Jones oversees doctoral studies while also teaching in the areas of apologetics and family ministry and serving as editor of the Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry. Before coming to Southern, he led churches in Missouri and Oklahoma as pastor and associate pastor. Jones has received the Scholastic Recognition Award and has authored or contributed to more than a dozen books, including PROOF; Conspiracies and the Cross; Perspectives on Family Ministry; and Christian History Made Easy. In 2010, Christian Retailing magazine selected Christian History Made Easy as the book of the year in the field of Christian education. He is married to Rayann and they have three daughters: Hannah, Skylar, and Kylinn. The Jones family serves in SojournKids children’s ministry at Sojourn Community Church.