Dr. Timothy Paul Jones is Vice President for Doctoral Studies; Chair, 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.