John and Karen are new to Chattanooga and new to the South. John grew up as an Air Force kid moving around the nation (and Italy and Iceland). Karen grew up in a small community of Scandinavian rice farmers in Northern California.
As a new Christian, John studied literature at the University of Texas, San Antonio, before attending Wheaton College Graduate School and Covenant Theological Seminary. He served as a PCA pastor for several years before arriving at CPC, most recently in his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska.
The Jones family includes a son studying at Wheaton College, one studying at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, a daughter in high school, and a very small schnauzer born in Bethel, Alaska.
In addition to loving God’s Word and the people of CPC, John spends his time reading and sketching, exploring the South with his family, listening to new wave, drinking coffee, and going wherever he can to tap into his boyhood fascination with all things Ferrari. You can check out the Coffee Stained Notebook for his interdisciplinary musings.