Born in Grenada, Mississippi and raised in Atlanta Georgia.Jones, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, has had a seismic impact on race relations in the communities that he has lived in, beginning in 2008 as a community organizer in Alexandria LA. Among many efforts, Jones helped to head the Central Louisiana NAACP and played a pivotal role in addressing many of the social issues in surrounding communities. Through his activism, he works in helping to end mass incarceration and bring an end to the disenfranchisement of citizens in the South and other areas o
Early Years: As a youth Cornelius often found himself in compromising situations with law enforcement due to poor decision making on his part. His behavior eventually landed him in the Oakley Training School for boys in Raymond Ms. To this day he credits Oakley for being the first phase for changing his life.
After completing his time in Training School he signed up for Job Corp as a means of learning a trade that could benefit his life. He attended Schenck Job Corps center located in Brevard, NC before transferring to Jacobs Creek in Bristol TN. He excelled in football and received scholarship offers from multiple division II college programs. He successfully completed the program in 1998 and enrolled into college.
Over the years Cornelius has gone on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from University of Hartford. He earned a Masters of Art in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. He has also earned a Masters in Arts and Doctorate degree in Christian Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. He served as an adjunct professor from August 2009 - June 2011 at United Theological Seminary.
Dr. Jones is the author of seven books:
• Living Out of Order and Without Favor
• Changing the Man Within
• Don’t Call Me Black
• Inspirational Being
• Building a Beautiful Relationship
• The Power of Marketing You
• Living Life After Death
• Youth Motivational