Meet Our Executive Director

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EVA C. JONES, FOUNDER

Eva Jones has been a servant leader for most of her adult life.  She began in her church organizing health fairs, women empowerment sessions, teen summits, and domestic abuse conferences that focused on raising awareness and ending dating and sexual assault violence in the Metro Jackson community.  After raising her three sons, Eva returned to college as an adult learner and earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Mississippi College to enhance her knowledge in order to help women, men, and children who are victims and survivors of abuse and violence.

In 2010, Eva founded Butterflies by Grace Defined by Faith, an organization that strives to educate, empower, and advocate awareness to change the hearts of people and propose policy and legislation to protect victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence. Butterflies by Grace Defined by Faith also strives to empower individuals and educate the community to create social change within the community.  Butterflies by Grace Defined by Faith is a true ministry which has changed hundreds of lives.

Eva has had the privilege to serve and volunteer on various boards and organizations such as the American Medical Technologist, Sickle Cell Foundation, SIDS, Diabetes Foundation, Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Susan Komen Breast Cancer and many more.  She has been honored by many civic organizations and most recently Black Girls Rock, AMT Distinguished Achievement Award, National Visionary Award and Hero of the year Award recipient.  Eva is an active member of her church and has worked as a registered medical assistant for over 30 years. Eva is a proud wife, mother of three sons,  and grandmother of 7 grandchildren.  

Eva is guided by Philippians 4:13-I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me. Eva enjoys traveling, reading, working out, and serving others.