Rev. Dr. Anika A. Jones is an advocate of lifelong learning, and has spent the last 40+ years working with “non-traditional students” from pre-school through adult education. She is called by God to help bring about spiritual, physical, and mental healing to persons and communities that are marginalized in our society, particularly those outside of the church. She serves as the Connections Pastor at Impact Church to empower the volunteers and staff to promote spiritual and interpersonal connection with God and the Impact community. Anika is the founder and CEO of the Alpha and Omega Society, Inc, an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of women in transition from prison back to society.
Anika is a Commissioned Deacon in the United Methodist Church, and received the Master of Divinity and Master of Theology Degrees at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She also holds an Ed.D. in Mental Health Administration from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Anika is married to Alan D. Jones, and they have three children and eight grandchildren.