies with a minor in Information System Technology from Liberty University. Recently, he completed his studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, and Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, earning his Master of Divinity degree in May 2022.


Pastor J has a deep passion for ministry, particularly empowering youth and young adults. His dedication to young people has garnered him numerous awards and recognition. He has also served as a US Ambassador to Paris, France, and London, England.

Currently residing in Dunkirk, MD, with his beloved wife Larraine, Pastor Jerome Jones is the proud father of six wonderful children: Chasity, Jerome Jr, Jeremiah, Janiah, Jacob, and Jayla.


Pastor Jones is thrilled to be part of the new “Annapolis West Team” that includes Fowler UMC and Cecil Memorial UMC families. He firmly believes in the power of teamwork and holds the conviction that God does not call the qualified but qualifies the called. As a visionary and a cutting-edge spiritual leader, Pastor J is dedicated to making a positive impact in the local community, and in our Global Community around the World.

First Lady Larraine Jones

Larraine discovered her passion for music at an early age. From singing around the house as a child to joining the choir throughout school, Larraine has always been one to let her voice shine. Because her father was a preacher, Larraine grew up in the church. At a young age, she began singing solos in the mass choir.

By the time she was 22, she was directing choirs. Larraine has sung with many groups locally and nationally, including a group led by the Gospel Recording artist Mandisa, Minister Stephen Hurd, and was a singer with the gospel band Urban Street Level. She also led praise and worship at youth conventions with over 10,000 youth in attendance. Larraine participated in Sunday’s Best Gospel Television Show.

Larraine serves and participates in praise & worship at Fowler United Methodist Church and Cecil United Methodist Church in Annapolis, Maryland. Larraine has been married to Rev. Jerome Jones Sr. for over 24 years and has six beautiful children (Chasity, Jerome Jr, Jeremiah, Janiah, Jacob, and Jayla).
Her favorite songs to lead are “My Help “and “Jesus and Me” by Debra Barnes. On Dec 1, 2015, Larraine released her first solo project, “It’s Time For Worship,” now available on iTunes and Spotify.

She sold over 10,000 copies; it has a sound that is unique and fresh to the ear. She is very excited about the plans that God has for her future. Larraine is a faithful psalmist who takes no substitutions when giving God genuine praise and adoration. The word of God says, “I Can Do All Things Through Christ That Strengthens Me.”