- Is an Independent Baptist Church...
- Was started by the Bible Baptist Church in Highland, IN...
- Is an old-fashioned church placing a great emphasis on Bible preaching...
- Has a fervent desire to love the Lord Jesus Christ and our neighbor.
Jeff & Donna Jones
Jeff and Donna Jones came to Columbus with a burden to begin a New Testament Baptist Church. They both were reached for Christ through the bus ministry. Donna was picked up by the Glen Iris Baptist Church and Dr. Jack LeGrand was her pastor for many years in Birmingham, AL. Jeff was reached by the Dupont Baptist Church, while Dr. Dave Mitchell was the pastor in Dupont, IN. After visiting Glen Iris for about a year, Donna walked the aisle and trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. Jeff put his faith in Christ at a summer camp in 1975.
While attending Tennessee Temple University, Jeff met Donna and four years later they were married. There at college, he answered the call to preach 30 years ago at the Highland Park Baptist Church, when Dr. Lee Roberson was his pastor. He has been the pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hanover, IN, and started two Independent Baptist Churches. (He spent 14 years on the staff at Hanover, the last 7 as the pastor.) Their first church plant was in North Vernon, IN (Harvest Baptist Church) and the next was in the Auburn area of Alabama (Heritage Baptist Church).
The Jones' have two sons, Jeremy and Brett. Jeremy finished his B. S. in Criminal Justice at Pensacola Christian College in 2010. Jeremy and his wife Rachel serve the Lord at Heritage and he is a firefighter for the Columbus Fire Dept. They have two children, Miles and Bailey. Brett and his wife Kelsey live in Powell, TN. They have a burden for world evangelism and have four children, Azlynn, Lincoln, Londyn, and Hollyn.