Blue Water Development, a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties, hired the Rev. Kelvin F. Jones as director of ministries.

He is the organization’s first official chaplain.

Jones is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of faith-based objectives, initiatives, and programming for the entire Blue Water organization, including The Resort at Massey’s Landing, Sunset Beach Resort, Chincoteague Island KOA, Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, The Commander Hotel, Aloft Hotel and Fairfield Inn & Suites.

The campground sites will offer weekly services and both the campground and hotel properties plan to host Christian retreats.

Each campground will offer Christian-based worship services Sunday mornings and Bible study and discussions on various nights.

Since 1989, Jones has served as pastor of First Baptist Church Capeville in Cape Charles, Virginia. He also currently serves as first chaplain for Northampton County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia, where he spent several years earlier in his career as deputy sheriff.

Jones’ pastoral accomplishments include a 75 percent increase in church membership and attendance, implementation of weekly Bible study classes and mid-week services and the organization of a variety of ministries including youth, audio/video and substance abuse.