DeShone Jones II

I grew up in Dallas, TX with a family of four including myself, my mother, father, and older brother. My family and I were heavily involved in church at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church (IBOC) in choir, ushering, and parking lot crew. My spiritual walk began early in my life but I didn’t fully establish my own relationship with Jesus Christ until I was in high school at Lancaster High School. My life as a child/teenager was surrounded by church, basketball, and music.

In 2012, I finished high school and headed to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor(UMHB) where I graduated with a degree in Clinical Psychology in Spring 2017. During my time at UMHB I was active in the music program, served as a Resident Assistant (RA)/Young Life leader, and formed lifelong relationships. Attending UMHB offered my life an eye-opening experience because of diversity which was when I realized the significance of differences/similarities of culture. From then on, I’ve been intentional in my spiritual walk to display diversity in every aspect of my life by keeping an open mind.

Now, I’ve been blessed enough to serve in ministry with an amazing team at Grace Community Church where there’s a commitment to be and make disciples that acknowledges diversity. I’m willing to endure the worst so that God may receive nothing but the best.