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With the help of area churches and merchants, Cornelia Jones Robertson, “Mother Jones,” started a mission in the notorious Barbary Coast district of San Francisco that served over 100,000 men and boys over the course of 14 years. She became an ordained minister in the Northern California-Nevada District in 1923 – making her one of the first ordained African-American women in the Assemblies of God fellowship.

(RNS1-JULY 31) With the help of area churches and merchants, Cornelia Jones Robertson, “Mother Jones” started a mission in the notorious Barbary Coast district of San Franciso that served over 100,000 men and boys over the course of fourteen years. She became an ordained minister in the Northern California-Nevada District in 1923—making her one of the first ordained African-American women in the Assemblies of God fellowship. For use with RNS-ASSEMBLIES-OF-GOD transmitted July 31, 2014. Photo courtesy General Council of the Assemblies of God