R. Timothy Jones is married to the former Sherbrina Trammel and the father of three – Timothy, Titus, and Mauri. He is pastor of the Peaceful Rest Baptist Church [The Family of Faith] in Shreveport, Louisiana (since November, 1994).
The African American Pulpit (summer 2008 issue) cited him as one of “Twenty to Watch.” He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Union University in May, 2009 and is a former dean of the National Baptist Convention of America.
Dr. Jones is an adjunct professor of religion at Jarvis Christian College and a 2015 fellow of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary. He serves as president of the Baptist Missionary and Educational State Convention of Louisiana, Inc. and is a former president of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference.
Dr. Jones is a member of the Board of Governors for Ochsner LSU Heath. He is a past member of the Shreveport Fire and Police Municipal Civil Service Board and past president of the Woodlawn High School Alumni Association.
He is author of A Blessed and Highly Favored Life, Soul Care, Joy, Lessons Learned the Hard Way and Leave It on the Field. Dr. Jones lives by three daily affirmations - To thyself, be true. To God, be faithful. To others, be kind.