by Dr. Janet Denise Jones
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Newburgh, New York has the unique distinction of being the church in the birth place of its denominational founder, James Varick. This history of this church proves to be a remarkable account of endurance and survival imbued with a spirit of holiness, forgiveness, generosity, and strength. Its members have overcome racial discrimination and emerged as a strong and vibrant community dedicated to serving God by serving others. Dr. Janet Denise Jones details this inspirational church’s history in Varick’s Newburgh: History of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Newburgh, New York 1827-2001.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The Reverend Dr. Janet Denise Jones is the daughter of The Reverend Frank E. Jones and Mrs. Vivian I. Love Jones, former Pastor and First Lady of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Newburgh, New York. She was born and raised in Newburgh, New York and was a member of its African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church since 1971. Through her book, Dr. Jones strives to both document this church’s rich history and present it as an example of the power of God’s love to establish and maintain a community of believers. In addition to writing, Jones also enjoys learning about other cultures, teaching and traveling throughout the world.
(2003, paperback, 54 pages)