Rev. Henry Wise Jones

Rev. Henry Wise Jones (1873-1954) was born in Knoxville, TN and arrived in Louisville by the time he was seven. Wise went to school at Knoxville College and State University (Simmons College of Kentucky). His occupation was a marble polisher, his passion was Baptist ministry. In his lifetime, he ministered in Owenton, KY; Shelbyville, KY; Shelbyville, IN ; Lexington, KY; and Louisville, KY at Green Street Baptist Church. He was chairman of the Joint Commission representing the Interdenominational Alliance and the Baptist Ministers and Deacons. He also served as the Chairman of the Simmons’s Board of Trustees. Image from Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.