|Short Name:||Isaiah Jones, Jr.|
|Full Name:||Jones, Isaiah, 1940-|
Isaiah Jones, Jr. (1940–2008) was an award-winning musician and Presbyterian minister.
Jones authored more than 100 hymns. His works have appeared in Presbyterian, United Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, and Catholic hymnals. "Fill My Cup" (1969) has been recorded by over 15 groups. "God Has Smiled on Me" was featured in the 1988 movie Clara's Heart. In 1973, the Gospel Music Academy named him "best songwriter of the year." He performed on Robert Shuller's television show Hour of Power and with the Billy Graham Crusade, and in 2001 on the nationally syndicated radio broadcast The Protestant Hour. In 2001, he recorded the album Everlasting God Be Blessed.
Jones earned his B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles in 1972, his M.Div. from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1977, and his D.Min. from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1989. He served as an adjunct faculty member for four universities.
Jones served as associate minister for Christian education at First Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1987. During the last two years there, he served as associate pastor at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, also in Los Angeles. Later, he served as pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. From 1995 to 1999, he served as campus minister for Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. From 1999 until his retirement in 2007, he served at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto, California
In 2007, Jones was diagnosed with leukemia. After a period of remission, he died on September 21, 2008, from pneumonia.
"Best songwriter of the year," Gospel Music Academy, 1973
Grammy award, "Abundant Life," on Changing Times by Mighty Clouds of Joy, 1979