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The Rev. Dr. G. Daniel Jones has died – updated with arrangements information

(this article has been updated 6/3/2015 with additional arrangements information)

The The Rev. Dr. G. Daniel Jones Rev. G. Daniel Jones, DMin, DD, long time Chair and Chair Emeritus of The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia’s Committee of Advisors (UTICA) died on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Dr. Jones was Pastor Emeritus of Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, where he served for over 30 years, and as interim pastor at Zion Baptist Church.

When asked about his long relationship with the seminary and UTI in a 2010 interview, Dr. Jones noted that he saw himself as a long time supporting neighboring pastor of UTI and the seminary, appreciative of the resources such as the Krauth Memorial Library which are available to the community, and as an adjunct on the faculty, teaching Christian education, which he called “a rewarding experience.” He served as co-chair of UTI’s 30th anniversary celebration in 2010, and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from LTSP in 2011. Dr. Jones had been similarly honored by his alma mater, Virginia Union University, in 2006.

The Rev. G. Daniel Jones, DMin, DD

Dr. Jones speaks after receiving the honorary Doctor of Divinity at commencement in 2011.

His wife, Mrs. Geraldine Saunders Jones, died on October 27, 2014.

Please keep Dr. Jones’ family (including son Bryant and daughter-in-law Deon, grandson Bryant, Jr, and sisters his sisters Gwendolyn and Elaine), along with the church families of Grace Baptist Church of Germantown and Zion Baptist Church in your prayers.


Pre-Funeral – Sunday, June 7, 2015
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Viewing
7:00 pm – Memorial Service with Final Masonic & Fraternal Rites
Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, 25 West Johnson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Funeral – Monday, June 8, 2015
9:00 am to 10:30 am – Viewing
11:00 am – Service of Triumph
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Ivy Hill Cemetery, 1201 Easton Road, Philadelphia, PA 19150 

The funeral service will be live streamed at

Dr. Jones has been remembered in obituaries in the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Tribune. The Philadelphia Inquirer published an obituary on June 8. Former Philadelphia Daily News columnist Linda Wright Moore contributed a remembrance published June 8 on Note that arrangement details may have changed since these were published.

Dr. Jones will be remembered in an article in the June issue of PS Portions.

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