Memorial Page


In Memory of Pastor Robert E. Jones

February 11, 1942 - March 2, 2020

A Mentor and Friend to Refuge From The Storm Church



Rev. Dr. Robert E. Jones was the retired pastor of College Hill Presbyterian Church in Dayton, Ohio where he led that congregation for 37 years. He was most recently Director of the Center for Urban Ministries for United Theological Seminary where he was an alumnus and pastor of New Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dayton, Ohio.

Rev. Jones organized the Interfaith Ministers for Reconciliation, served on the Dayton Human Relations Council, United Way Public Policy Committee, the Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations, and the Montgomery County Homeless Solutions Board. He founded the Dayton Urban Ministry Center just a few blocks from the church.

Dr. Jones served as the mentor for Refuge For The Storm Church when  it became a dream in the mind of pastor Millicent Black in 2015. His experience and education as a pastor has been so invaluable to Dr. Black. He will be truly missed. 


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(Painting by Paul Behrens)

Rev. Dr. Robert E. Jones

February 11, 1942 - March 2, 2020