Congratulations are in order for Jim Jones! He is MRC’s first “Making a Difference Employee”. Multiple peers stated that Jim has a constant dedication to the program, is always willing to help, truly cares about all patients, and he is friendly and compassionate to others.
Q&A With Jim Jones
A. Denzel Washington. He is cool and calm in most stressful situations and he has a real human side to him. He is also one of my favorite actors.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero?
A. Iron Man. He can fly and he is incredibly strong.
Q. What is your favorite four legged animal?
A. Horse. They are smart and fun to ride and handle once they are trained. I love to ride horses.
Q. If you could have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A. Baked chicken, greens, candied yams, corn bread, and a big glass of water.
Q. What does it mean to be making a difference?
A. It means I am accomplishing goals I have previously set forth. One of my long-term personal goals has been to give something back.
“God Doesn’t Make Junk”
Jim is a Memphis native, but moved to Wisconsin when he was 13 years old. In 2000, he moved back to Memphis to get away from his addiction. When he arrived to Memphis he knew he was where God wanted him, as he saw a beautiful rose bush in the middle of February. Two years later, he found himself lonely, unloved, and hopeless. Then Jim came to MRC. He learned “God doesn’t make junk” and felt a vast amount of love and care. Jim has been sober for over 13 years. He has been an MRC employee for more than 11 years, working his way from Monitor to a LADAC Counselor in MRC’s Adult Program. Jim is married to his beautiful wife, Pamela, who is currently working on her PhD. He has seven daughters, two sons, and a Pomeranian named Bruster.