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Forever Jones (usually stylized as forever JONES) is a Christian gospel group formed by husband and wife DeWitt and Kim Jones and their five children. Early in their marriage, Dewitt & Kim Jones were given devastating news. A bout with toxic shock syndrome at age 18 had resulted in Kim being diagnosed with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and the young newlyweds were told they would likely never have children. The doctor prescribed medication for Kim, but she made a decision not to take it, but rather to completely trust God with her life and for her healing. Main Source: EmiGospel

Husband and wife DeWitt and Kim Jones grew up in Washington and came from musical backgrounds in their families. They had been writing songs since the 90s. DeWitt enjoyed some success as a songwriter when singer Ron Kenoly recorded DeWitt’s song “Use Me” for the 1994 album God Is Able. The song has since become a staple in many churches and has been covered several times, most notably by the Grammy-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

DeWitt says that God gave him a “specific call” one time to start the group. Forever Jones was then formed with their five children: D’Jeniele, DeWitt, Judah, Dominique, and Mya Joy Grace. The Jones family’s manager and friend was singer/producer Jeoffrey Benward. He then introduced them to writer/producer Tommy Sims, who agreed to produce their debut album. The album Get Ready was released on 2010 receiving favorable critics.

In 2011, the band received three Dove Award nominations for New Artist of the Year, Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year, and Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year at the 42nd GMA Dove Awards. They were also nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 53rd Grammy Awards: Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance.

The family currently lives in Shreveport, Louisiana where they minister at the Shreveport Community Church.  Main Source:  Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

 

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