Timothy Paul Jones

Vice President for Doctoral Studies; Chair, Department of Apologetics, Ethics, and Philosophy; C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Family Ministry

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Dr. Timothy Paul Jones is Vice President for Doctoral Studies and Chair of the Department of Apologetics, Ethics, and Philosophy. He has been the Professor of Christian Family Ministry since 2007. Before coming to Southern, he led churches in Missouri and Oklahoma as pastor and associate pastor. 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. Dr. Jones serves as one of the teaching pastors at the Midtown congregation of Sojourn Collective in Louisville, Kentucky.


In Church as It Is in Heaven: Cultivating a Multiethnic Kingdom Culture, Co-authored by Jamaal E. Williams (IVP, 2023)

Why Should I Trust the Bible? (Christian Focus, 2020)

The God Who Goes before You: Pastoral Leadership as Christ-Centered Followership, Co-authored by Michael S. Wilder (B&H Academic, 2018)

Practical Family Ministry: A Collection of Ideas for Your Church, Co-authored by John David Trentham (Randall House, 2015)

How We Got the Bible (Rose Publishing, 2015)

PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace, Co-authored by Daniel Montgomery (Zondervan, 2014)

Christian History Made Easy Participant Guide (Rose Publishing, 2012)

Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy (Rose Publishing, 2011)

Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2011)

Conspiracies and the Cross (Frontline, 2008)

Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s “Misquoting Jesus” (IVP, 2007)

Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: A Spiritual Exploration of the Star Wars Saga (Multnomah, 2005)

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