Timothy Paul Jones serves as the C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Family Ministry, vice president for doctoral studies, and chair of the department of apologetics, ethics, and philosophy at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Jones also serves as one of the pastors at the Midtown congregation of Sojourn Church in Louisville.
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones has authored or contributed to more than twenty books in the fields of apologetics and family ministry, including Why Should I Trust the Bible?, Perspectives on Family Ministry, and the CBA bestseller The Da Vinci Codebreaker. In 2016, his apologetics book How We Got the Bible won the Christian Book Award in the Bible Reference category. In 2010, Christian Retailing Magazine awarded Jones the Book of the Year Award in the Christian Education category for Christian History Made Easy.
The son of a rural pastor, Dr. Jones earned his bachelor of arts degree in biblical studies at Manhattan Christian College. He also holds the Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught biblical Greek at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and at Oklahoma Baptist University, as well as lecturing on the reliability of the New Testament Gospels at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) at forums sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Dr. Jones has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs, including WGN Morning News, Fox & Friends, Crosstalk America, and Bible Answer Man. He also cohosts a popular apologetics program, Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast.
Timothy Paul Jones is married to Rayann and they have four daughters.