Timpson FBC welcomes Interim Pastor Richard Jones

Pastor Richard Jones is the Interim Pastor at FBC in Timpson.  He has been supplying at the church since October 4, 2015.  Pastor Jones recently retired from Calvary Baptist Church in Longview, Texas after 27 ½ years.  Before that, he was a Youth Pastor for 22 years.  He served in churches in California, Oklahoma, Florida, and Texas. 


Pastor Jones received his B.S. degree from East Texas Baptist University in 1968.  He coached football, basketball, and baseball, and taught English in Marshall, Texas from 1968 – 1971.  He was honorable mention All –American in baseball.  He is a Chaplain for the Longview Fire Department.  He leads revivals, retreats, and mission trips.  He received a M.R.E. degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1976.


Pastor Jones is married to Barbara Merkley Jones for 47 years.  She plays the piano at FBC Timpson.  They have two grown sons: John David Jones, 29, and Daniel Jones, 23.  John David is married and has two children: Kari’s, 3-years-old, and Josiah David, 3-months-old.  Daniel is single.


“My goal for FBC Timpson is simple: Exalt the Savior, equip the Saints, evangelize the Sinner.  The Church’s theme for 2016 is: ‘my life –Make it count!’  If you are looking for a church where the Bible is preached, Jesus Christ is lifted up, and the people are loving – Come join us.”