Terrence Jones came to Alabama to play quarterback for Tuskegee University. Although he did play for four years, the Lord had much more in store for Terrence than just being a successful football player. He worked for several years with a collegiate ministry after graduation. He also met his wife, Thais, there.
After attending seminary in California, he was invited to consider returning to Alabama to plant a church in Washington Park in West Montgomery. The weekend he and Thais visited, there were two fatal shootings in the community. But believing this was God’s plan, he moved his wife and five children into Washington Park.
The Strong Tower Church has just under 100 attending most weeks. The congregation is about half Anglo and half African American. Approximately thirty percent of the members have followed the lead of their pastor and moved into the community.