Gary Jones Jr. serves as the Minister of the Eastside Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Gary has served the Eastside congregation for nearly 20 years in various capacities during that tenure and has been preaching the gospel for several years. A second-generation preacher, Gary has been privileged to preach multiple revivals, gospel meetings, commencements, seminars, and lectures all over the country.
A native of Benton Harbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Southwestern Christian College, Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in History/Pre-Law and an MBA in Leadership and Organizational Management, both from Oklahoma Christian University. With well over a decade of DEI experience in Higher Ed, Gary is credited with the inception of Oklahoma Christian University’s diversity efforts. He now serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business. In addition to being a Director for the National Youth Conference, Gary serves on the board of the OKC Black Chamber of Commerce, the Advisory Council for the EMBARK Leadership Curriculum and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Gary and his wife Jillian have been married for 17 years and are the proud parents of three beautiful girls, Bristal Addison, Kaleigh Simone, and Savannah Paige.