Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >
If you would be a pillar in the church of God,
You must overcome the world,
You must overcome the world;
Die to fame and reputation, take the path that Jesus trod,
If you would be a pillar in the church of God.
Tune Title: [If you would be a pillar in the church of God]First Line: If you would be a pillar in the church of GodComposer: Charles P. JonesMeter: 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.13Key: E♭ MajorSource: Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (122); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (204); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/If_You_Would_Be_a_Pillar)