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Gardena, California –January 31, 2022 — Bishop Noel Jones, the senior pastor of the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California and formerly one of the cast members of Preachers of L.A., has decided he is finally ready to marry his longtime lady love, Loretta.  His decision comes after being in a relationship with his longtime partner for twenty-eight years and was made public during a recent church event. 

 Standing center stage, Bishop Jones started to talk to the congregation about what it might look like when he gets older before surprising his congregation when he said, “I decided that I’m gonna get married.” After hearing cheers from the congregation, the 72-year-old then said “Loretta come up here please.” Once she arrived he then looked at the congregation and said, “I thought about should I give up my freedom coat for a straightjacket. Should I get married to someone younger than me.  I thought about should I give up not having to answer to anybody,” and he continued to question several other things he might have to give up if he gets married. But he later changed his tone when he said, But then when I look at her, and said, should you have to push a wheelchair when I can’t walk?  Should you have to deal with an old man when you have had many suitors who were young?  Should you have to listen to a man who was intoxicated with the exuberance of his own verbosity or who is set in his ways?  He then said, if I keep on thinking about these shoulds, I won’t get this thing done.

 Bishop Jones then reached for a cracker jack box and pulled out a ring.  While now holding the ring, he said, “I got away from all of the shoulds. “Should I? Should you?  And I’ve decided simply to say”, as he folds to one knee, and puts the ring on her finger, “Will you marry me?” as he quickly stands back up.  He then said, “I’m getting married.”  After she excepted the ring and started to receive hugs from friends and loved ones, Bishop Jones said, “What did you say,” and she said “yes!”