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H. Larry Jones

On February 13, 2013, Rev. H. Larry Jones began his “31st” year of pastoral ministry at the St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church in Swansea, South Carolina. He received his Mission Worker’s License in 1965, was licensed in 1966 and ordained in 1968. He began his pastoral ministry on Sunday, March 12, 1967 and has continued to pastor for the past 46 years. Presently, H. Larry is the Senior Pastor in Swansea, South Carolina and has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Swansea Ministerial Association and the Swansea Area Community Health Ministry Council for the past 23 years.

H. Larry was born in Bamberg, South Carolina on March 16, 1945, the son of the late Horace Leroy Jones and Mrs. Mary P. Driggers. On June 19, 1965 he married Linda Jean Sharpe of Salley, South Carolina. This year they will celebrate “48 years” of marriage. They have two daughters, Wendy Kay and Angela Michelle, two sons, Jeffrey Lee and Michael Larry, six grandchildren, Rev. Bryan James Martin, Kirstie Eden, Taylor Eden, Lawrence Jones, Lyndon Jones and Mikayla Dimery and and six great-grandchildren, Jayden, Tanner, Grayson, Allie, Abel and Griffen.

During his years of ministry, he has been known and recognized by many of his colleagues as “The Little Bishop”. H. Larry served for 11 years as Secretary-Treasurer on the Christian Education Board of the South Carolina Conference (1979 –1990). Since 2006, he has served on the Conference Executive Council as the District Elder of the Orangeburg District. Since 1985, he has served and continues to serve on the Conference Royal Rangers Staff and presently serves on the National Royal Rangers Staff. From 2006 until 2010, he served as a member of the Falcon Children’s Home Board. In the year 2000 and again in 2001, H. Larry was the “1st Runner-Up in the “Pastor Of The Year Award”. Then in 2008, he received the “Pastor Of The Year Award” for churches with 76-150 members.

H. Larry served as Chairman of the “2010 Centennial Celebration Committee” and along with the Archives Committee, wrote the history of the South Carolina Conference, “Our First 100 Years 1910 – 2010”. At the present time, he is in his “13th year” as Director of the Conference Archives Department. He also serves as Director of the Royal Elder’s Department and Chairman of the Conference Memoirs Committee.






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