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Xavier Jones

Director, CFC Choir

Xavier JonesXavier Jones has been active in ministry and music for most of his life. A native of Albany Georgia, Xavier received the Lord Jesus Christ in 1999 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Albany, Ga. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music-Voice from Albany State University.  During his tenure at ASU, he served as President and Student Conductor of the ASU Concert Chorale. He studied voice with LeRoy Bynum, piano with Mimi Noda, and conducting with Marcia Mitchell Hood.

Xavier later received a Master of Music Degree with an emphasis in Music Education from Norfolk State University. During his tenure at NSU, he was a recipient of the Virginia Graduate Fellowship, was appointed to the President’s Executive Council by former NSU President Eddie Moore, served as a graduate assistant, and was a recurring baritone soloist with the NSU Concert Choir and Chesapeake Civic Chorus. He studied voice with Patricia Saunders Nixon and conducting with Matthew Russell. 

Xavier is currently employed by the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) where he teaches choral and general music at Capitol Heights Elementary School. He is also the Founder/Director of the CHES Chorale with has received critical acclaim. The ensemble has performed for Prince George’s County State Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and at the Kennedy Center. In 2019, the group has been invited to perform for the Maryland State Department of Education and for PGCPS CEO Monica Goldson. 

Prior to accepting the directorship at Reid Temple where he is a proud member, Xavier was blessed to serve in administrative and musical positions at the following ministries in Georgia: St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (2003-2006), Second Shiloh Baptist Church (2008-2010), and First United Methodist Church (2010-2013). 

Xavier believes that having the opportunity to work with our young people is one of the greatest blessings that he could have received from God.