Meet our pastor

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Pastor Marlon Jones M. DIV

Marlon is the Pastor of St. Luke A.M.E. Church, in Waco, Texas. Marlon is married

to Scherrie Jones and is the father of two daughters Paiton and Resse and two sons

Marlon III and Patrick. He was educated in Kansas City Kansas public schools and

earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX

and his Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. In

September 2016 Marlon was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the North Texas

Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.


Marlon is a seasoned administrative professional experienced in the field of

nonprofit management. Marlon has an impressive track record of enhancing

operational procedures, while initiating process improvements, through the

application of advanced program management strategies, coupled with highly

developed business intelligence. Through his expertise in the field of nonprofit

management Marlon has assisted organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, The

Richard R Caron Foundation and The Salvation Army in strategic planning, resource

development, program implementation, outcomes measurement and the

management and oversight of daily operations.


Marlon is the Founder and Executive Director of Indige Leaders. Indige Leaders

provides culturally sensitive training and support to African American high school

students through conferences, institutes and mentoring to strengthen the quality

of life in the African American community. Marlon is currently a Manager of


Stakeholder Relations with Youth Entrepreneurs where he provides leadership to

administrators’, teachers, students and community partners thus, notably growing

the institution from 8 schools to 36 schools in three years in the Dallas Fort Worth

Area. As a result of this success Marlon was selected to further the development of

Youth Entrepreneurs in the state of Arizona and quickly developed collaborations

that deepened the impact of the organization.


Marlon is committed to being a lifelong learner and expands his knowledge base

through reading, continuing education, and mentoring relationships. He is a recent

graduate of the PathsFoward Program, a leadership development program

designed to prepare promising African-American professionals to participate as

leaders in the local community. He is currently participating in the Koch Associates

Program, an acceleration program enabling associates to become “principled,

social-change entrepreneurs”. Marlon lives by the simple motto “Work Hard, Do

Right and Enjoy Life”.