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The Vision: Our Why

"Clean them up" you can often hear him say as he speaks about the homeless population...Don't just go out on Christmas these people are hungry EVERYDAY!" 

Marriese Jones, Sr. 

Founder & CEO

Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc.

Sharing the Love- 

Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. is based on our founder's call to the ministry and the Scripture “And the Lord said unto the servant, ‘Go out into the highway and hedges and compel them that my house may be filled." (Luke:14:23, NIV)

Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. was created to reach people who are suffering, lost, unwanted, ostracized, on the margins of society, regardless of their faith, creed, nationality, economic circumstances, sexual orientation, age or gender. 


Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. exists to be  the LOVE and HOPE that is needed in every community. 

The Mission: Our How

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others'? -Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Hand Up Not A Hand Out-

Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. establishes outreaches both in rural and urban communities.  We have unique sustainable solutions for each community that we choose to rehabilitate.  These outreach solutions are multi-faceted, meet immediate and long-term needs, establish businesses to produce local revenue and HOPE Centers to make our transformational services tangible to these communities. 


  • Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. transforms the lives of men, women and youth, giving PATHS for people to become productive citizens in their communities.  

  • Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. is a designated 501 (3) (c) and has the vision to serve rural and urban communities through a multitude of transformational services. (EIN 26-2302105)

  • Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc., known as H & H, strengthens other outreaches in our communities creating networks which form  Global Partnerships of HOPE.  As we are committed to empowering people with love, care, spiritual encouragement and education, we commit to feeding the natural and spiritual body with well-balanced food. 

  • Utilizing a proven results-oriented approach, Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. employs unique tools that produce lasting  and permanent changes in the people it serves, transforming the communities in which it operates and proving not to be your usual outreach.

  • Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. serves the nations through our transformational services and a global partnerships of HOPE.   

  • Using a proven results-oriented approach, Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. uses the creation of new employment opportunities and increased education to make these changes in people tangible within the communities that we serve.

  • As we transform communities, Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. births "Communities of HOPE" by providing sustainable solutions for outreach.  

  • Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. has a global focus.

  • H & H" HOPE Centers are collaborations of services and entities with the ultimate goal of restoring peace to depressed rural & urban areas.

  • The H & H design model selects specific ways to approach, systematize and produce results in every urban community that we operate.

  • Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries uses:

    • "Mission-Oriented" approaches (The Centered-Set approach to outreach)

    • "Strategic and Measurable" systems (Utilizing the "3-Phases of Community Engagement" to address our "3-Core Values of Community Development" for every area that we operate.)

    • " The Reconciling, Redistributing and Relocating of People and Resources" to transform with the  "H and H Way" to consistently impact our work with people and communities. 



"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." -Martin Luther King, Jr.





Set the Example-

  • L-LOVE-We are Radical in our LOVE and how we operate. We reconcile people and communities with love, caring and hospitality.

  • O-OPPORTUNITIES-We believe that opportunities need to exist for EVERYONE and we SINCERELY believe that ALL people deserve our VERY BEST OPPORTUNITIES that we can bring. We provide a multitude of services for everyone that redistribute resources to each person and each community.

  • V- VICTORY - We operate with a victory mindset, believing that each person who we serve and employ can achieve VICTORIOUS LIVES. We seek and create the best educational programs to be available for our communities, with the intention that these avenues will provide long-term and sustainable solutions which develop people, create resources and elevate local leaders in each community.

  • E-ENGAGE- We remain fully engaged with the people and communities that we seek to serve. Through this commitment, our leaders, missionaries and volunteers can be found transforming communities by relocating and living our lives among those we serve.




























Who We Are : Our History & Where We Came From...

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality"- Warren Bennis


H and H Beginnings-



Marriese Jones Sr. 
Personal Statement 

My name is Marriese Jones, Sr.  I am the fifth child of six, born and raised in a little town south of Miami called Goulds.  

I am the founder of Hedges and Highway Outreach Movement because it conveys the purpose of my life.  At the age of 47, I finally see that everything in my life has led me to this perfect point, where I will lead an organization that reveals a life calling, rather than a mere job.

My passion from the time I was a little boy until now has been to care deeply, to the point of action, about the welfare of human beings.  As I child, I fought and protected weaker children.  I learned to live on my own at the age of 13.  Even then I can remember cooking for people and inviting them to my apartment to feed and care for them.  

​Today this is my life.  I have a non-profit of my very own called Hedges and Highway Outreach Movement: An unusual outreach that serves the nations through transformational services and a global partnership of HOPE.  H and H is based on my call to this ministry as seen in the Scripture of Luke 14:23 where the Lord said to me, "And the Lord said to his servant, Go out into the highway and hedges and compel the people to come that my house may be filled."

Biography of Marriese Jones, Sr.

Marriese Jones, Sr. is the founder of Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries
, Inc.: An Unusual Outreach that Serves the Nations through Transformational Services and a Global Partnership of HOPE.

Marriese brings more than 30 years of expertise in the field of outreach and entrepreneurship.  Marriese is educated and experienced in the field of community sustainability.  Specifically, Marriese has worked at organizations such as the Salvation Army, the Denver Rescue Mission and Aurora Mental Health where he expanded the PATH Program, which is the Aurora Mental Health Homeless Initiative Outreach program. His past successful business ventures include Anointed BBQ & Soul Food, LLC (Denver, Colorado), The Soul Food Chef (Birmingham & Orlando) and  Mile High Healthy Bistro, LLC (North Florida).

Mo has developed a culinary certification program that raises people from poverty to become self-sufficient and successful. Mo has certificates in outreach that add to his qualifications. He has seen wealth from his organization’s revenues and he has experienced homelessness where he worked three jobs to bring his family back to a state of financial wholeness, therefore he can relate to people on every strata of the economic continuum.  Marriese completed a state wide leadership program through Colorado State University's Family Leadership Training Institute.  Marriese was seen as one of his class' future top leaders for the city of Denver. Fox News has featured Marriese twice in the last two years during the Thanksgiving seasons (2014 and 2015) for his progressive works with homeless and at-risk populations.  

Mo has spoken as a guest speaker with Colorado State in October of 2015. He is passionate to share his vision of outreach. Mo launched and published his first book, 40 Years in the Wilderness: The Making of a Man in 2016.  
Marriese is an Ordained Minister and a popular public speaker.


Prophet Marriese Jones is available for speaking engagements nationwide.  All profits will go to Hedges and Highway Outreach Ministries, Inc. to continue to do what he does best, serve the communities in need.

40 Years in the Wilderness: The Making of a Man is a literary memoir about a boy, Marriese Jones, Sr., growing up in the town of Goulds, southwest of Miami, in the late 60’s and early 70’s; a teen then living on the streets of Miami and an older, wiser Mo who is looking back and making sense of his life.


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