Local musician raising funds for new facility in father’s old church

Devlon Jones wants to revive part of his past with an eye toward helping future generations.

 

Jones is a local businessman and artist who wants to put his musical and theatrical talents into a new vision, A Place for Me School of Music, and wants to revive his father’s former church — Who Soever Will Let Them Come — to do it.

“That place is significant because my father established the church himself,” Jones said. “He left it to me and now this will be for the young people to come and use their musical and acting talents, their cooking skills, any kind of talent that they have, we’re going to let them use them at our school called A Place For Me.”

Walter Jones established the church at 1400 N. Ong St. in 1985. The building needs a new roof and foundation work, among other things. Jones is hoping to have it ready to reach and teach young minds and steer emotions in a positive direction by Labor Day this year.

To help raise money for the rebuild, Devlon Jones hosted Jones’ Soul Food Sunday lunch on Sunday, the second fundraiser he’s held.

“I have a passion for the youth and I don’t like what’s going on; instead of talking about them and putting them down, why not do something to help them?” he asked. “When you have an artistic mind and you can do artistic things, it takes you away from the norm … it takes you to a happy place instead of worrying about the problems you have.”

How to help

To offer support for Devlon Jones’ vision of A Place for Me School of Music, call him directly at 806-678-9333.

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