Will Jones, Pastor

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Dr. Will Jones is a native Memphian and lifelong Presbyterian.  Will’s hobbies include exercising, gardening, hunting, and fishing.  Some of his favorite writers are Wendell Berry, Dallas Willard, and Kevin Vanhoozer, and he reads the sermons of Dr. Paul Tudor Jones for inspiration and insight.  His theological interests include the conversation between faith and various sciences, and he also follows closely the connection between food, agriculture, and faith and how they relate to physical and spiritual wellness.  He enjoys watching a variety of sports, and he is a passionate follower of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Memphis Grizzlies.

His wife, Susan, grew up in Nashville and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. She substitute teaches in the preschool at St. Mary’s Episcopal School.  Susan enjoys the outdoors, reading, walking, and spending time with her family.

Will and Susan are blessed by the lives of their three daughters who attend St. Mary’s.

Education

Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA

B.A., American History, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA 1992

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis, Honors College, 2010-2011

Adjunct Professor, University of Mississippi, Dept. of Philosophy & Religion, 2009-2011

Pastor/Head of Staff, First Presbyterian Church, Brownsville, TN, 2001-2009

Associate Pastor, St. Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow, Scotland, 1996-2000

Youth Director, Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA, 1994-1996

Camp Counselor, Alpine Camp for Boys, Mentone, AL, Summers of 1989-1992

Service to the Church and Community

Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary, 2006 – 2011
Montreat Development Board, Montreat Conference Center, 2009 – present
Nominating Committee, Presbytery of the Mid-South, 2006 – 2011

Alternate Commissioner to 2008 General Assembly of Presbyterian Church (USA)
Commissioner to 2010 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Committee on Ministry, Presbytery of the Mid-South, 2002-2005. Moderator of COM 2004-2005

Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Memphis, TN 2012 – present


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