My name is Timothy Paul Jones, and I love living with my wife and daughters in the city of Louisville. Over the past two decades, I’ve had the privilege of leading several congregations as a pastor and in associate ministry roles.
Now, I serve as a professor and associate vice president at one of the largest seminaries in the world, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Here, I invest my time in mentoring a rising generation of God-called ministers of the gospel. I also edit The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry and write books in the fields of apologetics and family ministry.
My favorite films are found in the Star Wars canon, and my most revered superheroes are Batman and Captain America. I enjoy spending time with my family, meandering city streets, drinking coffee brewed from fresh-roasted beans, and eating in local restaurants. When it comes to sports, I subscribe to these words from David Bentley Hart:
until baseball appeared, humans were a sad and benighted lot, lost in the labyrinth of matter, dimly and achingly aware of something incandescently beautiful and unattainable; … but, throughout most of the history of the race, no culture was able to produce more than a shadowy sketch of whatever glorious mystery prompted those nameless longings.
The Kansas City Royals have always been and will always be my only major-league team, but I also enjoy attending Louisville Bats games each week throughout the summer. I serve in community group ministry at the east congregation of Sojourn Community Church.
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