Pastor Mel Jones is the leader of a drug rehabilitation program located on Old Gentilly Road near the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in the Gentilly community of New Orleans. Pastor Mel grew up in this neighborhood and has committed his life to giving back to the community. He began the Bethel Colony Baptist Church which sponsors the Bethel Colony South drug and alcohol rehabilitation program more than two years ago. Pastor Mel a recovering addict himself knows all the ins and outs of helping those caught up in addictions. He has survived his own addictions and he says “by the power of Jesus will survive and thrive.”
Bethel Colony South is a grassroots organization that has survived by the power of the Lord and through Jesus’ strength working through its leader Pastor Mel. The stories of their survival through Hurricane Katrina and subsequent rebuilding are many. It is a blessing to hear of the way the Lord is faithful to this struggling ministry in the heart of New Orleans. Pastor Mel can be reached at 504-259-3453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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