Senior Pastor

Derick L. Jones

Pastor Derick L. Jones is the founding Pastor of Free Life Temple Christian Center established in June 2005 in Pontiac, MI. He was ordained an Elder in the church with 100% test scores. Like David, he is a man after God's own heart. His desire and determination to see the lives of people changed and made better by the truth of God's Word is what drives him to preach in a powerful but simplistic way.

Pastor Jones is an anointed musician who began playing the drums and later gifted to play the keys. With these gifts and talents he worships the Lord with great enthusiasm.

Under the leadership of Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Jurisdictional Prelate of Michigan North Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and General Board Member of the Church of God in Christ, Pastor Jones was appointed Superintendant of the Kingdom Life District in March of 2013.

Pastor Jones has been married to First Lady Clara for twenty eight years as of September 8, 2018. They are the proud parents of three son's, one daughter and one wonderful daughter in love, Derick Jr., Ricky Lawrence (Kamiel),Brandon and Amber. Two grandsons, Kamrick Lawrence Jones and Jakob Jovan Jones.

Pastor Jones is committed to bringing people to Jesus Christ developing them in Christ-like maturity; equipping them for their ministry in the church and lifes mission in order to magnify God's name.

First Lady

Mrs. Clara Jones

Lady Clara M. Jones is a woman who endeavors to serve God’s people with love and compassion. She works willingly alongside her husband. Like Esther she has been prepared for “such a time as this”.  With her whole heart she seeks the face of God, to be used by God, to minister to his people.

Lady Clara studied Elementary Education at Baker College and currently works to educate youth.

Lady Clara has Lead Praise and Worship from her youth and continues to use her gifts and talents.

Lady Clara has been married to Pastor Derick L. Jones for twenty six years as of September 8, 2016. They are the proud parents of three boys, one girl and one wonderful daughter in love. Derick Jr., Ricky Lawrence (Kamiel), Brandon and Amber. One grandson, Kamrick Lawrence Jones.


Wardell Woods


Tujuana Woods


Rondel Wastson

Deacon / Pastor's Amor Bearer

Steven Hunter


Lewis Stephens


Arthur Wilson

Church Mother

Queen Brinson

Church Mother

Oral Moore

Church Mother

Lillian King

Financial Officer

Daidre Davis

Office Administrator

Sandra Brinson

Office Staff

LaShawnda Clark, Sandra B Robin Jenkins

First Impression Leader

Judy Wilson

Ministry of Defense Leader

Lewis Clark

Praise Team Leader

Lady Clara Jones

Choir President

Toni Hunter

Youth Leader

Kia Hanley

Media Leaders

Carolyn Newton, Meosha Robertson