First Lady Kim Jones
Lady Kim is the co-founder of the Anointed Temple of Praise Outreach Ministries, Inc. (ATOP)
A product of the Chicago Catholic Schools, her unique spirit and lively personality was nurtured and encouraged by the nuns, who took a special interest in her and gave her a variety of opportunities to excel. Her gift of song and oral articulation made her the obvious choice to represent the school at numerous social functions throughout the city.
A major influence throughout her adolescent years was her grandparents Mr/Mrs Lee Jones. They were also instrumental in the development of her fundamental beliefs and Christian indoctrination, by advancing and providing numerous opportunities for her to display a wealth of talents, that included praying, preparing communion, singing in the choir and extending the welcome/occasion at many afternoon and evening programs. These spiritual encounters provided the essence of her Christian experience.
Upon her high school graduation, she attended
Lady Kim continued to pursue academic excellence and received her BS in Elementary Education from The University of Memphis (
She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta and works tirelessly in the Shelby County School System as a Parent Educator.
Lady Kim finally fulfilled her vision, by accepting the call into the ministry in 1999. She has preached at Seek for the Old Path, a shelter for the homeless women and families, served as a speaker at various church occasions, as well as a principal cleric at her home church.
As one of the principal co-founders of ATOP she continues to be a catalyst for many of the ministries and programs birthed during the church’s infancy such as the Intercessory Prayer Warriors, Praise Team, Sunday School, Children’s Ministry, New Members Ambassadors, New Members Class and the New Christian Baptism Class.