By Bob Marovich
The Journal of Gospel Music was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Pastor Shawn Jones of the Alabama quartet Shawn Jones and the Believers.
Here is the group’s biography, from their Facebook page:
“Pastor Shawn Jones (Formally of The Alabama Spirituals) & The Believers started singing in the year of 2000 at the First Baptist Church in Rockford, AL. They appeared on shows with gospel great like Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s, Rev. Andrew Cheers & The Song Birds, Darrell McFadden & The Disciples, Slim & The Supreme Angels, and Dorothy Norwood.
“After a few years they stopped singing due to members going off to college, other ministries, and life in general. But the bible says “There is a time and a season to everything under the sun.” May of 2011 was that TIME! The guys got back together with a bang!!! There gift has certainly made room for them and is bringing them before great men. THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”
More details will follow as they are made available. Meanwhile, let us keep the Believers and Pastor Jones’s family, friends and many fans lifted in prayer.