Rev. Dr. Lottie Jones-Hood has served as Pastor of First Congregational Church of Detroit since April 1, 1994. She previously served at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church under the instruction of Rev. Dr. Charles Adams.
In 1993, she received a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL and in 1990, received a Doctorate in Education, Human Services Administration from Wayne State University.
In 1998, Dr. Jones-Hood received her Doctorate in Ministry from Chicago Theolgical Seminary.
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Rev. Dr. Jones-Hood created Babesworld, a living skills children's program devoted to drug and alcohol prevention and has also served as President/CEO of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies - Greater Detroit Area.
Since becoming pastor of the historic "Old First", Rev. Dr. Jones-Hood has created inspirational and educational programming designed to promote healing and wholeness to people of all ages. She is the founder and CEO of the Friends of First Living Museum.