Timothy Paul Jones

C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Family Ministry (2007); Associate Vice President for the Global Campus; Chair, Department of Apologetics, Ethics, and Philosophy

Jones oversees the seminary’s Global Campus while also teaching in the areas of family ministry and applied apologetics. Before coming to Southern, he led churches in Missouri and Oklahoma as pastor and associate pastor. Jones has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The God Who Goes Before You; Perspectives on Family Ministry; and Christian History Made Easy. In 2016, the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association awarded Dr. Jones a Gold Medallion book of the year award for his book How We Got the Bible. He is married to Rayann and they have four daughters: Hannah, Skylar, Kylinn, and Katrisha. Dr. Jones serves as one of the teaching pastors at the Midtown congregation of Sojourn Collective.

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B.A., Manhattan Christian College; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary