Meet Chaplain Jones

Christoper L. Jones
chaplaincjones@gmail.com

Christopher Jones, a proud Harlem resident, who is a creative, entrepreneur, clinical chaplain, and mediator. He has a drive for community organizing and addressing matters related to black men and mental health. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of LG2J LLC, where he is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight.

 

LG2J is a startup that equips next-generation companies, professionals, and leaders with the tools they need to be a driving force for creative, diverse, and inclusive growth and progress around the world. LG2J approaches all its program development, leadership training, and team building services through the unique lens of Radical Inclusion, making LG2J the go-to consultancy for navigating institutional issues with people and elevating institutions to the next level of leadership and workforce development. 

Christopher is a licensed Baptist minister and has nearly 15 years of clinical experience and education in chaplaincy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Middle Tennessee State University (2004), a Master of Divinity degree in Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care from the Morehouse School of Religion at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta (2009), and a Master of Arts degree in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary in New York City (2013). 

Christopher has been a member of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) since 2011 and holds certifications as a Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. He has also trained in Analytical Psychology with the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and trained in Group Relations with A.K. Rice. 

As a mediator he has trained at Harvard Law School and the New York Peace Institute, where he trained in community, civil, criminal, divorce, and housing court(s) mediation. He has also worked with people from around the world on the matter of Restorative Justice and Youth Incarceration in New York City. His latest interest is to help merge the world of care and restorative justice to address the needs of Black men and their families around mental and spiritual wellness.  

Christopher loves people and has committed his life to create safe spaces for marginalized communities and voices. As a part of this commitment,  he has worked with several community organizations in New York and co-founded the Circle of Life Celebration-Pride Memorial (CLCPM). This annual event held in Harlem for black and brown people within the LGBTQAIA/SGL community and their allies.  CLCPM celebrates the lives of the community’s recent deceased.  This event is produced by Griot Community Care LLC (GCC), a subsidiary of LG2J that specializes in culturally sensitive programming and services for people seeking renewal and transformation. 

Christopher has a passion for news, writing and sharing stories that help to inform and uplift the people. As a former journalist, he has written for noted publications such as The Associated Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Newsday, The Tennessean, Gospel Today Magazine, The Feminist Wire, and The Body.com 

“My aim is to be the type of clinician and chaplain, thinker, an academician who is not limited to the bounds of the academy or the church, or even the medical settings, or the non-profit and community organizing sector,” he says.  “I strive to take my ministry of care to the people and the larger world and train others to do the same. This level of commitment, work, vision will allow us to really touch and understand more deeply the human condition.” 

 

In 2020 when the George Floyd incident hit the news, Christopher experienced a traumatic event with his own health. This has led him to deepen his commitment to addressing mental wellness among black men and mental health professionals, who often have limited spaces to address their own care. The prayer book and journal guide reflect this effort. 

Please check out Christopher’s work:

90 Days of Consecration and Personal Revival: The Black Family Call

For more information, please email Christopher at chaplaincjones@gmail.com

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