The Bobby Jones Radio Show

Bobby Jones comes from a rural poor background, he worked unyieldingly to bring his love for gospel music to the world. It could be said that, he is a simple country boy that loves the Lord, his family, his friends, his fans, and his supporters. One that has a tremendous love for gospel music, television, radio and stage. One that has sought to unite a part of this world in peace and love and will always do whatever he can to contribute to the betterment of humanity.

Tennessee State University, BS, Masters
Vanderbilt University, Doctorate
Payne’s Theological Seminary, Doctorate

Church Service:
Methodist (CME) Cole’s Chapel, Henry, Tennessee – 1940-1956
Baptist (Missionary) Temple Church, Nashville, Tennessee – 1956-Current

Social Service:
Tennessee State University Alumni Association
American Heart Association
American Diabetics Association
100 Black Men of America
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, Board of Directors
Music Consortium of Tennessee

Black Entertainment Television, “Bobby Jones Gospel”, highest rated show on the network, the longest running show in the history of cable television, host and performer, 1980-2016 (35 years.)
Black Entertainment Television Network, “Video Gospel”, second highest rated show on the network for eighteen years, the second longest running show in the history of cable television producer & host, 1986 – 2001
The Word Television Network, “Bobby Jones Gospel Classics” and “Bobby Jones Presents”, 2001- 2006, producer & host
The Gospel Channel, “Gospel Vignettes”, 2006
Bobby Jones Next Generation 2008-current, host
The BET Gospel Network, “Let’s Talk Church”, 2002- 2004, producer & host
The Impact Television Network, “Bobby Jones Presents”, 2006 – current

Awards & Honors:
President Bush citation, “Revolutionized the Gospel Music Industry” 2001
Gabriel Award, “Make a Joyful Noise” first Black Gospel Opera, 1980
International Film Festival Award, 1980, “Make a Joyful Noise”
Grammy Awards, “I’m So Glad I’m Standing Here Today”, 1983
Dove Awards, “I’m So Glad I’m Standing Here Today”, 1983
Stellar Awards, “Outstanding Achievement Award”, 1996
Stellar Award, “The James Cleveland Award”, 1998
Stellar Awards, “The Living Legend Award”, 2005
Sally Martin Award, (Mother of Gospel Music), 1987
Thomas A. Dorsey Award, (Father of Gospel Music), 1987
Tom Joyner, “Hardest Working Man Award”, 2003
Bob Johnson’s “Chairman Award”, BET-TV, 2002
Full Gospel Baptist Convention, “Trailblazer Award”, 2003
Trumpet Awards, “Spiritual Award”, 2003, 2004, 2006
Congressman Al Edwards, “Unsung Hero Award”, 2003
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, “Outstanding Service Award”, 2003
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, archived the “Master Works” of Dr. Bobby Jones, 1998
Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, donated complete video library of Bobby Jones Gospel, as seen on Black Entertainment Television 1980 – 2001, appraisal value $6 million dollars
Beijing, China, attended the 2008 Olympics on behalf of Dominica, West Indies, 2008
Bahamas Island, “Golden Vision Award”, 2005
Dominica , appointed “Ambassador at Large”, 2005
Perugia, Italy, The Umbria Jazz Festival, “Gospel at its Best”, toured entire nation, 1995 – 2013
Fez, Morocco, the World Sacred Music Festival, 2000
Tokyo, Japan, The Japan Gospel Star Tour, and fifteen cities, 2001
Barbados Gospel Television Production (2 years), 1995-1996
De Den Hag, Holland The Holland Experience, (eight years), 1980-1988
Vienna, France, The French Connection, 2000
Barcelona, Madrid, Spain, The Spanish Gospel Special, 2001
Turks and Caicos Islands, Goodwill Recognition, 2002
Tobago, British West Indies, “Contribution to the Music Industry”, 2004
Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa, “Christians Against Apartheid”, 1984
London, England, BET Television Special, 1991
Melbourne, Australia, Umbria Jazz Festival, 2005
The Ivory Coast, Africa, Gospel Music Tour, 1992 and 1993
Anguilla, British West Indies, “Gospel Radio Live”, 2005
Jerusalem, Israel, International Television Promotions for Israel for 96 countries, featuring twenty-six Holy sites.
Israel, Traveled with Senator Albert Gore on a “fact finding mission” of the Jewish Nation, baptized Tipper Gore in the River of Jordan.

BET: 1980-2016 (35 years)

AURN American Urban Radio Network 2001- Current
Gospel Education Conponents
Gospel Industry Retreat 1990

Touched By God, Simon/Schuster, Pocket Books, 1998
Make A Joyful Noise, My Twenty Five Years In Gospel Music, St. Martin’s Press, 2000

Movies & Stage:
Sister, Sister, Movie written by Dr. Maya Angelou, starring Diahann Carroll, Paul Winfield, Irene Cara and Roslyn Cash, 1984,
Joyful Noel, Stage play written and directed by Walter Rutledge, starring Tramaine Hawkins and Ricky Dillard, 2005
Dirty Laundry, Movie written by Maurice Jamal, starring Rockmond Dunbar, Loretta Devine and Jenifer Lewis, 2009

“Sooner or Later”, Benson Music Group, 1978
“There’s Hope for This World”, Nashboro Creed Records, 1979
“Caught Up”, Nashboro Creed Records, 1980
“Soul Set Free”, Word Records, 1982
“Come Together”, Word Records, 1984…..Grammy Award, Dove Award
“Tin Gladje” Stockholm, Sweden, 1985
“I’ll Never Forget”, Malaco Records, 1989
“Another Time”, Light Records, 1990
“Bring It To Jesus”, Tyscot Records, 1995
“Just Churchin”, Gospocentric Records, 1998
“Live In Perugia, Italy, Liquid 8 Records, 2004
“Faith Unscripted”, 2007
“The Ambassador”, Zomba Music Group, 2007
“Rejoice With Me”, Echo park, JDI Records, 2013

Gospel Educational:
Bobby Jones Gospel Explosions, Training for television production, 1990-current
International Gospel Industry Retreat, Training, Association and Informing artists for the gospel industry, 1995 – 2010

So many people filled crucial roles in the life and career of Bobby Jones, it would take a book to list them all. However, some very special ones must be mentioned.

Jim and Augusta Jones (parents), Lula and James Jones (brother and sister), Ethel Williams, Robert Johnson, Dr. Maya Angelou, Mrs. Eva Childress, Johnny Tharpe, Barbara Mandrell, Louis Farrakhan, Jessie Jackson, Dr. Ruby Martin, Gerry Jones, Derrick Lee, Richard Manson, Lewis Gibbs, Albertina Walker, Ron Davenport, Jr., Xernona Clayton, Azell Futrell, Thomas Dortch, and Rudolph King, are just a few.